Posted by Randy Kremlacek on Dec 15, 2011 7:10:00 AM
Well, I'll be darned if I don't learn something new every day. All these years I thought they were four Calling Birds, but upon further research, the original verse described "Colly Birds." In old England, a blackbird was called a Colly Bird.
Once my true love discovered that four imported blackbirds would be out of the budget, she figured I'd be better off with a new audio conference bridge.
Audio Conferencing System
Our old PBX phone system was only able to support a maximum of three conference parties and to set up a conference call required a manual and several minutes of painstaking button punching.
Using VoIP technology, audio conference calls are now quite easy. We have established a conference room that is an extension of our phone system. Callers simply dial that extension and they can join the conference call. We have also assigned a DID (direct inward dial) number to that extension so outside callers can be given a direct number to dial into a conference. We can create as many conference rooms as we wish.
We can choose whether we want the caller to enter a security code or just jump straight into the conference. The number of conference attendees is limited by the number of call paths in our system.
Conference calling is no a challenge with this easy VoIP solution. It beats the heck out of a mess o' imported squawk boxes.
About the Author
President | Head Chef
Randy Kremlacek is president and Head Chef of TeleDynamic Communications and is a Digium Select Partner and 2013 Pinnacle Award winner. TeleDynamic Communications provides turnkey premises-based PBX and hosted PBX, SIP Trunking and Unified Communications. Randy Kremlacek prides himself on knowing the telecommunications industry as well as he knows his way around his own kitchen. READ MORE