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OCS 2007 R2 and MCU

tnguyenWIRB asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Hello expert,

I am trying to perform a demo using Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 with 2 test users in the meeting (using 2 roundtables (from Polycom)).

There was only 1 roundtable was shown on my screen (as an organizer), and when the user2 tried to turn on the second one in Panoramic mode, the option Show my webcam in panoramic mode is greyed out (well it was on but it was just spinning around and around 5 internet webcams).

Is it possible to to get those 2 roundtables work together without MCU?

Which MCU would you recommend to use if I'd like to show all the videos of all the attendees in 1 live meeting as the OCS doesn't  show more than 1 video streaming?

Thank you for any help,


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It sounds like you are using an old version of the LiveMeeting client,at least one the one that has the webcams rotating.

The latest version can be found here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101733831033.aspx

LiveMeeting will only show one panorama at a time, either the active speaker or if you are the active speak the previous active speaker will be shon.



Hi Adam,

I'm using the live meeting client 2007 though, let me try to update see if it helps.

How about the MCU? Which one out there is good to use for our needs?

Thanks for the quick reply,

To use LiveMeeting you have to either use a hosted LiveMeeting service or the LiveMeeting functionality provided in OCS.

Two clients can not just simply talk to each other.

You can either buy from Microsoft direct, http://www.microsoft.com/online/buy.mspx or through one of the number of Service Providers offering it, such as BT in the UK.



We have our own OCS 2007 server, sorry about this missing information.

What I'm looking for is a hardware-based or software-based MCU that allow to join multiple video and voice participants into a single conference.

As far as I know there are polycom and tandberg MCU out there, which one is better to use? Is there any software-based MCU at all?

Thanks Adam,
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