Video Phones

IP Office Video Phones

IP Office since release 6.1 supports both Video and Audio communication for SIP devices. It is therefore possible to connect a Video-endpoint to IP Office for rich multimedia communication. Video is supported

  • In an IP Office system locally
  • In a IP Office small Community network
  • To a Video ready SIP trunk, e.g. to Avaya Aura

A few typical video scenarios:

  • End to end Video call in an IP Office system: E.g. a call from a Video Softphone to an Avaya 1010 system in a senior manager’s office.
  • Video in a Small Community Network: Calls e.g. between two Avaya 1010 telephones in the headquarter and a remote Office on the SCN
  • Video Conference leveraging the Avaya 1040 Video Conferencing system. One user can use the 1040 while three other users are e.g. in remote locations on a SCN, home office etc.

IP Office & Video

All IP Office Video communication is end to end, meaning that IP Office does not natively manage or perform a Video conferencing. Video endpoints can make calls to all telephones and trunk lines on IP Office (analog, digital IP) but will work as audio devices only when calling these telephones. They can also receive audio calls from these telephones/lines. Video needs a high bandwidth in the network, depending on codec/Video quality it can be up to 1 Mbit/sec. Through planning of the capacity it has to be assured that there is sufficient bandwidth available for both audio and video. A network assessment is mandatory and has to take the bandwidth requirements into account. Please refer to the details of the product(s) to be used for exact Video requirements.

All IP Office video connections being secure end to end, IP Office does not negotiate e.g. Video Codes; this will be done by the Video endpoints (via IP Office) only. The Video-capability is therefore depending on the used devices. IP Office works with both H.263 as well as H.264 Codecs. Video calls have limited functionality. While with most devices hold and transfer works, this is of course depended on the tested device. IP Office feature access codes are available for Video telephones and e.g. call forwarding will function with Video devices. Forward to voice mail will work but will only record audio streams, no Video calls.

IP Office video supports a single Video call per session, but a single endpoint can accept several video calls in parallel. That makes it possible to leverage MCU (Multi conference Unit) functionality in an endpoint like inside the Avaya 1040 system. It makes Video conferences between a device with MCU and several other endpoints possible. Typical bandwidth requirements for HD video: Video bandwidth needed per call (transmit and receive, Audio bandwidth not included) for e.g. the Avaya 1010/1040 Video Conferencing systems.

  • 1010: 1 Mbps for 720p/30fps
  • 1040:
    • 768 Kbps for 720p 30fps
    • 1.1 Mbps for 720p 60fps
    • 1.7 Mbps for 1080p 30fps