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Cisco IP/VC 3511 MCU and Cisco IP/VC 3540 MCU Release Notes for Version 3.2.113
January 12, 2003
These release notes describe the new features and caveats for the Cisco IP/VC 3511 Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) version 3.2.113 and Cisco IP/VC 3540 Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) version 3.2.113. Use these release notes in conjunction with version 3.2 of the Cisco IP/VC 3511 MCU and Cisco IP/VC 3540 MCU Module Administrator Guide.
For regulatory and compliance information on these Cisco IP/VC MCUs, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco IP/VC 3500 Products document.
These release notes discuss the following topics:
Table 1 contains an overview of the related documentation for the Cisco IP/VC 3511 MCU version 3.2.113 and Cisco IP/VC 3540 MCU module version 3.2.113. Use this information to access the latest version of the documentation and to order copies of this documentation as described in the "Obtaining Technical Assistance" section.
New and Changed Features
This section lists features that are new or changed in version 3.2.113 of the IP/VC 3511 MCU and IP/VC 3540 MCU.
•Cisco SCCP support for CallManager version 4.0 and later
•Cisco IP/VC Enhanced Media Processor (EMP) support
–Multiple conference views (layout with independent set of video parameters)
–Multiple video schemes (parameter sets for a layout)
–29 layouts available
–Up to 16 frames in a layout
–Display labels in frames that the conference chair creates
–Places borders around frames
–Uses frame border to identify active speaker
–Moves active speaker to largest frame
•New administrator interface
•H.323 version 4 support
•H.239 and Duo Video support
•Natural video support
•Video support for native resolution
•Video FastUpdate support
•Dynamic display support whereby the IP/VC MCU sends for continuous-presence frames for participants for which it has video content only
•Auto-switching support whereby the IP/VC MCU cycles participants into continuous-presence frames to ensure that all participants are displayed during the conference
•Device configuration protected by a user-configurable password
•Conference termination warning
•MCU status information provided in user interface
•Event log in web page
•Improved conference web page
•Allow conference creator to specify duration of conference
•Allows conference chair to manipulate conference views for participants
•Provides IP/VC MCU call statistics
•Provides transmission information about participating endpoints
•Allows conference web page to launch data collaboration application
•Allows conference web page users to specify the maximum bandwidth the IP/VC MCU can use for an invited endpoint
•On-demand operator for conference web page supported
This section contains important notes about the IP/VC MCU version 3.2.113.
Using T.120 Data Collaboration
You must use Cisco IP/VC T.120 Data Collaboration Server (DCS) version 188.8.131.52 or later software to perform data collaboration for an IP/VC MCU version 3.2.01. The method the IP/VC MCU uses to register media processors is changed in version 3.2.01 such that earlier versions of the T.120 DCS cannot register. You can download the appropriate IP/VC T.120 DCS software from Cisco Connection Online (CCO).
Using the IP/VC Rate Matching Module
You must use an IP/VC 3540 Rate Matching Module (RM) version 3.0.9 or later with an IP/VC MCU version 3.2.113. The method the IP/VC MCU uses to register processors is changed in version 3.2.113 such that earlier versions of the IP/VC RM cannot register. You can download the appropriate IP/VC RM software from Cisco Connection Online (CCO).
T.120 Data Collaboration in Cascaded Conferences
Cisco IP/VC MCUs with version 3.2.113 software do not support T.120 data collaboration in cascaded conferences.
When you use an IP/VC MCU version 3.2.113 to provide the MCU function in an MCU cluster, you must use IP/VC version 3.0 or later media processors to perform the media processing. You can download version 3.0 or later upgrade software for the IP/VC RM, IP/VC T.120 DCS, and IP/VC MCU from CCO.
Registration Limits for IP/VC T.120 Data Collaboration Server
You can register up to two IP/VC T.120 data collaboration servers with an IP/VC MCU.
We have made the following observations regarding endpoints with which the IP/VC MCU can interoperate:
•econference terminal names appear as long, unidentifiable numbers in the IP/VC MCU conference web page
•Extraneous, short line can appear in the econference terminal display
•We recommend that you use Tandberg 5.0 or later software
•NetMeeting may not disconnect from an IP/VC MCU conference properly across a Ridgeway Firewall Traversal solution
•You may experience interoperability problems using a VCON MXX gatekeeper
•You can experience a delay when receiving the first video image on a Polycom Viewstation FX across a gateway
Viewing Conference and Login Web Pages
We recommend that you use full screen mode to view conference and login web pages. The page is truncated in a lesser view and some functions do not appear.
Refreshing Conference Web Pages
The IP/VC MCU conference web pages refresh every ten seconds. To refresh the web page immediately, choose the tab that is currently open. Using the refresh button in the web browser can close the conference web page.
This Open Caveats section lists unexpected behavior or defects in of Cisco IP/VC 3511 MCU and Cisco IP/VC 3540 MCU module version 3.2.113 Severity 1 caveats are the most serious caveats, severity 2 caveats are less serious, and severity 3 caveats are still less serious. Table 2 provides information about these caveats in IP/VC MCU version 3.2.113 that were not resolve the time of released.
You can search for information about these and other caveats found after this release on the Cisco bug tracking tool, called Bug Toolkit. You must have a Cisco Connection Online (Cisco.com) account to access caveats. To access information about these caveats, enter the URL listed for the caveat in your browser. To access information about other caveats in the Bug Toolkit, open http://www.cisco.com/support/bugtools in your web browser.
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