[Freeswitch-users] Conferencing/Whisper Mode Question
msc at freeswitch.org
Tue Jan 4 22:43:45 MSK 2011
You might find a few people. :) If you want "the pros" then go to
www.freeswitchsolutions.com or email support at freeswitch.org. The guys who
wrote FreeSWITCH run that and they have a network of professional FS
consultants who can do all sorts of fun things for you!
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Siobhan Hamilton <
siobhan.pluggedin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Michael, thanks very much for your response - and as an aside to anyone out
> there - we are looking to hire someone to build a server with these specs
> and get it running efficiently for us, if anyone is qualified/interested...
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Michael Collins <msc at freeswitch.org>wrote:
>> Answers inline..
>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Siobhan Hamilton <
>> siobhan at pluggedin-tech.com> wrote:
>>> My apologies for any duplication; I have tried to post this question
>>> several times to no avail (at least from my end)....
>> Apologies... non-list members are automatically moderated.
>>> My company is building a VOIP application, and initially were just using
>>> a barebones OpenSIPS implementation to host one-on-one calls; however, we
>>> want to expand the functionality to conferencing (which, of course, OpenSIPS
>>> doesn't handle) and was looking into Freeswitch (the other option being
>>> Asterisk). I've been poring through the docs, and have even set up a test
>>> server myself, but there are some very specific things we are looking for
>>> that I can't figure out if Freeswitch can do or not.
>>> We want to be able to do the following:
>>> - Create dynamic, on-the-fly conferences that can remain active even when
>>> initiating user leaves
>> Yes. In fact, this is the standard behavior of FS conferences
>>> - Within a conference, give users the ability to mute and/or deaf
>>> individual users (which I know can already be done with the "relate"
>>> command, so that's solved, pretty much)
>> Yes, you are correct. The challenge for you will be to create the
>> external process that manages users and permissions, so that certain users
>> can deaf/mute/kick other users and also process the DTMFs that users dial
>> while in the conference.
>>> - Give users the ability to enter a "whisper" mode with another user -
>>> where they are holding a private conversation that can only be heard by the
>>> two of them
>> Yes, this can also be handled with the relate command. The challenge will
>> be making sure that the two parties both know that they are in whisper mode
>> and you have to decide if you are going to mix the audio from the rest of
>> the conference into the whispering parties' private chat. In any case this
>> is definitely doable with a little work in an external control
>> - Allow users to be in two conferences at once; the user would most likely
>>> have one muted at any given time so as to hear the other one, but we want
>>> them to be able to switch back and forth easily
>> This is an interesting one. I'm sure it can be done, I just don't know the
>> most elegant way of doing it. A brute-force way of doing it would be to let
>> the user be in his own "personal" conference and from there have that
>> personal conference make outbound calls to the other conferences. From there
>> you could use the mute and/or relate commands to control the flow of audio.
>> Again, the big challenge there would be giving the user control over his
>> audio and finding a way to give the user audible indications as to which
>> conference his audio is flowing to, if at all. FreeSWITCH absolutely has the
>> tools to do this. Its conference app is probably the most versatile in the
>> telecom world - OSS or proprietary. Coupled with the event socket you can do
>> al sorts of interesting things, limited only by your imagination and
>> programming skills.
>>> Could anyone advise me on whether Freeswitch can accomplish these needs,
>>> or perhaps what it might take to do so? We are not averse to doing some
>>> customization if we can find the people who know how to make it happen!
>>> Siobhan Hamilton
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