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Cisco DX80 CE 9 Kiosk

If you have worked with the DX80 or DX70 in some depth you have probably seen or at least heard of the Kiosk use case. In an organization such as a bank you can have the DX in a side office where clients can push a button to reach an expert who would not typically be available at a remote branch. The home equity loan expert, wealth manager or business specialist for instance. Originally the DX’s ran an Android based code with an availabe application to turn the unit into a customization video Kiosk of sorts. The idea was cool but keeping it patched and secure was a concern for some organizations. The Collaboration Endpoint, aka CE, code addressed this by essentially bringing the operating system from the larger telepresence endpoints down to the DX platform. This addressed concerns but left a gap from a Kiosk perspective, until recently. 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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