Supported Network Configurations

This section lists the Supported Network Configurations

The RealPresence Collaboration Server supports the following conferencing network configurations:

  • IP conferencing network
  • ISDN (audio/video) conferencing network
  • Multipoint conferencing network

IP Conferencing Network

Typically, the RealPresence Collaboration Server 2000 and RealPresence Collaboration Server, Virtual Edition use a single LAN port for system management, signaling, and IP conferencing.

You can separate the management and signaling networks when deploying RealPresence Collaboration Server 2000 into Maximum Security Environments.

The RealPresence Collaboration Server 1800 and RealPresence Collaboration Server 4000 use separate LAN ports for system management and IP conferencing.

ISDN (Audio/Video) Conferencing Network

To enable ISDN-video and ISDN-voice participants to connect to the MCU, you must define an ISDN (audio/video) network service.

You can define only two ISDN (audio/video) network services of the same Span Type (E1 or T1). Each network service can attach spans from either or both cards.

The following systems support ISDN audio/video networks:

  • RealPresence Collaboration Server 1800 with three DSP cards
  • RealPresence Collaboration Server 2000
  • RealPresence Collaboration Server 4000

You configure most of the parameters of the first ISDN (audio/video) network service in the Fast Configuration Wizard, which runs automatically if the system detects an RTM ISDN card during first-time setup.

For more information, see the Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) 1800/2000/4000/Virtual Edition Getting Started Guide.

Multipoint Conferencing Network

The following figure describes the multipoint conferencing network using the RealPresence Collaboration Server.

Figure 1. Multipoint Video Conferencing using a RealPresence Collaboration Server

This image descirbes how the RealPresence Collaboration Server 1800, 2000, 4000, VE, and Web client get connected to endpoints uisng a LAN.