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Audio conferencing

Audio-conferencing services options to allow individuals to communicate and collaborate with each other.

Avaya six-party conferencing

Avaya PBX telephones can connect up to six different parties to an audio conference by manually dialing each contact and individually joining them to the conference. See instructions for conferencing on each specific phone model. The call originator will incur associated long-distance charges.

AT&T toll-free dial-in conferencing—up to 200 participants

AT&T Teleconference Services has negotiated a contract with IPF to provide audio-conference services at competitive rates. AT&T’s standard service allows for up to 200 participants in an AT&T toll-free audio conference. AT&T toll-free dial-in conferencing is available from any phone, anywhere. The AT&T Audio Conference Reservationless service provides a toll-free number with an access code for users and a host password for security. Once assigned, the Reservationless service can be used at your convenience without prior scheduling with AT&T.

Departments receive invoices directly from AT&T audio-conferencing charges.

To sign up, contact:

Sue Mandelbaum, AT&T Operations
(913) 390-5527

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web-conferencing application that provides the delivery of synchronous course lectures and meetings.

Conferencing units

IPF Telecommunication Systems offers a selection of analog, digital and session initiated protocol (SIP) conference room speakerphones that will improve the quality of your audio conferences in group meeting rooms. Conference phones allow all participants to be clearly heard, making meetings shorter and more productive. High-quality audio technology ensures seamless conversations. We can recommend the model that best suits your collaboration needs including models from Avaya and Polycom that includes options for expansion microphones to increase range and ability to record your conference calls on an SD card.


Zoom is a cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings. Zoom's web-based conferencing uses high-quality video and audio and is accessible on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, Zoom can be used with conventional phone lines for audio conferencing. Finally, this online platform can also connect to existing Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize and similar devices.

Zoom is centrally supported by IT Services and is available for MSU faculty, staff and students for the Pro Zoom service. Enhanced access is available by purchasing a license through the MSU Computer Store.


If you need immediate emergency service or have a general question about IPF, call (517) 353-1760. For routine or special services submit an online service request.