How do I use my Cisco TelePresence MCU/IP VCR/IP GW product with an Asterisk registrar?
In order to register the Cisco TelePresence MCU/IP VCR/IP GW with Asterisk, the MCU/IP VCR/IP GW must be configured as an endpoint on the Asterisk Registrar. The Asterisk Reistrar runs on Linux and has a command line interface; therefore this article assumes that you are familiar with a Linux editor.
Open the sip.conf file and edit it as follows:
- Create a new endpoint for the MCU/IP VCR/IP GW:
- Set the username to match the Username field in Settings > SIP page on the MCU/IP VCR/IP GW
- Set the password to match the Password field
- If conference/recording registration is to be used, create a new endpoint for each conference/recording to be registered. Note that the MCU/IP VCR entry created in step 1 should be after these entries.
- Set the username to match the Numeric IDs of the conferences (or auto attendants)/recordings on the MCU/IP VCR
- Set the password to match the Password field in the Setting > Settings page
- By default, Asterisk only supports audio. To enable video, add the line 'videosupport=yes' to the main body of sip.conf.
- Enable the H.263 video codec - either by adding the line 'allow=h263' to the main body, or, for greater control, by adding it to the individual endpoint definitions (for those endpoints which you want to be able to send and recieve video).
- In order for a SIP endpoint to be able to navigate the auto attendant, Asterisk has to be configured to use DTMF inband mode - either by adding the line 'dtmfmode=inband' to the main body, or, for greater control, by adding it to the individual endpoint definitions (for those endpoints which you want to be able to use DTMF).
- Save your changes and close the file.
On the MCU/IP VCR /IP GW:
- Go to Settings > SIP.
- Complete the page using the online help, if required.
- For SIP registrar type, select Standard SIP.
- Click Apply changes.
This article applies to the following products:
- Cisco TelePresence IP GW 3500 / MSE IPGW blade
- Cisco TelePresence IP VCR 2200 / MSE VCR blade
- Cisco TelePresence MCU 4200 / MSE 8420
- Cisco TelePresence MCU 4500
- Cisco TelePresence MSE 8510 blade
|April 13th, 2011