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Start a Meeting from an SIP/H.323 Endpoint Follow

Overview

You can start a meeting from an H.323 or SIP device by using your host key or pairing from the web. When a SIP/H.323 device starts a meeting using the host key, unlike other Zoom clients or Zoom Rooms only certain host functions are available:

  • Lock/Unlock Meeting
  • Start/Stop cloud recordings
  • Show Participants and allow All within Waiting Room
  • Mute participants upon Entry
  • End the meeting

Note: Even if joining using the host key or via pairing, they will still show as "Guest" to other participants in the meeting. Due to this, participants joining using other Zoom clients may see the notification "Host is not in the meeting yet", even though the device has joined as host. 

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Cloud Room Connector enabled for your account
  • The host must be a licensed user

Include the Host Key in the Dial String

You can join a meeting as the host by including the host key in the dial string.

Note: Meeting passwords are modified to accommodate room systems that only allow numeric characters to be entered from their keypads. Passwords are changed to number strings when a meeting invite is created. This change only impacts the passwords required by room systems and not other devices.  

H.323

    Meetings without a password:

         [IP Address]##[Meeting ID]###[Host Key]
            Example: 192.168.1.25##123456789###123456

    Meetings with a password: 

      [IP Address]##[Meeting ID]#[Password]#[Layout]#[Host Key]
            Example: 192.168.1.25##123456789#12345#11#123456

SIP

 Meetings without a password:

        [Meeting ID]...[Host Key]@[IP Address]
            Example: 123456789...123456@192.168.1.25

     Meetings with a password:

        [Meeting ID].[Password]..[Host Key]@[IP Address]
            Example: 123456789.12345..123456@192.168.1.25 

Enter the Host Key on the Splash Screen

  1. Dial the Zoom IP address included in the meeting invitation or found on your Cloud Room Connector page.
  2. Enter the Meeting ID, followed by #.
  3. Enter your Host Key, followed by #. 
  4. You will now start the meeting as the host. 

Join via Pairing

  1. Dial the IP address (found in the meeting invitation or on your Cloud Room Connector page) from the H.323 or SIP device to reach the splash screen.
  2. Login to My Meetings on the web.
  3. Select Join a meeting from an H.323/SIP room system.
  4. Enter the meeting ID and pairing code.
  5. Click Connect.

Accessing host options

Host options can be accessed from within the SIP/H.323 in-meeting menu. If the host key has not been entered prior to joining, when accessing the menu, you will be prompted to enter the host key.

 This article answers:

  • How do I start a meeting from an H.323 or SIP device?
  • Can I record from an H.323 or SIP device?