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Hosting Video Conference Calls over the Internet using a IP/VC 3540

A client wants to use his 3540 with 30 session MCU and rate matching card to host Video Calls consisting of participants both on his local LAN/WAN and participants coming in from across the Internet. Cisco's IP/VC design guide does not specifically address a situation like this so I am at a loss. Can someone point me in the right direction ? I am at a loss.

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Re: Hosting Video Conference Calls over the Internet using a IP/

This is something that can be done. A couple considerations that need to be looked into are where the MCU and Gatekeeper are going to reside on the network. If you place the MCU and GK behind a firewall to be protected from the Internet, then you may need to open up ports on the firewall to allow for registration to the GK and calls to the MCU to happen. The MCU or GK could also be placed in a DMZ, or just the GK with the MCU placed behind a firewall completely. As you can see there are a few choices here but it is doable.

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