Easy Integration of Lightware Devices Into CISCO Rooms

Expand, Extend and Exist Securely

Lightware equipment can be easily configured to directly communicate with CISCO collaboration room systems: our open API environment makes it possible that every bit of data is openly available for higher level management, monitoring and control applications.

CISCO rooms offer high-fidelity audio and video and rich functionality for an immersive collaboration experience. To enhance these video conference systems with full control using the CISCO provided touch panel, most AV systems require a third party control system to be installed. However, this is not the case when the AV signal management is performed by Lightware devices enhanced with the built-in Event Manager room control feature.

Watch the live demonstration video of our CISCO integration at InfoComm US:

How can adding a single Lightware device extend and expand the features and capabilities of your CISCO room, and exist securely within this integrated system?

EXPAND video switching related options in the CISCO ecosystem:

  • Most CISCO Room Kits have only one or two HDMI inputs. A Lightware switch can add multiple inputs, and formats such as Display Port, DVI, VGA and USB-C: No more need for dongles!
  • Add GPIO control to any CISCO room system for relay control of lights, screens and shades, and trigger inputs from motion detectors
  • Make the real-time input availability of sources visible on the Touch 10 touch screen, and use it to trigger events
  • Any Lightware switch with built-in Event Manager room control is compatible with the family of compatible with CISCO room codecs

EXTEND the capabilities of CISCO systems:

  • Use Lightware TPS (HDBaseTTM) and fiber optical transmitters to extend connectivity to the codec from the meeting table or from another room
  • Use Autoselect mode to automatically switch the last connected source to the codec’s input
  • Use multiple Lightware switches or matrix routers for large rooms with multiple sources and multiple displays

EXIST SECURELY in active bi-directional communication:

  • Use the CISCO management software to monitor the active status of connected Lightware products. Most end-users do not want separate AV software just to manage the AV gear exclusively, they rather prefer the complete CISCO solution
  • Lightware sends a ‘heartbeat’: when signal is lost, the CISCO software can proactively alert IT personnel about the problem, long before users would notice
  • Lightware uses serial-to-USB connection for secure control, while TCP/IP connection is also an available alternative

The Lightware Advantage in your CISCO Room

  • No third party control processor needed! Other systems typically require a controller solution in addition to the video switch, while Lightware does not, it works natively, plug-and-play
  • No sophisticated custom programming! Lightware’s built-in Event Manager room control technology makes it easy to deploy
  • Easy to scale: configuration files can be batch-loaded over the network for large, system-wide installs

Lightware's CISCO room enhancement is really easy to deploy with the help of the easy-to-follow installation notes and user manuals. In case you are interested in more technical details and know-how, please download this white paper including more in-depth technical descriptions:



Cisco Touch 10 with UMX-TPS-TX140-Plus

Cisco Touch 10 with
UMX-TPS-TX140-Plus

Add a Lightware device with Event Manager to your Cisco Telepresence kit to get local and remote multiport inputs and room automation control, and manage everything from the system’s native touch panel

The Lightware Advantage in your Cisco Room

Multiport Input

Open API

Control Media Devices

A single smart extender or matrix router can enhance your Cisco configuration with multiport input options for remote and local sources.

Advanced Control Devices

Plus Products

Extenders and
Matrix Routers
with Event Manager

To further improve services and help the integration process, we have developed and offer new Advanced Control smart TPS extenders and matrix routers including a wide range of control options including support for Cisco password login, CEC and IR controls.

Event Manager
Apple TV Remote
  • Support RS-232 protocol for communication and control of third party devices like VC codecs. This allows the Cisco Room Kit login on RS-232–USB connection.
  • Support to receive CEC commands for control of displays and Lightware Event Manager to automate room actions.
  • Support to send CEC commands on HDMI ports for control of other devices.
  • Support true Infrared messages using HEX codes to control TVs, media players and other devices with IR emitters.

100 available event slots in ’Plus’ extenders

Use Our Online Cisco Room Configuration Wizard

Setup

Our freely accessible online Cisco Room Configuration Wizard is easy to use and greatly helps the integration of Lightware devices by guiding users through the steps of creating the required configuration file for the selected devices and the room environment.

Compatibility Charts

Device FW Feature set Events
UMX-HDMI-140 v1.2.0 Smart* 40
UMX-HDMI-140-Plus v1.2.0 Advanced 100
WP-UMX-TPS-TX130-US-Plus later Advanced 100
UMX-TPS-TX140-Plus v1.3.0 Advanced 100
SW4-TPS-TX240-Plus later Advanced 100
HDMI-TPS-RX110AY-Plus later Smart* 100
MMX4x2-HDMI v1.3.2 Advanced 100
MMX4x2-HT200 v1.3.2 Advanced 100
MMX6x2-HT200 v1.1.4 Smart* 100
MMX6x2-HT210 v1.1.4 Smart* 100
MMX6x2-HT220 v1.1.4 Smart* 100
MMX8x4-HT420M v1.1.1 Advanced 100
MMX8x8-HDMI-4K-A v1.1.1 Advanced 100

Smart Feature Set*: 

  • Basic capabilities without login.
  • Custom labeled inputs on the Share tray.
  • Light, Display, Projector, Screen Shades ON/OFF via TCP and serial communication or with GPIO and RELAY control.


DeviceFWLoginInputsOutputs
Cisco Webex Room Kit CE 9.7.0 Selectable 1 2
Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini CE 9.7.0 Selectable 1 1
Cisco Webex Room Kit Plus CE 9.7.0 Selectable 3 2
Cisco Webex Room Kit Pro CE 9.7.0 Always 6 3
Cisco Webex Room 55 Single CE 9.7.0 Selectable 2 2
Cisco Webex Room 55 Dual CE 9.7.0 Selectable 3 2
Cisco Webex Room 70 CE 9.7.0 Selectable 3 2
Cisco Webex Room 70 G2 CE 9.7.0 Always 3 2
Cisco TelePresence SX20 CE 9.7.0 Selectable 1 2
Cisco TelePresence SX80 CE 9.7.0 Selectable 5 3
Cisco TelePresence SX10 Not supported Selectable 1 1
Cisco DX70 Not supported Selectable 1 1
Cisco DX80 Not supported Selectable 1 1