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Audio/Video Conferencing - Telepresence

This article explains how to initiate a video call using Telepresence or an Audio call using a Cisco 7975 phone.

Dialing instructions for Cisco IP 7975 Telepresence Video Conference

Scheduling for any video conference type is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about the Cisco Telepresence, IP or ISDN video conference service, please visit https://itservices.uchicago.edu/services/video-conferencing

To use the IP phone for Telepresence Video Conferencing:

  1. To make a point to point video conference connection, use the touch screen dialing pad located within the touch screen. You can also use the standard key pad. (During the initial video conferencing pilot, please contact IT Services for assistance in reaching video destinations not included in our video directory.)
  2. Enter the provided conference number and after connection you will be prompted to enter a code/password (if provided).
  3. This procedure is the same for connecting to a multi-point video conference.

Locations and Available Connect Types for Video Conferences (as of 4/2015)

  • Regenstein Library – Book and reserve with UChicago TechB@r first
  • Harper Court Locations
    • Room 802
    • Room 826
    • Room 850
    • Room 903
    • Room 926
    • Room 950
  • 6045 S Kenwood Ave Locations
    • Room 107
    • Room 119
    • Room 201
    • Room 232
    • Room 301
    • Room 319
    • Room 338

Before you begin please review the following Quick Guide information.
Quick Reference Guide - PDF

Presentation Only

Before You Start

  • Make sure the television screen is turned on. This screen supplies audio to the room. Note that if there are two screens, and both are on, they will display the same input.

Start Presenting

  1. Tap the Presentation icon at the bottom of the Cisco Touchscreen.
  2. Connect the VGA cable on the table to the corresponding video and audio ports on your laptop.
  3. If your laptop screen does not automatically display, tap the Cisco Touchscreen, then select PC

Stop Presenting

  1. To stop presenting, tap anywhere in the gray area that says, You are sharing PC.
  2. Then tap Stop Presenting.
  3. You may disconnect the cables from your laptop in any order you choose.

Audio Call

Before You Start

  • Make sure the television screen is turned on. This screen supplies audio to the room.

Make a Call

  1. Tap the Dial-pad icon at the bottom of the Cisco Touchscreen.
  2. To dial an internal extension, dial the 5-digit extension. (Example: 2-7382)
  3. To dial an external number. dial 9 + 1 + 10-digit number. (Example: 9-1-773-834-9284)
  4. To dial an international number, dial 9 + 011 + country code + number. (Example: 9-011-44-207-8375)

End a Call

  1. To end a call, press End.

Video Call

Before You Start

  • Make sure the television is turned on. This screen supplies audio to the room.

Make a Video Call

  1. Tap the Dial-pad icon at the bottom of the Cisco Touchscreen.
  2. To dial an internal video unit, dial the 5-digit extension. (Example: 2-7382)
  3. To dial an external video unit, enter the IP Address or URI provided.
    • IP Address Example: 128.135.55.55
    • URI Example: 7739262000@uchicago.webex.com
    • To use the Directory, tap on the Contacts icon, then tap Directory. Select the phone book you wish to open, then select the room system you wish to call.
  4. Tap the Call button.

Important Tip: ****PLEASE DO NOT DIAL YOUR NUMBER BEFORE GETTING A DIAL TONE****

View and download Cisco Video End User Guide in PDF form.

Join a WebEx conference using Collaboration Meeting Room (CMR)

Simple-to-join capability from any video conference device

To join a WebEx conference tap the Cisco Touchscreen.

You will need the meeting URL. The meeting URL will be included in the meeting invite. (See picture below for example ONLY). Each scheduled meeting URL is unique to each meeting.

*If you are the host, you can use the meeting host key to pass the host privilege to another participant or to start the meeting from a video conferencing system or application. Your host key will be included in your meeting invite.

Type in the URL by pressing Dial on the Cisco Touchscreen pad.

Once you type the digits press the keyboard icon next to the "#" to type the letter text.

After you enter the entire URL, press Call

Once you press call you will be automatically connected to audio and connected to your WebEx meeting.




Keywords:polycom cisco 7975 bridge cmr "collaboration meeting room"   Doc ID:20436
Owner:Kathy C.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2011-09-26 16:31 CSTUpdated:2016-07-26 08:07 CST
Sites:University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Sandbox
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