Cisco TelePresence Management Suite and Cisco TelePresence Management Suite XE (Cisco TMS/ Cisco TMS XE ) is a portal for administering and monitoring your videoconferencing network from a single, organized interface. Both of them offer centralized control for on-site and remote video systems, as well as deployment and scheduling for the whole video network.

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However, some organizations have technical environments where the Cisco TMS is not an alternative due to:

  • Different calendaring system

  • Transitions from on-prem to hybrid or cloud deployments

  • Multi-vendor devices

  • Multi-vendor meeting platforms

  • Need for more flexible deployment options

  • Need for facility and room support for non-video conferencing resources

  • Hybrid workspace 

Synergy SKY CONNECT makes it easier to schedule, join, control, and report on video conferencing and meeting rooms and is a great alternative to TMS. CONNECT also offers SIP to Teams gateway connectivity, allowing any SIP video endpoint to join all Microsoft Teams meetings. 

Importantly, Synergy SKY is also a Cisco Solutions Plus partner and Cisco Webex Compatible.

Bring extra value to Cisco Webex video conferencing by providing One Button to Push (OBTP), where Cisco TMSXE can’t:

  • Join multi-vendor meeting platforms (Webex, Teams, Zoom, Pexip, etc)

  • OBTP on on-prem CMS

  • OBTP on C-series, CTS, DX, EX, MX, SX, IX on-prem and cloud

  • Provide Click-to-Join on Poly to easily join Webex or CMS meetings

  • Calendars supported: Exchange, O365, Google


Synergy SKY is making use and sense of input from calendars, sensors and behaviour to make your meetings easier join and control

CONNECT has similar features and, in some cases, broader scope. It includes:

  • One workflow throughout the meeting cycle: scheduling, joining, and forwarding all meetings 
  • Scheduling and Calendar integration: MS Exchange, O365 – commercial and GCC, Google
  • White-Glove Meeting management: CMS, Pexip, Cisco devices
  • Cisco Endpoint Phone Books
  • Multi-vendor analytics
  • Presence: No-show, check-in, and automatic release of no-show meetings
  • Multi-vendor device support for easy join services (One-Button-To-Push and Click-to-Join)
  • Interpret and processes CVI dialing instructions from all CVI solutions
  • Multi-vendor meeting platform support
  • Flexible deployment models: on-prem, hybrid, or cloud. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, VMWare, HyperV
  • Facilities and non-video room support with IoT sensors
  • High availability
  • Linux based

Get a demo today to find out if CONNECT can help you manage your video and meeting room facilities today, tomorrow, and in the future.

As a multi-vendor Synergy SKY is always focused on adapting to the ever-changing needs of the industry. If there is one thing we are sure of is that change is the only constant.

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Vemun Waksvik

Written by Vemun Waksvik

Video Veteran

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