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Cisco TelePresence Video and Blue Jeans

Blue Jeans enables seamless video conferencing interoperability across the complete range of Cisco’s video conferencing, collaboration and telepresence solutions. With our cloud-based video conferencing service, you can easily connect an enterprise Cisco video conferencing deployment to any other H.323 room video system and or desktop and mobile video services such as Microsoft Lync and more.

In 2009, Cisco acquired Tandberg – one of the global leaders in video communications. Over the last couple years, Cisco has consolidated their complete video-focused solution offering and grouped them under the following top four categories:

TelePresence/Video Conferencing:

Enabling face-to-face but virtual collaboration with telepresence and video conferencing. Products include: Cisco TelePresence Infrastructure, Endpoints, Management Suite, Managed and Hosted TelePresence.

Telephony/Unified Communications: 

Enterprise wide communication service offering a full suite of solutions and endpoints. Products include: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Gateways, Cisco IP Phones, Soft clients and Services.

Customer collaboration:

Solutions around offering content-rich, customer-centric experiences and self-service. Products include: Cisco SocialMiner, Cisco Unified Contact Center Enterprise and more...

Collaboration applications:

Ability to collaborate on the device of choice from any location. Products include: Cisco Jabber, Cisco Quad, Cisco WebEx.


For the purposes of this article, we will focus primarily on the TelePresence and UC/Telephony solutions from Cisco.


The Blue Jeans Solution

One of the key fundamental building blocks of our Blue Jeans service is to work in harmony across the widest range of conferencing systems in the world. With Cisco, we have successfully accomplished this goal across multiple deployment models (network topology) and involving different set of Cisco infrastructure elements and video endpoints. Not only we enable seamless connectivity outside the enterprise, many times our solution can bridge multiple communications islands within a single enterprise.

Supported Cisco Video Endpoints

Cisco TelePresence TX9000
TX 9000 series
Cisco TelePresence TX1300 Series
TX 1300 series
Cisco TelePresence CTS Series
CTS series
Cisco TelePresence MX200 MX300
MX200/300 series
Cisco TelePresence Personal Endpoints EX60/90
EX60/EX90 Personal
Endpoints
 
Cisco TelePresence C20 Kit
C20 Kit
Cisco TelePresence Personal Endpoint E20
E20 Personal Endpoint
Cisco Jabber
Cisco Jabber
Cisco IP Phones 8900/9900 with Video
Cisco 8900/9900 IP
Phones with Video
Cisco Cius
Cisco Cius


Supported Cisco Infrastructure Elements 

  • Cisco Video Communications Server (VCS)
  • Cisco TelePresense Server (TPS)
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
  • Cisco Unified Video Conferencing (CUVC)
  • Cisco Telepresence MCUs
  • Cisco Callway Hosted Service

Key Features & Specifications

  • Easy-to-use, seamles to connect and consistent user experience across all platforms/endpoints
  • Multi-user video conferencing – up to 25 participants
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) - virtually compatible with almost all the major video endpoints
  • Audio only conferencing with global access numbers
  • Secure - Supported by leading encryption standards: AES-128, AES- 256, H.235 V3, SRTP
  • Screen sharing / Content sharing
  • Dynamic meeting visual layouts – control them from your desktop and end points (using DTMF)
  • Real-time reporting – call quality, bandwidth, etc for each participant
  • Audio codecs: G.711u, G.711a, G.722, G.722.1 24kHz, G.722.1 32kHz, G.722.1c/Siren 14, G.729A, iSAC, SILK 8kHz, SILK 16kHz
  • Video codecs: RTVideo , H.264, H.263+, H.263, H.261 with resolution up to 720p @ 30fps

Cisco TelePresence & Microsoft Lync  

Link up your Cisco TelePresence video setup and Microsoft Lync users.

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How it works?

Cisco Video Communications Server (VCS)

  • Cisco TelePresence VCS and Blue Jeans
  • Cisco TelePresence VCS and Blue Jeans - Signaling path
  • Cisco TelePresence VCS and Blue Jeans - Media path
  • Cisco TelePresence VCS and Blue Jeans - Interoperability and MCU

In a typical CTS deployment with Cisco VCS, Blue Jeans can provide your setup with the missing MCU (video bridging/conferencing) capability from the cloud.

  • One quarter the cost of a typical hardware based MCU when compared to the five-year total cost of ownership. 
  • Our elastic cloud model lets you right size for regular use and leverage burst capacity for occasional usage peaks.
  • Buy only (port subscription) what you need today and scale up when usage grows with our on-demand licensing model.
  • Most importantly benefit from Interoperability – with Blue Jeans you can invite participants to join using H.323 room systems and Microsoft Lync

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Cisco Video Communications Server (VCS) and Cisco TelePresence Server (TPS)

  • Cisco TelePresence Server TPS and Blue Jeans
  • Cisco TelePresence Server TPS and Blue Jeans - Signaling path
  • Cisco TelePresence Server TPS and Blue Jeans - Media path
  • Cisco TelePresence Server TPS and Blue Jeans - Interworking & Interoperability with MCU

With Blue Jeans you can gain two-fold in a Cisco TelePresence Server (TPS) deployment 1) extend your existing basic interoperability to Skype & Microsoft Lync, and 2) augment your video bridging capacity from the Blue Jeans cloud. Additional capacity to your TPS deployment can be delivered on-demand from the Blue Jeans cloud.

  • With our cloud based MCU service, you can enjoy up to 75% savings (compared to a 5-year TCO analysis).
  • Protect your Cisco TPS investment; Blue Jeans works seamlessly with your setup - adding savings and enhanced benefits.
  • Buy only what you need today and scale up when usage grows with our on-demand licensing model.
  • Extended Interoperability – with Blue Jeans you can invite participants using Microsoft Lync along with H.323 room systems

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Cisco Unified Video Conferencing (CUVC)

  • Cisco Unified Video Conferencing CUVC and Blue Jeans
  • Cisco Unified Video Conferencing CUVC and Blue Jeans - Signaling path
  • Cisco Unified Video Conferencing CUVC and Blue Jeans - Media path
  • Cisco Unified Video Conferencing CUVC and Blue Jeans - Interworking and Interoperability with MCU

Blue Jeans offers the right solution to replace your aging Cisco Unified Video Conferencing (CUVC) setup. Our service will work seamlessly with your Call Manager and Cisco TelePresence Multipoint Switch (CTMS). Blue Jeans will complement your CUVC MCU capacity with a virtual on-demand capacity from the cloud. Additionally, Blue Jeans will extend interoperability to Microsoft Lync.

  • Cloud-based MCU capability - scale on-demand and save more than 75%
  • Buy only (port capacity) what you need today and scale up when usage grows with our on-demand licensing model.
  • Extended interoperability – with Blue Jeans you can invite participants using Microsoft Lync along with H.323 room systems

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Hosted Cisco TelePresence Callway service

Cisco Callway and Blue Jeans

Would you like to extend your video/telepresence capabilities beyond your colleagues? Would you like to invite participants to join your video conference calls using more ubiquitous endpoints such as Microsoft Lync? Blue Jeans has the perfect solution. Our cloud-based service not only allows you to achieve this functionality, it can also help extend your current limitation of 6/12 participants per call.

  • Invite participants using Microsoft Lync
  • Extend your interoperability to standard H.323 room systems - such as Polycom, LifeSize, and others.
  • Cloud-based service, no upfront investment. Pay & scale as you go.
  • Up to 25 participants per call.

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Cisco Jabber & Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence 

Cisco Jabber and interworking with Blue Jeans videoconferencing

Blue Jeans supports both Cisco Jabber and Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence (formerly known as Cisco Movi). Use Jabber as your preferred video endpoint and easily connect to Blue Jeans.

  • Cloud-based video conferencing/bridging - up to 25 participants
  • Invite participants using Microsoft Lync and standard H.323 room systems - such as Polycom, LifeSize, and others.
  • Cloud-based service, no upfront investment. Pay & scale as you go.

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Cisco TelePresence Personal Endpoints

Cisco TelePresence Personal Endpoints and interworking with Blue Jeans

With Blue Jeans you can add conferencing capabilities (up to 25 participants) to your Cisco TelePresence endpoints. No additional hardware or software is required. Alternatively it will also work seamelessly if your endpoint registers to CUCM or VCS.

  • Cloud-based video conferencing/bridging - up to 25 participants
  • Invite participants using Microsoft Lync and standard H.323 room systems - such as Polycom, LifeSize, and others.
  • Cloud-based service, no upfront investment. Pay & scale as you go.

Have a different setup, contact us  →

 


 

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