Anyone seen any advance info on Unified Communication Manager 8.0?

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Jan 21st, 2010

I have seen the single page on the Cisco Site about version 8 but no other info.

What I am really interested in is the promised support for Incoming CallerID when gateway has an FXO port and is using MGCP.

That lack of support has been a thorn in my side for a year or more as they were promising it in version 7 and then it got pulled.

I have 30 remote gateways and a totola of over 130 FXO PSTN ports/lines so transitioning to H323 would be a very major undertaking.

Thanks

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Jonathan Schulenberg Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:01

There is a lot of information on UCM 8.0; however, most of it is restricted under NDA agreements until FCS.

WIth respect to the caller ID on MGCP-controlled FXO: There were limitations in both IOS and UCM that had to be addressed. The updated MGCP code is now available in both and will work in 8.0 and IOS 12.4(24)T I believe. I have not bothered to test it in my beta copy yet so there's no guarantee that it's bug-free though.

Also, there is a general movement away from MGCP at this point. I would reconsider moving anyone to it. The consensus is becoming SIP gateways as the code stabilizes.

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