[asterisk-users] Leave and re-enter a conference

Matthew Jordan mjordan at digium.com
Sun Aug 14 15:09:36 CDT 2016

On Sun, Aug 14, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Tech Support <asterisk at voipbusiness.us> wrote:
> All;
>     What I want to do is create a way to easily send callers into a
> conference room to have an N-way conference call. I created an extension
> ‘100’ that calls the MeetMe() command. Then all I need to do is transfer a
> caller using a blind transfer (*2 in my case) to extension 100. Then I can
> dial a feature code that sends me into that conference (*15 in my case). So
> far, a piece of cake. What I realize now is that once I enter the
> conference, I can’t add more people to the call. What I need is a way to
> easily exit the conference, call another user, add them to the call, etc.
> and then re-enter the room myself. I tried using the ‘p’ and ‘X’ meetme
> options without success. In other words:
> Place a call.
> Blind transfer the call to the conference (*2100)
> Enter the conference myself (*15)
> Exit the conference
> Repeat as necessary
> Any insight at all would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks;
> John

This is actually where ConfBridge shines. The flexibility of
ConfBridge's menu options lets you build whatever custom actions you
want triggered from participants in the conference.

If you use the dialplan_exec DTMF menu option [1], you can have the
ConfBridge participant bounce out to the dialplan. From there, you
would execute Originate to call in another participant. Note that you
need to use Originate instead of Dial, as you would otherwise have the
participant be bridged in a new bridge with whoever they dialed.

[1] https://wiki.asterisk.org/wiki/display/AST/Asterisk+13+Configuration_app_confbridge

Matthew Jordan
Digium, Inc. | CTO
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