Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (Cisco TMS) is a portal for managing and monitoring your videoconferencing network from a single, structured interface. Cisco TMS provides centralized control for on-site and remote video systems, deployment, and scheduling for your entire video network.
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 any Microsoft Teams meeting. 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
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.