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7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

Is it possible to connect a 7985 IP VideoPhone to an external H323 VideoConferencing System? Is there a way I can just dial an IP address of a remote system from the 7985 or is that phone only compatible with other Cisco 7985's?

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Re: 7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

7985 only supports SCCP (from what I have read, this may change later). So, you will need to use it with a callmanager. But, it can connect to h.323 devices with video. It does support these video standards.

H.261, H.263, H.263+, and H.264

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Re: 7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

How exactly would you connect to a h.323 device via callmanager? Would I need to add a remote video system to call manager and assign an extension number?

Re: 7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

The depends. You could add it as an h.323 gateway and send calls to it via a route pattern. You might be able to add it as an h.323 phone. If the devices registers to a gatekeeper, you could add the gatekeeper to callmanager as well. You should make this work as an h.323 gateway or an h.323 phone.

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Re: 7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

You can't currently 'dial' an IP address on the 7985 afaik. I don't think end users will want to 'dial' an IP address anyway, and that really doesn't ease setup of a video teleconference. At the most you would have them dial a URL/hostname. The best, and most user friendly, way to do this (IMHO) is to look at your network and develop an enterprise dial plan. Set up a gatekeeper to register all endpoints (GK trunk in CCM for all CCM-controlled endpoints), and administer the prefix info in the GK configuration. I believe this is documented well in the Video Telephony SRND - check http://www.cisco.com/go/srnd

If you have a small number of endpoints then it's easy to administer the video systems as H.323 endpoints in CCM and not use GK. It's just another 'phone' off CallManager.

hth,

Don

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Re: 7985 IP VideoPhone to H323 VideoConferencing System

I added the remote system as a h.323 endpoint and after switching from G.729 to G.711 for the endpoint it works great, I can assign an extension to a remote system and simply have the users dial to connect.

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glad to hear. Please rate posts that are helpful.

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