When it comes to the ultimate in connectivity and flexibility for video conferencing, there really is no substitute for Cisco’s flagship codec, the Cisco C90.
Having spent the last year trying, testing and comparing the C90 to similar products from the same and competitor brands, it has become apparent the Cisco’s product, part of the C-series, released since they bought Tandberg a few years ago has the relaxability in terms of connectivity particularly that the competitors just don’t offer and it’s these features that make is so useful in the live events industry where no two jobs are ever the same.
I can honestly say that we’ve used so many features on the unit that literally aren’t available on other devices, such as DVI input on the main video channel or even just HD-SDI inputs. Actually clean output busses are handy as well as balanced line level in and out.
So what are we going to do about this. Well, we just bought two more!
Firewalls, NAT, port forwarding, words that strike fear into the heart of even the most veteran video conferencing engineer.
There are many ways to set up a codec on a network. You can allow the codec access to a public IP, NAT to the codec or use simple port forwarding if you think you’re brave enough.
Any of these options require assistance from the in-house IT expert. Of course that IT person should also be handy with video conferencing and understand the specific port requirements and also how H.323 work. When you find that person, send him to me, I have a job going.
There are lots of ways that a firewall can be bypassed. Some are much more complicated than others but mostly they require a lot of configuration. What is really required by the industry is a way to just PUNCH! through any firewall and present the Video Codec to the outside world on a public IP address outside (and not related) to the network it’s on.
Well, we have this product and if you haven’t guessed already, it’s called PUNCH! Each device is plugged into any network via the PUNCH! and that device is automatically configured with a public IP address on our network which will work with your Video Codec or any other device.
Don’t believe us, give us a try!