Monthly Archives: January 2017

Cisco Mobile and Remote Access QR Code

If you have checked out the Cisco Spark Calling offering you may be familiar with the QR Code that is generated that can be used to register 8845 and 8865 phones to Spark. You simply hold the QR code in front of the phone and it’s read in and the phone registers. The Spark Calling QR code is a 16 digit number unique to Spark with a limited validity period for security. As an engineer I had wondered to myself why this functionality cannot be available with CUCM deployments as well. After all the phones run the same software… As … Continue reading

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Cisco Telepresence Codec JSON Feedback Support

I recently started experimenting with Cisco’s CE 8.3 software for the SX and MX video units in search of new and useful features particularly around the API. To my surprise, there was something new! JSON support for http feedback! Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Node Red and Cisco Codec Integration

In my first two tutorials I explained the API and how the XML data is passed to and from a Cisco Telepresence codec’s such as a SX or MX unit. In this article I will explain how I more specifically leveraged a Raspberry Pi and Node-Red to both receive commands from the codec as well as how to push data back to it for display on the touch 10. Continue reading

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The Cisco Video Codec API Feedback

If you read my initial post about the XML API on Cisco SX and MX video units you may have notice that the functionality was all flowing from our API client to the Codec. The problem with this is there is no easy way to have the codec itself issue commands to other devices. To put it differently it cannot initiate an action it can only wait for and perform actions. Fortunately, in the 8.X code this problem has been addressed by a feedback mechanism. Continue reading

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