Those MC products sure looked slick, whatever happened to Meraki UC? Is there any chance Cisco will bring that product stack back to life?
It was abandoned long time ago. It seems that they didn’t get the international partners for it to become a global success. I had directly bought it although the phones were quite expensive.
Yeah I'm wondering if they will ever bring it back, I figured it was abandoned to better improve it and re-release at a later date. One can hope at least...
Right, but never hurts to have more competition and integration with existing Meraki Dashboard would be nice to have. Desk phones are still needed since softphones (like the apps u mentioned) aren't always adequate replacements. RingCentral and the others are okay, but would be nice to have the option from Meraki.
I have no special inside information, but I think that ship has sailed and would not expect it to come back. More likely would be something with WebEx calling. I could imagine some visibility and admin tied with Meraki but not sure there is much business case for it.
I agree, would be cool if Meraki hardware could integrate w/ WebEx calling for handsets and integration w/ Meraki Dashboard but not sure if it's worth it to them to do so.
Given that Cisco now has both Broadsoft and Webex Calling I don't really see it, but you may find some success with one of those as your UC platform, I believe Broadsoft at least supports physical desk phones and Meraki provides a recommended topology for use with Cisco cloud-connected phones
Broadsoft and Webex Calling going to be separate products or integrated together? Sorry, haven't took a dive towards the UC world in a good while!
VOIP is already a flooded market with many free options available. The days of desk phones are numbered.
Hi @cwal21 , Cisco's acquisition of Broadsoft killed this. I was looking forward to this one as it would have brought everything nicely together under one dashboard. Sadly not to be.