[jitsi-users] PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi


#1

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units to
do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into "Imagicle's
SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat complicated and
expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked at "Blue Jean" and
ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into doing now or in the
future?

-Lenworth


#2

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

···

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
"Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into
doing now or in the future?

-Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#3

Yes Skype is important as skype users would be accessing this conferencing
unit as well. I though I would pose this question before I actually
started playing around with Jitsi since I just read an article about it in
Tech Republic. Article below. I will be looking at this with much interest
the next couple of days.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/review-jitsi-the-ultimate-sip-voice-and-video-client/6366?tag=nl.e056

-Lenworth

···

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>

To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 11:49 AM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
"Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into
doing now or in the future?

-Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#4

I think he's confusing a video mux for a video end point...

···

On Jul 17, 2012 12:35 PM, "Lenworth Hall" <lenworth_hall@terc.edu> wrote:

Yes Skype is important as skype users would be accessing this conferencing
unit as well. I though I would pose this question before I actually started
playing around with Jitsi since I just read an article about it in Tech
Republic. Article below. I will be looking at this with much interest the
next couple of days.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/review-jitsi-the-ultimate-sip-voice-and-video-client/6366?tag=nl.e056

-Lenworth

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>
To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 11:49 AM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi
------------------------------

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:
> I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
> to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
> "Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
> complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
> at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into
> doing now or in the future?
>
>
> -Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#5

Hey Lenworth,

Yes Skype is important as skype users would be accessing this
conferencing unit as well.

So this conferencing unit will have a Skype stack and will be capable of
gatewaying between Skype and the other protocols you are using (e.g. SIP
or XMPP), right?

Emil

···

On 17.07.12 18:34, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I though I would pose this question before I
actually started playing around with Jitsi since I just read an article
about it in Tech Republic. Article below. I will be looking at this with
much interest the next couple of days.
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/review-jitsi-the-ultimate-sip-voice-and-video-client/6366?tag=nl.e056

-Lenworth

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>
To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 11:49 AM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
"Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into
doing now or in the future?

-Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org <http://jitsi.org/> FAX:
+33.1.77.62.47.31

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#6

Perhaps I am not understanding how jitsi works. In the case of "Skystone
Video" it acted as the gateway and I was able to install it on a server
and configure parameters for skype, SIP, H.323 and the polycom VIA the
skystone software. Any skype users calling the configured skype account
would connect to the Polycom endpoint. So the Skystone software acted as
the gateway. My training is in systems and Networking and not in audio
visual so perhaps I am confused. Please clearly for me Thanks.

-Lenworth

···

________________________________________
Lenworth Hall: Lenworth_hall@terc.edu
Systems Administrator
TERC | 2067 Mass Ave | Cambridge MA 02140
http://www.terc.edu

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>

To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 12:44 PM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi

Hey Lenworth,

On 17.07.12 18:34, Lenworth Hall wrote:

Yes Skype is important as skype users would be accessing this
conferencing unit as well.

So this conferencing unit will have a Skype stack and will be capable of
gatewaying between Skype and the other protocols you are using (e.g. SIP
or XMPP), right?

Emil

I though I would pose this question before I
actually started playing around with Jitsi since I just read an article
about it in Tech Republic. Article below. I will be looking at this with
much interest the next couple of days.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/review-jitsi-the-ultimate-sip-voice-and-video-client/6366?tag=nl.e056

-Lenworth

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>
To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 11:49 AM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
"Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked

into

doing now or in the future?

-Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org <http://jitsi.org/> FAX:
+33.1.77.62.47.31

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31


#7

Hey,

Perhaps I am not understanding how jitsi works. In the case of "Skystone
Video" it acted as the gateway and I was able to install it on a server
and configure parameters for skype, SIP, H.323 and the polycom VIA the
skystone software. Any skype users calling the configured skype account
would connect to the Polycom endpoint. So the Skystone software acted as
the gateway. My training is in systems and Networking and not in audio
visual so perhaps I am confused. Please clearly for me Thanks.

Jitisi is a client. We support the SIP and XMPP protocols both of which
use RTP for media traffic. We do not support Skype's proprietary
protocols so if you are looking for interoperability, you'd have to find
some way to gateway their protocol.

Hope this helps,
Emil

P.S. Thanks for the ref to tech rep btw!

···

On 17.07.12 19:07, Lenworth Hall wrote:

-Lenworth
________________________________________
Lenworth Hall: _Lenworth_hall@terc.edu_ <mailto:Lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Systems Administrator
TERC | 2067 Mass Ave | Cambridge MA 02140
http://www.terc.edu <http://www.terc.edu/>

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>
To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 12:44 PM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey Lenworth,

On 17.07.12 18:34, Lenworth Hall wrote:

Yes Skype is important as skype users would be accessing this
conferencing unit as well.

So this conferencing unit will have a Skype stack and will be capable of
gatewaying between Skype and the other protocols you are using (e.g. SIP
or XMPP), right?

Emil

I though I would pose this question before I
actually started playing around with Jitsi since I just read an article
about it in Tech Republic. Article below. I will be looking at this with
much interest the next couple of days.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/review-jitsi-the-ultimate-sip-voice-and-video-client/6366?tag=nl.e056

-Lenworth

From: Emil Ivov <emcho@jitsi.org>
To: users@jitsi.java.net,
Cc: Lenworth Hall <lenworth_hall@terc.edu>
Date: 07/17/2012 11:49 AM
Subject: [jitsi-users] Re: PolyCom EndPoint & Jitsi
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Is the Skype part in the equation important?

I know we once worked on compatibility with PolyCom VVX phones, so this
should work. You may need to play with the profiles though.

Emil

On 17.07.12 17:29, Lenworth Hall wrote:

I was looking for a way to utilize our polycom video conferencing units
to do mulit-point video conferencing using Skype. I looked into
"Imagicle's SkyStone Video" which worked with Skype but was somewhat
complicated and expensive to setup. It uses SIP & H.323. I also looked
at "Blue Jean" and ClearSea" Is this something you guys have looked into
doing now or in the future?

-Lenworth

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org <http://jitsi.org/><http://jitsi.org/>

       FAX:

+33.1.77.62.47.31

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org <http://jitsi.org/> FAX:
+33.1.77.62.47.31

--
Emil Ivov, Ph.D. 67000 Strasbourg,
Project Lead France
Jitsi
emcho@jitsi.org PHONE: +33.1.77.62.43.30
http://jitsi.org FAX: +33.1.77.62.47.31