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Difference CTS MCU CTMS, CT-Man TMS

hi all,

I am relatively new to cisco TP products.

Apparently i am really confused on the difference between the very similar naming convention of the cisco TP products.

Would anyone care to spell out a quick differenciation between them? Or is there a cisco doc that clearly explains the difference and use case of them


  1. Cisco CTS - Cisco Telepresence Server
  2. Cisco MCU 
  3. CTMS - Cisco Telepresemce Multipoint Switch

Schedulling & Management

  1. CTS-Man - Cisco Telepresence Manager
  2. TMS - CIsco Telepresence Management Suite
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Difference CTS MCU CTMS, CT-Man TMS



CTS-Manager is mainly used for scheduling and conference monitoring / statistics. Integrates with Exchange and Domino for booking


Phonebook managment and distribution

Endpoint & Infrastructure Management

Provisioning Managment for Jabber Video users

Scheduling (Much of the same as with CTS-Man), integrates with Exchange and Domino for booking

Reporting and statistics

Conference control center for conference control.


Re: Difference CTS MCU CTMS, CT-Man TMS

A few things;

"Cisco CTS" is usually used to describe Cisco  CTS endpoints - e.g. CTS 1000, CTS 3000 etc rather than Cisco Telepresence Server.

CTS-Man vs. TMS: CTS man is the pre-Tandberg scheduling solution for CTS systems.  You would probably want to use TMS - it's much more fully featured and will be supported into the future (CTS-Man has an end-of-sale dat announced already).

CTMS: This is sort of like an MCU but only switches media, so everything has to be at the same resolution and it only works with CTS and C/EX series endpoints.  A good solution if these are the only endpoints you are using and don't need to be flexible with resolutions etc.

Telepresence server is an MCU that works with pretty much anything and can have several different resolutions on the same conference.  It's the "deluxe" option for multi-party Telepresence conferencing.

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Re: Difference CTS MCU CTMS, CT-Man TMS

Thanks to all for the clarification.

I managed to find a cisco doc that highlights the difference features of the TP components.

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