Cisco VT Advantage allows you to stream video over your Cisco IP phone
in real time if the other endpoint also uses Cisco VT Advantage. This document
covers the installation of Cisco VT Advantage on a user's PC. Refer to the
Advantage Technical Documentation for additional information about Cisco
The user must have Administrator rights locally on the PC.
The information in this document is based on these software and
PC must have a 1000 MZ processor or greater with 256 Megs of memory.
PC must run Windows 2000 (with Service Pack 3 or later) or Windows XP
(Service Pack 1 or later).
Cisco VT Advantage camera only.
40 MBs of free storage on the hard
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
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Complete these steps:
Insert your CD into your hard drive in order to begin the
When the install window appears, click Next,
accept the license agreement to continue the install, and select the
Complete option (recommended) unless you have specific needs
which require a custom install.
During the install, you are prompted to insert the Cisco VT camera
into your USB port.
Note: Do not install the camera until the install prompts you.
Windows Plug and Play detects the camera and the VT Advantage
install program automatically installs the drivers for the video device.
If the camera insert is successful, select any shortcut options and
When your installation is successful, you receive this message and
you are prompted to reboot your PC.
Note: Your Cisco VT Advantage camera does not work correctly until you
complete a reboot.
Launch the VT Advantage program in order to test the installation
of your camera after you reboot. Choose Start >
Programs > Cisco VT
You should be able to see an image in the Local window. The Remote
window remains blank until you connect to the VT Advantage enabled IP phone.
Look at the Connectivity window of the VT Advantage window and note the red x
through the remote window in order to verify this. In the Video Signal window
you should see a solid green bar for the (sending) window. High CPU and a
blocked camera can lower the local Video signal strength locally.
Note: If you are able to see an image in your local VT camera, then the
install is successful.
If you do not receive a local signal, make sure the video camera is
installed correctly into the USB port/hub and that it is not muted in the VT
Advantage application (Video > mute
video). If you use a USB hub, make sure that the other devices work
properly on the hub, or try to install the camera directly into a USB port on
the PC. Also check the device manager on the PC in order to make sure the VT
Advantage camera installed correctly and that there are no red or yellow Xs
through the device name. This is an example of how the device manager might
appear in a successful install.
Refer to these documents for information on troubleshooting various
issues that can occur while you use/install Cisco VT Advantage: