Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server
Advanced Video Applications and Session Management
The Cisco TelePresence
Video Communication Server (Cisco VCS) software simplifies session management
and control of telepresence conferences. It provides flexible and extensible conferencing applications, enabling
organizations to benefit from increased employee productivity and enhanced communication with partners and
The Cisco VCS delivers exceptional scalability and resiliency, secure communications, and simplified large-scale
provisioning and network administration in conjunction with Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS).
The Cisco VCS interworks transparently with Cisco
Unified Communications Manager (Cisco Unified CM),
bringing rich telepresence services to organizations with Cisco Unified CM. It also offers interoperability with third-
party unified communications, IP telephony networks, and voice-over-IP (VoIP) systems.
The Cisco VCS supports on-premises and cloud applications and is available as a dedicated appliance (Figure 1)
or as a virtualized application on VMware, with additional support for Cisco Unified Computing System
Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server Appliance
You can deploy the Cisco VCS as the Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server Control (Cisco VCS
Control) for use within an enterprise and as the Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server Expressway
(Cisco VCS Expressway) for business-to-business and remote and mobile worker external communication
(Figure 2). An alternative solution, suited to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is the Cisco VCS Starter
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