Yealink HD Video Conferencing — VC120 now available with 12X Camera from 2016 Q2

VC120, now available with 12X camera Video Conferencing System.
Look of the Camera changes in this model, and better price to position to end users against VC400.

Note:-
1. VC120, is similar to VC400 in hardware specification.
2. But, VC120 now support 12x & 18x camera as point to point.
3. VC120 can be upgrade.

Q&A for your reference

Q1: How does VC120 upgrade to 8-way?
A1: Update the firmware to V21 and import the license.
Q2: If VC120 upgrade to 8-way, is the same function as VC400?
A1: Yes.
Q3: What’s the difference between VC400 and upgraded VC120?
A3: Camera. VC400’s is 18X while VC120’s is 12X.
Q4: When will new VC120 available?
A4: It’s available now.
Q5: Will the VC120 have a wireless micpod available like the VC110
A5: Yes. VC120 can be used with wireless micpod. But VC120 is aimed at bigger meeting room. Wireless micpod is not good enough for bigger meeting room.
Q6: Will your Yealink intergate with Neets control systems?
A6: For now, Yealink can be integrated with Crestron and AMX. Other control systems are not on our plan yet.
Q7: So, the old VC120 will be replaced by the 12X version? or will they exist in parallell?
A7: No, the old one will also be in the market.
Q8: Will VC400 be available still?
A8: Yes.
Q9: Can you use cable and wireless microphones at the same time with VC endpoints?
A9: No, you can’t use VCS phone and wireless microphone at the same time.
Q10: When Yealink Cloud will be officialy released?
A10: At end of June, we’ll hold a training session about Yealink cloud. We’ll give the release date in the training.
Q11: Will the older VC120 codec be able to upgrade to 8-way?
A11: Yes. All VC120 codec can upgrade.
Q12: VC120-12X-Phone by default how many concurrent video calls It will support?
A12: By default, VC12-12X only support 1-way video call.
Q13: On the wired mic, is there a limit in the distance you can run the RJ-45 network cable?
A13: For this, we don’t have the limited distance of network cable. But 20 or 30 meters will be OK.
Q14: On the iOS mobile client, will you only be able to receive content or will you be able to send content from an iOS device as well?
A14: It only can receive the content, can’t send it.
Q15: Will the Yealink VCS units ever natively integrate with Lync or Skype for Business?
A15: For now, we don’t plan to integrate with lync or Skype for business.
Q16: Is there a wireless mics?
A16: Yes, VCM60 is wireless mic.
Q17: Can we swap some of our VC400 out for VC120?
A17: Please consult with Yealink sales.
Q18: When we have a new price list for this new products?
A18: About price list, please consult with Yealink sales.
Q19: Is possible combine the VC110 microphone with other models?
A19: All microphones, VCP41, VCP40, VCM30 and VCM60, they can be used with all Yealink VC endpoints.
Q20: Does the new unit have 2 x HDMI outpust like the VC400?
A20: Yes, new VC120 has 2 HDMI outputs.
Q21: What video definition for 8-way call in VC120 ?
A21: For 8-way, it’s 720P, both VC120 and VC400.
Q22: VC110 model remains the same ?
A22: Yes, VC110 stays same.
Q23: New VC120 support G.729?
A23: No.
Q24: New camera can be installed upsidedown?
A24: Yes.

How Vendor Sponsorship Helps in Building Brands

DVCOM Brand Building Program (BBP) in its uniqueness choses the right alliances with vendors with long term visions and commitment for long haul. There are three key factors that are significantly important for the vendor, which are; Brand Emotion, Brand Experience and Brand Exposure.(3E)

Brand Emotion

Vendor sponsorship plays a key role in building their Brand equity in the region through various brand building initiatives in reaching out to the right audience. The emotional associations driven by the functional characteristics of the Brand is important for it to live and shine. Brand lives longer and survives with its leadership, vision, local & global presence and acceptance. Sponsorship often provides a unique and effective vehicle for developing the much needed associations and collaborations. Brand building at emotional level helps the vendor to contemplate its positioning strategy in connecting with the right audience at the right time. Right partnership alliances is the key to the gateway of success. Larger the association is, the wider the brand reach.

Brand Experience

Brand experience proves the brand excellence. Therefore, vendors sponsoring the market events enhances the brand experience for the larger audience to witness its worthiness creating ample result oriented prospective opportunities.  Through the vendor’s sponsorship initiatives, the associated partner community gets hugely benefitted with unparalleled rewarding incentives, which is a booster to the business.

DVCOM has been hosting such events regularly each year and; one such event is DrayTek Channel Champ jointly organized under the sponsorship of DrayTek.  DrayTek Channel Champ event invites all the associated partners to receive the rewards and awards for their annual performance. During the event, the new product launch is also displayed for partners to witness the avenues to design business specific solutions for complex environments maximizing the end users benefits and the profits. Partners are also trained during such events on the new launch enabling them to explore new and unexplored prospects to position the solutions effectively. Yealink Marathon is also one such event organized jointly by Yealink and DVCOM to do a virtual run to enhance the sales.

Brand Exposure

Brand exposure is achieved through marketing initiatives, Social Media campaigns, special sales offers, partner training programs, partner award ceremonies, brand promotional joint events at partner-distributor level, which are the key strategic brand exposure activities.

Determining, how the brand exposure awareness has impacted the targeted audience, it is imperative to conduct pre-post surveys to understand, if the various events and activities have been resourceful and informative from the business solution perspectives. A new product launch and its unique proposition can add lot of value for partners to identify and capitalize new opportunities.

Therefore, a new product technology will reflect vendor’s innovation strengthening the value proposition of a brand benefitting the audience, it is being designed for. Vendor’s sponsorship is a powerful source, which opens up the avenues for PR, print media coverage as the best ways and mean for a maximum outreach.

IPSec LAN-LAN VPN between Vigor and Cyberoam.

Vigor Model- 2912 Ver- 3.8.1.1

Cyeberoam Model- CR25iNG – 10.6.3 MR-4

This article describes a detailed configuration example that demonstrates how to set up a LAN-to-LAN IPSec VPN connection between Cyberoam and Vigor using preshared key to authenticate VPN peers.

Throughout the article we will use the network parameters as shown in the diagram below

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Step by Step Configuration on Cyberoam

Step 1: Create VPN Policy

  • Go to VPN and create VPN Policy with following values:
    • Policy Name: Vigor2912
    • Description: If required
    • Allow Re-keying: Yes
    • Key Negotiation Tries: 3
    • Authentication Mode: Main Mode
    • Pass data in compressed format: Enable

Phase 1

    • Encryption Algorithm: AES256: Authentication Algorithm MD5
    • Encryption Algorithm: AES256: Authentication Algorithm SHA 1
    • DH Group (Key Group): 2 (DH1024)
    • Key life: 28800 sec
    • Rekey margin: 120 Sec
    • Randomize Rekeying margin by: 0
    • Dead Peer Detection: Enable
    • Check Peer After Every: 10 Sec
    • Wait for response upto: 30 Sec
    • Action When Peer unreachable : Disconnect

Phase 2

    • Encryption Algorithm: AES256       Authentication Algorithm: MD5
    • Encryption Algorithm: AES256       Authentication Algorithm: SHA1
    • PFS Group (DH Group): None
    • Key life: 3600 sec

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Step 2: Create VPN Connection

  • Go to VPN IPSec Connection Create Connection and specify parameters as follows:
    • Connection name: Vigor2912
    • Description: If required
    • Connection Type: Site to Site
    • Policy: Choose Vigor 2912 policy
    • Action on restart: Respond only
    • Authentication Type – Preshared Key
    • Preshared Key: 0123456789
    • End points Details Local (WAN IP address) – 2.50.6.141
    • Remote : xxxx.dyndns.org
    • Local: choose Cyberoam Local Subnet from the Object : 192.168.1.0/24
    • Remote: Choose Vigor Local Subnet from the Object : 192.168.6.0/24

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Step 3 Go to VPN and Remote Access >> Remote Access Control Setup

  • To allow the VPN traffic through routers, enable IPsec services as per following screen

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Step 4 Go to VPN and Remote Access LAN to LAN

  • Choose an unused profile, e.g. 1. and click Next to continue.
  • The status of unused profile will be “???”

Section 1: Common Settings

  • Enter a Profile Name and enable the profile
  • As Vigor router will always initiate the VPN connection, for Call Direction click “Dial-Out” and click “Always on” to enable always on VPN tunnel.

Section 2: Dial- Out Settings

  • Under Type of Server I am calling, select “IPSec Tunnel” and enter WAN IP address/hostname of Cyberoam i.e. 2.50.6.141 as Server IP/Host Name
  • Under IKE Authentication Method, click “Pre-Shared Key” and enter Pre-Shared Key 0123456789
  • Under IPSec Security Method, click “High (ESP)” and select AES with Authentication
  • Click “Advanced” button

In Advanced settings enter parameters as follows:

    • IKE phase 1 mode: Main mode
    • IKE phase 1 proposal: AES256_SHA1_G2
    • IKE phase 2 proposal: AES256_SHA1/AES256_MD5
    • IKE phase 1 key lifetime: 28800
    • IKE phase 2 key lifetime: 3600
    • Perfect Forward Secret: Disable

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Section 5: TCP/ IP Network Settings

  • Enter following parameters
    • Remote Network IP – 192.168.1.1 (Cyberoam’s internal network IP)
    • Remote Network Mask – 255.255.255.0
    • Local Network IP- 192.168.6.1 (Vigor Internal network IP)
    • Local Network Mask- 255.255.255.0
    • Click “OK” button

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After above configurations see the VPN status below.

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