Configure Conference Template with 2048 kbps Line Rate

You can add a standalone conference template and specify conference properties directly in the template. The Common Settings section applies to all MCUs. The Cisco Codian settings apply only if a Codian MCU is selected for a conference. The other sections apply only if a Polycom MCU is selected for a conference.

When the RealPresence DMA system uses a standalone template for a conference, the system sends the specific properties to the MCU instead of pointing to one of the MCU’s conference profiles.

Procedure

  1. Go to Service Config > Conference Manager Settings > Conference Templates.
  2. In the Actions list, click Add.
  3. Specify the Common Settings based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Common Settings Field Description

    Name

    Clariti-AVC-2048-HD

    Description

    A brief description of the conference template (up to 50 characters).

    WebRTC

    WebRTC with MCUs only — Conferences using this template accept WebRTC, SIP, and H.323 participants, and the system promotes these conferences to a WebRTC-capable MCU as soon as the first participant connects.



  4. Specify the Polycom MCU General Settings based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU General Settings Field Description

    Conference mode

    AVC only — Standard video conferencing mode supporting the H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) compression standard. In an AVC conference, the MCU transcodes the video stream to each device in the conference to provide an optimal experience, based on its capabilities.

    Cascade for size

    Enables conferences using this template to span Polycom MCUs to achieve conference sizes larger than a single MCU can accommodate.

    Line rate 2048 kbps

    Advanced Settings

    Encryption

    Encrypt when possible — Endpoints supporting encryption join encrypted; others join unencrypted.

    Packet loss compensation (LPR and DBA)

    Enabled

    Enable FECC

    Enabled

    FW NAT keep alive

    Enabled

    Interval (seconds)

    30

    TIP compatibility

    None
    Enable MS panoramic layout Disabled

    Font for text over video (MPMx or newer)

    Allows you to specify the font type for text displayed to participants in a conference. If using Default the system will display Heiti if a Chinese language is configured.

    Note: This property only applies when the MCU is configured for multilingual operation with Chinese (Simplified or Traditional) selected.


  5. Specify the Polycom MCU Video Quality based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU Video Quality Field Description

    Video quality

    Sharpness — higher resolution

    Max resolution

    Auto (the default) imposes no limit

    Content Video Definition

    Content settings

    High-resolution graphics — higher bit rate for better graphics resolution

    Content protocol

    Use H.264 cascade and SVC optimized

    Multiple content resolution

    Enable with transcode to H.264 and H.264 cascade
    Transcode to Enable with transcode to H.264 and H.264 cascade

    H.264 high profile

    Enables the H.264 High Profile set of capabilities for the content channel, which enables additional compression efficiency and allows for higher resolutions to use the same bandwidth.

    Send content to legacy endpoints (MPM+ or newer)

    Enables endpoints that don’t support H.239 to receive the Content channel over the video (People) channel



  6. Specify the Polycom MCU Video Settings based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU Video Settings Field Description

    Auto layout

    Lets the system select the video layout based on the number of participants in conference.



  7. Specify the Polycom MCU Audio Settings based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU Audio Settings Field Description

    Echo suppression

    Enables the MCU to detect and suppress echo.

    Available only on MCUs with MPM+ or MPMx cards.

    Audio clarity

    Improves the voice quality in conference of a PSTN endpoint.

    Available only on version 7 and newer Polycom MCUs.

    NoiseBlock™ (MPMx or newer)

    Enables the MCU to automatically detect and mute endpoints that have a noisy audio channel.

    Not available on MCUs with an MPM+ card.

    Speaker change threshold

    Select Auto.

    The default Auto setting is 3 seconds.



  8. Specify the Polycom MCU Skins based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU Skins Field Description

    Polycom MCU Skins

    Lets you choose the display appearance (skin) for conferences using this template.

    Not available if Telepresence mode is Yes or Video switching is enabled.



  9. Specify the Polycom MCU Site Names based on the field descriptions in the following table.
    Polycom MCU Site Names Field Description

    Display mode

    On — Always display site names.

    Font size

    12

    Color White font on red background

    Text Color

    White font

    Display position

    Top left

    Horizontal position

    0

    Vertical position

    0

    Background transparency 50


  10. Optional: Specify the Polycom MCU Recording based on the field descriptions in the following table. You can skip the step if no HARMAN Media Suite in your environment.
    Polycom MCU Recording Field Description

    Record conference

    Upon Request — Recording can be initiated manually by the chairperson or an operator.

    Dial out recording link

    Select the recording link which is created by RealPresence Collaboration Server.

    Indication of recording

    Enable to displays a red dot recording indicator in the upper left corner of the video layout.

    Play recording message (V8.4 or newer)

    Enable for available with version 8.4 or newer RealPresence Collaboration Server MCUs.



  11. Specify the Polycom MCU Indications based on the field descriptions in the following table:
    Polycom MCU Indications Field Description

    Position

    Use the drop-down menu to set the display position of the indication icons group.

    Recordings

    Enables the Recording icon, which is displayed if a recording is in progress.



  12. Click OK.

    After you configure a conference template, the template is added to the conference templates list.