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

Tech Support asterisk at voipbusiness.us
Sun Aug 14 17:17:31 CDT 2016

Thanks for the quick response. I will absolutely check out the ConfBridge feature. 

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From: asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com [mailto:asterisk-users-bounces at lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Matthew Jordan
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 4:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] Leave and re-enter a conference

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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