Cisco Issues Heartbleed bug patches for Cisco VCS

Heartbleed fix for Cisco VCS

Heartbleed fix for Cisco VCS

Today at about 9am Cisco issued a patch for the 7x train of VCS Software vera 7.2.3 for admins that do not want to deploy version 8 yet

Cisco previously issued a patched version of the 8x software train on April 10th to version 8.1.1

Cisco Introduces Speaker Track 60 for TelePresence endpoints

Remember the old active Speaker tracking Technologies by Polycom and such where the camera would move and show half of the speaker’s face?  This is not that.  Using dual cameras with audio and face-tracking together looks pretty cool on this new Cisco Camera setup that can be uses with some of the existing endpoints out there including the C Series.

List pricing starts at $17,900

Here is a link to the Data Sheet


New Cisco Unified Communications Design Guide (SRND) version 10

Cisco Unified Communications SRND version 10

Cisco Unified Communications SRND version 10

Cisco has released a new version of their Solution Reference Network Design Guide for version 10 of their Collaboration Software.  For those not in the know,  This is the bible for Cisco unified communications.  This version now includes Cisco VCS best practices.  At 26mb and over 1200 pages , It is everything you need to know about CallManager and VCS design.

I recommend you download the SRND to an E-reader or iPad to be able to easily follow the multitude of hyperlinks in the document.



I have an App – A Subnet Calculator

Many of you know my belief that Video is rapidly becoming a specialty of a Voice Engineer and Voice has become a Specialty of a Network engineer.

SO if you are booming a network engineer I have written a free (for now)  Subnet Calculator for IOS.  Feel free to download it from the App store.

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Subnet Calculator

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