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Session Management Fundamentals

October 1, 2012 - 3 Comments

The flexibility enabled by an IP based communication system is exemplified in how Cisco handles Session Management. In fact, the combination of ‘Session Management Edition and CUBE (Cisco Unified Border Element) remain the most cost effective way to transition from a traditional PBX environment without sacrificing previous investments.

The benefits can be grouped in three areas:

  • Save – Lower costs and improve efficiency by using SIP trunking to interconnect networks using Cisco Unified Border Element
  • Simplify – Reduce complexity by aggregating third-party PBXs, and easing migration to an all-IP environment.
  • Extend – Deploy collaboration applications at the network core and extend them to users, even those on third-party PBXs

In this latest in the Fundamentals series from TechWiseTV, we tackle the core technology hopefully explains it in a fun way. Get your head wrapped around Session Management and make sure you are not missing anything!

After you watch,

be sure and follow up with the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Session Management Edition Product Page and see more of the resources our friend Patty Medberry has made available

Also, don’t miss a chance to get your questions in with the with the Chief Geek himself!  His workshops are easily the most popular on the web and there are new ones every week.  Bookmark: TechWiseTV Workshops
Other great Collaboration Fundamentals…

Fundamentals of the BE6000 (Unified Communications Appliance)..also here

Fundamentals of IP Telephony Migration

Fundamentals of UC on UCS: (our original YouTube channel) 

Fundamentals of SIP (eclipsing 20,000 views) (original channel over 14,000 views)


Thanks again!

Robb Boyd


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  1. Agree with Mollie Dobersek

  2. Just wanted to let everyone know that whenever I try to view a video that is embedded in a Cisco blog itself, the images show up white, there is sound but hardly any picture. Not sure if it’s just me or if other people are experiencing this…

    • Mollie, I have tried this on several browsers and I am not seeing the issue…but I certainly don’t want that to happen. Can you tell me anything about your browser, the version, perhaps even take a screenshot? Thanks!