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IP Communicator For Apple Mac

Dear all,

I m running, cucm 8.5

and i want to use cisco ip communicator on an apple laptop.

can i use ip communicator with apple mac laptop.

Regards,

Malik.

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IP Communicator For Apple Mac

No, you cannot install CIPC natively on Mac OS X. This is unfortunate but is indeed the case. What Paolo is referring to is the ability to run CIPC on a Windows OS VM (e.g. VM Fusion). It works if you already run a Windows VM as part of your standard workflow but is indeed unappealling and downright useless if you run "all native".

Cisco does have a Jabber client for Mac that can be used as an IP Telephony softphone but that client requires a CUPS server or a Web Ex Connect account. I have not found a way to use the Jabber client as a soft phone only. If you have either of these services, then that is probably the way to go. I am using the client for WebEx but I have not tested with CUPS, yet.

If you find that neither approach works for you, then you can consider a 3rd party SIP client. I am currently wrapping up testing of CounterPath's Bria softphone. I will be posting a blog at some point in the next week. I have tested CounterPath's X-Lite (free version) on Mac (and Windows). I did a write up on that here:

http://www.netcraftsmen.net/blogs/tags/X-Lite/

The write up is based on an older X-Lite version. I have ran X-Lite 4 on Mac. The limits with the free version are the number of accounts that are supported, the audio/video codecs supported, and the fact it has an ad banner (which I hate, but that's me). Aside from the ad banner, I have found the app to be pretty usable but, as a 3rd party SIP device, it doesn't support all "native" CUCM features.

HTH.

Regards,

Bill

HTH -Bill (b) http://ucguerrilla.com (t) @ucguerrilla

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IP Communicator For Apple Mac

Yes, running under Windows.

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IP Communicator For Apple Mac

sorry i didnot get you

can i install ip communicator on applce mac laptop and can it work with it

IP Communicator For Apple Mac

No, you cannot install CIPC natively on Mac OS X. This is unfortunate but is indeed the case. What Paolo is referring to is the ability to run CIPC on a Windows OS VM (e.g. VM Fusion). It works if you already run a Windows VM as part of your standard workflow but is indeed unappealling and downright useless if you run "all native".

Cisco does have a Jabber client for Mac that can be used as an IP Telephony softphone but that client requires a CUPS server or a Web Ex Connect account. I have not found a way to use the Jabber client as a soft phone only. If you have either of these services, then that is probably the way to go. I am using the client for WebEx but I have not tested with CUPS, yet.

If you find that neither approach works for you, then you can consider a 3rd party SIP client. I am currently wrapping up testing of CounterPath's Bria softphone. I will be posting a blog at some point in the next week. I have tested CounterPath's X-Lite (free version) on Mac (and Windows). I did a write up on that here:

http://www.netcraftsmen.net/blogs/tags/X-Lite/

The write up is based on an older X-Lite version. I have ran X-Lite 4 on Mac. The limits with the free version are the number of accounts that are supported, the audio/video codecs supported, and the fact it has an ad banner (which I hate, but that's me). Aside from the ad banner, I have found the app to be pretty usable but, as a 3rd party SIP device, it doesn't support all "native" CUCM features.

HTH.

Regards,

Bill

HTH -Bill (b) http://ucguerrilla.com (t) @ucguerrilla

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