The Cisco Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM) feature bundle includes two features: the Cisco IOS H.323 Gatekeeper and the MCM Proxy. The Cisco IOS Gatekeeper described below is a supported feature in the Cisco IOS platforms. However, the MCM Proxy function has been superseded by the more powerful Cisco Multiservice IP-to-IP Gateway.
Cisco Multimedia Conference Manager (MCM) gives a network administrator the ability to:
As a point of control for a variety of voice and video components that are attached to an IP network, the Gatekeeper facilitates the building of large-scale multimedia service networks. It also defines an open API for customized application development. The Gatekeeper performs the following functions: