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CCM as VoIP softswitch.....

Can CCM be setup on an ISP network to accept 3rd party SIP adapters, or Cisco ATA's from the WWW?

What 3rd party adapters are approved? What config is preffered? NAT, Firewall, SIP or H323? Consists of what components?

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Re: CCM as VoIP softswitch.....

CallManager integrates with SIP using a SIP trunk to the Proxy server irrepective of the Proxy vendor. CallManager sends and receives SIP messages through the trunk connection. Adapters, such as the ATA running SIP firmware may connect to CM through the Proxy server.

Here is a link and some snippets, but please open the link for complete information:

SIP and Cisco CallManager

All protocols require that either a signaling interface (trunk) or a gateway be created to accept and originate calls. For SIP, the user must create a signaling interface. For more information, refer to the Trunk Configuration section in the Cisco CallManager Administration Guide.

SIP signaling interfaces connect Cisco CallManager networks and SIP networks that are served by a SIP proxy server. As with other protocols, SIP components fit under the device layer of Cisco CallManager architecture. As is true for the H.323 protocol, multiple logical SIP signaling interfaces can be configured in the Cisco CallManager database and associated with route groups, route lists, and route patterns. To provide redundancy, in the event of failure of one logical SIP interface, other logical SIP interfaces provide services in the same route group list. Redundancy can also be achieved by assigning multiple Cisco CallManager modes under SIP signaling interface device pools.

SIP signaling interfaces use port-based routing, with one SIP signaling interface connecting to a SIP network. Cisco CallManager accepts calls from any SIP device as long as the SIP messages arrive on the configured incoming port. When configuring multiple signaling interfaces, configure a unique incoming port for each SIP interface. Use of the same port as an incoming port for multiple signaling interfaces causes an alarm.

Media Termination Point (MTP) Devices

Cisco CallManager requires an RFC 2833 dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) compliant MTP device to make SIP calls. The current standard for SIP uses in-band Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP) payload types to indicate DTMF tones. AVVID components such as SCCP IP phones, support only out-of-band DTMF payload types. Thus, an RFC 2833 compliant MTP device acts as a translator between inband and out-of-band DTMF.

Hope this helps.

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Re: CCM as VoIP softswitch.....

Was something to chew on for sure. Need to digest some of that for my current network topology.

Does SIP give me greater tolerances for jitter and latency?

Maybe upon re-reading I'll see, but can CCM 4.1.3 handle direct non-cisco devices? IS the Cisco Proxy server mandatory? Is their a list of approved non-Cisco devices that I can test.

Want to deploy SIP phones and anaolg gateways to do a small service provider rollout. Would like to go with the industry and use SIP.

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