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How to connect to the Deakin videoconferencing bridge

Introductory information

The videoconferencing bridge is a piece of equipment that allows multiple participants to be 'bridged' together into one conference. The video conference bridge is commonly referred to as an MCU (Multipoint Control Unit).

There are two types of participants;

  • Video participant: A video participant is someone who is using a videoconferencing system to connect to the bridge
  • Audio participant: An audio participant is someone who is using a telephone (landline or mobile phone) to connect to the bridge

What you will need before attempting a connection to Deakin

You will need to be familiar with the operation of your organisation’s videoconference equipment. Contact the support personnel within your organisation if you are not.

You will need to know whether your videoconference with Deakin is ‘scheduled’ or uses a ‘Virtual Meeting Point’, and you will need to know the numeric ID number or VMP number.

If your videoconference is scheduled, you will need to know the time at which it is scheduled, and be aware of time zone differences. VMPs are available for use 24 hours a day.

You will need to know whether you will be connecting to Deakin using IP or ISDN. Deakin supports both methods, but IP is preferred due to quality.

Refer to the help sheet titled Videoconference: connect to Deakin from external sites for assistance.

Table - VMP Videoconferencing details
  Virtual Meeting Point (VMP) details
Attribute Value
Deakin videoconferencing bridge auto attendant IP address 128.184.147.71

Video conference ISDN Number

Supplied when conference is booked - this will be the country code (+61) area code (3) followed by the number such as +613 52236910
Video conference numeric ID Number Supplied when conference is booked - this will be a five digit code such as 36910#
Video conference Title Supplied when conference is booked - you only need to know this if joining as a video participant using Method 2 below

Connecting to the Deakin videoconferencing bridge as a video participant

Before connecting, you will need to know whether your videoconferencing unit supports ISDN or IP (URI or Direct IP). Deakin prefers that you connect via URI if possible.

Refer to the help sheet titled Videoconference: connect to Deakin from external sites for assistance.

Connecting to the video conference bridge as an audio participant

Use method "Connecting via ISDN" as described in the help sheet titled Videoconference: connect to Deakin from external sites.

People on Deakin internal telephones may dial the Numeric ID of the conference, such as 36910, to connect directly.

Conducting a test call

The 'Test VMP' conference can be dialled at any time for self-service testing. Note that the numeric ID for your actual conference will differ from the test numeric ID.

 

  'Test VMP' Conference details
Numeric ID of Test Conference 36910
Connecting via IP – Method 1, H.323 URI or SIP URI

(Preferred Method)
36910@vidconf.deakin.edu.au
Connecting via IP – Method 2 128.184.147.71, then use autoattendant to navigate to the "**Test VMP" conference
Connecting via IP – Method 3 128.184.185.2, then use autoattendant to navigate to the "**Test VMP" conference
Connecting via IP – Method 4 128.184.185.2##36910
Connecting via IP – Method 5 128.184.147.71##36910
Connecting via ISDN (+613) 52236910
Connecting via telephone (+613) 52236910

If your test call does not work or you experience issues, please call the IT Service Desk for assistance.

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2nd November 2013