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Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server
Advanced Video Applications and Session Management
Product Overview
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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
customers.
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).
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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
UCS
) platforms.
Figure 1.
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
Pack Express.
© 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information.
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  Summary of Contents for Cisco TelePresence

  • Page 1 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) ™...
  • Page 2: Cisco Vcs Control

    Cisco VCS Control Cisco VCS Control delivers any-to-any enterprisewide conference and session management and interworking capabilities. It extends the reach of telepresence conferences by enabling interworking between Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)- and H.323-compliant endpoints, interworking with third-party endpoints; it integrates with Cisco Unified CM and supports third-party IP private-branch-exchange (IP PBX) solutions.
  • Page 3 SIP protocol, acting as a SIP registrar, storing the Address of Record of registered endpoints, and forwarding SIP requests as a SIP proxy server. The Cisco VCS supports the SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions (SIMPLE) protocol, and can act as a presence server and presence user agent.
  • Page 4 For example, you can handle calls differently according to time of day, source or destination address, or more complex algorithms. The policy services interface supports Call Processing Language (CPL). Clustering: The Cisco VCS can function as a standalone system or in a cluster configuration for increased ● capacity and redundancy.
  • Page 5 ● Cisco UCS B- or C- Series Servers or third-party servers that meet the minimum requirements Servers for virtual environment ● VMware vSphere or vCenter server running ESXi For full details of host requirements, refer to the Cisco TelePresence VCS Virtual Machine Deployment Guide. Virtual-Machine Host Small Deployment Medium Deployment...
  • Page 6 Supported RFCs ● RFCs 2543, 3261, 3264, 1889, 3265, 3325, 3515, 3891, 3892, 2327, 4566, 5626, 5627, 5389, and 5766 Awards © 2013 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. This document is Cisco Public Information. Page 6 of 7...
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    For more information about Cisco Services, visit Cisco Technical Support Services online. For More Information For more information about the Cisco VCS Family, including Cisco VCS Expressway and Cisco VCS Starter Pack Express, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/vcs or contact your local Cisco account manager.