IBM Sametime design
Using the new Sametime Bandwidth Manager, you can centrally configure and monitor bandwidth for Sametime audio and video calls. With the manager, you place constraints on how bandwidth is used in your network, to ensure that as many users as possible can use audio and video features and that high-priority audio and video usage gets network when needed.
For information about the new Bandwidth Manager, see these documents:
We've got some very exciting news on the mobile front! Sametime 8.5.2 is now available on the Google Android mobile device! That means you can now have many of the features that you've come to know and expect from Sametime on your desktop or laptop computer on your Android. This includes:
And, if you have Samtime Unified Telephony on your device, you can place Sametime calls to contacts or people you find using the Sametime search. You can also change your preferred Sametime device to route calls to other devices.
In Sametime 8.5.2, there are a number of new server configuration settings that you can use to control your deployment:
Whether managed access is required:
meeting.managedAccess.override (default: 0 or off)How long people are locked out of rooms after ejection:
rtc4web.ejectionTimeout (default: 300 seconds)Whether meeting rooms will open in a new window or tab:
meetingroomcenter.openRoomInNewWindow (default: true)Multiple protocol proxy confirmation:
meetingroomcenter.stProxySSLAddressWhether guests can join meetings on this server:
meetingroom.allowGuestAccess (default: 1 or true)In addition, there are two new user policies:
Some great new features are in place for chat history in Sametime 8.5.2:
In addition, system administrators can turn off presence in the chat history window, with this preference (set in plugin_customization.ini or the managed-settings.xml):
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Sametime 8.5.2 now supports "widgets" and recognized names and numbers. If you have this capability, this means you can hover your mouse over an underlined name or number in chat history or an open chat window - or even in IBM Notes, such as in a Notes calendar invitation - to perform additional actions on that name or number. For example, you can click an underlined telephone number or name to select an option to start a call.
Here's how this looks in an open chat window:
There's more exciting mobile news with Sametime 8.5.2 and our new Sametime meetings client for the RIM Blackberry device!
Now from your Blackbery you can:
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Hi, I'm Lauren, the lead end-user writer for IBM Sametime. Amy and I are going to spend the next few days covering some of the cool new features in the 8.5.2 release.
Today I wanted to tell you about using audio and video in Sametime meetings that open in a web browser.
With Sametime 8.5.2, meeting rooms that open in a web browser now have many of the same audio and video features as do meeting rooms that open in a Sametime window. This means that people who join meetings from outside your company, or people who don't have the Sametime client, can participate in audio/video calls.
If your company has these capabilities, when you are in a meeting room that opens in a web browser, you can use the call icons under the Voice and Video area of the meeting room to call in to your meeting and then perform call-related actions.
For example, here's what you might see under Voice and Video if you are the room owner or a room manager; click the Green phone icon to start the call.
And, here's what you might see after the call has
started - icons to hang up the call, put the the call on mute and so much more:
Note: The specific call icons that the meeting room owner sees depends on the call capabilities you have and whether or not you are the meeting room owner.
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With Sametime 8.5.2, we've made it easy for everyone to see who is the active speaker during a call with multiple people. In the picture below, the orange frame around Amadou Alain's picture shows that currently he is the active speaker on this call:
If multiple people are talking, each speaker's image will be framed.