Cisco Adds Video to the 'V' in VOIPBy Paula Musich | Print
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Cisco launches Call Manager 4.0 along with a new desktop video conferencing app integrated with Cisco IP phones.Cisco Systems Inc. yesterday added video to the "V" in VOIP when it launched Call Manager 4.0 along with a new desktop video conferencing application integrated with Cisco IP phones.
The next major release of Cisco's mainstay voice-over-IP communications software includes an optional new application and USB (universal serial bus) video camera, together dubbed the Cisco Video Telephony Advantage, that can create person-to-person video phone calls.
Cisco VT Advantage works with Cisco IP phones to easily create such calls, and those video calls can be transferred, muted, forwarded, put into a conference or put on hold.
Beyond the video capabilities, Cisco also added new security functions to Call Manager 4.0 along with new end points for Call Manager and enhancements to Cisco Meeting Place Web conferencing, which it acquired with Lattitude Communications.