Cisco Video Conferencing Systems

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-20

My company is looking at implemetning a video conferencing system.  we have other international locations that use the Cisco TelePresence System Profile 42 with Codec C40/C60.

There units seem very expensive - are there other compatible systems with similar features that would be cheaper?  for example i was looking at the SX20 system which we could use with our own flat screen.

Does anyone have any experience with these or ideas on how they work and how we can make this more cost effective?

Thank You!
Question by:highstrong
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    by:Anthony Russo
    There are so many moving parts that go into a Cisco Telepresence system that the only wise move I would recommend is working with your Cisco representative on it.

    The downfall here is that person is a salesman and is going to attempt to upsell you to the ends of the earth. Pick a budget and tell him to stick with it and make it happen. Otherwise you will start investigating other solutions.

    You will have to take compromises to do so, but to try to implement something without consulting with the Cisco rep will make a very unstable system that is going to be more harmful than helpful.

    Author Comment

    OK Thank You.  Are you aware of any good companies that offer used systems.  And/or review sites on different units.

    Thank You
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    As far as review sites go, unfortunately there are none I would recommend as all the ones I located are from the providers themselves and hardly objective.

    Used systems are not something I have ever seen either. Again with so many moving parts and custom built, it is hard to adapt a custom solution to another location.

    I wish I had better options for you, but Telepresence is very proprietary and not really open to 'hacking' it.

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