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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Media Bypass

Planning for Media Bypass is not too complicated because it encompasses only identifying which media gateways in the organization support the feature and then configuring the trunks appropriately to enable the support. The majority of the configuration typically involves defining the previously discussed network topology correctly. Media Bypass enables a Lync endpoint to communicate directly with a media gateway, bypassing the Mediation server role with the G.711 audio stream. Figure 32.10 displays how a user’s signaling traffic continues to flow through the server to the media gateway, but the actual audio stream is sent from the user directly to the media gateway.

Figure 32.10. Media Bypass.

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