callmanager and callmanager express

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May 7th, 2007

I have a problem with callmanager and callmanager express. Can any one tell and compare the difference and the same between their

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neesharm Mon, 05/07/2007 - 22:17

Q. How does Cisco Unified CallManager Express differ from Cisco Unified CallManager?

A. Designed for small offices, Cisco Unified CallManager Express can support as many as 240 phones as a fully integrated solution in the Cisco access router. Cisco Unified CallManager Express and Cisco Unified CallManager use the same Cisco Unified IP phones, Cisco Catalyst? switches with inline power and quality of service (QoS), and the same router-based gateways to the PSTN. They offer many of the same features, but they also have some important differences. Cisco Unified CallManager Express is designed expressly for small-office deployments such as autonomous branch offices, retail stores, and service provider-managed services.

Designed for medium to large-sized offices, Cisco Unified CallManager can support tens of thousands of phones at one or many sites using a centralized call-processing design. Cisco Unified CallManager is a Cisco media convergence server (MCS)-based solution that can be deployed in one or more clusters for high availability. Cisco Unified CallManager is required for customers who want advanced applications such as Cisco Unified Contact Center, advanced conferencing needs, or extension mobility.

One of the many advantages of using Cisco Unified CallManager Express is that it can be deployed at multiple offices without the need to use the WAN for interoffice or voicemail calls. In the beginning, customers can depend on the PSTN to handle all interoffice calls and then can migrate voice onto the WAN as needed. Cisco Unified CallManager Express also fully supports a uniformed dialing plan between offices.


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