Cisco Unified Communications Solutions unify voice, video, data, and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks, delivering a media-rich collaboration experience across business, government agency, and institutional workspaces. These applications use the network as the platform to enhance comparative advantage by accelerating decision time and reducing transaction time. The security, resilience, and scalability of the network enable users in any workspace to easily connect anywhere, anytime, and anyplace, using any media, device, or operating system. Cisco Unified Communications is part of a comprehensive solution that includes network infrastructure, security, wireless, management applications, lifecycle services, flexible deployment and outsourced management options, and third-party applications.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing is an enterprise-class rich-media conferencing solution that makes remote meetings as natural and effective as face-to-face meetings. The solution integrates voice, video, and web conferencing with industry-leading setup and control capabilities to meet the needs of organizations looking for a single solution and user environment for all their conferencing needs. The 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. As a component of the Cisco Unified Communications System, Cisco Unified MeetingPlace delivers productivity that goes beyond traditional conferencing solutions by enabling rich-media conferencing to be incorporated into a broad range of communication scenarios.
Improved productivity and accelerated business speed and reach
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace supports today's global, real-time organizations by promoting effective communication and collaboration - allowing people to meet at any time from anywhere without the expense and inefficiencies of traveling. You can expand your organization's reach, improve its operational effectiveness, and speed decision making by integrating voice, video, and web collaboration into everyday communications and reducing distance as a constraint to deploying expertise. The ability for meeting participants to view other participants; read their body language; and share applications, presentations, and documents all contributes to effective remote meetings, whether the meeting is a sales demonstration, training application, project team meeting, or customer support interaction.
Superior cost-effectiveness and enterprise security
The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace solution is deployed on premises and integrated with your organization's internal IP networks. On-premises deployment facilitates cost savings because it can reduce conferencing-related transport costs and services fees. On-premises deployment also results in a highly secure meeting environment. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing allows you to isolate confidential meetings and content behind your firewall for secure data transport and still have flexibly to set up Internet-accessible meetings with external parties.
Tightly integrated rich-media conference setup and attendance
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing supports multiple interfaces for initiating impromptu meetings or scheduling future rich-media conferences. In a single step, meeting organizers can setup voice, video, and web resources through a web interface, touch-tone or Cisco Unified IP Phone, and Microsoft Outlook or IBM Lotus Notes calendar. Meeting invitees automatically receive notification by email or calendar invitation. Attending a rich-media conference is as simple as clicking a mouse. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing launches the web conference and dials out to your voice or video endpoint, or you can dial into your meeting. Voice and video users dial the same number and the system connects you based on the capabilities of your endpoint. The system can also recognize the phone numbers of users with a profile and automatically connect them to their meeting when they dial in. Simplifying and automating conference attendance means that meetings start on time and frequent conferencing frustrations are eliminated. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing also allows you to initiate meetings from IM and communications clients such as Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Office Communicator, and Jabber Messenger. This capability promotes collaboration by making impromptu rich-media conferences easy to initiate and join. Being able to view a person's availability and easily enter into a voice, video, or web conference or being on a phone call and instantly sharing a document can enable your organization to speed business processes by engaging subject matter experts and collaborating effectively without the typical delays.
Advanced rich-media conference capabilities and control
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing tightly integrates voice, video, and web conferencing capabilities for highly engaging and productive virtual meetings and interactions. The solution meets a wide range of conferencing needs, including collaborative meetings, presentations, training, and webcasts. Preconfigured meeting templates are optimized to support specific application needs and users' roles. Participants can share presentations, desktop applications, and multimedia content, and conduct effective collaborative meetings. Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing provides industry-leading in-meeting controls within the web conference. Without disrupting a meeting, you can know who else is attending, how they are attending (voice, video, or web), who is speaking, and who is sharing. To help ensure that meetings run smoothly, if you have the appropriate permissions you can control a broad range of meeting characteristics, including speaking and web sharing rights. You can control your own meeting environment, including muting and unmuting your phone, modifying your video layout, and moving into private discussions. If you want to leave or are ejected from a meeting, all media types - voice, video, and web - are disconnected simultaneously. Having access to these integrated meeting controls allows meeting moderators to minimize disruptions and make virtual meetings natural and effective.
Integrated video capabilitiesProduct Highlights
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing provides a fully integrated voice and video architecture that results in an effective and easy-to-use video experience. The solution supports a wide range of video compression standards, codecs, continuous-presence features, and video resolutions at high performance levels and in any combination, without adversely affecting the capacity of the product. The two primary video modes supported include: high quality standard definition video conferencing and high capacity personal video conferencing. The second configuration option doubles the capacity of each video blade and provides cost-effective desktop video and video telephony deployments.
- Combines voice and video capabilities in a single appliance
- Enhances the user experience with innovative capabilities that recognize a user's phone number and automatically connect users to their meetings