Beta User Guide for Avaya Scopia XT Series Version 8.3.2

Beta User Guide for Avaya Scopia XT Series Version 8.3.2
User Guide
For Solution 8.3.2
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Contents
Chapter 1: About the XT Series............................................................................................... 5
About the Models in the XT Series Product Line........................................................................ 6
Comparing Between XT Series Models................................................................................... 11
About the Built-In MCU.......................................................................................................... 13
Chapter 2: Getting Started..................................................................................................... 15
Initial Workflow for XT Series Users........................................................................................ 15
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series................................................................................. 16
Controlling the XT Series....................................................................................................... 18
Accessing the XT Series Local Menu................................................................................ 19
About the XT Remote Control Unit.................................................................................... 20
Accessing XT Series Web Interface.................................................................................. 23
Navigating Menus with the Keyboard and Mouse............................................................... 24
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard........................................................... 27
Setting the System Name, Language, and Call Method...................................................... 28
Adjusting the Image Position............................................................................................ 30
Configuring Basic Network Settings.................................................................................. 31
Configuring Basic Gatekeeper Settings............................................................................. 33
Configuring Basic SIP Settings......................................................................................... 34
Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse (Scopia® XT Executive)............. 35
Tips for Participating in a Videoconference.............................................................................. 37
Connecting Headphones to the Scopia® XT Executive............................................................. 38
Chapter 3: Starting a New Call............................................................................................... 39
Starting a Meeting................................................................................................................. 39
Finding, Changing or Deleting Contacts.................................................................................. 43
Chapter 4: Participating in Meetings..................................................................................... 47
Joining a Meeting from the XT Series Calendar....................................................................... 47
Moving the PTZ Camera's Position......................................................................................... 49
Adjusting the Default Volume Settings..................................................................................... 50
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series................................................................................. 51
Sharing Computer Content..................................................................................................... 53
Changing Your Own Video Layout.......................................................................................... 54
Blocking your own Audio and Video........................................................................................ 57
Blocking All Incoming Calls (DND).......................................................................................... 58
Chapter 5: Recording Meetings............................................................................................. 60
Chapter 6: Moderating Meetings........................................................................................... 63
Moderating a Videoconference............................................................................................... 63
Changing the Video Layout for all Participants......................................................................... 66
Chapter 7: Configuring Advanced User Settings................................................................ 69
Setting Call Answering Preferences........................................................................................ 69
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Activating the Screen Saver................................................................................................... 70
Enabling and Configuring Recording....................................................................................... 71
Saving Meeting Snapshots (Scopia® XT Executive only).......................................................... 74
Setting PIN Codes for the XT Series....................................................................................... 76
Confirming Call Disconnections.............................................................................................. 77
Chapter 8: Troubleshooting the Avaya Scopia® XT Series................................................ 78
Viewing System Information for Customer Support................................................................... 78
Resolving Monitor Display Problems....................................................................................... 80
Resolving Problems Viewing Computer Content...................................................................... 82
Resolving XT Remote Control Unit Problems........................................................................... 82
Restoring Default User Settings.............................................................................................. 83
Cannot Control with Keyboard and Mouse............................................................................... 83
Resolving Video or Audio Disruptions..................................................................................... 84
Glossary................................................................................................................................... 86
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Chapter 1: About the XT Series
The Avaya Scopia® XT Series is a set of dedicated videoconferencing endpoints which incorporate
state-of-the-art video technology for high definition (HD) conferencing. You can also locally host
videoconferences with the built-in MCU on most XT Series models. The XT Series seamlessly
works with a wide variety of endpoints, including H.323, SIP, Scopia® Desktop Clients, Scopia®
Mobile devices, and ISDN endpoints (via Scopia® 100 Gateway).
Figure 1: XT Series products
This section provides an overview of the general features and capabilities available in the XT Series:
• Excellent video quality, with resolutions of up to 1080p at an unprecedented 60 frames per
second (fps), depending on the model.
• Support for dual HD video streams, allowing PC presentations to be shared alongside video
from the camera in resolutions of up to 1080p at 60fps, depending on the model.
• Quickly and seamlessly share content on your computer with other endpoints.
• DVD-quality audio with up to 48 kHz sampling rate audio encoding capability, depending on the
model. The sampling rate is a measure of the accuracy of the audio when it is digitized. The XT
Series endpoints are shipped with different microphones depending on the model. You can add
dedicated Microphone Pods or additional analog microphones if required.
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• High quality video and audio even with limited bandwidth or poor network conditions, by using
these compression methods (in addition to standard H.263 and H.264):
- H.264 Scalable Video Coding Technology (SVC) in point-to-point calls. SVC extends the H.
264 codec standard to dramatically increase error resiliency and video quality without the
need for higher bandwidth.
- H.264 High Profile is a standard for compressing video by up to 25% over the H.264
Baseline Profile, enabling high definition calls to be held over lower call speeds. It requires
both sides of the transmission (sending and receiving endpoints) to support this protocol.
- H.265 supersedes H.264 as a compression standard, allowing high quality calls with even
lower bandwidth consumption (Scopia XT7000 Series only).
- NetSense is a proprietary Scopia® Solution technology which optimizes the video quality
according to the available bandwidth to minimize packet loss. As the available bandwidth of
a connection varies depending on data traffic, NetSense's sophisticated algorithm
dynamically scans the video stream, and then reduces or improves the video resolution to
maximize quality with the available bandwidth.
• Ability to record videoconferences to a locally connected USB drive or the network (may
require license, depending on the model).
You can only record to the network if your Scopia® Solution includes a recording server, the XT
Series is managed by Scopia® Management, and the meeting is hosted by an external
Scopia® Elite MCU (or an older model).
• For an even better experience, Scopia® Control enables you to remotely control the XT Series
features using the intuitive touch interface of an Apple® iPad® (may require license, depending
on the model).
• Secure point-to-point video calls and videoconferences, via encrypted connections or using
TLS certificates. You can have up to three remote encrypted participants in a videoconference.
Important:
Using encryption is subject to local regulation. In some countries it is restricted or limited
for usage. For more information, consult your local reseller.
Related Links
About the Models in the XT Series Product Line on page 6
Comparing Between XT Series Models on page 11
About the Built-In MCU on page 13
About the Models in the XT Series Product Line
The Avaya Scopia® XT Series is a set of dedicated videoconferencing endpoints which incorporate
state-of-the-art video technology for high definition (HD) conferencing. You can also locally host
videoconferences with the built-in MCU on most XT Series models. The XT Series seamlessly
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About the Models in the XT Series Product Line
works with a wide variety of endpoints, including H.323, SIP, Scopia® Desktop Clients, Scopia®
Mobile devices, and ISDN endpoints (via Scopia® 100 Gateway).
This section provides an overview of each model in the XT Series product line. To easily compare
the different Avaya Scopia® XT Series endpoints, see Comparing Between XT Series Models on
page 11.
The Avaya Scopia® XT Series includes the following models:
• Avaya Scopia® XT7000 Series
Designed for top performance and quality, the Scopia XT7000 Series offers excellent video quality
(1080p video at 60 frames per second) while saving on bandwidth costs. With the new H.265
video compression standard, you can have the same high quality video while consuming less
bandwidth (up to 50%, relative to endpoints with H.264 High Profile).
For unparalleled large room coverage, you can connect two PTZ cameras and two 3-way
Microphone Pods. The 3-way Microphone Pod provides superb signal-to-noise ratios, which
isolates speakers' voices over background noise and gives a crisp high quality sound.
Figure 2: Avaya Scopia® XT7000 Series
• Avaya Scopia® XT5000 Series
With HD video resolution of up to 1080p video at 60 frames per second (fps), the XT5000 sets
the standard for an exceptional videoconferencing experience, and is designed for easy setup
and control.
The 3-way Microphone Pod provides superb signal-to-noise ratios, which isolates speakers'
voices over background noise and gives a crisp high quality sound. You can also add a second
microphone for unparalleled large room coverage.
The XT5000 720 provides HD video resolution of 720p at 60 fps and 5x optical zoom, with the
option to upgrade to 1080p at 60fps and 10x optical zoom.
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Figure 3: Avaya Scopia® XT5000 Series
You can quickly convert a regular meeting room into a videoconferencing room by adding the
Scopia® XT Meeting Center Cart to the XT5000. The Scopia® XT Meeting Center Cart allows
you to mount up to two HD 1080p monitors on a mobile stand.
Figure 4: Scopia® XT Meeting Center Cart
• Avaya Scopia® XT4000 Series
Experience cost-effective HD videoconferencing with the Avaya Scopia® XT4000 Series, which
was designed specifically for small meeting rooms. The Avaya Scopia® XT4300 offers HD
resolution of 1080p at 60 fps and 5x optical zoom, with the option to upgrade to 15x total zoom
(5x optical and 3x digital). The Avaya Scopia® XT4200 provides HD resolution of 720p at 60
fps and 5x optical zoom, with the option to upgrade to 40x zoom (10x optical and 4x digital).
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Figure 5: Models in the Avaya Scopia® XT4000 Series
• Avaya Scopia® XT Telepresence
Experience the immersive feeling of telepresence using the Scopia® XT Telepresence
platform. The excellent video quality in each of the three cameras, combined with high-quality
audio, give the feeling of an in-person meeting.
Depending on the XT Codec Unit used in your XT Telepresence deployment, you can inherit
the features of the Avaya Scopia® XT7000 Series or Avaya Scopia® XT5000.
Figure 6: Scopia® XT Telepresence
• Avaya Scopia® XT Executive
Designed as a professional personal endpoint, the Scopia® XT Executive is an all-in-one HD
videoconferencing desktop endpoint and PC monitor. The Scopia® XT Executive fully
integrates with your PC or Mac. Using a unique control application, you can place calls, join
videoconferences, and navigate the system menus with your computer's keyboard and mouse.
The XT Remote Control Unit can be used as well.
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The Scopia® XT Executive has a built-in, high-quality HD camera with a maximum resolution of
1080p at 30 frames per second (fps) together with the display. To fit your videoconferencing
needs, you can also connect an optional XT Premium Camera with PTZ capability.
Figure 7: Scopia® XT Executive
The Scopia XT7000 Series, XT5000, XT4300 and®Scopia
XT Executive can also locally host HD
continuous presence videoconferences with their built-in MCU. You can choose a license of up to 4
or 9 participants.
Important:
The Scopia® XT Executive and Avaya Scopia® XT4300 can host up to four participants.
Depending on your deployment and the model, you can locally host videoconferences with other
endpoints (including H.323, SIP, Scopia® XT Desktop clients, Scopia® Mobile, and ISDN endpoints,
if your deployment includes an ISDN gateway such as Scopia® 100 Gateway) without relying on an
external MCU. You can locally host videoconferences with the following editions:
• Avaya Scopia® XT Series MCU Edition
The Avaya Scopia® XT Series MCU Edition allows you to host videoconferences with standard
H.323, SIP, and ISDN (via Scopia® 100 Gateway) endpoints on your chosen XT Series model.
• Avaya Scopia® XT Series SMB Edition
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Comparing Between XT Series Models
The Avaya Scopia® XT Series SMB Edition allows you to host videoconferences with a variety
of different endpoints on your chosen XT Series model: Scopia® XT Desktop clients, Scopia®
Mobile clients, H.323, SIP, and ISDN (via Scopia® 100 Gateway) endpoints.
It includes the software of the Scopia® XT Desktop server which must be deployed in the DMZ.
Important:
If your license allows nine participants, you can include up to eight remote endpoints.
For more information on the SMB Solution deployment, see Avaya Scopia® Solution Guide.
Related Links
About the XT Series on page 5
Comparing Between XT Series Models
This section provides a comparison between the models of the Avaya Scopia® XT Series product
line. For an overview, see About the XT Series on page 5.
The following table summarizes the differences between each of the models in the XT Series.
Table 1: Differences in features for models in the XT Series
Feature
Scopia XT7000 Scopia XT5000
Series
Series
Maximum
resolution
1080p 60fps
1080p 60fps
XT5000 720:
720p 60fps
(1080p optional)
Scopia® XT
Executive
720p at 30fps
(built-in
camera) or
60fps (PTZ
camera)
XT4300
XT4200
Scopia® XT
Telepresence
1080p 60fps
720p 60fps
1080p x3 at
60fps
1080p
optional
Hosting
with built-in
MCU
Up to 9
participants
(optional)
Up to 9
participants
(optional)
Up to 4
participants
(optional)
Up to 4
participants
(optional)
—
—
Camera
PTZ camera
PTZ camera
PTZ camera
3 camera
ports (6 with
Scopia® XT
Camera
Switch)
2 camera ports
(5 with Scopia®
XT Camera
Switch)
Built-in USB
camera with
digital PTZ
only
(additional
PTZ camera
optional)
PTZ
camera
PTZ disabled
after
calibration
1 camera port
1 camera
port
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Feature
Scopia XT7000 Scopia XT5000
Series
Series
Optical
zoom
10x
Total zoom
(optical x
digital)
40x
Bandwidth
efficiency
H.265
10x
NetSense
XT4300
XT4200
Scopia® XT
Telepresence
10x (for
optional
camera)
5x
5x (10x
optional)
10x
40x (optional for
XT5000 720)
40x (for
optional
camera)
15x (optional)
40x
(optional)
PTZ disabled
after
calibration
SVC (point-topoint calls only)
SVC (pointto-point calls
only)
SVC (pointto-point calls
only)
SVC
SVC
NetSense
NetSense
NetSense
NetSense
H.264 High
Profile
H.264 High
Profile
H.264 High
Profile
H.264 High
Profile
XT5000 720: 5x
(10x optional)
SVC (point-topoint calls
only)
Scopia® XT
Executive
NetSense
H.264 High
Profile
H.264 High
Profile
High-quality 48 kHz
audio
sampling rate
48 kHz sampling 48 kHz
rate
sampling rate
48 kHz
sampling rate
48 kHz
sampling
rate
48 kHz
sampling rate
Type of
Premium 3microphone way
Microphone
Pod
3-way
Microphone Pod
1-way
Microphone
Pod
1-way
Microphone
Pod
3-way
Microphone
Pod
Additional
Ethernet
connection
speed
10/100/1000
Mbps (optional
for XT5000 720)
10/100/1000
Mbps
10/100/100
Mbps
(optional)
10/100/100
0 Mbps
(optional)
10/100 or
10/100/1000
Mbps
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
—
—
—
—
10/100/1000
Mbps
Scopia®
Control
license
Built-in
microphone
(Microphone
Pod optional)
Optional for
XT5000 720
Recording
Optional for
XT5000 720
Keyboard
—
and mouse
control
(Scopia® XT
Control)
—
Related Links
About the XT Series on page 5
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About the Built-In MCU
You can use your Avaya Scopia® XT Series to join a videoconference hosted on an external MCU,
like the Scopia® Elite MCU, or you can host a meeting on the built-in MCU if available.
An MCU, or Multipoint Control Unit, connects several endpoints to a single videoconference. It
manages the audio mixing and creates the video layouts, adjusting the output to suit each
endpoint's capabilities.
Figure 8: Hosting a videoconference on the XT Series
You can add a license to most XT Series models to activate the built-in MCU to host
videoconferences locally (see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series):
• MCU4 can host videoconferences with up to four participants (one local, three remote).
• MCU9 can host videoconferences with up to nine participants (one local, eight remote).
Important:
The Scopia® XT Executive and Avaya Scopia® XT4300 can host up to four participants.
The embedded MCU can mix standard definition and HD endpoints in the same meeting, without
one impacting on the other. The built-in MCU also supports both wide-screen (16:9) and standard
formats (4:3), incorporating them seamlessly into the video layout.
While generating the video layout, the built-in MCU must shrink each participant's image to fit the
layout. So while the composite video layout remains in HD, each participant's image within the
layout can reach a maximum resolution of 448p.
When using the XT Series as an MCU only, not participating locally, we recommend blocking the
audio and video input from this XT Series during the meeting.
For the best experience when using the Avaya Scopia® XT Series MCU Edition, we recommend
activating the license known as High Bandwidth Option (12Mbps total for all participants) to avoid
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sending video at the default lower 6Mbps total for all participants (see Deployment Guide for Avaya
Scopia® XT Series).
Related Links
About the XT Series on page 5
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Chapter 2: Getting Started
To get started with video calls and videoconferences, activate the product and use the quick setup
wizard to configure the basic settings of the unit. We recommend following the workflow described in
Initial Workflow for XT Series Users on page 15.
Related Links
Initial Workflow for XT Series Users on page 15
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16
Controlling the XT Series on page 18
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Tips for Participating in a Videoconference on page 37
Connecting Headphones to the Scopia® XT Executive on page 38
Initial Workflow for XT Series Users
About this task
To quickly get started with your XT Series, follow the steps in this workflow.
Before you begin
Your system administrator should install and activate your XT Series. For details, see the following
documentation:
• Quick Setup Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series: Explains the simplest configuration
necessary for the system to work properly.
• Safety Instructions leaflet for Avaya Scopia® XT Series
• Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series
Your system administrator may have customized certain features described in this guide to suit the
environment of your company.
Procedure
1. Turn on the XT Codec Unit by pressing the
Power key on the XT Remote Control Unit.
2. (Scopia® XT Executive only) Connect your computer to use the XT Series as your monitor,
as described in Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16.
3. Configure the basic settings required to start using the XT Series, as described in
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27.
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You can use the XT Remote Control Unit or Scopia® Control as well as the web interface to
control the XT Series (see Controlling the XT Series on page 18).
4. (Scopia® XT Executive only) To use your computer's mouse and keyboard to make video
calls from XT Series and to customize your settings, see Navigating Menus with the
Keyboard and Mouse on page 24.
5. Set up your phonebook to easily dial your contacts, as described in Finding, Changing or
Deleting Contacts on page 43.
6. You can now start video calls and meetings (see Starting a New Call on page 39).
7. If your endpoint has an embedded MCU (license required), you can also host
videoconferences, as described in Moderating Meetings on page 63.
8. Customize XT Series settings to best fit your needs, as described in Configuring Advanced
User Settings on page 69.
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series
About this task
Connect a computer to share a presentation or other content during a call. You connect the video
separately from the audio. The computer video is routed to the DVI port on the XT Codec Unit, while
port.
the audio is routed to the audio-in
When you share a computer's sound during a call, remote participants hear the computer's audio
output as well as the audio from the Microphone Pod. However, analog microphones like the oneway Microphone Pod use the same audio-in
port as a connected computer, so to use both at
the same time, connect them via an audio mixer (see Deployment Guide for the Avaya Scopia® XT
Series).
On the Scopia® XT Executive, your computer content is automatically displayed on the monitor, but
only ever shared when you manually choose to do so. When you receive an incoming call, it
automatically displays the XT Series menus to easily allow you accept or reject the call, and your
local camera displays your video on the monitor.
Procedure
1. If your computer has a DVI port, connect it to the DVI port on the XT Codec Unit.
Alternatively, use the supplied DVI-VGA adapter to connect a VGA cable from the adapter to
the computer's VGA port.
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Figure 9: Connecting a computer's display to the XT Series
2. Connect the computer audio to the audio-in
both analog and digital optical audio.
port on the XT Codec Unit, which supports
Figure 10: Connecting a computer's audio to the XT Series
When you connect a computer's audio output to the XT Series, the echo cancellation for this
analog input is disabled by default (see Deployment Guide for the Avaya Scopia® XT
Series).
3. Set the computer's resolution by accessing the operating system graphics settings.
4. Select your screen resolution and refresh rates from the list of supported settings (see Table
2: Supported computer monitor resolutions and refresh rates on page 17).
Table 2: Supported computer monitor resolutions and refresh rates
Name
Resolution
Digital Refresh Rate
(Hz)
Analog Refresh Rate
Frequency (Hz)
1080p
1920x1080
60
60
SXGA
1280x1024
60,75
60, 75
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Name
Resolution
Digital Refresh Rate
(Hz)
Analog Refresh Rate
Frequency (Hz)
HD+ (900p)
1600x900
60
N/A
WSGA
1440x900
60
60
UVGA
1280x960
60, 85
60, 85
WXGA
1280x768 / 1280x800
60
60
720p
1280x720
60
60
XGA
1024x768
60, 70, 75
60, 70, 75
SVGA
800x600
60, 72, 75
60, 72, 75
VGA
640x480
72, 75
72, 75
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
Participating in Meetings on page 47
Controlling the XT Series
There are a number of ways to interact with the Avaya Scopia® XT Series:
• Use the XT Remote Control Unit locally on the endpoint itself to navigate the menus and
perform user functions and advanced configuration. You view the results on a connected
monitor.
• (Scopia® XT Executive only) Use a keyboard and mouse of a computer connected to the
endpoint to navigate its menus instead of the XT Remote Control Unit. This also requires a
connected monitor.
• Use the Scopia® Control iPad app to control user-level functionality of the XT Series via an
intuitive touch interface. This app is limited to user features, and does not extend to
administration or advanced configuration. For more information, see User Guide for Scopia®
Control.
• Use the XT Series's web interface to perform nearly all features from the unit's web page.
• Use Scopia® Management's administrator web interface to perform system upgrades, backups,
and add your endpoint to the organization's address book (see Deployment Guide for Avaya
Scopia® XT Series).
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
Accessing the XT Series Local Menu on page 19
About the XT Remote Control Unit on page 20
Accessing XT Series Web Interface on page 23
Navigating Menus with the Keyboard and Mouse on page 24
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Accessing the XT Series Local Menu
About this task
After switching on the XT Series, the main menu appears on the connected monitor.
To navigate the local menus, use the XT Remote Control Unit or for Scopia® XT Executive only, you
can use a keyboard and mouse. You can also access the system via the web, where the main
screen is laid out differently (see Accessing XT Series Web Interface on page 23).
Figure 11: XT Series main menu
The main menu offers the following features:
• Call starts audio and video calls.
• Contacts allows you to view, edit, and call a contact.
• Calendar allows you to view and join meetings scheduled for this endpoint.
• Present starts sharing content from your computer, or displays the connected computer's
content.
• Control Camera adjusts camera position.
• Recording allows you to record and playback a videoconference (may require a license).
• Configure adjusts settings and checks the system status.
Before you begin
(Scopia® XT Executive only) To navigate menus with a keyboard and mouse, you must first connect
your computer and then complete the Quick Setup Wizard which ends with installing the Scopia® XT
Control utility to use the keyboard and mouse for menu navigation (see Installing Scopia® XT
Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse (Scopia® XT Executive) on page 35).
Procedure
1. Check the light on the front of the XT Codec Unit. When it is connected to power but
switched off, the LED blinks.
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2. Press the power
key on the XT Remote Control Unit to turn on the XT Codec Unit. When
switched on, the LED remains on (no blinking).
3. (Scopia® XT Executive only),Access the main menu by pressing ok/menu on the XT
Remote Control Unit, or select the
Scopia® XT Control icon on your taskbar.
4. The system home page appears on the monitors.
When you access the system for the first time only, the Quick Setup wizard is displayed (see
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27).
5. Navigate using the XT Remote Control Unit or on the Scopia® XT Executive only, you can
also use the keyboard and mouse.
Related Links
Controlling the XT Series on page 18
About the XT Remote Control Unit
There are several ways to control the Avaya Scopia® XT Series. This section explains how to use
the XT Remote Control Unit to navigate the endpoint's menus which are displayed on the endpoint's
monitor. Without a monitor, you cannot interact using the XT Remote Control Unit.
Other ways to control and interact with the XT Series include:
• Using the web interface (see Accessing XT Series Web Interface on page 23).
• (Scopia® XT Executive only) Using your keyboard and mouse (see Navigating Menus with the
Keyboard and Mouse on page 24).
• Using Scopia® Control on an Apple iPad to control user functionality (see User Guide for
Scopia® Control).
The XT Remote Control Unit has an improved design for a more efficient videoconferencing
experience (Figure 12: The XT Remote Control Unit on page 21).
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Figure 12: The XT Remote Control Unit
Scroll through menus and options using the arrow keys and pressing the ok/menu key to select an
item.
Enter letters and digits into a field using the remote's keypad on the XT Remote Control Unit. The
system displays the current entry method to the right of the field (Figure 13: Entry method displayed
to the right of an input field on page 21). You can switch entry methods by pressing the 1/a/A
button repeatedly while the cursor is in the input field, to switch between abc1 (default) for lower
case alphanumeric characters, ABC for upper case characters only (no digits), abc for just lower
case characters only (no digits), and 123 for digits only. To enter a letter or number, press a key
repeatedly to cycle through its characters.
Figure 13: Entry method displayed to the right of an input field
During a videoconference, you can send DTMF tones via the keypad. DTMF is often used to
communicate with an MCU or other device which accepts DTMF commands. For example, to
display the MCU menu in a call hosted on a Scopia® Elite MCU, press * at any time. For more
information, see User Guide for Scopia® Elite MCU.
Some additional shortcuts from the XT Remote Control Unit include:
• Press and hold a number key to recall a camera preset (0-9).
• Press and hold the Dial
key to toggle Do Not Disturb (DND).
• Press and hold the near/far key to switch between local and remote shared content.
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Related Links
Controlling the XT Series on page 18
Pairing an XT Remote Control Unit on page 22
Pairing an XT Remote Control Unit
About this task
If you have multiple XT Series units in the same room, you can pair a XT Remote Control Unit with
its XT Codec Unit so that every unit has its dedicated remote, so when you press a key on a remote,
it triggers an action on the correct XT Series unit. Enter the same numeric code in both the XT
Series and its XT Remote Control Unit to pair them. By default all remotes and endpoints use the
same code 01.
Procedure
1. Access the general settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Basic Settings >
General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > General.
You can use the XT Remote Control Unit's initial default pairing to perform this task.
Figure 14: Setting the XT Remote Control Unit Code
2. Enter a two-digit numeric code between 01 and 99 in the Remote Control Code field.
3. From the web interface only, select Save.
4. On the XT Remote Control Unit, press the * and # keys simultaneously until its red light
blinks twice.
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Figure 15: Setting the code on the XT Remote Control Unit
5. Using the keypad, type the same number used in the Remote control code field.
When the code is not the default 01, the system displays the paired remote icon with its new
code at the top-right corner of the screen.
6. Select Finish in the web interface, or select OK on the endpoint.
Related Links
About the XT Remote Control Unit on page 20
Accessing XT Series Web Interface
About this task
This procedure describes how to access the Avaya Scopia® XT Series web interface, which
supports the following internet browsers:
• Internet Explorer version 8 or later
• Google Chrome version 11 or later
• Mozilla Firefox version 3.6 or later
• Apple Safari version 5 or later
• Opera version 11 or later
If you have a monitor, you can find the IP address at the top bar of the endpoint's monitor.
Before you begin
Web access is enabled by default. If it was disabled, you can enable it and configure the security
details as described in Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
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Procedure
1. Open any of the supported internet browsers and access the XT Series login page by
entering the system's IP address, like http://1.2.3.4/.
Figure 16: Logging into the XT Series web interface
2. Enter the username and password.
The default username for the web interface is Admin with the password 1234.
Important:
We recommend changing the default credentials after logging in for the first time, as
described in the Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
3. (Optional) Select the web interface language from the Language list.
4. Select Login.
Related Links
Controlling the XT Series on page 18
Navigating Menus with the Keyboard and Mouse
About this task
On the Scopia® XT Executive only, you can navigate through endpoint menus using your
computer's keyboard and mouse instead of the remote control, by running a PC or Mac program
called Scopia® XT Control. It also allows you to seamlessly switch between your computer screen
and the system menus. By default, your computer screen is always displayed when you are not in a
call.
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Figure 17: Controlling your Scopia® XT Executive with your computer
Scopia® XT Control also offers shortcuts for some commonly used tasks, such as sharing content
during a call.
You can still use the XT Remote Control Unit at any time (see About the XT Remote Control Unit on
page 20 for details).
Before you begin
To access the endpoint's main menu using your keyboard and mouse, you must first perform the
following procedures:
1. Connect your computer to the Scopia® XT Executive to use it as your computer's monitor
(see Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16).
2. Perform the initial setup described in Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup
Wizard on page 27. The last step of the quick setup wizard is installing the Scopia® XT
Control utility (see Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse (Scopia® XT
Executive) on page 35).
Procedure
1. Select the
Scopia® XT Control icon in your taskbar:
The icon turns gray indicating the keyboard and mouse control the endpoint navigation, the
menus appear on the screen, and the mouse cursor is now a square . Move the mouse all
the way to the edge of the screen to ensure the square icon follows its movements.
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Important:
On the Scopia® XT Executive, the system menus are automatically activated when you
receive an incoming call to allow you accept or reject the call.
2. Scopia® XT Control enables a number of functions using the keyboard or mouse (see Table
3: Using the keyboard or mouse with Scopia® XT Control on page 26).
Table 3: Using the keyboard or mouse with Scopia® XT Control
Function
Using your keyboard
Using your mouse
Using XT Remote
Control Unit
Select an option
Press Enter.
Click on the option.
Press ok/menu.
Enter text
Use the keyboard.
N/A
Use the XT Remote
Control Unit keypad to
enter letters and digits.
Go back to previous
page
Press Esc.
Click on an empty area on the
screen.
Press
Navigate endpoint
menus
Press the arrows then
Enter.
Select the option.
Use the arrow keys then
ok/menu.
Move windows in
video layout
-
Drag and drop the windows to
the desired position.
Press and hold Layouts
Switch control to
computer
Press Esc, Backspace, Select the window in the layout
or Ctrl+Shift+1.
representing your desktop.
Back.
and select the
desired layout (see
Changing Your Own
Video Layout on
page 54).
When you are not in a
call, press
Present,
Delete or
Zoom in or out
-
Scroll up or down
Back.
Press the zoom keys.
Related Links
Controlling the XT Series on page 18
Connecting to a Scopia® XT Executive as a Room Endpoint on page 26
Connecting to a Scopia® XT Executive as a Room Endpoint
About this task
If using the Scopia® XT Executive as a room endpoint, you must first connect to Scopia® XT Control
before using your keyboard and mouse to control the Scopia® XT Executive. The icon appears,
indicating that authentication is required.
If you are using the Scopia® XT Executive as a personal endpoint, you only authenticate the first
time you connect your computer.
Before you begin
Connect your computer as described in Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16.
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Procedure
1. Enter the user code displayed in your Scopia® XT Control page (see Figure 18: Entering the
user code (example) on page 27 for an example).
Figure 18: Entering the user code (example)
2. Select Authenticate using your computer mouse.
3. You can now control the Scopia® XT Executive with your keyboard and mouse by selecting
the
Scopia® XT Control icon in your taskbar:
For tips on getting started and using the Scopia® XT Control utility, see Navigating Menus
with the Keyboard and Mouse on page 24.
Related Links
Navigating Menus with the Keyboard and Mouse on page 24
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard
About this task
To start using your Avaya Scopia® XT Series, first define basic settings with the quick setup wizard,
such as the system's name, language, and network settings. This is relevant for both new
installations, or after restoring default settings. You can only calibrate the image on the endpoint
itself using its monitor, not from the web interface.
Some settings may already be customized for your organization. If required, ask the system
administrator for the device's password.
The quick setup wizard automatically appears the first time you access the XT Series, either by
turning it on or logging in to the web interface. Alternatively select Configure > Quick Setup from
the Main Menu.
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Figure 19: Accessing the Quick Setup
The quick setup wizard guides you through many of the following basic configuration tasks:
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
Setting the System Name, Language, and Call Method on page 28
Adjusting the Image Position on page 30
Configuring Basic Network Settings on page 31
Configuring Basic Gatekeeper Settings on page 33
Configuring Basic SIP Settings on page 34
Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse (Scopia® XT Executive) on page 35
Setting the System Name, Language, and Call Method
About this task
The first screen in the Quick Setup wizard enables you to define the name of your Avaya Scopia®
XT Series, the country, the menu language, and the protocol the system uses for calls. The unit's
name is displayed on the system's title bar and to other meeting participants. For example, HongKong, 9th-Floor-Room, or NY-Office. There is also a unicode system name to enable non-English
characters, available on the web interface only. For more advanced settings of the system name,
see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
After initial setup, you can modify these settings by selecting Configure > General from the
endpoint's menus, or from the web interface select Basic Settings > Preferences > General.
Before you begin
Access the quick setup wizard from the endpoint or web interface, as described in Configuring Basic
Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27.
Procedure
1. Define the name and language as described in Table 4: Defining name and language of the
XT Series on page 29.
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Figure 20: Setting Country and Language
Table 4: Defining name and language of the XT Series
Field
Description
System Name
Enter the name of the XT Series in the System Name field. This
name is also used by default for the SIP username and the H.323
name, which can be manually changed.
System Name Unicode
(Web interface only) Enter the name here if it includes non-ANSII
characters such as Chinese or Japanese.
Country
Enter the country location of the unit. The system menu and the
Language field automatically changes to the language used in the
selected country.
Language
Choose the language of the system menus.
Protocol Type
Select the protocol the endpoint should use for calls, depending on
the organization’s existing infrastructure (SIP or H.323–based).
Contact your administrator for more information.
• H.323: Select if you are registering the endpoint to a gatekeeper
only. For more information, see Configuring Basic Gatekeeper
Settings on page 33 or contact your administrator.
• SIP: Select if you are registering the endpoint to a SIP server only.
For more information, see Configuring Basic SIP Settings on
page 34 or contact your administrator.
You can register the endpoint to as many as three SIP servers
(see Deployment Guide for the XT Series).
• H.323 and SIP: Select if you are registering the endpoint to both a
gatekeeper and a SIP server. For more information, see
Configuring Basic Gatekeeper Settings on page 33 and
Configuring Basic SIP Settings on page 34, or contact your
administrator.
Table continues…
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Field
Description
Use as
(Scopia® XT Executive only) Select whether this endpoint is used
with different computers:
• Select Personal Executive endpoint for a single user, where you
pair the computer once to the XT Series using Scopia® XT
Control.
• Select Shared Executive endpoint for multiple users, where you
pair the computer afresh with Scopia® XT Control each time you
connect.
• Select Standard Room endpoint for multiple users, if you do not
want to control the endpoint using a keyboard and mouse via
Scopia® XT Control. The endpoint is automatically set up with the
default settings of other XT Series models, rather than the
Scopia® XT Executive. For example, the monitor displays the
system menus when you are not in a call (as opposed to the
computer content, which is the default for Scopia® XT Executive).
2. To adjust the image on your monitor, select Next and continue with Adjusting the Image
Position on page 30.
If performing the quick setup from the web interface, access the quick setup from the
endpoint to adjust the image. This can be done at any time.
Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Adjusting the Image Position
About this task
You can center the endpoint's image correctly on its monitor in this stage of the Quick Setup Wizard.
This is for deployments with a monitor connected to your Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Procedure
1. Access the Quick Setup Wizard from the endpoint, as described in Configuring Basic
Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27.
2. Decide if the monitor's image needs adjusting, by verifying if the white border of the triangles
in the top left and bottom right corners are fully visible on all sides.
If the image is centered correctly, skip this procedure and select Next.
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Figure 21: Examining the image position
3. Press 1 to highlight the triangle in the top left corner in blue.
4. Use the arrow keys to position the image, so all sides of the white border of the triangle are
visible in the screen, then press ok/menu.
5. Press 2 to highlight the triangle in the bottom right corner in blue.
6. Adjust the image position in the same way, until all sides of the triangle border are visible,
then press ok/menu.
7. To continue with the Quick Setup Wizard, select Next (see Configuring Basic Network
Settings on page 31).
Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Configuring Basic Network Settings
About this task
This procedure describes how to set up the basic network settings and the IP address of the XT
Series as part of the Quick Setup Wizard. To modify advanced network settings, see Deployment
Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Procedure
1. Access the Quick Setup Wizard from the endpoint, as described in Configuring Basic
Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27, and skip to this step.
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Figure 22: Defining IP Settings
2. Enter the following values:
Table 5: Configuring the IP address
Field Name
Description
IP Address Mode or
Automatic IP Address
Determines if the IP address is dynamically allocated (using DHCP), or if
you manually designate a static IP address. You must use only static
addresses for:
• Scopia® XT Telepresence deployments
• Units on a public network
• SIP deployments where the unit is secured with a TLS certificate.
IP address
Enter the system static IP address. For dynamic IP addresses, this field
displays the current IP address.
Subnet mask
Enter the subnet mask associated with the IP address. For dynamic IP
addresses, this field displays the current subnet mask.
Gateway (IP Address)
Enter the default gateway static IP address. The gateway is used to route
information between two subnets, for example, between the headquarters
and a partner site. For dynamic IP addresses, this field displays the
current gateway IP address.
DNS (Server IP
Address)
Enter the DNS server IP address. The DNS server translates domain
names into IP addresses. For dynamic IP addresses, this field displays
the assigned DNS server IP address.
3. Select Next and continue with one of the following, depending on whether you are
registering your endpoint to a gatekeeper or SIP server:
• If you are registering your endpoint to a gatekeeper, continue with Configuring Basic
Gatekeeper Settings on page 33.
• If you are only registering your endpoint to a SIP server (and not a gatekeeper), continue
with Configuring Basic SIP Settings on page 34.
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Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Configuring Basic Gatekeeper Settings
About this task
Configure the gatekeeper settings if your Avaya Scopia® XT Series works with one. A gatekeeper
routes audio and video H.323 calls by resolving dial strings (H.323 alias or URI) into the IP address
of an endpoint, and handles the initial connection of calls. To modify advanced gatekeeper settings,
see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Procedure
1. Access the Quick Setup Wizard from the endpoint, as described in Configuring Basic
Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27, and skip to this step.
Figure 23: Gatekeeper settings
2. Configure the gatekeeper connection as described in the following table.
Ask your system administrator to help configure these fields.
Field
Description
Use Gatekeeper
Choose whether this endpoint is registered to a gatekeeper, like
the Avaya Scopia® ECS Gatekeeper.
Mode or Automatic IP
Address
Choose whether the gatekeeper is configured to automatically
detect endpoints. For more information, ask your network
administrator.
Gatekeeper IP address
Enter the IP address of the gatekeeper.
E.164
Enter the H.323 number required to dial the XT Series.
3. If you are registering your endpoint to a SIP server, select Next and continue with
Configuring Basic SIP Settings on page 34. Otherwise, select Done to complete the Quick
Setup Wizard.
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For Scopia® XT Executive only, to configure using your keyboard and mouse to navigate the
menus, continue with Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse (Scopia®
XT Executive) on page 35.
Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Configuring Basic SIP Settings
About this task
This section explains how to register your XT Series to the SIP server.
The XT Series can function in a SIP environment, where aliases are managed by SIP servers, not
gatekeepers. You can dial an endpoint by entering its alias like 1234 or joe_smith, rather than
remembering its IP address, where the SIP server routes the call correctly. To do this, the SIP
server must register all endpoints to maintain the mapping list of aliases and endpoints to
successfully route calls.
Before you begin
Access the quick setup wizard from the endpoint or web interface, as described in Configuring Basic
Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27, and skip to this step.
Verify that you have the following information about your SIP environment:
• The DNS name or IP address of the SIP server. You can define up to three servers.
• For the SIP infrastructure that requires a SIP user authentication, credentials for authenticating
XT Series to the SIP server.
Procedure
1. Enter information for the SIP server, as described below.
In redundant SIP deployments, the XT Series uses this server as the default SIP server.
Figure 24: Configuring basic SIP settings
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Table 6: Configuring basic SIP settings for the XT Series
Field
Description
User
Enter the system name (alias). The system is registered to the SIP
server under this name.
When connecting over SIP, this name is displayed on the monitors
participating in the videoconference (for example, John-Smith, or
9th-Floor-Room) .
Authentication Name
If necessary, enter the name for authenticating the XT Series with
the SIP server. It can be the same as the User parameter.
Authentication Password
If necessary, enter the password for authenticating your XT Series
with the SIP server.
Use SIP Server
Enable registering the system to the SIP server by selecting Yes.
For redundant SIP deployments, you can enter information for up to
three SIP servers, as described in Deployment Guide for Avaya
Scopia® XT Series.
Server Address
Enter the DNS name or IP address of the SIP server, used to
register the endpoint.
2. Select Done to complete the Quick Setup Wizard.
3. To configure advanced SIP settings, such as the preferred transport protocol, see
Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard and Mouse
(Scopia® XT Executive)
About this task
This procedure describes how to configure your Scopia® XT Executive (only) to navigate its menus
with a keyboard and mouse by installing Scopia® XT Control, a small standalone program for
Windows or Mac (see Navigating Menus with the Keyboard and Mouse on page 24).
The Scopia® XT Control utility can only be installed from the endpoint's web interface.
Before you begin
1. Verify your computer is running either Windows XP/Vista/7/8, or if it is a Mac, verify it is
running OSX 10.x, up to 10.9.
2. Connect your computer to the Scopia® XT Executive (see Connecting a Computer to the XT
Series on page 16).
3. Perform the Quick Setup wizard, which ends with the Scopia® XT Control installation, or
install it at any time from the web interface.
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Procedure
1. The Quick Setup wizard provides the web address to access your endpoint from the web,
and displays a user code to pair a computer's keyboard and mouse to the endpoint. You
enter this code at the end of the installation, so make a note of it now.
Figure 25: Installing Scopia® XT Control from the Quick Setup
2. Select Minimize to remove the window and expose your computer content.
3. Access the XT Series web interface, as described in Accessing XT Series Web Interface on
page 23.
4. In the main web page of the endpoint, in the Home > XT Control section, select Create
package (Figure 26: Installing Scopia® XT Control for Windows on page 36).
Figure 26: Installing Scopia® XT Control for Windows
5. For Mac users only, copy the setup package to a folder on your computer, and launch the
Scopia® XT Control:
6. For Windows users only, launch the installation package:
a. Select Next in the installation wizard and select to install Scopia® XT Control.
b. Select the installation folder and click Next.
c. Choose a location in the Start menu, and select Install.
d. Select Finish.
Scopia® XT Control automatically connects to the Scopia® XT Executive.
7. Use your keyboard to enter the user code displayed at the start of this procedure.
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If you accidentally closed the code, leave the User Code field empty and select
Authenticate to display a new code.
Figure 27: Entering the user code (example)
8. Select Authenticate using your computer mouse.
9. You can now control the Scopia® XT Executive with your keyboard and mouse by selecting
the
Scopia® XT Control icon in your taskbar:
For tips on getting started and using the Scopia® XT Control utility, see Navigating Menus
with the Keyboard and Mouse on page 24.
Related Links
Configuring Basic Settings with the Quick Setup Wizard on page 27
Tips for Participating in a Videoconference
There are several general recommendations you should follow to optimize your videoconferencing
experience.
We recommend that you read this section before participating in a videoconference for the first time.
• Use natural gestures and speak normally as in a real meeting.
• Do not rustle paper or tap on the table or the microphone.
• Keyboard clicking can be disruptive to the videoconference, so we recommend using the mute
when listening but not actively participating.
• Zooming too close can show that your eyes are not looking directly at the camera, in some
cases. Set the zoom of the built-in camera so the frame includes the user's head and upper
body.
• If you are using a laptop during a meeting, do not place it too close to the microphone. Noise
produced by the computer fan may interfere with audio quality.
• Always mute the microphone before moving it.
• Avoid using your cellular phones during your meeting to avoid electromagnetic interference.
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
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Connecting Headphones to the Scopia® XT Executive
About this task
By default, you hear the sound from your computer and the Scopia® XT Executive on the monitor's
speakers. For privacy, you can connect headphones.
During a call, you hear the audio output on your headphones and remote participants hear the audio
input from either the Scopia® XT Executive's built-in microphone or the Microphone Pod, depending
on the microphone you are using (see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series for more
information).
When you share content from your computer, remote participants also hear the PC audio if the
computer's audio output is connected (see Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16).
Procedure
Connect your headphones to the headphone port on the back of the Scopia® XT Executive monitor:
Figure 28: Connecting Headphones to the Scopia® XT Executive
Alternatively, attach a USB headset with microphone to the USB port on the XT Codec Unit, for
example Plantronics Voyager Pro UC, wireless Plantronics Savi W440, or Jabra Pro 9450 Duo.
Related Links
Getting Started on page 15
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Chapter 3: Starting a New Call
You can start a videoconference on the Avaya Scopia® XT Series in several ways. This section
outlines how to dial to other endpoints in different modes, how to start videoconferences with many
participants, and how to answer and end a meeting.
To quickly dial with the settings best suited for a specific contact, we recommend setting up your
phone book to include calling preferences, along with the contact's information. For example, you
can set a contact to audio-only, and this setting is automatically used when calling this contact.
Related Links
Starting a Meeting on page 39
Finding, Changing or Deleting Contacts on page 43
Starting a Meeting
About this task
Like a mobile phone, your Avaya Scopia® XT Series can dial another endpoint by directly entering a
new dial string like a number, or choose a recently dialed entry, or dial a saved contact from your
address book.
If you want to join or host a meeting with several participants, you must decide which MCU is
hosting the meeting. You can host on your own built-in MCU, or on someone else's built-in MCU, or
on a dedicated MCU like the Scopia® Elite MCU.
To host the meeting on your own built-in MCU, you can either call out to other endpoints to join your
meeting, or you can give out your endpoint's address for them to call in to your endpoint. The
endpoint address you give out can be an IP (like 1.2.3.4), or an H.323 alias (like john_smith) or a
URI address (like john@company.com). If you invite endpoints outside your network, verify with
your system administrator that your endpoint's address is valid for external endpoints.
Your call is securely encrypted when it shows a padlock icon on the monitor. Ask your system
administrator to configure encryption (see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series).
Important:
Using encryption is subject to local regulation. In some countries it is restricted or limited for
usage. For more information, consult your local reseller.
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Procedure
1. To call a new endpoint, access the direct call screen. From the XT Series web interface,
select Make your Call > Basic Options > Direct Call. From the endpoint's main menu,
on the XT Remote Control Unit.
select Call, or press
Figure 29: Enter a new dial string to contact an endpoint
Enter the dial string and select Call. The dial string can be the endpoint's number, or an H.
323 alias like john_smith, or a URI address like john@company.com.
Important:
Your organization may also have implemented a dial plan, which defines various dial
prefixes to determine the characteristics of a call. For example, you may be able to dial 8
before the videoconference number for a lower bandwidth call, or 6 for an audio-only
call. For more information on the dial plan in your organization, contact your system
administrator.
2. To dial a recently contacted endpoint, access the recent calls list. From the XT Series web
interface, select Make your call > Basic Options > Recent Calls. From the endpoint's main
menu, select Call.
Figure 30: List of recently dialed endpoints
Dial an entry by selecting it or selecting Call.
3. To dial a saved contact, access the list of contacts. From the XT Series web interface, select
Make your call > Contacts. From the endpoint's main menu, select Contacts.
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Figure 31: Contact list
Dial an entry by selecting it or selecting Call.
4. To join a meeting hosted elsewhere, call the endpoint or MCU which hosts the meeting,
using any of the above dial methods.
5. To host a meeting on your built-in MCU by dialing out to other participants:
a. Call the first participant (see Starting a Meeting on page 39).
b. Call others to join. From the XT Series web interface, select Make your Call > Basic
Options > Direct Call / Contacts. From the endpoint, within the meeting with the first
participant, press ok/menu and select Participants > Invite a new participant > By
Address / From Contacts.
Figure 32: Inviting a new participant from the endpoint interface
c. Select a contact or enter a dial string to call the next participant.
d. Repeat to add more participants.
6. To host a meeting on your built-in MCU by giving your endpoint's contact details, be sure to
give the correct information.
To accept an incoming call, select Accept.
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Figure 33: Answering a video call
7. To configure a call's advanced settings from a new dial string, access its advanced calling
options. From the XT Series web interface, select Make your Call > Advanced Options >
to
Direct Call. From the endpoint's main menu, select Call and select the down-arrow
expand the call options.
Figure 34: Accessing advanced call options
Set the advanced parameters of your new dial string as follows:
Table 7: Entering advanced call properties
Field Name
Description
Call Protocol or Call profiles
If necessary, select the protocol to use when calling this
personal endpoint or meeting room:
• Select H.323 for H.323 endpoints, such as other XT Series
endpoints, or when joining a meeting hosted by a Scopia®
Elite MCU.
• Select SIP for SIP endpoints, such as Microsoft Lync clients .
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Field Name
Description
• Select ISDN to call ISDN endpoints.
Call Type
Select whether the call is Audio-Video or Audio-Only.
Rate or Call Rate
Select the bandwidth to be used when calling this endpoint.
Otherwise, the system uses the maximum available bandwidth.
Your call is securely encrypted when it shows a padlock icon on the monitor. Ask your
system administrator to configure encryption (see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT
Series).
Important:
Using encryption is subject to local regulation. In some countries it is restricted or limited
for usage. For more information, consult your local reseller.
8. To end a meeting, select Disconnect from the web interface, or press Disconnect
the XT Remote Control Unit.
on
If your system administrator defined a time limit for videoconferences, the system displays a
message when the limit is reached.
Figure 35: Meeting Duration Alert
Related Links
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Finding, Changing or Deleting Contacts
About this task
If you are using the Avaya Scopia® XT Series's built-in contacts list, known as the local LDAP
server, you can edit it to add or remove contacts. For other LDAP servers, such as Scopia®
Management, a third-party LDAP server, or the contact list of another XT Series, you can only view
and search for contacts.
Contact your administrator for details about your organization's LDAP server.
Procedure
1. To view contacts: From the XT Series web interface, select Make your call > Contacts.
From the endpoint's main menu, select Contacts.
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Figure 36: Contact list
To search a contact, enter the first or last name in the search field above the contacts list.
2. To add a new contact, access the local contacts list. From the XT Series web interface,
select Make your call > Contacts > Add Contact. From the endpoint's main menu, select
Contacts > Add.
Figure 37: Add a new contact
You can add several dial strings to the same contact. From the XT Series web interface,
select Insert Number. From the endpoint, select Add Number.
Figure 38: Adding a dial string to a contact
Enter the following details.
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Table 8: Entering advanced information for a contact
Field Name
Description
Label
Define the contact's label to provide a short description of the
contact, for example: home, office or virtual room.
Number
Enter the dial string to contact this endpoint. It can be a
number, an H.323 alias like john_smith, or a URI address like
john@company.com.
Type
If necessary, select the protocol to use when calling this
personal endpoint or meeting room:
• Select H.323 for H.323 endpoints, such as other XT Series
endpoints, or when joining a meeting hosted by a Scopia®
Elite MCU.
• Select SIP for SIP endpoints, such as Microsoft Lync clients .
• Select ISDN to call ISDN endpoints.
Call Type
Select whether the call is Audio-Video or Audio-Only.
Rate
Select the default bandwidth or call bitrate to be used when
calling this contact. Otherwise, the system uses the maximum
available bandwidth.
You can also manually define the Type, Call Type, and Rate each time you place a call (see
Starting a Meeting on page 39.
3. To edit an existing contact, select the contact. From the XT Series web interface, select Edit
for that contact's entry. From the endpoint, press the right-arrow for that contact's entry.
Figure 39: Editing an existing contact
4. To delete the contact, on the web interface, view the list of contacts and select Delete. From
the endpoint interface, edit the contact and select Delete Contact.
5. To view the list of recently dialed endpoints, access the call list. From the XT Series web
interface, select Make your call > Basic Options > Recent Calls. From the endpoint's main
menu, select Call.
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Figure 40: List of recently dialed endpoints
6. To save a contact from the list of recently dialed entries, select the entry. From the XT Series
web interface, select Details > Add to contacts. From the endpoint interface, , select the
entry with the right-arrow and choose Add to contacts.
Figure 41: Adding a recent call to the local contacts
7. From the web interface only, select Save.
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This chapter describes the different actions available during your videoconference, such as
recording the videoconference or sharing content with other participants:
Related Links
Joining a Meeting from the XT Series Calendar on page 47
Moving the PTZ Camera's Position on page 49
Adjusting the Default Volume Settings on page 50
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16
Sharing Computer Content on page 53
Changing Your Own Video Layout on page 54
Blocking your own Audio and Video on page 57
Blocking All Incoming Calls (DND) on page 58
Joining a Meeting from the XT Series Calendar
About this task
You can use the calendar of your Avaya Scopia® XT Series endpoint to join a scheduled
videoconference. The calendar for this endpoint is stored in Scopia® Management, hence this
functionality is only available when the XT Series is managed by Scopia® Management.
The calendar displays all Scopia® Management meetings which have invited this XT Series
endpoint. For example, you can invite a user's Scopia® XT Executive, or you can book a physical
conference room which houses an XT Series room system.
In the XT Series you can only view calendar entries to join meetings. To create or edit a Scopia®
Management meeting, you must access the Scopia® Management user portal, or use the 64-bit
Scopia® Add-in for Microsoft Outlook.
Before you begin
The XT Series must be managed by Scopia® Management (see Deployment Guide for Avaya
Scopia® XT Series).
Procedure
1. Access the calendar screen to display today's scheduled meetings. From the XT Series web
interface, select Home and view the Calendar section. From the endpoint's main menu,
select Calendar.
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Figure 42: Viewing endpoint's scheduled meetings for today
2. Before the meeting starts, the XT Series displays a notification in the title bar of the endpoint
interface notifying you when the meeting is due to start. Then when the meeting is about to
start, you are invited to join.
Figure 43: Notifications when a meeting is due to start
3. If the meeting has already started, select
Join Now.
Figure 44: Joining a meeting after its start time
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Moving the PTZ Camera's Position
About this task
This section details how to set the angle and zoom of a PTZ camera connected to your Avaya
Scopia® XT Series.
A PTZ camera can pan to swivel horizontally, tilt to move vertically, and optically zoom to devote all
the camera's pixels to one area of the image. For example, the XT Standard Camera is a PTZ
camera with its own power supply and remote control, and uses powerful lenses to achieve superb
visual quality. In contrast, fixed cameras like webcams only offer digital PTZ, where the zoom crops
the camera image, displaying only a portion of the original, resulting in fewer pixels of the zoomed
image, which effectively lowers the resolution. Fixed cameras also offer digital pan and tilt only after
zooming, where you can pan up to the width or length of the original camera image.
Once you have set the camera's angle and zoom, the system restores the last camera position the
next time you use the camera. You can store multiple preset camera positions if needed (see
Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series).
Procedure
1. Access the camera control settings. From the XT Series web interface, select More
Actions > Cameras Control. From the endpoint's main menu, select Control Camera.
During a meeting, press ok/menu to access the videoconference menu (Figure 45:
Controlling your camera on page 49), and then select Control Camera.
Figure 45: Controlling your camera
2. If you have more than one camera, first select the one you want to move. From the XT
Series web interface, select the Cameras field. From the endpoint's main menu, select
Control Camera > ok/menu > Video Source. Press ok/menu repeatedly to switch between
cameras.
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Figure 46: Switching between cameras
3. Move the camera position using the arrows and zoom keys to position your camera.
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Adjusting the Default Volume Settings
About this task
Press
+ or - on the XT Remote Control Unit to adjust the sound you hear when receiving a call
and during a videoconference. If you are using Scopia® XT Control on a Scopia® XT Executive, you
can also right-click an empty area of the main menu or call page and adjust the volume slider.
Figure 47: Changing the volume during a call
To change the default speaker volume, perform the procedure in this section.
Procedure
1. To change the default volume settings, access the system's call settings. From the XT Series
web interface, select Basic Settings > Call-Answer mode > General. From the endpoint's
main menu, select Configure > Calling.
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Figure 48: Call-Answer settings
2. Drag the Volume slider to set the value.
3. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Connecting a Computer to the XT Series
About this task
Connect a computer to share a presentation or other content during a call. You connect the video
separately from the audio. The computer video is routed to the DVI port on the XT Codec Unit, while
port.
the audio is routed to the audio-in
When you share a computer's sound during a call, remote participants hear the computer's audio
output as well as the audio from the Microphone Pod. However, analog microphones like the oneport as a connected computer, so to use both at
way Microphone Pod use the same audio-in
the same time, connect them via an audio mixer (see Deployment Guide for the Avaya Scopia® XT
Series).
On the Scopia® XT Executive, your computer content is automatically displayed on the monitor, but
only ever shared when you manually choose to do so. When you receive an incoming call, it
automatically displays the XT Series menus to easily allow you accept or reject the call, and your
local camera displays your video on the monitor.
Procedure
1. If your computer has a DVI port, connect it to the DVI port on the XT Codec Unit.
Alternatively, use the supplied DVI-VGA adapter to connect a VGA cable from the adapter to
the computer's VGA port.
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Figure 49: Connecting a computer's display to the XT Series
2. Connect the computer audio to the audio-in
both analog and digital optical audio.
port on the XT Codec Unit, which supports
Figure 50: Connecting a computer's audio to the XT Series
When you connect a computer's audio output to the XT Series, the echo cancellation for this
analog input is disabled by default (see Deployment Guide for the Avaya Scopia® XT
Series).
3. Set the computer's resolution by accessing the operating system graphics settings.
4. Select your screen resolution and refresh rates from the list of supported settings (see Table
9: Supported computer monitor resolutions and refresh rates on page 52).
Table 9: Supported computer monitor resolutions and refresh rates
Name
Resolution
Digital Refresh Rate
(Hz)
Analog Refresh Rate
Frequency (Hz)
1080p
1920x1080
60
60
SXGA
1280x1024
60,75
60, 75
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Name
Resolution
Digital Refresh Rate
(Hz)
Analog Refresh Rate
Frequency (Hz)
HD+ (900p)
1600x900
60
N/A
WSGA
1440x900
60
60
UVGA
1280x960
60, 85
60, 85
WXGA
1280x768 / 1280x800
60
60
720p
1280x720
60
60
XGA
1024x768
60, 70, 75
60, 70, 75
SVGA
800x600
60, 72, 75
60, 72, 75
VGA
640x480
72, 75
72, 75
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Participating in Meetings on page 47
Sharing Computer Content
About this task
You can share the content of your computer screen and its audio either with other participants in a
call or when you are not in a call, you can share it with those in the local conference room.
You can choose one of many video layouts to arrange the display of the presentation, remote video,
and local video.
The XT Series sends both live video and shared content simultaneously on separate channels,
known as dual video. This happens as long as the remote endpoint can receive dual video. If not, it
will switch to sending presentation only until you revert back to live video.
The available bandwidth is shared evenly the two streams by default, but an administrator can
customize this in the XT Series if required.
Your computer content is private, and is only shared with others when you manually choose to do
so.
Before you begin
Connect your computer to the XT Series (see Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16).
Procedure
1. To share computer content, press Present
on the XT Remote Control Unit, from the
endpoint's main menu, or from the in-call menu. From the XT Series web interface, select
More Actions > Presentation.
The Scopia® XT Executive screen displays a presenting
icon in the bottom corner to
indicate your computer content is visible to others during a call. In addition, if you use
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Scopia® XT Control to navigate menus with a keyboard and mouse, the icon in the taskbar
changes to .
2. To end sharing computer content, press Present
Unit.
or Back
on the XT Remote Control
3. To start sharing content automatically as soon as you connect a computer, access the
general settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Basic Settings > Call-Answer
mode > General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Calling.
Figure 51: Displaying computer content by default when not in a call
Set Local Presentation Mode to Auto. In this mode, the system always shows the
computer content when not in a call, and asks if you want to accept incoming calls.
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Changing Your Own Video Layout
About this task
This section details how to change your own video layout during a call or meeting. A video layout is
the arrangement of participant images as they appear on the monitor in a videoconference. If the
meeting includes a presentation, a layout can also refer to the arrangement of the presentation
image together with the meeting participants.
The available layouts depend on the number of streams in your meeting and how many monitors
you have. There are three streams: your own video, the remote video, and a shared presentation.
With one screen, you fill it with the remote video and overlap a small window of your own video.
With a shared presentation, you must choose a video layout. With two monitors, you have more
choices of video layouts (see Figure 52: Examples of video layouts with three streams on single or
dual monitors on page 55).
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Figure 52: Examples of video layouts with three streams on single or dual monitors
As you add more participants to the meeting, each participant adds their own video stream, which
requires an MCU to arrange them into a conference layout. The conference layout is then integrated
into your XT Series as the remote video stream (see Figure 53: Multi-party videoconference places
conference layout as the remote stream on page 55).
Figure 53: Multi-party videoconference places conference layout as the remote stream
The choice of conference layouts offered by the MCU depends on the MCU model. For example,
the layouts in the Scopia® Elite MCU can display up to 28 participants, while the built-in MCU of the
XT Series can display only up to eight remote participants.
Recorded videoconferences use one monitor only. During recording, the auxiliary monitor displays
the same video layout as the primary monitor.
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Before a call, your monitor(s) display your own video, except on the Scopia® XT Executive which
shows the computer content by default.
Meeting moderators can also change the video layout for all participants in a meeting (see Changing
the Video Layout for all Participants on page 66).
Procedure
1. To cycle through the most commonly used video layouts, press the Layouts
XT Remote Control Unit repeatedly.
2. To view all available layouts, press and hold the Layouts
Unit, or press ok/menu and then select Layouts.
key on the
key on the XT Remote Control
Figure 54: Changing video layout during a call
The choices of layouts depend on the number of streams to display and the number of
connected monitors. The group icon
represents remote video, while the single icon
represents local video. The graph icon
represents the presentation.
3. (Scopia® XT Executive only) If you are using Scopia® XT Control, you can drag and drop the
images to change the arrangement of the layout, or you can right-click an empty area of the
video layout and choose a different layout from the context menu.
To switch between your own content versus the remote shared content during a call, you can
use the same context menu or press near/far on the XT Remote Control Unit.
4. To reset the number of monitors to the default <auto > setting, press layouts
on the XT Remote Control Unit.
and then 0
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Blocking your own Audio and Video
About this task
During a call, you can block and unblock your own audio and video and either replace the video with
a placeholder static slide, or you can hide your participation altogether if your XT Series is hosting
the meeting.
Procedure
1. To mute your own audio, access the call menu. From the XT Series web interface, select
Mute from the top bar under the tabs. From the endpoint, select ok/menu > Mute Myself.
Figure 55: Blocking your own audio and video
Alternatively you can press the mute key on the XT Remote Control Unit, or if you use the
icon
Microphone Pod, you can press its own mute button. When your audio is muted, the
disappears on the display.
2. To block your own video and replace it with a static slide, access the call menu. From the XT
Series web interface, select Privacy from the top bar under the tabs. From the endpoint,
select ok/menu > Privacy Options > Privacy(see Figure 55: Blocking your own audio and
video on page 57).
The camera moves to its sleep position when it is disabled, or on the Scopia® XT Executive
the embedded camera's LED turns off.
The system sends a placeholder slide to remote participants, and displays the
your display.
icon on
3. To block your audio and video and hide your participation in the meeting by removing your
space in participants' video layout, access the in-meeting settings. From the XT Series web
interface, select Meeting > Hide Myself. From the endpoint's in-call menu, select Meeting
Options > Hide Myself.
This feature is only available when your endpoint hosts the meeting on its built-in MCU.
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Figure 56: Hiding your presence in a meeting
4. To block your video by default, access the call settings. From the XT Series web interface,
select Basic Settings > Call-Answer Mode > General. From the endpoint's main menu,
select Configure > Calling.
Figure 57: Call settings
5. Set Privacy or Video Privacy to Yes.
6. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Blocking All Incoming Calls (DND)
About this task
If you do not want to answer incoming calls, you can configure the Avaya Scopia® XT Series to
block all incoming calls by enabling Do Not Disturb (DND).
When the Do Not Disturb feature is enabled:
• The system blocks notifications of incoming calls.
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• The
icon appears in the system information area of the monitor display.
• When a remote endpoint calls, the system informs it that you are unavailable and automatically
disconnects the calling endpoint.
You can also temporarily enable Do Not Disturb when receiving an incoming call. To enable, select
Do not disturb on the window which appears when your endpoint rings. To disable, press and hold
Call on the XT Remote Control Unit or from the endpoint's main menu select Turn off Do not
disturb.
Procedure
1. Access the call settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Basic Settings > CallAnswer Mode > General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Calling.
Figure 58: Calling preferences
2. Set Do Not Disturb to Yes.
3. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Chapter 5: Recording Meetings
About this task
You can record meetings to a locally connected USB storage device or the network. This section
describes how to start, pause, or stop a recording during a videoconference.
You can view recordings from the local USB storage device either on the XT Series or using any
standard media player. The system saves the file as an MP4, and records the video in H.264 format
with audio in AAC-LC format. You can view recordings saved to the network via the Scopia®
Desktop Web Portal (see User Guide for Avaya Scopia® Desktop Client).
If using a USB device to record a videoconference hosted by your built-in MCU, up to six remote
endpoints can join the meeting (if your license is MCU 9). If your license is MCU 4, up to three
remote endpoints can join. If more remote endpoints already joined, you cannot start a recording.
Important:
Any recordings you make are not authorized by the manufacturer and are made at the sole
responsibility and liability of the user.
Recorded videoconferences use one monitor only. During recording, the auxiliary monitor displays
the same video layout as the primary monitor.
Before you begin
• To record to a local USB storage device, insert it in the lower USB port on the XT Series. Use a
USB storage device formatted with FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4. Other formats, even if
supported, are not recommended.
Figure 59: Connecting a USB drive to the XT Series
• To record to the network, your Scopia® Solution must include a recording server, the XT Series
must be managed by Scopia® Management, and the meeting must be hosted by an external
Scopia® Elite MCU (or an older model). The endpoint must be accessible remotely by Scopia®
Management with its address in the remote access settings (see Deployment Guide for Avaya
Scopia® XT Series). For more information, contact your system administrator.
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• (Optional) Customize your recording settings, such as video resolution, as described in
Enabling and Configuring Recording on page 71. For example, to increase the recording time
allowed, lower the recording bitrate.
Procedure
1. Access the Recording menu. From the XT Series web interface, select More Actions >
Recording. From the endpoint's main menu, select Recording, or during a call, press ok/
menu on the XT Remote Control Unit, and select Meeting Options > Recording.
The Recording screen indicates the amount of time you can record based on the available
space on your USB storage device.
Figure 60: Start a recording
2. To start recording, select Record or Start from the menu on the left.
The recording icon appears at the top of the monitor, next to the remaining time available for
the recording. You can pause or stop the recording by selecting those buttons in the
recording screen.
Figure 61: Recording icon and time remaining on this USB drive
If you started the recording at any time after the videoconference started, the recording
automatically stops when the videoconference ends. Otherwise, stop the recording by
selecting Stop.
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3. To playback recorded videoconferences stored on a local USB storage device, from the
endpoint interface select the recording and press ok/menu to play. From the XT Series web
interface, select Download for that meeting to save the file locally as <endpoint ID><name
of endpoint><date><time>.mp4.
Figure 62: Viewing recordings stored on local USB drive
Important:
Verify the system is not muted, to ensure you can hear the audio during playback.
4. To view a recorded meeting stored on the Scopia® Desktop Content Center, access the
Scopia® Desktop web portal and follow the links to view recordings stored there (see User
Guide for Avaya Scopia® Desktop Client).
If you receive an incoming call, playback is paused and you must manually accept or reject
the new call. If you reject the call or enable Do Not Disturb, playback resumes automatically.
Inside a call, you must start presenting to share playback of the recording.
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Chapter 6: Moderating Meetings
A moderator has special rights in a videoconference, including blocking the sound and video of
other participants, inviting new participants, disconnecting others, determining video layouts, and
closing meetings.
Related Links
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Changing the Video Layout for all Participants on page 66
Moderating a Videoconference
About this task
You can moderate a videoconference hosted on an external MCU or hosted on your own XT Series
built-in MCU. A moderator has special rights in a videoconference, including blocking the sound and
video of other participants, inviting new participants, disconnecting others, determining video
layouts, and closing meetings.
You can moderate a remotely hosted videoconference on an external MCU under Scopia®
Management, or on another XT SeriesMCU when it is not using the SIP protocol.
This section describes how you can view the list of participants, invite new ones, block their audio if
needed, disconnect them or turn someone into a lecturer. You can also change the video layout of
all participants (see Changing the Video Layout for all Participants on page 66), but you only block
your own video, not that of a participant.
Important:
If you are not the moderator and attempt a moderator-only action, the system may ask you to
enter a PIN before continuing, if the meeting has PIN-protected moderator features.
Access the Local endpoint to configure your own endpoint if you are hosting a meeting locally on
your built-in MCU.
Procedure
1. Access the active videoconference. From the XT Series web interface, select Participants in
the meeting window. From the endpoint, press ok/menu to access the videoconference
menu, and select Participants.
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Figure 63: Moderating a hosted videoconference
2. To invite someone to join the meeting, select Invite a new participant.
You can choose an endpoint from the contacts, dial directly or choose one recently dialed.
Figure 64: Inviting new participant by address or contacts
3. To disconnect a participant, select the endpoint and select Disconnect.
4. To mute all participants, select Mute everyone or Mute all. This is typically used to eliminate
background noise from participants.
5. To mute a specific endpoint, select Mute for that endpoint.
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Figure 65: Muting a participant
6. To designate a participant as a lecturer, select Make lecturer for that endpoint.
All participants in the videoconference can see the lecturer's video in the main part of the
screen, while a smaller image shows the most recent active speaker. This requires the
hosting MCU support the H.243 standard, which enables remote videoconference
management.
7. To prevent new participants from joining a meeting hosted on an XT Series, select Lock
Meeting.
8. You can view detailed statistics about the hosting MCU, or you can view details of all the
endpoints if you are the host of the meeting. From the XT Series web interface, select
Diagnostics. Select Previous or Next to scroll through the endpoints. From the endpoint,
press ok/menu to access the videoconference menu, and select Stats. Use the arrow keys
on your XT Remote Control Unit to scroll through the endpoints.
Figure 66: Viewing the remote endpoint's information
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In the statistics window, Rx means receiving or incoming statistics, while Tx stands for
transmitting, or outgoing statistics.
9. To end the meeting and disconnect all participants, from the endpoint interface press ok/
menu and select Meeting Options > End meeting. From the XT Series web interface,
select Disconnect at the top of the meeting window.
Figure 67: Ending a meeting (moderators only)
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Changing the Video Layout for all Participants
About this task
As a meeting moderator, you can determine the video layouts for all participants in your meeting. A
video layout is the arrangement of participant images as they appear on the monitor in a
videoconference. If the meeting includes a presentation, a layout can also refer to the arrangement
of the presentation image together with the meeting participants.
If you host the meeting on your XT Series built-in MCU, you can change the video layouts on the XT
Series. However, if you host the meeting on an external MCU like the Scopia® Elite MCU, you must
use the methods available on that MCU, like sending DTMF commands.
T he layouts of a multi-party meeting also depend on the host MCU. The Scopia® Elite MCU, has a
different set of layouts to the XT Series built-in MCU. In both cases, t he default layout is a dynamic
one, which changes form dynamically depending on the number of participants displaying video.
The choice of layouts depends on your XT Series model and the number of participants with video
present in the call.
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Figure 68: Examples of video layouts when hosted on XT Series built-in MCU
Procedure
1. To change the video layout for all participants in a meeting hosted by an XT Series, from the
endpoint interface press ok/menu on the XT Remote Control Unit and select Meeting
Options > Layouts. From the XT Series web interface, select Meeting > Layouts.
Figure 69: Changing the video layout for all participants
2. Select the desired layout according to the number of participants, or select Auto to restore
the default layout.
3. To change the video layout for all participants on a meeting hosted by an external MCU, use
DTMF to issue instructions to the hosting MCU by pressing the XT Remote Control Unit
keypad during the call.
For example, in meetings hosted on the Scopia® Elite MCU, press * to access the MCU
menu.
If you are not a moderator, select Become a moderator and enter a PIN if required followed
by #.
Select Change the main video layout to determine all participants' layout.
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Figure 70: Using DTMF to send instructions to the hosting Scopia® Elite MCU
Related Links
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Chapter 7: Configuring Advanced User
Settings
This section explains how to configure advanced user settings to fit your preferences. For example,
you can set default call settings or recording settings, and secure your unit with PIN codes.
Related Links
Setting Call Answering Preferences on page 69
Activating the Screen Saver on page 70
Enabling and Configuring Recording on page 71
Saving Meeting Snapshots (Scopia® XT Executive only) on page 74
Setting PIN Codes for the XT Series on page 76
Confirming Call Disconnections on page 77
Setting Call Answering Preferences
About this task
This procedure describes how to define system behavior for incoming calls. By default, the endpoint
notifies you of an incoming call, so you manually choose to answer it. However, you can
automatically answer calls after a certain number of rings, or automatically answer immediately.
Procedure
1. Access the call settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Basic Settings > CallAnswer Mode > General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Calling.
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Figure 71: Setting call answer preferences
2. Select the required option from the Automatic answer list:
• Select Yes always for the system to automatically answer an incoming call. The system
will not prompt you to accept a call if the display shows the Home page. This is useful for
meeting rooms, where endpoints often dial in to that meeting room.
• Select Never to always manually accept a call.
• Select Yes if not in a call (only XT Series with a built-in MCU) to automatically answer
when the system is not in a call. During a call, it displays an incoming call notification. If
you accept an incoming call during a call, you add the caller to your videoconference.
3. (Optional) Enter the number of rings in the Answer after (Rings) list to specify after how
many rings the system accepts a call. This option is relevant only if automatic answering is
enabled.
4. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Activating the Screen Saver
About this task
The screen saver helps protect your monitor from burn-in without switching it off.
Your administrator may have configured the screen saver to start automatically when Avaya
Scopia® XT Series is not used for some time.
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You can activate the screen saver at any time by pressing the
Power key on the XT Remote
Control Unit. On the Scopia® XT Executive, the screen saver is managed by the connected
computer's control panel.
By default, the XT Series stops sending to the monitor after 15 minutes. You can modify this in the
Monitor Turn Off field. From the XT Series web interface, select Configure > Advanced > I/O
Connections > Monitor > General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Advanced Settings >
I/O Connections > Monitor > General.
Related Links
Configuring Advanced User Settings on page 69
Enabling and Configuring Recording
About this task
You can record meetings to a locally connected USB storage device or the network. This procedure
describes how to configure your recording preferences, such as where to record meetings. When
recording meetings to the USB device, you can also define the video resolution and bitrate. This is
useful, for example, to increase the time available for recording by saving disk space.
You can view recordings from the local USB storage device either on the XT Series or using any
standard media player. The system saves the file as an MP4, and records the video in H.264 format
with audio in AAC-LC format. You can view recordings saved to the network via the Scopia®
Desktop Web Portal (see User Guide for Avaya Scopia® Desktop Client).
If using a USB device to record a videoconference hosted by your built-in MCU, up to six remote
endpoints can join the meeting (if your license is MCU 9). If your license is MCU 4, up to three
remote endpoints can join. If more remote endpoints already joined, you cannot start a recording.
To disable recording and playback, follow the procedure below to access the recording settings, and
select No Recording in the Location field.
Before you begin
You may need a license to record meetings on your XT Series, depending on your model. For more
information, see Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Procedure
1. Access the recording settings from either the web interface or from the endpoint itself. From
the XT Series web interface, select Administrator Settings > Utilities > Recording >
General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Advanced > Utilities >
Recording.
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Figure 72: Setting your recording preferences
2. Define the following recording settings:
Table 10: Configuring recording settings
Field
Description
Location
Enable recording and playback by defining a location to store the recordings, from the
options listed below. To disable recording and playback on this endpoint, select No
Recording.
• Automatic (default option): Select to choose the location each time you record.
When you access the recording menu, the XT Series displays the available options
to record at that time:
- You can record videoconferences or local presentations to a USB storage device
with enough available disk space.
- You can record meetings to the network if your Scopia® Solution includes a
recording server, the XT Series is managed by Scopia® Management, and the
meeting is hosted by an external Scopia® Elite MCU (or an older model). For
details, contact your administrator.
• USB Storage: Select to only record to a local USB storage device. You can record
videoconferences or local presentations, and then view the recordings on the
endpoint itself, or using any standard media player. The system saves the file as an
MP4, and records the video in H.264 format with audio in AAC-LC format.
• Scopia Recording Server: Select to only record meetings to the network, even if a
local USB storage device is connected. You can only record to the network if your
Scopia® Solution includes a recording server, the XT Series is managed by Scopia®
Management, and the meeting is hosted by an external Scopia® Elite MCU (or an
older model). For details, contact your administrator.
You can view these recordings via the Scopia® Desktop Web Portal (see User
Guide for Avaya Scopia® Desktop Client).
Resolution
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Select the video resolution to use when recording meetings to a local USB storage
device. The frame rate is limited to 25fps. For best quality, use the default 1080p
resolution, but use a lower value if your media player does not support higher
resolutions.
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Field
Description
When you change the resolution, the system automatically selects the optimal bitrate
for this resolution.
You cannot change the video resolution for meetings recorded to the network. If you
selected Automatic as the Location, this resolution is applied only when recording to
the USB device.
Bit rate
Select the bitrate to determine the file size when recording meetings to a local USB
storage device. To use less disk space, select a lower bitrate. For the best results, use
the default value for your chosen resolution.
Bitrate is the speed of data flow. Higher video resolutions require higher bitrates to
ensure the video is constantly updated, thereby maintaining smooth motion. If you
lower the bitrate, you lower the quality of the video. In some cases, you can select a
lower bitrate without noticing a significant drop in video quality; for example during a
presentation or when a lecturer is speaking and there is very little motion. In video
recordings, the bitrate determines the file size for each minute of recording. Bitrate is
often measured in kilobits per second (kbps).
To estimate the space you need for the recording, see Table 11: Typical file sizes
based on the bitrate on page 73. You can see how much recording time is available
on your target disk when you access the Recording menu (see Recording
Meetings on page 60).
You cannot change the bitrate for meetings recorded to the network. If you selected
Automatic as the Location, this bitrate is applied only when recording to the USB
device.
Audio Alert
When recording meetings to a local USB storage device, you can indicate to all
participants that the meeting is being recorded. Select Yes to enable an audio
message alert at the beginning of the videoconference. This alert is also sent to late
participants.
When recording meetings to the network, an alert is always sent to participants.
Ignore Mute on
Playback
Select Yes to play audio when viewing a recording, even if the volume on the endpoint
is muted. For more information about the sound settings, see Adjusting the Default
Volume Settings on page 50. For privacy, you can connect headphones as described
in Connecting Headphones to the Scopia® XT Executive on page 38.
Use the following table as a guide to determine the best bit rate to use, depending on the
resolution you require and your disk space constraints.
Table 11: Typical file sizes based on the bitrate
Bitrate
File size for 1 minute
recording
File size for 30 minute
recording
File size for 1 hour
recording
6144K
45 MB
1,350 MB
2,700 MB
4096K
30 MB
900 MB
1,800 MB
2048K
15 MB
450 MB
900 MB
1024
7.5 MB
225 MB
450 MB
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Bitrate
File size for 1 minute
recording
File size for 30 minute
recording
File size for 1 hour
recording
512
3.75 MB
112.5 MB
225 MB
384
3 MB
85 MB
169 MB
3. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Saving Meeting Snapshots (Scopia® XT Executive only)
About this task
During a meeting, you can save shared content (presentations) and screen shots of local or remote
video using your Scopia® XT Executive. This functionality requires that you install and use the
Scopia® XT Control utility, which enables you to navigate the endpoint menus with a keyboard and
mouse.
If your computer has Microsoft PowerPoint installed on Microsoft Windows, Scopia® XT Control can
automatically create a presentation by collecting all snapshots and inserting them as presentation
slides on your computer.
Important:
Any snapshots taken are not authorized by the manufacturer and are made at the sole
responsibility and liability of the user.
Before you begin
Install the Scopia® XT Control utility, as described in Installing Scopia® XT Control to Use Keyboard
and Mouse (Scopia® XT Executive) on page 35.
Procedure
1. During the videoconference, press the PrtScrn key on your keyboard or right-click an empty
area of the endpoint's main menu or In-call menu and select Snapshot.
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Figure 73: Taking a screen shot
Scopia® XT Control copies the content from the largest window in the video layout to the
clipboard. If several windows are the same size, it copies the content from the left-hand
window, but if you are recording to the local USB storage or duplicating the main monitor
HD1 to HD2, it captures the entire screen.
Important:
It automatically adds a watermark to the generated image.
2. If your computer is running Microsoft Windows and you have Microsoft PowerPoint installed,
view the generated presentation as follows:
a. Access your computer screen by selecting the window showing your computer content,
or press Backspace, or ctrl+shift+1 on your keyboard.
b. Right-click the
Presentation.
Scopia® XT Control icon in your taskbar, and select Open
Figure 74: Opening the generated presentation
3. If you do not have both Microsoft Windows and Microsoft PowerPoint installed, save each
snapshot from the clipboard independently. After each snapshot, open an image editor to
paste the image.
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Setting PIN Codes for the XT Series
About this task
The PIN for basic settings is disabled by default. You can enable it to require users to enter the PIN
for all basic settings, such as changing the interface language. The default value for this PIN is
1234.
Before you begin
If configuring from the endpoint, you must first enable advanced configuration, as described in
Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
To modify the PIN from the web interface, you must be connected via HTTPS (see Deployment
Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series).
Procedure
1. Access the PIN settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Administrator Settings >
Utilities > PIN Protect Settings. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure >
Advanced > Utilities > PIN Protect Settings.
Figure 75: Modifying the administrator PIN
2. Select Basic Settings to set or change the user's PIN code.
3. Enter the current PIN code. The default PIN is 1234.
4. Enter your new 4 digit PIN code, and re-enter if required.
5. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Confirming Call Disconnections
About this task
To prevent accidental disconnection from a call, you can configure the system to confirm before a
call is disconnected. By default, calls are disconnected when a participant ends the call, without
requiring a confirmation.
Procedure
1. Access the call settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Basic Settings > CallAnswer Mode > General. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Calling.
Figure 76: Calling preferences
2. Set Confirm Disconnect to Yes.
3. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Chapter 8: Troubleshooting the Avaya
Scopia® XT Series
This section covers troubleshooting problems that may occur when setting up and using the Avaya
Scopia® XT Series.
Related Links
Viewing System Information for Customer Support on page 78
Resolving Monitor Display Problems on page 80
Resolving Problems Viewing Computer Content on page 82
Resolving XT Remote Control Unit Problems on page 82
Restoring Default User Settings on page 83
Cannot Control with Keyboard and Mouse on page 83
Resolving Video or Audio Disruptions on page 84
Viewing System Information for Customer Support
About this task
When contacting customer support or your system administrator, you may need to provide
information about the system. This procedure describes how to view the following system
information:
• Software version
• User code (MAC address)
• IP addresses
• Serial number
• System name and model
• Licenses
• Network, gatekeeper, and SIP settings
Important:
The system serial number also appears on the label at the back of the XT Codec Unit.
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Procedure
1. View system information. From the XT Series web interface, select Home. From the
endpoint's main menu, select Configure > About.
During a meeting, press ok/menu and select Stats > Configure > About.
Figure 77: Viewing system information
2. To view additional system information from the endpoint such as IP addresses and the
Back key and select
gatekeeper's registration status from the endpoint, press the
System Status.
Figure 78: Viewing system network information
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Resolving Monitor Display Problems
Problem
The monitor is having display problems.
Flickering or blank screen
The system displays a flickering or blank screen.
Solution
The rear panel of the XT Codec Unit features two HD outputs for connecting a main and auxiliary
screen. For cabling, see the cabling diagram in the Quick Setup Guide.
Your system administrator must configure the system for correct video resolution.
When you are not in a call, you can set the refresh frequency of the monitor display:
• Set to 50 Hz by pressing
then 5.
• Set to 60 Hz by pressing
then 6.
Blank screen
The system displays a blank screen.
Solution
• Verify the power cord of the XT Codec Unit is connected properly at both ends.
• Verify the monitor’s power cord is connected properly at both ends.
• Check that the monitor is connected to HD1
and the power is on.
• Verify the XT Codec Unit’s LED is on. If the LED is blinking, press the Power key
Remote Control Unit.
on the XT
• Make sure the XT Codec Unit output is properly connected to the monitor input. Make sure the
monitor/DVI cable is connected properly at both ends.
Screen layout cropped
The screen layout appears to be cropped.
Configure the monitor layout as described below.
1. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Quick Setup.
2. Select Next to navigate to the Configure Monitor page.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to adjust the image.
If necessary, refer to Adjusting the Image Position on page 30 for operational information.
Menus or remote presentation cropped
The system menus or the remote presentation appears to be cropped.
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Solution
Adjust the way the image appears on the monitor. To see your adjustments in real-time, we
recommend performing this procedure from the endpoint itself.
If configuring from the endpoint, you must first enable advanced configuration, as described in
Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
1. Access the monitor settings. From the XT Series web interface, select Administrator
settings > I/O connections > Monitor > Graphic Adjustments. From the endpoint's main
menu, select Configure > Advanced > I/O connections > Monitor > Graphic
Adjustments.
2. Navigate to the monitor requiring adjustment (Monitor HD1 or Monitor HD2).
3. Select your preferred image view mode. On the Scopia® XT Executive, use the Monitor
HD2 area.
Figure 79: Adjusting the monitor
Table 12: Adjustment options for the monitor
Option
Description
Adjustment Mode
Select Menu, presentation (default) to adjust both the system menu
and presentation, local or received.
Select Menu to adjust the system menus only.
Top, Left, Bottom,
Right
Drag the sliders to the required sizes until the menu or presentation
borders are visible on the monitor.
You can also adjust the image for the monitor displaying the system
menu, in the quick setup wizard as described in Adjusting the Image
Position on page 30.
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4. From the web interface only, select Save.
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Resolving Problems Viewing Computer Content
Problem
I cannot sshare a presentation from my computer or view its content.
Solution
• Make sure the VGA/DVI cable is properly connected between the PC and the XT Codec Unit
(see Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16).
• Verify the computer's output resolution is supported by the XT Series (see Connecting a
Computer to the XT Series on page 16).
Related Links
Troubleshooting the Avaya Scopia® XT Series on page 78
Resolving XT Remote Control Unit Problems
Problem
The XT Remote Control Unit does not function.
Low battery power
Solution
Replace the battery, as described in Avaya Scopia® XT Series Installation Guide. When the XT
Remote Control Unit's battery power is low, an icon appears in the system menus letting you know
that you should replace the battery:
•
Half-charged Battery
•
Low Battery
XT Remote Control Unit code
Solution
If the battery power is not low, configure the XT Remote Control Unit code on the XT Codec Unit to
the same number that it is set on the XT Remote Control Unit, as described in Pairing an XT
Remote Control Unit on page 22).
If you still experience problems, reconfigure the XT Remote Control Unit code to be a number
between 01-04, inclusive.
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Restoring Default User Settings
About this task
This procedure explains how to restore the default settings if necessary. You can do this from the
endpoint itself only.
Before you begin
If configuring from the endpoint, you must first enable advanced configuration, as described in
Deployment Guide for Avaya Scopia® XT Series.
Procedure
1. From the endpoint's main menu, select Configure > Advanced > Utilities > Restore
System > Factory Defaults.
Figure 80: Restoring factory default settings
2. Confirm you want to remove all configurations.
The default settings are restored.
Related Links
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Cannot Control with Keyboard and Mouse
Problem
You cannot control the endpoint with your keyboard and mouse due to a failure to connect to
icon.
Scopia® XT Control, indicated by the
You can also check the Scopia® XT Control connection status in the Scopia® XT Executive web
interface, from the home page:
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Figure 81: Monitoring the status from the web interface
Not connect to network
Your computer or XT Series is not connected to the network.
Solution
Your DVI cable is not connected properly to the Scopia® XT Executive.
Verify that your computer is connected to the Scopia® XT Executive properly, as described in
Connecting a Computer to the XT Series on page 16.
1. Verify that your computer is connected to the network.
2. Verify that your XT Series is connected to the network by checking that the cables are
connected correctly (see Deployment Guide for XT Series).
Another computer already connected
Another computer is already connected to the Scopia® XT Executive.
Solution
Verify that only your computer is connected by checking the XT Series web interface.
Authentication required
If using the Scopia® XT Executive as a room endpoint, the computer must be authenticated with
Scopia® XT Control each time it is connected. The icon indicates that authentication is required.
Solution
Connect to Scopia® XT Control as described in Connecting to a Scopia® XT Executive as a Room
Endpoint on page 26.
Related Links
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Resolving Video or Audio Disruptions
Problem
You experience disruptions in either video or audio; for example, additional noise or static.
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EMI
Video or audio disruptions can occur due to electromagnetic-interference (EMI), caused by other
devices such as cellular phones.
Solution
Avoid using your cellular phones during your meeting to avoid electromagnetic interference.
Noise
Loss in audio quality may result from noise produced by a computer's cooling system.
Solution
If you are using a laptop during a meeting, do not place it too close to the microphone.
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Glossary
1080p
See Full HD on page 89.
2CIF
2CIF describes a video resolution of 704 x 288 pixels (PAL) or 704 x 240
(NTSC). It is double the width of CIF, and is often found in CCTV products.
2SIF
2SIF describes a video resolution of 704 x 240 pixels (NTSC) or 704 x 288
(PAL). This is often adopted in IP security cameras.
4CIF
4CIF describes a video resolution of 704 x 576 pixels (PAL) or 704 x 480
(NTSC). It is four times the resolution of CIF and is most widespread as the
standard analog TV resolution.
4SIF
4SIF describes a video resolution of 704 x 480 pixels (NTSC) or 704 x 576
(PAL). This is often adopted in IP security cameras.
720p
See HD on page 91.
AAC
AAC is an audio codec which compresses sound but with better results
than MP3.
AGC (Automatic Gain
Control)
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) smooths audio signals through
normalization, by lowering sounds which are too strong and strengthening
sounds which are too weak. This is relevant with microphones situated at
some distance from the speaker, like room systems. The result is a more
consistent audio signal within the required range of volume.
Alias
An alias in H.323 represents the unique name of an endpoint. Instead of
dialing an IP address to reach an endpoint, you can dial an alias, and the
gatekeeper resolves it to an IP address.
Auto-Attendant
Auto-Attendant, also known as video IVR, offers quick access to meetings
hosted on MCUs, via a set of visual menus. Participants can select menu
options using standard DTMF tones (numeric keypad). Auto-Attendant
works with both H.323 and SIP endpoints.
Balanced
Microphone
A balanced microphone uses a cable that is built to reduce noise and
interference even when the cable is long. This reduces audio disruptions
resulting from surrounding electromagnetic interference.
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BFCP (Binary Floor
Control Protocol)
BFCP is a protocol which coordinates shared videoconference features in
SIP calls, often used by one participant at a time. For example, when
sharing content to others in the meeting, one participant is designated as
the presenter, and is granted the floor for presenting. All endpoints must be
aware that the floor was granted to that participant and react appropriately.
Bitrate
Bitrate is the speed of data flow. Higher video resolutions require higher
bitrates to ensure the video is constantly updated, thereby maintaining
smooth motion. If you lower the bitrate, you lower the quality of the video. In
some cases, you can select a lower bitrate without noticing a significant
drop in video quality; for example during a presentation or when a lecturer
is speaking and there is very little motion. In video recordings, the bitrate
determines the file size for each minute of recording. Bitrate is often
measured in kilobits per second (kbps).
Call Control
See Signaling on page 96.
Cascaded
Videoconference
A cascaded videoconference is a meeting distributed over more than one
physical Scopia® Elite MCU, where a master MCU connects to one or more
slave MCUs to create a single videoconference. It increases the meeting
capacity by combining the resources of several MCUs. This can be
especially useful for distributed deployments across several locations,
reducing bandwidth usage.
CIF
CIF, or Common Intermediate Format, describes a video resolution of 352 ×
288 pixels (PAL) or 352 x 240 (NTSC). This is sometimes referred to as
Standard Definition (SD).
Content Slider
The Scopia® Content Slider stores the data already presented in the
videoconference and makes it available for participants to view during the
meeting.
Continuous
Presence
Continuous presence enables viewing multiple participants of a
videoconference at the same time, including the active speaker. This
graphics-intensive work requires scaling and mixing the images together
into one of the predefined video layouts. The range of video layouts
depends on the type of media processing supported, typically located in the
MCU.
Control
Control, or media control, sets up and manages the media of a call (its
audio, video and data). Control messages include checking compatibility
between endpoints, negotiating video and audio codecs, and other
parameters like resolution, bitrate and frame rate. Control is communicated
via H.245 in H.323 endpoints, or by SDP in SIP endpoints. Control occurs
within the framework of an established call, after signaling.
CP
See Continuous Presence on page 87.
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Glossary
Dedicated Endpoint
A dedicated endpoint is a hardware endpoint for videoconferencing
assigned to a single user. It is often referred to as a personal or executive
endpoint, and serves as the main means of video communications for this
user. For example, Scopia® XT Executive. It is listed in the organization's
LDAP directory as associated exclusively with this user.
Dial Plan
A dial plan defines a way to route a call and to determine its characteristics.
In traditional telephone networks, prefixes often denote geographic
locations. In videoconferencing deployments, prefixes are also used to
define the type and quality of a call. For example, dial 8 before a number for
a lower bandwidth call, or 6 for an audio-only call, or 5 to route the call to a
different branch.
Dial Prefix
A dial prefix is a number added at the beginning of a dial string to route it to
the correct destination, or to determine the type of call. Dial prefixes are
defined in the organization's dial plan. For example, dial 9 for an outside
line, or dial 6 for an audio only call.
Distributed
Deployment
A distributed deployment describes a deployment where the solution
components are geographically distributed in more than one network
location.
DNS Server
A DNS server is responsible for resolving domain names in your network by
translating them into IP addresses.
DTMF
DTMF, or touch-tone, is the method of dialing on touch-tone phones, where
each number is translated and transmitted as an audio tone.
Dual Video
Dual video is the transmitting of two video streams during a
videoconference, one with the live video while the other is a shared data
stream, like a presentation.
Dynamic Video
Layout
The dynamic video layout is a meeting layout that switches dynamically to
include the maximum number of participants it can display on the screen
(up to 9 on the XT Series, or up to 28 on Scopia® Elite MCU). The largest
image always shows the active speaker.
E.164
E.164 is an address format for dialing an endpoint with a standard
telephone numeric keypad, which only has numbers 0 - 9 and the symbols:
* and #.
Endpoint
An endpoint is a tool through which people can participate in a
videoconference. Its display enables you to see and hear others in the
meeting, while its microphone and camera enable you to be seen and
heard by others. Endpoints include dedicated endpoints, like Scopia® XT
Executive, software endpoints like Scopia® Desktop Client, mobile device
endpoints like Scopia® Mobile, room systems like XT Series, and
telepresence systems like Scopia® XT Telepresence.
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Endpoint Alias
See Alias on page 86.
FEC
Forward Error Correction (FEC) is a proactive method of sending redundant
information in the video stream to preempt quality degradation. FEC
identifies the key frames in the video stream that should be protected by
FEC. There are several variants of the FEC algorithm. The Reed-Solomon
algorithm (FEC-RS) sends redundant packets per block of information,
enabling the sender (like the Scopia® Elite MCU) to manage up to ten
percent packet loss in the video stream with minimal impact on the
smoothness and quality of the video.
FECC
Far End Camera Control (FECC) is a feature of endpoint cameras, where
the camera can be controlled remotely by another endpoint in the call.
Forward Error
Correction
See FEC on page 89.
FPS
See Frames Per Second on page 89.
Frame Rate
See Frames Per Second on page 89.
Frames Per Second
Frames Per Second (fps), also known as the frame rate, is a key measure
in video quality, describing the number of image updates per second. The
average human eye can register up to 50 frames per second. The higher
the frame rate, the smoother the video.
Full HD
Full HD, or Full High Definition, also known as 1080p, describes a video
resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full screen Video
Layout
The full screen view shows one video image. Typically, it displays the
remote presentation, or, if there is no presentation, it displays the other
meeting participant(s).
Gatekeeper
A gatekeeper routes audio and video H.323 calls by resolving dial strings
(H.323 alias or URI) into the IP address of an endpoint, and handles the
initial connection of calls. Gatekeepers also implement the dial plan of an
organization by routing H.323 calls depending on their dial prefixes.
Scopia® Management includes a built-in Avaya Scopia® Gatekeeper, while
ECS is a standalone gatekeeper.
Gateway
A gateway is a component in a video solution which routes information
between two subnets or acts as a translator between different protocols.
For example, a gateway can route data between the headquarters and a
partner site, or between two protocols like the TIP Gateway, or the Scopia®
100 Gateway.
GLAN
GLAN, or gigabit LAN, is the name of the network port on the XT Series. It
is used on the XT Series to identify a 10/100/1000MBit ethernet port.
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H.225
H.225 is part of the set of H.323 protocols. It defines the messages and
procedures used by gatekeepers to set up calls.
H.235
H.235 is the protocol used to authenticate trusted H.323 endpoints and
encrypt the media stream during meetings.
H.239
H.239 is a widespread protocol used with H.323 endpoints, to define the
additional media channel for data sharing (like presentations) alongside the
videoconference, and ensures only one presenter at a time.
H.243
H.243 is the protocol used with H.323 endpoints enabling them to remotely
manage a videoconference.
H.245
H.245 is the protocol used to negotiate call parameters between endpoints,
and can control a remote endpoint from your local endpoint. It is part of the
H.323 set of protocols.
H.261
H.261 is an older protocol used to compress CIF and QCIF video
resolutions. This protocol is not supported by the XT Series.
H.263
H.263 is an older a protocol used to compress video. It is an enhancement
to the H.261 protocol.
H.264
H.264 is a widespread protocol used with SIP and H.323 endpoints, which
defines video compression. Compression algorithms include 4x4 transforms
and a basic motion comparison algorithm called P-slices. There are several
profiles within H.264. The default profile is the H.264 Baseline Profile, but
H.264 High Profile uses more sophisticated compression techniques.
H.264 Baseline
Profile
See H.264 on page 90.
H.264 High Profile
H.264 High Profile is a standard for compressing video by up to 25% over
the H.264 Baseline Profile, enabling high definition calls to be held over
lower call speeds. It requires both sides of the transmission (sending and
receiving endpoints) to support this protocol. H.264 High Profile uses
compression algorithms like:
• CABAC compression (Context-Based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic
Coding)
• 8x8 transforms which more effectively compress images containing
areas of high correlation
These compression algorithms demand higher computation requirements,
which are offered with the dedicated hardware available in Scopia®
Solution components. Using H.264 High Profile in videoconferencing
requires that both the sender and receiver's endpoints support it. This is
different from SVC which is an adaptive technology working to improve
quality even when only one side supports the standard.
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H.320
H.320 is a protocol for defining videoconferencing over ISDN networks.
H.323
H.323 is a widespread set of protocols governing the communication
between endpoints in videoconferences and point-to-point calls. It defines
the call signaling, control, media flow, and bandwidth regulation.
H.323 Alias
See Alias on page 86.
H.350
H.350 is the protocol used to enhance LDAP user databases to add video
endpoint information for users and groups.
H.460
H.460 enhances the standard H.323 protocol to manage firewall/NAT
traversal, employing ITU-T standards. Endpoints which are already H.460
compliant can communicate directly with the PathFinder server, where the
endpoint acts as an H.460 client to the PathFinder server which acts as an
H.460 server.
HD
A HD ready device describes its high definition resolution capabilities of
720p, a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
High Availability
High availability is a state where you ensure better service and less
downtime by deploying additional servers. There are several strategies for
achieving high availability, including deployment of redundant servers
managed by load balancing systems.
High Definition
See HD on page 91.
High Profile
See H.264 High Profile on page 90.
HTTPS
HTTPS is the secured version of the standard web browser protocol HTTP.
It secures communication between a web browser and a web server
through authentication of the web site and encrypting communication
between them. For example, you can use HTTPS to secure web browser
access to the web interface of many Scopia® Solution products.
Image Resolution
See Resolution on page 95.
KBps
Kilobytes per second (KBps) measures the bitrate in kilobytes per second,
not kilobits, by dividing the number of kilobits by eight. Bitrate is normally
quoted as kilobits per second (kbps) and then converted to kilobytes per
second (KBps). Bitrate measures the throughput of data communication
between two devices.
kbps
Kilobits per second (kbps) is the standard unit to measure bitrate,
measuring the throughput of data communication between two devices.
Since this counts the number of individual bits (ones or zeros), you must
divide by eight to calculate the number of kilobytes per second (KBps).
LDAP
LDAP is a widespread standard database format which stores network
users. The format is hierarchical, where nodes are often represented
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asbranch location > department > sub-department, orexecutives >
managers > staff members. The database standard is employed by most
user directories including Microsoft Active Directory, IBM Sametime and
others. H.350 is an extension to the LDAP standard for the
videoconferencing industry.
Lecture Mode
Scopia® Desktop's lecture mode allows the participant defined as the
lecturer to see all the participants, while they see only the lecturer. All
participants are muted except the lecturer, unless a participant asks
permission to speak and is unmuted by the lecturer. This mode is tailored
for distance learning, but you can also use it for other purposes like when
an executive addresses employees during company-wide gatherings.
Load balancer
A load balancer groups together a set (or cluster) of servers to give them a
single IP address, known as a virtual IP address. It distributes client service
requests amongst a group of servers. It distributes loads according to
different criteria such as bandwidth, CPU usage, or cyclic (round robin).
Load balancers are also known as application delivery controllers (ADC).
Location
A location is a physical space (building) or a network (subnet) where video
devices can share a single set of addresses. A distributed deployment
places these components in different locations, often connected via a VPN.
Management
Management refers to the administration messages sent between
components of the Scopia® Solution as they manage and synchronize data
between them. Management also includes front-end browser interfaces
configuring server settings on the server. Management messages are
usually transmitted via protocols like HTTP, SNMP, FTP or XML. For
example, Scopia® Management uses management messages to monitor
the activities of an MCU, or when it authorizes the MCU to allow a call to
proceed.
MBps
Megabytes per second (MBps) is a unit of measure for the bitrate. The
bitrate is normally quoted as kilobits per second (kbps) and then converted
by dividing it by eight to reach the number of kilobytes per second (KBps)
and then by a further 1000 to calculate the MBps.
MCU
An MCU, or Multipoint Control Unit, connects several endpoints to a single
videoconference. It manages the audio mixing and creates the video
layouts, adjusting the output to suit each endpoint's capabilities.
MCU service
See Meeting Type on page 93.
Media
Media refers to the live audio, video and shared data streams sent during a
call. Presentation and Far end camera control (FECC) are examples of
information carried on the data stream. Media is transmitted via the RTP
and RTCP protocols in both SIP and H.323 calls. The parallel data stream
of both live video and presentation, is known as dual video.
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Media Control
See Control on page 87.
Meeting Type
Meeting types (also known as MCU services) are meeting templates which
determine the core characteristics of a meeting. For example, they
determine if the meeting is audio only or audio and video, they determine
the default video layout, the type of encryption, PIN protection and many
other features. You can invoke a meeting type by dialing its prefix in front of
the meeting ID. Meeting types are created and stored in the MCU, with
additional properties in Scopia® Management.
Moderator
A moderator has special rights in a videoconference, including blocking the
sound and video of other participants, inviting new participants,
disconnecting others, determining video layouts, and closing meetings. In
Scopia® Desktop Client, an owner of a virtual room is the moderator when
the room is protected by a PIN. Without this protection, any participant can
assume moderator rights.
MTU
The MTU, or Maximum Transmission Unit, is the maximum size of data
packets sent around your network. This value must remain consistent for all
network components, including servers like the MCU and Scopia® Desktop
server, endpoints like XT Series and other network devices like LDAP
servers and network routers.
Multi-Point
A multi-point conference has more than two participants.
Multi-tenant
Service provider, or multi-tenant, deployments enable one installation to
manage multiple organizations. All the organizations can reside as tenants
within a single service provider deployment. For example, Scopia®
Management can manage a separate set of users for each organization,
separate local administrators, separate bandwidth policies etc. all within a
single multi-tenant installation.
Multicast Streaming
Multicast streaming sends a videoconference to multiple viewers across a
range of addresses, reducing network traffic significantly. Scopia® Desktop
server multicasts to a single IP address, and streaming clients must tune in
to this IP address to view the meeting. Multicasts require that routers,
switches and other equipment know how to forward multicast traffic.
NAT
A NAT, or Network Address Translation device, translates external IP
addresses to internal addresses housed in a private network. This enables
a collection of devices like endpoints in a private network, each with their
own internal IP address, can be represented publicly by a single, unique IP
address. The NAT translates between public and private addresses,
enabling users toplace calls between public network users and private
network users.
NetSense
NetSense is a proprietary Scopia® Solution technology which optimizes the
video quality according to the available bandwidth to minimize packet loss.
As the available bandwidth of a connection varies depending on data traffic,
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NetSense's sophisticated algorithm dynamically scans the video stream,
and then reduces or improves the video resolution to maximize quality with
the available bandwidth.
Packet Loss
Packet loss occurs when some of the data transmitted from one endpoint is
not received by the other endpoint. This can be caused by narrow
bandwidth connections or unreliable signal reception on wireless networks.
PaP Video Layout
The PaP (Picture and Picture) view shows up to three images of the same
size.
Phantom Power
Microphones which use phantom power draw their electrical power from the
same cable as the audio signal. For example, if your microphone is
powered by a single cable, it serves both to power the microphone and
transmit the audio data. Microphones which have two cables, one for sound
and a separate power cable, do not use phantom power.
PiP Video Layout
The PiP (Picture In Picture) view shows a video image in the main screen,
with an additional smaller image overlapping in the corner. Typically, a
remote presentation is displayed in the main part of the screen, and the
remote video is in the small image. If the remote endpoint does not show
any content, the display shows the remote video in the main part of the
screen, and the local presentation in the small image.
Point-to-Point
Point-to-point is a feature where only two endpoints communicate with each
other without using MCU resources.
PoP Video Layout
The PoP (Picture out Picture) view shows up to three images of different
size, presented side by side, where the image on the left is larger than the
two smaller images on the right.
Prefix
See Dial Prefix on page 88.
PTZ Camera
A PTZ camera can pan to swivel horizontally, tilt to move vertically, and
optically zoom to devote all the camera's pixels to one area of the image.
For example, the XT Standard Camera is a PTZ camera with its own power
supply and remote control, and uses powerful lenses to achieve superb
visual quality. In contrast, fixed cameras like webcams only offer digital
PTZ, where the zoom crops the camera image, displaying only a portion of
the original, resulting in fewer pixels of the zoomed image, which effectively
lowers the resolution. Fixed cameras also offer digital pan and tilt only after
zooming, where you can pan up to the width or length of the original
camera image.
Q.931
Q.931 is a telephony protocol used to start and end the connection in H.323
calls.
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QCIF
QCIF, or Quarter CIF, defines a video resolution of 176 × 144 pixels (PAL)
or 176 x 120 (NTSC). It is often used in older mobile handsets (3G-324M)
limited by screen resolution and processing power.
Quality of Service
(QoS)
Quality of Service (QoS) determines the priorities of different types of
network traffic (audio, video and control/signaling), so in poor network
conditions, prioritized traffic is still fully transmitted.
Recordings
A recording of a videoconference can be played back at any time.
Recordings include audio, video and shared data (if presented). In Scopia®
Desktop, any participant with moderator rights can record a meeting. Users
can access Scopia® Desktop recordings from the Scopia® Desktop web
portal or using a web link to the recording on the portal.
Redundancy
Redundancy is a way to deploy a network component, in which you deploy
extra units as 'spares', to be used as backups in case one of the
components fails.
Registrar
A SIP Registrar manages the SIP domain by requiring that all SIP devices
register their IP addresses with it. For example, once a SIP endpoint
registers its IP address with the Registrar, it can place or receive calls with
other registered endpoints.
Resolution
Resolution, or image/video resolution, is the number of pixels which make
up an image frame in the video, measured as the number of horizontal
pixels x the number of vertical pixels. Increasing resolution improves video
quality but typically requires higher bandwidth and more computing power.
Techniques like SVC, H.264 High Profile and FEC reduce bandwidth usage
by compressing the data to a smaller footprint and compensating for packet
loss.
Restricted Mode
Restricted mode is used for ISDN endpoints only, when the PBX and line
uses a restricted form of communication, reserving the top 8k of each
packet for control data only. If enabled, the bandwidth values on these lines
are in multiples of 56kbps, instead of multiples of 64kbps.
Room System
A room system is a hardware videoconferencing endpoint installed in a
physical conference room. Essential features include its camera's ability to
PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) to allow maximum flexibility of camera angles enabling
participants to see all those in the meeting room or just one part of the
room.
RTCP
Real-time Control Transport Protocol, used alongside RTP for sending
statistical information about the media sent over RTP.
RTP
RTP or Real-time Transport Protocol is a network protocol which supports
video and voice transmission over IP. It underpins most videoconferencing
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protocols today, including H.323, SIP and the streaming control protocol
known as RTSP. The secured version of RTP is SRTP.
RTSP
RTSP or Real-Time Streaming Protocol controls the delivery of streamed
live or playback video over IP, with functions like pause, fast forward and
reverse. While the media itself is sent via RTP, these control functions are
managed by RTSP
Sampling Rate
The sampling rate is a measure of the accuracy of the audio when it is
digitized. To convert analog audio to digital, it must collect or sample the
audio at specific intervals. As the rate of sampling increases, it raises audio
quality.
SBC
A Session Border Controller (SBC) is a relay device between two different
networks. It can be used in firewall/NAT traversal, protocol translations and
load balancing.
Scalability
Scalability describes the ability to increase the capacity of a network device
by adding another identical device (one or more) to your existing
deployment. In contrast, a non-scalable solution would require replacing
existing components to increase capacity.
Scopia® Content
Slider
See Content Slider on page 87.
SD
Standard Definition (SD), is a term used to refer to video resolutions which
are lower than HD. There is no consensus defining one video resolution for
SD.
Service
Also known as MCU service. See Meeting Type on page 93.
SIF
SIF defines a video resolution of 352 x 240 pixels (NTSC) or 352 x 288
(PAL). This is often used in security cameras.
Signaling
Signaling, also known as call control, sets up, manages and ends a
connection or call. These messages include the authorization to make the
call, checking bandwidth, resolving endpoint addresses, and routing the call
through different servers. Signaling is transmitted via the H.225.0/Q.931
and H.225.0/RAS protocols in H.323 calls, or by the SIP headers in SIP
calls. Signaling occurs before the control aspect of call setup.
Single Sign On
Single Sign On (SSO) automatically uses your network login and password
to access different enterprise systems. Using SSO, you do not need to
separately login to each system or service in your organization.
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol for starting,
managing and ending voice and video sessions over TCP, TLS or UDP.
Videoconferencing endpoints typically are compatible with SIP or H.323,
and in some cases (like Avaya Scopia® XT Series), an endpoint can be
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SIP Registrar
compatible with both protocols. As a protocol, it uses fewer resources than
H.323.
SIP Registrar
See Registrar on page 95.
SIP Server
A SIP server is a network device communicating via the SIP protocol.
SIP URI
See URI on page 99.
Slider
See Content Slider on page 87.
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used to
monitor network devices by sending messages and alerts to their registered
SNMP server.
Software endpoint
A software endpoint turns a computer or portable device into a
videoconferencing endpoint via a software application only. It uses the
system's camera and microphone to send image and sound to the other
participants, and displays their images on the screen. For example,
Scopia® Desktop Client or Scopia® Mobile.
SQCIF
SQCIF defines a video resolution of 128 x 96 pixels.
SRTP
Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) adds security to the standard
RTP protocol, which is used to send media (video and audio) between
devices in SIP calls. It offers security with encryption, authentication and
message integrity. The encryption uses a symmetric key generated at the
start of the call, and being symmetric, the same key locks and unlocks the
data. So to secure transmission of the symmetric key, it is sent safely
during call setup using TLS.
SSO
See Single Sign On on page 96.
Standard Definition
See SD on page 96.
Streaming
Streaming is a method to send live or recorded videoconferences in one
direction to viewers. Recipients can only view the content; they cannot
participate with a microphone or camera to communicate back to the
meeting. There are two types of streaming supported in Scopia® Solution:
unicast which sends a separate stream to each viewer, and multicast which
sends one stream to a range of viewers.
STUN
A STUN server enables you to directly dial an endpoint behind a NAT or
firewall by giving that computer’s public internet address.
SVC
SVC extends the H.264 codec standard to dramatically increase error
resiliency and video quality without the need for higher bandwidth. It is
especially effective over networks with high packet loss (like wireless
networks) which deliver low quality video. It splits the video stream into
layers, comprising a small base layer and then additional layers on top
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which enhance resolution, frame rate and quality. Each additional layer is
only transmitted when bandwidth permits. This allows for a steady video
transmission when available bandwidth varies, providing better quality
when the bandwidth is high, and adequate quality when available
bandwidth is poor.
SVGA
SVGA defines a video resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
Switched video
Switching is the process of redirecting video as-is without transcoding, so
you see only one endpoint's image at a time, usually the active speaker,
without any video layouts or continuous presence (CP). Using video
switching increases the port capacity of the Scopia® Elite MCU only by four
times.
Important:
Use switched video only when all endpoints participating in the
videoconference support the same resolution. If a network experiences
high packet loss, switched video might not be displayed properly for all
endpoints in the videoconference.
SXGA
SXGA defines a video resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels.
Telepresence
A telepresence system combines two or more endpoints together to create
a wider image, simulating the experience of participants being present in
the same room. Telepresence systems always designate one of the
endpoints as the primary monitor/camera/codec unit, while the remainder
are defined as auxiliary or secondary endpoints. This ensures that you can
issue commands via a remote control to a single codec base which leads
and controls the others to work together as a single telepresence endpoint.
Telepresence - Dual
row telepresence
room
Dual row telepresence rooms are large telepresence rooms with two rows
of tables that can host up to 18 participants.
TLS
TLS enables network devices to communicate securely using certificates, to
provide authentication of the devices and encryption of the communication
between them.
Transcoding
Transcoding is the process of converting video into different sizes,
resolutions or formats. This enables multiple video streams to be combined
into one view, enabling continuous presence, as in a typical
videoconferencing window.
UC (Unified
Communications)
UC, or unified communications deployments offer solutions covering a wide
range of communication channels. These include audio (voice), video, text
(IM or chat), data sharing (presentations), whiteboard sharing (interactive
annotations on shared data).
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Unbalanced
Microphone
An unbalanced microphone uses a cable that is not especially built to
reduce interference when the cable is long. As a result, these unbalanced
line devices must have shorter cables to avoid audio disruptions.
Unicast Streaming
Unicast streaming sends a separate stream of a videoconference to each
viewer. This is the default method of streaming in Scopia® Desktop server.
To save bandwidth, consider multicast streaming.
URI
URI is an address format used to locate a device on a network, where the
address consists of the endpoint's name or number, followed by the domain
name of the server to which the endpoint is registered. For
example,<endpoint name>@<server_domain_name>. When dialing URI
between organizations, the server might often be the Avaya Scopia®
PathFinder server of the organization.
URI Dialing
Accessing a device via its URI on page 99.
User profile
A user profile is a set of capabilities or parameter values which can be
assigned to a user. This includes available meeting types (services),
access to Scopia® Desktop and Scopia® Mobile functionality, and allowed
bandwidth for calls.
VFU
See Video Fast Update (VFU) on page 99.
VGA
VGA defines a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.
Video Fast Update
(VFU)
Video Fast Update (VFU) is a request for a refreshed video frame, sent
when the received video is corrupted by packet loss. In response to a VFU
request, the broadcasting endpoint sends a new intra-frame to serve as the
baseline for the ongoing video stream.
Video Layout
A video layout is the arrangement of participant images as they appear on
the monitor in a videoconference. If the meeting includes a presentation, a
layout can also refer to the arrangement of the presentation image together
with the meeting participants.
Video Resolution
See Resolution on page 95.
Video Switching
See Switched video on page 98.
Videoconference
A videoconference is a meeting of more than two participants with audio
and video using endpoints. Professional videoconferencing systems can
handle many participants in single meetings, and multiple simultaneous
meetings, with a wide interoperability score to enable a wide variety of
endpoints to join the same videoconference. Typically you can also share
PC content, like presentations, to other participants.
Virtual Room
A virtual room in Scopia® Desktop and Scopia® Mobile offers a virtual
meeting place for instant or scheduled videoconferences. An administrator
can assign a virtual room to each member of the organization. Users can
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send invitations to each other via a web link which brings you directly into
their virtual room. Virtual meeting rooms are also dialed like phone
extension numbers, where a user’s virtual room number is often based on
that person’s phone extension number. You can personalize your virtual
room with PIN numbers, custom welcome slides and so on. External
participants can download Scopia® Desktop or Scopia® Mobile free to
access a registered user's virtual room and participate in a
videoconference.
VISCA Cable
A crossed VISCA cable connects two PTZ cameras to enable you to use
the same remote control on both.
Waiting Room
A waiting room is a holding place for participants waiting for the host or
moderator to join the meeting. While waiting, participants see a static image
with the name of the owner's virtual room, with an optional audio message
periodically saying the meeting will start when the host arrives.
Webcast
A webcast is a streamed live broadcast of a videoconference over the
internet. Enable Scopia® Desktop webcasts by enabling the streaming
feature. To invite users to the webcast, send an email or instant message
containing the webcast link or a link to the Scopia® Desktop portal and the
meeting ID.
WUXGA
WUXGA defines a video resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
XGA
XGA defines a Video resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.
Zone
Gatekeepers like Avaya Scopia® ECS Gatekeeper split endpoints into
zones, where a group of endpoints in a zone are registered to a
gatekeeper. Often a zone is assigned a dial prefix, and usually corresponds
to a physical location like an organization's department or branch.
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