|Users, Groups, and Permissions / Working with Groups and Departments|
The conference feature provides badges with “push-to-talk” communication that simulates the behavior of a walkie-talkie. Users in a conference can instantly communicate with others in the same conference by pressing and holding the Call button—they don’t have to wait for speech recognition or Genie interactions.
The Vocera System Software supports a practically unlimited number of conferences. Many conferences can be active at the same time, with different users in each one. Users within the same conference can interact with one another.
Every group has a conference associated with it. For example, if your site has groups called Managers and Cashiers, users automatically have access to conferences with those names. Although users can be in multiple groups simultaneously, each user can be in only one conference at any time.
Users do not need to be group members to use a conference; however, they need the Conference permission to enter or leave a conference. Users can issue voice commands or access the User Console to enter or leave conferences. You can use the Administration Console to assign users to conferences. Group managers can also maintain the user list for the conferences associated with their groups.