Call recording

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Sep 26th, 2008
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Hi All,

I read in CUCM 6.1 (features and ser. guide)we can achieve call recording.

Witness and Nice are recorder hardware for that.But i want to know further details like any licensing required for that and apart from CUCM configuration any more required?

If we are using "Selective recording" how to invoke recording session which are all application support this?



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testeven Mon, 09/29/2008 - 07:50
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Silent Monitoring is an available feature. However, there are couple of requirements. For example, you do need a 3rd generation phone to monitor and IPCC or a 3rd party vendor software is required for the desktop software

for monitoring/control of calls (via CTI). There is no way to monitor calls (other than shared lines / barge) with CUCM alone.

In the case of Contact Center, it is the Supervisor desktop the one that has the controls to invoke the silent monitoring.

In case of 3rd party recording vendors such as NICE/Witness/Verint can integrate using CTI/JTAPI and invoke call recording for

Contact Center calls or regular IPT calls as well.



alberto.orden Mon, 09/29/2008 - 08:16
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Hi to all,

So to Silent Monitoring you need an IPCC or a software as CTIOS?, I would like to try that feature and just have 3 phones and a CCM 7, is it possible?

Thanks a lot,

Best regards,


testeven Mon, 09/29/2008 - 08:20
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Yes, either IPCC or a 3rd party recording software. CUCM itself does not provide call recording.

alberto.orden Mon, 09/29/2008 - 08:31
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Thank you,

Yes, i know that but what about the Silent Monitor feature, may i do it just with the CCM version 7 and CTIOS software? or I need something else.

Best Regards

alberto.orden Tue, 09/30/2008 - 00:13
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Does anyone knows if is possible Silent Monitor just with CCM 7 , 3 ip phones and a Desktop with some software? i think CTIOS.

Best regards,


harisivaji Tue, 09/30/2008 - 12:15
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Hi ,

As per Cisco we can Monitor a call silently,for monitoring no need additional software because when a softkey is pressed in cisco IP phone it will make a path to the end phone (end phone will fork both conversation to the user phone).Its a IP Phone based Architecture which uses Built in Bridge in the end phone also end user is not aware of monitoring.




alberto.orden Tue, 09/30/2008 - 14:02
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Thanks a lot,

one question more, where do you get the Cisco Supervisor Desktop to Silence Monitor, so the supervisor see the active calls?

Best regards

alberto.orden Wed, 10/01/2008 - 00:32
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Thanks again,

How do you configure the softkey template so the supervisor (7961 Ip Phone) get the call.

Best regards

goranpilat Fri, 12/12/2008 - 07:06
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could you please explain how do I use softkey for the monitoring? All the guides seem to be explaining monitoring with CAD which is nothing new... I think I did all the config well but don't know how to start monitoring


Goran Pilat


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