We're newish to the Cisco world (Phone dealers with previous experiance with LG - iPecs Systems which do this easily)
We are considering a multisite solution with 3x UC540 (with incoming BRIs) - VPN between sites with approx 100 handsets.
The client 'expects' and we though very do-able is for example a receptionist at each site with their handset and attached sidecar to see the activity/presence of remotes handsets - ie ones reachable by dialing 8SXXX
It appears that this isnt possible!?
The only way to see presence is if they invest in a CallConnector server and each receptionist then purchases CallConnector Operator. This isnt really feasible as there are many users that want to be able to see the presence of others across sites.
We looked at CallConnector Advanced but this only shows the status of handsets registered to other computers running CCA - many phones dont have computers near/attached them.
Is there a work around for what we though was a really simple request?