Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961, 9951, and 9971 Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.0 (SIP)
Cisco Unified Video Camera setup
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Cisco Unified Video Camera setup

Cisco Unified Video Camera setup

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 9951 and 9971 supports the add-on Cisco Unified Video Camera accessory.

The Cisco Unified Video Camera connects to your Cisco Unified IP Phone and allows you to make a point-to-point video call with another Cisco Unified IP Phone with a Cisco Unified Video Camera attached. If a Cisco Unified Video Camera is not attached to the phone, the phone can only receive one-way video.


Note


The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961 does not support the Cisco Unified Video Camera and does not display video.


This chapter contains the following information:

Set up Cisco Unified Video Camera

To configure the Cisco Unified Video Camera, you must perform the following configuration steps in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

You can enable the parameters that are described in the following procedure in one of the following windows:

  • Phone Configuration window (Device > Phone)
  • Enterprise Phone Configuration window (System > Enterprise Phone Configuration)
  • Common Phone Profile window (Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile)

Be sure to also check the corresponding Override Common Settings parameter in the configuration window. The Phone Configuration window is used for purposes of the procedure description.

For more information about parameters that can be configured in any of these three configuration windows, see Product-Specific Configuration.

Procedure
    Step 1   In the Phone Configuration window (Device > Phone) of the phone to which you are adding the Cisco Unified Video Camera, enable the Cisco Camera parameter. This field is located in the Product Specific Configuration Layout portion of the window.
    Step 2   In the same window, enable the Video Capabilities parameter.
    Step 3   Click Save.

    Cisco Unified Video Camera Attachment

    To install the Cisco Unified Video Camera, you can either:

    • Attach the camera to your phone.
    • Attach the camera to your computer monitor (or to another object in your work area).

    The USB port connector on the bottom of the Cisco Unified Video Camera attaches to the back port (not the side port) on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 9951 or 9971. As you attach the USB connector to the back port on the phone, the camera should slide easily into the camera pin holes on the phone.

    Phone Connections for Cisco Unified IP Phone 9951 shows the location of the back USB port and the camera pin holes for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 9951. Phone Connections for Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971 shows the location of the back USB port and the camera pin holes for the Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971.

    For the complete installation procedure, see the Cisco Unified Video Camera Quick Start Guide at this location:

    http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps10655/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html

    Camera Settings

    After you attach the camera on your phone, you can control the features of the camera.

    Adjust View Area Setting

    The View Area setting acts as a wide angle and zoom function for your camera and allows you to adjust the view area that is shared during video streaming.

    Procedure
      Step 1   On the Cisco Unified IP Phone, press Applications .
      Step 2   Select Accessories.
      Step 3   Highlight Cisco Unified Camera.
      Step 4   Press Setup.
      Step 5   Select View Area.
      Step 6   Use the arrows on the Navigation pad to increase or decrease the view area.
      Step 7   Press Save.

      Adjust Brightness Setting

      The Brightness setting affects the video that you transmit to others. However, it does not affect the video that you receive from other parties. You can adjust the Brightness setting to improve the quality of the video during streaming.


      Note


      Because the field of view can affect brightness, adjust the View Area feature for your camera before adjusting the Brightness setting.


      To adjust the Brightness setting, follow these steps:

      Procedure
        Step 1   On the Cisco Unified IP Phone, press Applications .
        Step 2   Select Accessories.
        Step 3   Highlight Cisco Unified Camera.
        Step 4   Press Setup.
        Step 5   Select Brightness.
        Step 6   Use the arrows on the Navigation pad to increase or decrease brightness.
        Step 7   Press Save.

        Adjust Auto Transmit Setting

        The Auto Transmit setting allows you to control the streaming of videos for both inbound and outbound calls. When Auto Transmit is on (default setting), the camera streams video automatically during calls. When Auto Transmit is off, video for each call is automatically muted (however, your phone still receives video). To resume video transmission in this case, press the Unmute Video softkey . To turn the Auto Transmit setting on or off, follow these steps:

        Procedure
          Step 1   On the Cisco Unified IP Phone, press Applications .
          Step 2   Select Accessories.
          Step 3   Highlight Cisco Unified Camera.
          Step 4   Press Setup.
          Step 5   Move the Auto Transmit slider bar to On or Off.

          Perform Camera Postinstallation Checks

          After installing the Cisco Unified Video Camera, perform the following checks:

          1. Wait until the camera ready message appears.

            Note


            The camera may need to upgrade after installation. It may take a few minutes before the camera is operational.


          2. Press Video Preview to check the picture quality.
          3. Move the phone and camera to a position where no bright lights are in the field of view.
          4. Move the phone and camera so that the user is illuminated by light that comes from the front.

          Cisco Unified Video Camera Information

          For information about placing and receiving video calls, setting up video conferences, and adjusting camera settings on the phone, see the Cisco Unified Video Camera Quick Start Guide at this location:

          http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​ps10655/​products_​user_​guide_​list.html