Folder-based corporate directory

Administrators can organize their company directory into a folder structure of their own design making it easier for hardware endpoint users to find the personal VMR, team VMR or VTC system endpoints they're looking for. To use this feature a Cisco or Poly hardware endpoint that supports folders is required.

A folder-based phonebook is particularly useful for large enterprises with maybe hundreds or thousands of systems. For example, a structure based on country names can make it easy to quickly find the right system when scrolling through the phonebook.

Enabling a folder-based directory

If you would like to start using a folder-based directory, you need to:

  1. Define the structure you want to use e.g. country-based. This is a simple "pen and paper" exercise, no technology needed. It must be a single-level hierarchy.
    • When choosing folder names, bear in mind that your video endpoint software may not support all special characters.
  2. Contact your account manager at your local certified Pexip Partner and provide them with the details of your required structure. The partner will then establish the structure for you.

Using the directory

The endpoint's directory option shows the folder structure that has been created. In this example they are regions around the world:

Select the folder to see the entries within it.

If a folder contains 15 or more entries then a second level is automatically introduced, based on the first letter of the directory names, for example:

Here, in folder 'M' all entries starting with the letter 'M' in the 'Amer' folder are shown:

Any systems not assigned to a folder are shown in the top level entry list.