The Cisco® Unified MeetingPlace® Jabber Messaging Integration solution helps organizations collaborate effectively by allowing users to initiate and join Cisco Unified MeetingPlace rich-media conferences directly from the Jabber Messenger interface.
Cisco® Unified MeetingPlace® conferencing-part of the Cisco Unified Communications family of products-is a complete rich-media conferencing solution that integrates voice, video, and Web conferencing capabilities to make remote meetings as natural and effective as face-to-face meetings for increased productivity. The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace solution is deployed on-network, behind the firewall and integrated directly into an organization's private voice and data networks and enterprise applications, to provide significant cost savings, security, and a superior user experience.
The Cisco Unified Communications family of voice, video, and IP communications products and applications helps organizations communicate more effectively-helping them streamline business processes, reach the right resource the first time, and increase profitability.
The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Jabber Messaging Integration solution makes initiating and joining Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings simple. The solution promotes effective communications and collaboration by using presence information to allow users to view co-workers' availability and providing point-and-click access to voice, video, and Web conferencing directly from the Jabber Messenger interface.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Easily Initiate and Join Rich-Media Conferences
Initiating an impromptu Cisco Unified MeetingPlace voice, video, and Web meeting as easy as clicking a menu item in the Jabber Messenger client. Conferences can be started by escalating from an instant messaging (IM) chat session to a conference or directly from the contact list by highlighting the names of the users you want to invite (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Initiating a Conference from Jabber Messenger
When invited to a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting, a participant receives a pop-up message (Figure 2). To join the meeting, the user clicks the OK button to have Cisco Unified MeetingPlace dial the user's phone and connect the user to the voice conference and launch a Web browser and connect the user to the Web conference.
Figure 2. Conference Invitation in Jabber Messenger
Enhance Power of Presence and IM with Conferencing
The Jabber Extensible Communications Platform (XCP) delivers powerful presence and text messaging capabilities that integrate with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing capabilities, making it easy to reliably reach and effectively collaborate with colleagues.
Easily Deploy and Roll Out
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Jabber Messaging Integration is a server-based solution that does not require any desktop software other than Jabber Messenger. The conferencing capabilities are simply point-and-click options that are accessible from the Jabber Messenger interface, which will already be in use, making training requirements minimal. By using existing investments, the solution allows organizations to easily deploy rich-media conferencing to every employee's desktop.
• Initiate Conference-Users can set up Cisco Unified MeetingPlace audio, video, and Web conferences directly from their preferred Jabber Messenger client.
• Join Conference-When one participant in a Jabber IM chat session clicks to schedule a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting, the invitees see a dialog box, which they simply click to display the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace virtual meeting room.
• Choose voice or voice with video-When users are inside the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace virtual meeting room, they can choose whether to join by voice or through a voice and video endpoint.
The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Jabber Messaging Integration solution is installed on the Jabber server, providing communication between the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace server and client requests for initiating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meetings.
• Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 8100 Series platform
• Cisco 7835 or 7845 Media Convergence Server (MCS) or exact hardware equivalent configured with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 5.4
• Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 5.4 Jabber Messaging installed on Jabber Server XCP 4.2.0
User PC Application Requirements
• Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP
• Jabber Messenger
To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page. Table 1 lists part numbers for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Jabber Integration solution.
CISCO RICH-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND SUPPORT
Cisco Systems® rich-media convergence services and support reduce the cost, time, and complexity associated with implementing a rich-media communications solution. Cisco and its partners have deployed some of today's largest conferencing solutions-meaning that Cisco understands how to integrate a rich-media solution into your organization's network infrastructure, a solution that will help you realize business results quickly and gain a competitive advantage as well.
Cisco offers full life-cycle support and services to help ensure that the solution best fits your business needs from the start, eliminating costly redesigns and downtime. Cisco proven methods help ensure a sound implementation that will deliver the functions and features you expect-on time. Support services include implementation and upgrade services, project management, and technical support services. Through these services, your organization benefits from the experience gained by Cisco and its partners. Taking advantage of this invaluable experience, you can create and maintain a resilient solution that will meet your business needs today-and in the future.