Express Telephony users can have ad hoc conferencing, where they can bring up to 8 internal and external callers together for a conference call. This can be set-up with the Conference buttons in the Unity interface and the Polycom and Yealink phones.
In addition, all users can have their own private dial-in Conference Bridge with the ability to add, mute and remote participants with entry security via conference ID PIN. The conference moderator has a web app to manage the conference, such as dialling out to request other parties, mute participants or change to lecture mode.
There is no service charge from VanillaIP for Conference bridge. This allows resellers to bundle the service for all users or to create a monthly service charge with 100% margin. The conference bridge setup is highly configurable. Participants can be asked to record their name which is played before joining or the session can be run as an open door.