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Does OCS do switching - What are the Tanjay phones? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Both of these links talk about an OCS phone from Tanjay:
    http://www.voiploop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1974&Itemid=0
    http://www.voicecon.com/unified-communications/2007/01/31/issue-12-the-microsoft-phone-experience/

     

    I can only assume that the endpoints are vapor hardware at this point, I can not find any pictures or prices, just the drawings.

     

    If there are going to be phones, that means that the OCS box will do switching.  As long as it is not doing media conversion, or in the SIP talk path the load on the OCS server will be low.  It would only do SIP registrations and redirects.

     

    Has anyone been able to register an IP phone directly to the OCS box?  Some of the screen shots I saw show transfer, DND etc from Outlook.  That tells me that the OCS server is the call processing path.

     

    Would love to chat with someone on the OCS team at Microsoft or an end user that has used the Tanjay phones.

     

    Aloha,
    Matt

    Thursday, August 9, 2007 10:52 PM

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  •  Matt Darnell wrote:

    Both of these links talk about an OCS phone from Tanjay:

    I can only assume that the endpoints are vapor hardware at this point, I can not find any pictures or prices, just the drawings.

     

    I stand corrected, here is a picture of a real live phone!

     

    Aloha,

    Matt

     

    Friday, August 10, 2007 11:28 PM

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  • After more reading it appears that the Tanjay & LG-Nortel phones are not supported.  The only supported endpoint is the Office Communicator client.

     

    That leads me to wonder if anyone has been able to get Asterisk as a front end to OCS.  Theoretically you should be able to pass the VM calls to OCS from Astrisk.  You might have to run it through SER to vovert the TCP to UDP.  I think that would eliminate the need for the mediation server.

     

    I am still trying to find out what exactly the mediation server does, other posts say it just converts G.711 to Real Time audio.  Here is a good document on RT Audio:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5d79b584-79c9-42a8-90c4-4ab3f03d19c4&displaylang=en 

     

    -Matt

    Friday, August 10, 2007 11:18 PM
  •  Matt Darnell wrote:

    Both of these links talk about an OCS phone from Tanjay:

    I can only assume that the endpoints are vapor hardware at this point, I can not find any pictures or prices, just the drawings.

     

    I stand corrected, here is a picture of a real live phone!

     

    Aloha,

    Matt

     

    Friday, August 10, 2007 11:28 PM