Interoperability

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Great Meeting Experiences, from Anywhere

Whether they’re joining a meeting from a conference room, a home office, or a shared huddle space, give your teams a consistent and reliable experience powered by purpose-built devices.

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Why interoperability matters.

Your hybrid team deserves a consistent collaboration experience with sophisticated devices that work well with any meeting platform.

85% of organizations use more than one meeting platform1 You need devices that help you shine on all the platforms your colleagues and customers are using.
68% of knowledge workers work from the home and the office2 They need the tools for incredible collaboration, no matter where they’re working.
54% of remote workers don’t have the tech they need to collaborate3 Flexible devices are an important part of this tech stack.
  • 1. Cisco Devices Decision-Maker Survey - 2022.
  • 2. Entering the Era of Hybrid Work. Dimensional Research, September 2021.
  • 3. The Data Behind Video Meeting Fatigue. Dimensional Research, May 2022.

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With Webex devices, you can experience exceptional video conferencing and co-creation on any meeting platform.

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Collaboration without barriers.

Say goodbye to switching software or reconfiguring devices between meetings.

Join any meeting with ease Switching meeting platforms throughout the day? Easily host any meeting from Webex devices with just your laptop and a simple USB-C connection.
Skip the software reboots No need for complicated software reboots between meetings. Join any Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, or Webex meeting with the touch of a button.
Enjoy intelligent experiences Enjoy AI-powered features like smart camera options, virtual backgrounds, background noise removal, and optimize for my voice—no matter what meeting platform you’re using.
Empower your hybrid team Set your team up for success with the tools they need to collaborate and connect to any workflow with ease.
Connect with clients Securely and efficiently connect with your customers and partners on the meeting platform they’re most comfortable with, while still enjoying the Webex features you love.
Future-proof your investment Invest in flexible, high-quality video conferencing equipment that’ll serve your team for years, even if you change your meeting provider.

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Interoperability insights.

The latest on interoperability and collaboration devices—and how your team can thrive in the world of hybrid work.

Video Interop in the Hybrid Work Environment

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Frequently asked questions.

  • What is interoperability?

    Put simply, interoperability describes when one piece of technology works well with another. For example, Webex devices work well with Microsoft Teams meetings and a plethora of other video conferencing platforms. They aren’t just compatible with Webex meetings.

    Said another way, interoperability is the ability of a system, device, application, or product work with or use the parts or equipment of another. Interoperable devices, applications, etc. can connect and communicate in a coordinated manner, doing so seamlessly, without the user putting in much extra work. Leveraging interoperable tools helps companies be more efficient and communicate more effectively.

    When it comes to video conferencing equipment and meeting platforms, there are several interoperability options:

    • Native SIP: Native Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) allows video endpoints from different vendors to connect to each other or into a meeting platform with a basic set of functionalities like audio, video, content sharing, and encryption.
    • Gateway: If a conferencing platform doesn’t offer native SIP, they might offer a gateway service, which allows meeting participants to use their preferred device to join proprietary meetings. The gateway is required to translate signaling and may transcode media to the correct format.
    • WebRTC: Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) is browser-based. In this type of interoperability, the virtual meeting platform provides a standard interface that lets participants join via their web browser, without installing a specific application. High-quality video endpoints feature built-in web-engines which can use WebRTC interface to join video meetings from the device, leveraging the device’s microphone, speakers, camera, and screen.
    • USB Passthrough: USB passthrough allows people to join any meeting platform from the video conferencing device, using the device’s interfaces via USB.

    Read this blog post to learn more about interoperability and video conferencing equipment.

  • What video conferencing platforms are Webex devices compatible with?

    You can use Webex devices to join meetings from any video conferencing platform you choose—Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and more. Regardless of which meeting platform you’re using for a specific meeting, you’ll still get all the benefits from the device’s high-quality screen, camera, and audio capabilities.

    To further ensure a consistent user experience, no matter what type of meeting you’re joining, you can use the One Button To Push (OBTP) feature on your Webex devices and easily join any meeting with the push of a single button. Simply enable the Hybrid Calendar Connector to set up One Button To Push.

  • Is Webex compatible with Zoom?

    You can join any Zoom meeting from a Webex device and still enjoy the benefits of the device's high-quality screen, camera, and audio capabilities. You can also take advantage of Webex devices' One Button To Push feature so you can join your Zoom meeting with the push of a single button. If you have Hybrid Calendar enabled, Webex will automatically scrape the SIP URL and give you a single button to push. Or, easily join any Zoom meeting from a Webex device with your laptop and a simple USB-C connection. Learn more about Zoom meetings on Webex devices in this guide.

  • Is Webex compatible with Microsoft Teams?

    You can join any Microsoft Teams meeting from Webex devices, enjoying your meeting with the benefits of the Webex device’s high-quality screen, video, and audio.

    To join a Microsoft Teams meeting from a Webex device, you can use one of two methods: the Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams or WebRTC.

    If Microsoft Teams is your primary meeting platform, we recommend using the Video Integration for Microsoft Teams (VIMT). With VIMT, you’ll have access to features including participant lists, the ability to mute/unmute participants, and two-way content sharing. Enable the Hybrid Calendar Connector so VIMT can automatically enable you to join Microsoft Teams meetings and you can leverage the One Button to Push feature. Learn more about VIMT.

    If you don't have VIMT, you still join a Microsoft Teams meeting from your Webex device using WebRTC.* The device will automatically launch the WebRTC browser so you can join the meeting with One Button to Push. Learn more about how to enable WebRTC and how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting with WebRTC.

    *NOTE: There are some feature limitations with WebRTC so VIMT is the recommended method, if possible.

  • Is Webex compatible with Google Meet?

    You can join any Google Meet meeting from Webex devices, still benefitting from the Webex device’s high-quality screen, video, and audio. Join the Google Meet meeting with the Webex One Button to Push feature, or tap the Google Meet button directly from your Webex device. You can also connect to the meeting by dialing in. You’ll need the code provided in your calendar invite or at the end of the meeting link. Once you have the code, you can join by selecting the Google Meet button on your Webex device. Learn more about joining Google Meet meetings on Webex devices.