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MCU Management

The Polycom RealPresence DMA system can integrate with Multipoint Control Units (MCUs) to enable multipoint video conferencing. A multipoint video conference connects multiple endpoints, with all participants able to see and hear each other. The endpoints connect to an MCU, which processes the audio and video from each endpoint and sends the conference audio and video streams back to the endpoints.

You must organize MCUs configured as conferencing resources into one or more MCU pools (logical groupings of MCUs). You can then define one or more MCU pool orders that specify the order of preference that the RealPresence DMA system uses when it selects MCU pools.

Every conference room (virtual meeting room, or VMR) is associated with an MCU pool order. The RealPresence DMA system uses the pool(s) to which an MCU belongs, and the pool order(s) to which a pool belongs to determine which MCU will host a conference.

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