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Cisco CUCM 8861 / 8865 Wireless Configuration

The standard mode of operation is typically to wire your IP phone into the network lighting things up with wired Ethernet and PoE. In the case of the 8861 and the 8865 you have the option to disconnect the PoE, power up with a 48 volt power brick and take to the Wi-Fi air waves. Continue reading

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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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