Cisco VT Advantage allows a user to stream video over their Cisco IP
phone in real time if the other endpoint is also a Cisco approved video
product. This document covers the steps you use to properly configure a Cisco
CallManager and IP phones for use with Cisco VT Advantage. Refer to the install
documentation for additional information about Cisco VT Advantage.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on these software and
Cisco CallManager 4.01 with SR2a or later
Cisco IP phones 7960G and 7940G with phone loads 6.0(4) or later
Cisco IP phone 7970G with phone load 6.0(2) or
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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By default, all IP phones only do voice and not video. These steps
guide you through the configuration of Cisco CallManager so that an IP phone is
able to do streaming video to another Cisco approved video device.
Verify that the current phone load supports enabling an IP phone
for video. Refer to
VT Advantage Install Documentation and Release Notes for information on
which phone loads to use.
In order to configure all the phones with the new phone load, from
the Cisco CallManager Administration page, go to System > Device
In the Load Information field, enter the phone load ID for the
corresponding device type and Device Pool.
If you would like to configure phone load only for few phones,
select Device > Phone, click to list available phones, and
select the phone you would like to configure. In the phone configuration page,
enter the phone load under Load Information and click Update.
Download the latest phone load from the
Phone FW 7900 Series (NON SIP)
(registered customers only)
software download site if you wish to
have the latest phone load.
Complete these steps if you wish to verify a phone load from the IP
Press the Settings button on the IP
Scroll down to the Status and select
Scroll down to Firmware Version and note the App load ID. Compare
this to the list of approved VT Advantage phone loads.
Once the phone load is correct, make sure the IP phone is enabled for
From the Phone Configuration screen scroll down to the Video
Capabilities parameter and select
If you use regions, select System >
Regions. Under the Region Configuration page, select
Find and choose the region the phone is located
Make sure that the region that performs Cisco VT Advantage is G.711
or G.729 and has at least 128 to 384 kbps of video call bandwidth available for
Once all of these settings are correctly made, you see a Video icon
in the lower right hand corner of your IP phone. This indicates that the phone
is ready to accept a Cisco VT Advantage endpoint.
With the completion of the configuration process, you are able to
attach a Cisco VT Advantage enabled PC to your IP phone and communicate via
video with other end points. Refer to the
VT Advantage Install Documentation and Release Notes for more
information on how to configure the Cisco VT Advantage.