Cisco TMS Introduction

This topic describes the Cisco TelePresence Management Suite (TMS) modules and capabilities.

Cisco TMS comprises the following modules and features:

The main Cisco focused features are as follows:

  • Centralized management of all ad hoc and scheduled conferences in real time
  • Flexible scheduling tools designed to meet the needs of basic users for quick conference creation
  • Robust and flexible phone book management that supports synchronization with a wide range of directories

Cisco TMS Provisioning Extension supports provisioning and management of Cisco Jabber Video for TelePresence (formerly the Cisco TelePresence Movi application), Cisco Jabber for iPad, Cisco IP Video Phone E20, and Cisco TelePresence Systems EX60, EX90, MX200, and MX300.

Cisco TMS supports centralized phone book and directory services for Cisco and certain third-party H.323 and SIP endpoints. Import of directory records and synchronization with many data sources, including Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Microsoft Active Directory, H.350 LDAP, gatekeepers, and file-based imports is automatic.

Conference Control Center manages scheduled and unscheduled conference activity and monitors conference events for connectivity status, alarms, and changes.

Scheduling with Cisco TelePresence multipoint control units, Cisco TelePresence servers, and Cisco TelePresence Conductor is supported. Variable-length PIN access controls on Cisco TelePresence multipoint control units and Cisco TelePresence servers, and participant access codes for Cisco WebEx-enabled TelePresence are supported to secure meetings.

Cisco TMS has a single management console for all Cisco and selected third-party telepresence devices, including endpoints, call control servers, Cisco TelePresence multipoint control units, Cisco TelePresence servers, and other infrastructure.

Integrated application audit logging to monitor system changes is supported. Call-history reports for managed endpoints and infrastructure are provided. Scheduling activity reports include the user-based scheduling interface used, conference event logs, and conference reports.