Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Hardware Platforms

My earlier post introduced the Cisco MeetingPlace solution that combines voice, video and web conferencing products that are housed within the customer’s private network, allowing for a lower cost of service and maximum security.Today we’ll go over the hardware platforms involved.

You can scale your deployment depending on your use patterns. The hardware platforms required include the following:

  • Cisco Unified MeetingPlace 3515 and MeetingPlace 3545 Media Servers for audio and video media mixing
  • Cisco MCS 7835 or MCS 7845 Media Convergence Server for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace application and web conferencing software packages

Part Number

Description

Features

MP-3545-CHAS (=)

The 2-rack-unit (2RU) product chassis contains 4 slots, which can be populated with any combination of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace blades.

  • Provides dual redundant power supplies and dual power cords
  • Is rack-mountable
  • Provides power and heat dissipation for modules

MP-3545MS-A

The audio blade connects all audio conference participants to the same conference.

  • Provides 250 fully processed and transcoded audio ports per blade with G.711 and G.729 codecs
  • Provides 166 fully processed and transcoded audio ports per blade with G.711, G.729, iLBC, and G.722 wideband codecs
  • Manages up to 4 video blades in one or more chassis on the network

MP-3545MS-V

The video blade is responsible for all video processing for conferences.

  • Provides 24 fully transrated and transcoded SD video ports for switching and continuous presence with bandwidth from 128 Kbps to 2 Mbps, or 48 ports for desktop video with 128 to 384 Kbps bandwidth for a single video blade.
  • Multiple video blades reduce capacity to 20 high-rate or 40 desktop-rate video ports per blade.

MP-3515

The product chassis is 1RU, nonconfigurable.

  • Rack-mountable
  • Provides power and heat dissipation for modules
  • Includes one audio blade (250 ports) and one video blade (24 or 48 ports) per system

Part Number

Description

MCS-7835-H2-RC1

Hardware-only Cisco MCS-7835-H1 with 2048-MB RAM and two 72-GB Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) hard drives; requires additional 2-GB RAM

MCS-7835-I2-RC1

Hardware-only Cisco MCS 7835-I1 with 2048-MB RAM and two 72-GB SCSI hard drives; requires additional 2-GB RAM

MCS-7835-H2-RC2

Hardware-only Cisco MCS-7835-H2 with 2-GB RAM and two 146-GB SAS hard drives; requires additional 2-GB RAM

MCS-7835-I2-RC2

Hardware-only Cisco MCS-7835-I2 with 2GB RAM and two 146-GB SAS hard drives; requires additional 2-GB RAM

MCS-7845-H2-RC1

Hardware-only Cisco MCS 7845-H1 with 4096-MB RAM and four 72-GB SAS hard drives

MCS-7845-I2-RC1

Hardware-only Cisco MCS 7845-I1 with 4096-MB RAM and four 72-GB SAS hard drives

MCS-7845-H2-RC2

Hardware-only Cisco MCS 7845-H2 with 4096-MB RAM and four 146-GB SAS hard drives

MCS-7845-I2-RC2

Hardware-only Cisco MCS 7845-I2 with 4096-MB RAM and four 146-GB SAS hard drives

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace conferencing is a rich-media collaboration solution within Cisco Unified Communications. It delivers an exceptional user experience with integrated voice, video, and web collaboration and industry-leading setup, attendance, and in-meeting controls. Significant cost savings and security can be realized by deploying the solution on-premises over an IP network.

Source: MeetingPlace 7 Data Sheet

Author: Paul Stryer

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