An integral part of the SBCS and CME family of products, Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Windows is a desktop solution integrated with Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (formerly known as Cisco Unified CallManager Express) that delivers easy-to-use call control, presence, and mobility features to end users, facilitating increased productivity and more effective communications. Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Windows uses toolbars within common applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer, providing transparent desktop integration and giving users new and easy ways to work smarter and faster.
Latest News on March 7, 2009
Cisco Unified CallConnector (UCC) version 184.108.40.206 General Availibility software is now available for download. To download the software, please go to the following website: http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/callconnector-ms
In addition to having software fixes, the latest UCC software adds additional features for both UCC client and UCC server.
The Cisco Unified CallConnector (UCC) client provides a user the ability to integrate their desktop with their IP Phone.
- When the Cisco Unified CallConnector client runs as a standalone client, it provides the user access to features such as quick search for contacts, click-to-dial functionality, highlight any number and click to dial, inbound popup with caller-id from Outlook and integration with Outlook contacts.
For a description of specific features available with the Cisco Unified CallConnector Client, click here:
The Cisco Unified CallConnector Server can support up to 10 CME systems with up to 250 users across multiple CME sites.
- When the UCC client connects to a UCC server, it allows the user to have access to presence and location information and instant messaging capabilities. Additionally, it allows the user to view the call logs from Internet Explorer or Outlook. The call logs that can be viewed are: All calls, placed calls, missed calls, and received calls.
For a description of specific features available with the Cisco Unified CallConnector Server solution, click here:
The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility service is an add-on software that runs in conjunction with the UCC server. The UCC Mobility service software is required to run co-resident with the UCC Server.
Features include the following:
- Single-number reach-Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express users can now provide a single phone number to their business contacts and be immediately connected to their business calls at the most convenient and available telephone.
- Single voicemail box-If the user is unreachable at the specified single business number, Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility will forward the call to voice mail, using the Cisco Unity Express.
- User-customizable rules for routing-Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility is fully integrated with the Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Office toolbars to allow users to set up rules based on availability and location to specify the reach numbers and routing for business calls.
- Integration with presence status-Call-handling automation rules can be based on the presence status of the user; as the status changes, call-routing rules are triggered automatically. The Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Office allows users to change both availability (available, busy, away, or unavailable) and location (work, home, on the road, etc.), which can also set call-routing rules.
- Device switching without interrupting calls-With Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility, single-number-reach calls can be bridged on the IP phone to allow mobile workers to continue the call after they arrive at the office and take advantage of speakerphone or other IP phone services. The call can be continued at either device without interruption, and users can use the best available IP phone or mobile device.
- The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility service allows a user using a UCC client to have access to SNR capabilities. The user can configure conditional rules based on date, time of day, location, and presence to route calls to up to 4 destinations simultaneously.
- The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility service also allows a user to have access to advance mid-call features. The mid-call features allow a user to transfer a call to voicemail or IP Phone, park a call, and also set up a conference.
- In addition to having access to mid-call features, the UCC user can have access to Dial-in System Access (DISA) features. The DISA features allows users to remotely make business calls that appear to be initiated from the company, to set up conferences, and to change presence and location information dynamically while on the phone.
For a description of specific features available with the Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility solution, click here:
Release Notes for Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft Windows can be found here.
The Cisco Unified CallConnector Solution is comprised of 3 software solutions which work together to provide desktop integration with telephony service, presence and location information, instant messaging, calls logs and mobility with Single Number Reach (SNR).
At this time, there are no plans to integrate UCC with Communications Manager – it only integrates with Cisco Communications Manager Express.
SW-UCC-CME= is the top level SKU, of which quantity of 1 should be ordered. This SKU is a zero dollar lead SKU.
SW-UCC-CLIENT-1, SW-UCC-SERVER and SW-UCC-MOBILITY are options under SW-UCC-CME.
All three of these items need to be included as order options to support a complete mobility solution. Of course, the number of SW-UCC-CLIENT-1 items that are specified should reflect the number of users, as one client is needed per user.
Cisco Unified CallConnector Personal does not work with CUPS and won't support any type of integration with CUPS currently.
We don’t have mac version of the UCC client at this time. We are looking at a browser client for Mac and PC down the road, but won’t be for many months at this point.
10. Can you use both Cisco UCC for Microsoft Windows and Cisco Unified CallConnector for Microsoft/Salesforce.com CRM simultaneously?
Presently you can only use 1 of the applications at any given time to integrate your Cisco IP Phone with your PC.
Yes. The Cisco UCC Client can be integrated with a hard phone or soft phone at the CME Site or at a remote site.
No. Cisco Unified CallConnector is not presently supported in either a Citrix or terminal service environment.
No. The UCC client does not work with extension mobility.
The UCC Client does work with extension mobility. However, the phone credentials that have to configured as the actual usesrname and password are the credentials of the profile that's active on the phone when using the the UCC client.
Cisco UCC works with all SCCP 7900 series IP Phones with CME on the ISR or UC500. For UC500 customers they can choose the 7900 series, or the CP-52xG series or the SPA500 Series IP phones phones. Cisco UCC does not work with Cisco or third party SIP based phones.
As of Cisco Unified CallConnector version 1.5, the following languages are supported.
The attached presentation provides detailed information on how to order Cisco Unified CallConnector:
The Cisco Unified CallConnector (UCC) Client provides a tool to integrate your desktop with your telephony. The following document provides details on how to install and set up your UCC client on your desktop. The Cisco Unified CallConnector Server install guide can be found at the following link: The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility Service install guide can be found at the following link:
The Cisco Unified CallConnector (UCC) Client provides a tool to integrate your desktop with your telephony. The following document provides details on how to install and set up your UCC client on your desktop.
The Cisco Unified CallConnector Server install guide can be found at the following link:
The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility Service install guide can be found at the following link:
Use the following link to help troubleshoot Cisco Unified CallConnector related issues. The current guide has troubleshooting steps for the Cisco Unified CallConnector client. An updated troubleshooting guide will be provided for the Cisco Unified CallConnector Server and Mobility Service in the future.
In order to use mid-call and DISA features available with the Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility solution, a system administrator needs to enable hardware conferencing on the CME. The following application note describes how to enable hardware conferencing on a CME system.
One of the configuration requirements on CME for UCC Server/Mobility integration is to configure radius authentication. The radius messages are sent from CME to the radius server (UCC Server) to update phone status. The following is a sample configuration for the CLI:
aaa group server radius uccserver
server 192.168.10.254 auth-port 1645 acct-port 1646
aaa accounting update newinfo
aaa accounting connection h323 start-stop broadcast group uccserver
aaa session-id common
radius-server host 192.168.10.254 auth-port 1645 acct-port 1646
radius-server key cisco
radius-server vsa send accounting
ip radius source-interface vlan 1
Notes for the above configuration:
- The UCC Server has an IP Address of "192.168.10.254"
- The "acct-port 1646" needs to mirror what is configured on the UCC Server
- The radius-server key - "cisco" needs to match the key configured on the UCC server
- IMPORTANT: If you have multiple interfaces (configured with IP addresses) on your CME, you need to specify the interface from which the radius messages will be sent. In the example above, the radius messages will be sourced from Vlan 1.
Cisco Unified CallConnector Server Technical White paper
The following Technical White Paper is a configuration guide that outlines how to integrate a single Cisco Unified CallConnector Server (without mobility) with multiple UC500 systems to provide presence, location, and instant messaging across multiple UC500 sites.
Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility Technical White Paper
The following Technical White Paper is a configuration guide that outlines how to integrate a single Cisco Unified CallConnector Server/Mobility solution with multiple UC500 systems to provide presence, location and mobility functionality across multiple UC500 sites.
- UCC Presence Troubleshooting Module
- UCC SNR Troubleshooting Module
- UCC Toolbar Troubleshooting Module
- UCC MidCall Troubleshooting Module
The following Powerpoint presentations were delivered in March of 2009 for the Cisco Unified CallConnector Partner Installation and Troubleshooting Technical Training:
- Overview of the Cisco Unified CallConnector Intro Partner Training
- Technical Overview of the Cisco Unified CallConnector Client
- Technical Overview of the Cisco Unified CallConnector Server
- Technical Overview of the Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility
- class="external text active_link">Overview of the Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility
A VOD of these Powerpoint presentations recorded on March 12, 2009, can be viewed at the following link:
- Cisco Unified CallConnector Installation and Configuration Training Video
Software Download Site
Cisco Unified Call Connector Client Install - This Tutorial VoD details how to setup and install a UCC client. The VOD also covers how to use some of the features available with UCC client such as click-to-dial, magic wan and inbound screen pop-up.
Cisco Unified Call Connector Client Server Mode - This Tutorial VoD details how to setup and install a UCC client to operate with a UCC server. It highlights some of the features available to the UCC client when operating with a UCC server, such as having access to IM, presence, and call logs.
Cisco Unified Call Connector Mobility Solution - This Tutorial covers the Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility solution. The Cisco Unified CallConnector Mobility solution enables small businesses to have a mobility solution for their employees. Some highlights of the solution include Single Number Reach (SNR) functionality, presence and location status across multiple sites, and the ability to make business calls remotely. The solution increases mobility for the workforce while reducing missed opportunities with a Single Number Reach number.
For general Cisco Unified CallConnector product related questions, please contact the Cisco Product team. UCC product question