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Operator Buttons

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On the Meeting Tab, the operator buttons below the device icons are live.  By default, the One Speaker button is active:


Operator buttons - default


If the One Speaker button is active, then only one voter can be recognized at any given time.  If no one is in the RTS queue, then the Next RTS and Clear All RTS buttons are inactive and shown in light gray.  The Multiple Speakers button is a darker gray, indicating that we're not in multiple speakers mode.  If we want to allow more than voter to speak (perhaps engaged in a question and answer session on a topic), we can click the Multiple Speakers button and activate the appropriate devices.


Here's what all the operator buttons do:



One speaker button


The One Speaker button means that in addition to the chair's microphone, only one other voter’s mic in the room can be active.


To move on to the next speaker/voter, simply touch the icon for the next voter, and the previous icon automatically turns off.



Next RTS button



If there are voters in the request to speak queue – shown on the chair’s screen by the numbers in the upper left-hand corners of their  icons – the chair can use the Next RTS button to activate the microphone of the next voter in the queue.  This button is only available in One Speaker mode.




Clear All RTS button



The Clear All RTS button is used when discussion of the current issue has concluded, and the group needs to start a new discussion with a clean slate. This button also clears the checkmarks for voters who have already spoken on the issue.



Mute All speakers button



The Mute All Speakers button returns all microphones to their default state (which is usually "off").  The chair uses it when discussion has ended. It does not clear the RTS queue.



Multiple speakers button


The Multiple Speakers button allows the chair to activate more than one voter's microphone at the same time, perhaps to permit a conversation between two or more voters in the room.  During such a discussion, the Next RTS button disappears, and the chair must turn individual microphones on and off as needed.