Throughout my day I use Webex Meetings to work with colleagues and assist customers. One of the easiest ways to start a meeting is to use Webex Personal Rooms. Personal Rooms are an always available virtual conference space that you don’t have to book. When you invite people to your Personal Room, they can easily find your meetings since the link to your meeting location never changes.
I wanted to take the simplicity of the Personal Room and make it just as easy to join via my Cisco Webex Desk Pro. Since the link of the meeting never changes, I wanted a button that I just need to input the name of user at Lookingpoint (i.e. sean) and it would append it to “@lookingpoint.webex.com” to the dial string and start calling. Here’s how I did it!
Start by navigating to the administration page of your codec. From here you want to go to Integration > UI Extensions configuration.
Once the UI Extensions configuration page loads, select New from the left-hand menu. It should pop up with a new window like so:
The button we’ll be creating is an Action Button. Click Add to create a new Action Button. Next you need to give the button an id and name, as well as selecting an icon and color.
See screenshot below:
Once you’ve completed this you’ll need to “Export configuration to video system” from the top menu. This will push the new button to your Desk Pro.
Your newly created button should show up on your Desk Pro.
Next we need to create the code that will be linked to the button. This will show the correct prompts to the user. Start by navigating to Integration > Macro Editor.
Select “Create new macro” on the left-hand side menu. This will open the editor. Paste in the following code:
Copy and Paste from here: https://github.com/sieteunoseis/webex-macro-join-personal/blob/main/PersonalRoom.js
Select Save or the wrench icon to give the macro a name.
Now when you press the button on your Webex Desk Pro the following should appear.
Enter the name of the Personal Room you wish to join and press the Join button.
The macro should now append “jeremy” to “@lookingpoint.webex.com” and start to dial into the meeting.
And there we have it! A custom button to easily call into a Personal Webex meeting. If you’d like help on creating your own custom button, make sure to enquire about our Professional Services here at Lookingpoint. Thanks, and happy coding!
Jeremy Worden, Senior Unified Communications Engineer