User Guide

Meeting Room

LiveSmart Server Video is a video chat between an organizer and one or more (theoretically unlimited number) attendees. The organizer role can be performed by tutor, doctor, support personnel, real estate agent, car reseller, registered user in a social media, etc
In order a call to be performed, both parties need to be online in one room. You can generate rooms for your customers in a couple of ways:
– Generate a room from the Dashboard page. You can add room ID, visitor name (if you are expecting someone to come), protect the room password if you want this room to be protected and organizer name;
– Make the link to be dynamically generated by your system;
When you enter a meeting the first time and if attendee names are not defined, you will be prompted to provide a name. After that you need to grant permissions for camera and/or microphone.

entry form

When the meeting starts attendees can chat, toggle video or audio, draw on the whiteboard, transfer a file, do a screen share or take a snapshot* of the other party video screen. Also the organizer can perform attendee management like mute, block, respond to raised hands.

rooms

From the inline meeting settings an organizer can choose video/input and output devices. From the second tab, you can go full screen (the whole window), raise a hand, manage the participants and lock the room. Third tab is for recording. Here you can start/stop or pause a recording. Next is the option to start broadcasting a video from YouTube. Last one is a Share button, from where you can scan a QR code, copy the URL of the meeting or send it directly to an email.

Participants

From the inline video session window an organizer can mute an attendee. Also all the participants can take snapshots or go fullscreen.

Screen Sharing

You are able to share the whole screen, separate application or a browser tab if your browser is Chrome 72+, Firefox 52+ or MS Edge 17+.

Whiteboard

Whiteboard feature allows you to show your visitors some drawings, diagrams, images or links. It is enabled by default . You can disable it from the dashboard.
It can be started from chat screen by clicking on the Whiteboard icon. You can do this while in call.

whiteboard

Recording

You can record your whole screen from the Settings button -> Recordings

Broadcast

There is one or more broadcaster and many viewers. This is a perfect tool for online lecturers and enterprises.

From the dashboard you can start a meeting and check “Attendees will start audio and video disabled” in the Room management section.

Dashboard panel

The admin panel has a backend information about the organizers, rooms, locales and configuration.

Check here with demo/demo.

In the Page management you are able to generate custom room. You can specify a time period, duration of the meeting, visitor name, host name, room ID and if the room should be password protected. The save button is saving each generated room in a DB if available.

Localization

From the Dashboard panel you can assign and change as many as you need localizations.

Go to Locales section and in the field type the name of the locale. It can be any string helping your to identify it later – es_ES, Spanish, SP. Choose the Spanish locale from the list and fill in relevant values.

locales

Now you need to assign a new configuration with the new locale. Go to Configuration section and add a new configuration with some name to help you identify this is for the new locale. Of course you can assign the new locale to any existing configuration.

locales

Then from the Room management you can edit, add new or start directly a new room by assigning the configuration with the Spanish locale to it.

locales

Speech-to-text, Text-to-speech and Translate

LSV offers the possibility to transcribe voice to text, or the speech recognition module. It can be enabled from Configuration section of your Dashboard. The default language of the speech recognition is English. All the list of available languages can be seen here.
In addition to the speech recognition, there is a possibility to translate the transcribed text. You need to have a Google API key. In this tutorial is described how to get it.
After you get the key, it needs to be set in transcribe.apiKey: API_KEY. The organizer language should be set in transcribe.language and the visitor in transcribe.languageTo.

While typing a chat message your attendee will receive voice. This functionality can be combined with the translation module. For example, you speak in Spanish, your attendee will receive subtitled message and voice in English. Text to speech, together with the speech to text and the translation modules provide the ultimate facility for multilanguage video session tool.

Another option of the transcription module is to use voice commands. This can be enabled from the configuration section of Dashboard. Available commands are: ‘share room’, ‘new room’, ‘exit the room’, ‘start the audio’, ‘stop the audio’, ‘start the video’, ‘stop the video’, ‘start the screen’, ‘stop the screen’, ‘open the chat’, ‘send chat message’, ‘close the chat’, ‘open the whiteboard’, ‘close the whiteboard’, ‘start the recording’, ‘pause the recording’, ‘resume the recording’, ‘stop the recording’, ‘open the settings’, ‘close the settings’, ‘open a file’, ‘close a file’, ‘swap the camera’, ‘raise the hand’, ‘lower the hand’, ‘open email’, ‘stop the voice recognition’.

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