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Release Notes for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Version 2.0(3)
Use these release notes with all versions of Cisco Unified Video Advantage 2.0 up to and including Cisco Unified Video Advantage Version 2.0(3).
These release notes provide the following information. You might need to notify your users about some of the information provided in this document.
Cisco Unified Video Advantage brings video telephony functionality to all video-enabled Cisco Unified IP Phones and to Cisco IP Communicator (release 2.0 and above). The Cisco Unified Video Advantage application software, coupled with the Cisco VT Camera, allows a personal computer (PC) connected to Cisco IP Communicator or to a Cisco Unified IP Phone to add video to phone calls without requiring any extra button-pushing or mouse-clicking.
This section details the hardware and software requirements for Cisco Unified Video Advantage.
Cisco Unified Video Advantage requires the following hardware:
•Personal Computer (PC)
•Any video-enabled Cisco Unified IP Phone
•Cisco VT Camera
The Personal Computer (PC) on which the Cisco Unified Video Advantage Software is installed must meet these specifications:
Cisco Unified IP Phones
Cisco Unified Video Advantage is supported on all video-enabled Cisco Unified IP Phones and on the Cisco IP Communicator.
For information about specific phone models and firmware releases, refer to the release notes for the phone model you are using. Release notes for the Cisco Unified IP Phones are available at this URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/prod_release_notes_list.html.
Cisco VT Camera
Cisco Unified Video Advantage version 2.0(3) provides full support for the Cisco VT Camera and Cisco VT Camera II. Full support includes, but is not limited to: camera driver, camera recognition and video quality issues.
Cisco Unified Video Advantage also provides limited support for the Logitech QuickCam Fusion and the Logitech QuickCam for Notebooks Pro. Limited support only includes camera recognition issues, where the camera is not properly recognized by the Cisco Unified Video Advantage application. For all other issues involving the Logitech Fusion and QuickCam for Notebooks, Cisco will provide best-effort support. Also changed from previous versions of the software, Cisco Unified Video Advantage will now recognize other third-party cameras connected to the PC. However, Cisco does not officially support any camera other than those specifically mentioned above and cannot guarantee their performance and behavior (although best effort will be made by Cisco to resolve issues on other third-party cameras). We recommend that customers do internal testing of unsupported cameras within their environments prior to deployment to ensure proper interoperability and acceptable video quality.
The camera must be installed and connected to the PC on which the Cisco Unified Video Advantage software is installed. In this document, references to the Cisco VT Camera include both the Cisco VT Camera and the Cisco VT Camera II.
For more information about Cisco Unified Video Advantage, Cisco Unified IP Phones, or Cisco Unified CallManager, see these documents.
Software Download Page
The Cisco Unified Video Advantage software can be downloaded from this site on Cisco.com:
You will need to make sure that your users install the following Microsoft Windows hotfixes. Please contact Microsoft to get these hotfixes.
•For Widows XP: KB 914642
•For Windows XP: KB 884868
•For Windows 2000: KB 832339
Upgrading to Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1a)
Note This issue has been fixed in Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(2). The following information only applies if you installed Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1.0) and are trying to upgrade to Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1a).
If you have already installed Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1.0), you must uninstall it before installing the Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1a). If you are upgrading from any release earlier than Cisco Unified Video Advantage release 2.0(1), you do not need to uninstall first. For more information, see CSCse42042 in the "Resolved Caveats for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3)" section.
New and Changed Information
The following section describes new features and changes that are pertinent to this release of Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3)
Using Cisco Unified Video Advantage with Cisco IP Communicator for video calls over a corporate wireless LAN may result in poor audio and video quality and is not supported. Video calls may be placed or received on a remote wireless LAN connection with a minimum broadband link of 300kbps/300kbps. For best results, we recommend that you use Cisco Unified Video Advantage over a wired Ethernet connection whenever possible.
Powered USB Hub Login Issue
If Microsoft Windows hangs while you are booting up your system, check to see whether you are using a powered USB hub into which are plugged multiple devices. If so, unplug the hub, reboot your PC, and then plug the hub back in after your PC has booted up.
Installation and Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0
The functionality of the Cisco Unified Problem Reporting Tool, which is documented on page 4-13 of the Installation and Troubleshooting Guide has changed since the documentation was completed.
The Cisco Unified Problem Reporting Tool that shipped with Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(1) gathers information needed to debug crashes or other problems with the application. By default, the Cisco Unified Problem Reporting Tool saves the problem report on the user's desktop. The user can then email the problem report to an administrator for investigation. If you prefer, you can configure an email address during the application installation, and the Cisco Unified Problem Reporting Tool will then automatically email the problem report to the email address you specified.
Resolved Caveats for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3)
You can find the latest resolved caveat information for all releases up to Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3) by using Bug Toolkit, which is an online tool that is available for customers to query defects according to their own needs.
Tip You need an account with Cisco.com (Cisco Connection Online) to use the Bug Toolkit to find open and resolved caveats of any severity for any release.
To access the Bug Toolkit, log on to: http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs.
Using Bug Toolkit
Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of:
•All severity level 1 or 2 bugs.
•Significant severity level 3 bugs.
You can search for problems by using the Cisco Software Bug Toolkit.
To access Bug Toolkit, you need the following items:
•Cisco.com user ID and password
Step 1 To access the Bug Toolkit, go to http://tools.cisco.com/Support/BugToolKit/action.do?hdnAction=searchBugs.
Step 2 Log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.
Step 3 To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the "Search for Bug ID" field, then click Go.
Note For information about how to search for bugs, create saved searches, create bug groups, click Help in the Bug Toolkit page.
Resolved Caveats for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0 (3)
Table 1 shows the resolved caveats for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3). Unless otherwise noted, these caveats apply to all Cisco Unified Video Advantage releases up to and including release 2.0(3).
Open Caveats for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3)
Table 2 describes possible unexpected behaviors by Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3). Unless otherwise noted, these caveats apply to all Cisco Unified Video Advantage releases up to and including release 2.0(3).
You can find the latest open caveat information for Cisco Unified Video Advantage Release 2.0(3) by using Bug Toolkit, which is an online tool that is available for customers to query defects according to their own needs, see section Using Bug Toolkit.
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