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Release Notes for
Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration
Release 5.3

System Requirements

Compatibility Matrix

Other Topics

Caveats

Related Documentation


Release Notes for
Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration
Release 5.3


Updated 8-17-2005

Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration is a separately-licensed add-on to Cisco MeetingPlace conferencing that integrates the voice and web-conferencing capabilities of Cisco MeetingPlace with the video-conferencing functionality provided by the Cisco IPVC MCU (Multipoint Control Unit). Voice, web, and video conference participants interact seamlessly in a single rich-media conference.

This product is new with Release 5.3 of the Cisco MeetingPlace family of products.

These release notes include:

System Requirements

Compatibility Matrix

Other Topics

Caveats

Related Documentation

System Requirements

Table 1 System Requirements 

Component
Compatible Releases and Configurations

Cisco MCS hardware and system software

Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration runs on a server on which Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3 is installed.

System requirements for Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3 are in the Release Notes for that product.

There are no additional hardware or operating system requirements for Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration.

Cisco MeetingPlace audio server (Cisco 8112 or Cisco 8106)

Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing

Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes (Optional)

Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace for Outlook (Optional)

Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway

Release 5.2.1 or later release

Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services (Optional)

Release 5.3

Cisco IPVC Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)

or

Radvision ViaIP MCU

 

Hardware:

Cisco IPVC MCU models including the following:

IPVC-3511-MCU

IPVC-3511-MCU-E

IPVC-3540-MC03A

IPVC-3540-MC06A

IPVC-3540-MC10A

IPVC-3540-EMP

IPVC-3540-EMP3

Any hardware or components that are required to deploy the preceding releases, as specified in the documentation for each release.

Rate Matching Module and Data Conferencing card are not supported. Disable them if they are present.

A transcoder card may be required if you need to support the G.729 codec.

Software:

Release 3.5plus

If your system uses SCCP video endpoints such as Cisco VT Advantage, the following conditions apply:

To view the continuous presence of multiple participants, the Cisco IPVC MCU requires an EMP processor running Release 2.0 or a later release.

If the Cisco IPVC MCU has only an MP processor, and you choose to support SCCP endpoints, it is not possible to specify a continuous presence layout in the Cisco IPVC MCU. Therefore, all participants, regardless of their endpoint, can see only the active speaker.

An EMP processor is included with release IPVC-3511-MCU-E.

Cisco IOS gatekeeper

H.323 gatekeeper

Radvision ViaIP ECS (gatekeeper)

Release not applicable.

If you use Cisco CallManager, a Cisco IOS Gatekeeper is required.

(Optional) Cisco IPVC PRI Gateway

(Optional) Radvision ViaIP GW-P20 Gateway

Model appropriate for your Cisco IPVC MCU.

For the Radvision gateway, Release 2.0.1.12 or later

End user system operating system

Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP

End user desktop video client

The following video endpoints are supported:

Any H.323, SCCP, or ISDN video endpoint that the Cisco IPVC MCU and its associated components are configured to support.

A PC sound card is recommended in order to hear voice prompts.

Room Based Video System

Any endpoints that are supported by the Cisco IPVC MCU.

(Optional) Cisco CallManager

Release 4.0.x or 4.1

End users must have an IP telephone in addition to a video endpoint.


Compatibility Matrix

For information about the interoperability among the Cisco MeetingPlace products, see the Installation Planning Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Release 5.3.

Other Topics

Additional information about Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration:

Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration supports standards-based H.323 deployments. Our internal testing environment has been focused exclusively on Cisco equipment.

The prompts that end users hear when they attend meetings are by default different for the Cisco IPVC MCU and for Cisco MeetingPlace. To obtain prompts for the Cisco IPVC MCU (Release 3.5.24 or later) that use the same voice as the Cisco MeetingPlace prompts, visit the software download area on Cisco.com at: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ipvc. The file name is IPVC-MCU-Voice-Prompts.zip. You will need your CCO username and password to access this site.

This download contains:

The new prompts that use the same voice as Cisco MeetingPlace prompts.

The original prompts in case you want to revert to the originals.

The utility you will need in order to upload the prompts to the Cisco IPVC MCU.

Instructions on how to use the upload utility.

Caveats

Open and resolved caveats are no longer listed in the release notes. Instead, the latest information on caveats is available through a a new online tool, Bug Toolkit, available for customers to query defects according to their own needs.

To find new features or enhancements that have been added to a release, or to read about caveat fixes from previous releases, run a query whenever a new Cisco MeetingPlace release is distributed.

To access Bug Toolkit, you must have the following:

Internet connection

Web browser

Cisco.com username and password.

To use Bug Toolkit, follow this procedure.


Step 1 Open your web browser and navigate to the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Bugtool/launch_bugtool.pl

Step 2 Click the Launch Bug Toolkit hyperlink.

Step 3 To look for information about a specific caveat, enter the ID number in the "Enter known bug ID:" field. To view all caveats for a particular Cisco MeetingPlace product, go to the "Search for bugs in other Cisco software and hardware products" section, and start typing meetingplace in the Product Name field.


Note Cisco MeetingPlace appears after typing the first three letters, mee.


Step 4 Click Next. The Cisco MeetingPlace search page appears.

Step 5 Limit your search by choosing one or more filters: Cisco MeetingPlace version, features or components, keywords, or advanced options.

Step 6 Click Next. Bug Toolkit returns the list of caveats based on your query.



Note Caveats for the following products may affect Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration:

The Cisco IPVC MCU

Your H.323 Gatekeeper

Cisco IPVC components such as processors and gateways

Cisco CallManager

Cisco VT Advantage

Other video endpoints

Cisco MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace MeetingTime Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace H.323/SIP IP Gateway Release 5.2.1

Cisco MeetingPlace for Outlook Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace for Lotus Notes Release 5.3

Cisco MeetingPlace Directory Services Release 5.3


Related Documentation

For a list of related documentation for this product, see Chapter 1 of the Administrator's Guide for Cisco MeetingPlace Video Integration Release 5.3.