Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Cisco Video Integration with Sametime

With the release of Sametime 8.5.2 and the new SUT Lite client, there are now new options available for integrating Sametime with Cisco Tandberg video.  The new SUT Lite client acts not only as a basic soft phone for placing audio calls, but it also functions as a SIP end point for video calls.  Unlike the full version of SUT which requires the additional TAS and TCS servers to integrate with the telephony environment, SUT Lite does not add any additional server infrastructure.  Instead, a SIP trunk is established between the Sametime Media Server and the Cisco VCS.

Once this has been setup, a user with an SUT Lite client can make a video call to a Tandberg video endpoint via the SIP URI address, and vice versa.  One interesting aspect of this integration is that some Cisco endpoints can leverage this video channel to push screen sharing down as video to the Sametime client, as well as its video source.

This will also work with Cisco's Telepresence server.

Cisco has posted a short demo of this integration that you can view on YouTube at: