Cisco Unified Communications Solutions enable collaboration so that organizations can quickly adapt to market changes while increasing productivity, improving competitive advantage through speed and innovation, and delivering a rich-media experience across any workspace, securely and with optimal quality.
Cisco Unified Videoconferencing is a flexible, high-definition (HD) video conferencing solution that lets organizations easily conduct face-to-face discussions in multiparty virtual meetings. The solution supports a broad range of video endpoints from high-definition (HD) and Cisco TelePresence systems to standard-definition (SD) clients and Cisco WebEx meetings. Cisco Unified Videoconferencing includes multipoint control units (MCUs), management software, desktop video capabilities, and ISDN gateways so you can efficiently manage and scale video resources and extend the reach of your video environment.
Cisco Unified Videoconferencing helps organizations promote effective communication and collaboration by allowing people to meet at anytime from anywhere without the expense and inefficiencies of travel. Organizations can conduct efficient education and training programs that extend beyond the campus environment. Doctors can consult specialists from any part of the world to provide the best care for their patients. Organizations can build trust and stronger relationships with remote staff and customers through more frequent face-to-face communications while lowering expenses and enabling carbon-reduction initiatives.
Scalable high definition video delivering the highest quality experience for all participants
Cisco Unified Videoconferencing takes advantage of state-of-the-art hardware processing capabilities to provide an exceptional user experience for all participants. The solution fully processes all connections to deliver the highest video resolution, frame rate, connection speed, and codec support. The HD encoder per-port architecture provides a unique video stream to each connected endpoint and allows HD continuous presence for all conferences, without any reduction in capacity. Designed for today's heterogeneous video environments, the solution provides full transcoding and connection speed transrating such that HD and SD endpoints can connect to any conference, at any supported bit rate, with any supported audio or video codec, at any supported resolution, and with any screen layout. This design simplifies planning, provisioning, and scheduling requirements.
Broad interoperability across Cisco and third-party video environments
Cisco Unified Videoconferencing supports multiple video and audio compression standards, codecs, and protocols to provide broad connectivity across Cisco and major video vendor environments. It is integrated across the Cisco collaboration portfolio to enable multiple deployment and usage scenarios, including impromptu multiparty conferences that you can initiate from desktop communications clients and phones; and collaborative conferencing that integrates voice, video, and web collaboration.
Simple and flexible video presentation and meeting control
All participants can customize their video layout at any time to meet their specific needs. Conference moderators can also control the meeting from the endpoint or a web-based interface. On-screen graphics and text overlays provide visual status updates and improve meeting effectiveness and security. For example, the conference moderator can see when the meeting is locked or is being encrypted.
Support for distributed deployments with virtual MCU capability
When deployed with Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Manager, the application can optimize WAN bandwidth and latency for geographically dispersed organizations with capabilities that let you easily support a network of distributed video systems. This patented "virtual system" capability lets you simply set up and attend meetings that are automatically created across multiple systems. Users connect through one number regardless of location, and the system determines the optimal configuration based on your preferences.
High-definition desktop video for remote access
Cisco Unified Videoconferencing includes a desktop video option. Cisco Unified Videoconferencing Desktop video extends the reach and effect of your video infrastructure by providing fully interactive HD video and one-way video streaming that can be accessed by virtually any networked computer. This application takes advantage of firewall traversal capabilities and H.264 Scalable Video Coding (SVC) to let you effectively collaborate with customers, partners, and teleworkers. Participants can also record meetings and view recorded meetings in HD.