I am testing the CM6.1 call recording feature . Does CM6.1 need a third-party recorder for the feature ? Can CM6.1 work as a recorder itself without using outside recorder ?
Thanks very much.
Yes, all versions of CCM require a Third Party product to do the actual recording :)
Devices That Support Call Monitoring and Call Recording
This section lists and describes the various devices that support call monitoring and call recording.
Agent devices must be able to mix media for monitoring and to fork media for recording.
The system supports the following Cisco third-generation IP phones: 7906G, 7911G, 7931G, 7941G, 7941G-GE, 7961G, 7961G-GE, 7970G, and 7971G-GE.
Supervisor devices must be able to receive one-way media.
Recorders must interface with Cisco Unified Communications Manager SIP trunk to receive recording calls.
Nice/Witness Recorders have been tested; Verint and other third-party vendors manufacture suitable recorders.
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Hope this helps!