I know with CUCM 6.x and upwards you have the mobility function as part of CUCM (mobilty function = single number reach).
Does the Mobilty Manager work on the same principal and offer the same or does it have a few extra functions?
Let's say I take a call to my mobile number while enroute to my office thus using the mobile provider netwrok. As soon as I enter my office, the office wireless network is in range (i have the client installed on my mobile phone), can i do call handover and if so, how do i do this handover?
1. Can I only do it from the mobile provider network to my office wireless network
2. can I do the handover from my mobile phone to my deskphone? (if this is possible, how does the handover work?)
Hey, Aaron is correct. The Mobility Manager features are the code that was pulled into CUCM 6x. The dual mode handoff - cellular to wireless - isn't really there yet. Cisco has some products that are working towards this (lookup Cisco Mobile Intelligent Routing Solution) but I still don't think they do what you want and if they do, I've never seen anyone with this product in my years of experience. So, cellular to wireless is probably out of the picture for the most part at the moment. However, cellular to IP phone transfer/handoff is achievable thru Single Number Reach via Mobility.
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All the functionality from Mobility Manager was written into CCM6 and subsequent versions.
It allows you to do deskphone handover (hang up the mobile, and then hit 'resume' on your deskphone, and voila! - this requires that the phone originally arrived at your office, and was sent to your mobile using the single-number-reach function. Probably also works if you've done a dial-via-office; not sure off the top of my head as no one seems to use that function here in the UK).
As far as I'm aware you can't get the Mobility feature to do handover between the 'corporate' and 'ip' sides of a dual mode phone - at least not easily or seamlessly on the handsets I've played with.
Handover from mobile to office wireless... well... I believe it's possible; but apparently requires something from the mobile provider that we don't get in the UK. Perhaps someone else has experience of this?
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I do not know much about Mobility Manager, but I beleive that the functionality to switch between cell network and WiFi network is included in Mobility Manager. At least, I confident it is not included in CUCM out of the box.
As for switching between the cell phone and the deskphone when using single number reach, I can answer. The way it works is this: If someone calls your deskphone number, and you have a remote destination (ie cell phone) configured and enabled, the call will be forwarded to your cell phone. However, it is still going through your IP network and is using (usually) 2 PSTN lines. This means that your deskphone will indicate, via a red light, that you are on a Mobility call on your cell phone. You can 'transfer' the call back to your deskphone by just hanging up the cell phone and pressing the line button on the deskphone with 2 or 3 seconds. It is suprisingly seamless. You can also do the reverse (transfer a call to your cell phone) via a softkey. The advantage of doing this instead of transfering is that you never have to put the caller on hold. In fact, the caller is not aware anything has happened.