Jabber Softphone

The Cisco Jabber softphone is a Unified Communication software available for all EPFL employees. It offers presence, instant messaging, voice and video communication, voicemail, screen sharing and conference services…

 


The activation of a personal EPFL number is automatic.

The process for creating a personal number is linked to the “Own phone number” accreditation property.

This includes the possibility of having a VoiceMail, and the Jabber sophthone for Windows, Mac, Android and iPad.

Install Cisco Jabber

Download the Cisco Jabber application on Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android. Anyone with a personal phone line can use Cisco Jabber.

Request softphone accessories

To request a headset and / or webcam for a softphone in exchange for your hard phone or your old accessories. Request subject to internal approval.

Request a SIP line for Linux

Request for a softphone for Linux (SIP and XMPP client). Configuration available for experts. No support.

  1. If you have any problem with the installation, the configuration or the use of the Jabber softphone, please contact first your local IT support.
  2. If you experience a problem using your Jabber softphone, we suggest you to read our FAQ.
  3. If you can not find the solution to your problem, contact 1234 and open an incident.

The UC team does not offer support for the solutions below:

  • Cisco Jabber for Android
  • Cisco Jabber for iPhone/iPad
  • Softphone for Linux
  • The UC team provides accessories (headset and webcam) when activating a softphone.
  • If you want models other than those proposed, please contact the responsible of your unit.
  • The accessories must be returned to the secretariat of your unit or the Service Desk of the VPSI when you leave.

Video Bit Rates for Cisco Jabber Desktop Client:

  • The following video bit rates (with g.711 audio) apply to Cisco Jabber for Windows and Cisco Jabber for Mac. This table does not list all possible resolutions.

    Resolution Pixels Measured bit rate

    [kbits per second]

    with g.711 audio

    w144p 256 x 144 156
    w288p

    This is the default size of the video

    rendering window for Cisco Jabber.

    512 x 288 320 kbits/second
    w448p 768 x 448 570
    w576p 1024 x 576 890
    720p 1280 x 720 1300

     Notes:

    • EPFL Jabber are configured to use the G.722 audio codec (54/62 kbit / sec) by default with the VoIP phones, the audio Codec G.711 (80 kbit / second) is used for all other calls (PSTN).
    • The VPN increases the size of transmitted packets, increasing the consumption of bandwidth. Reminder Cisco Jabber does not require the VPN to operate outside of the EPFL.

Information for Windows administrators:

  • User Data:

The configuration files can be found in the following two directories:

%USERPROFILE%\\AppData\\Local\\Cisco\\Unified Communications

%USERPROFILE%\\AppData\\Roaming\\Cisco\\Unified Communications

The easiest way to delete all the user’s configurations (chat, personal contacts, call history, etc.) is to stop Jabberand delete the two “Unified Communications” folders.

The next time you start Jabber, the application will prompt you for your connection details (username and password).

  •  Deployment installation by GPO:

A GPO is available to deploy Jabber automatically on your Windows machines.

Please send your request to the Service Desk : [email protected].

Information for Mac administrators:

  • User Data:

The configuration files can be found in the following two directories:

$home/Library/Caches/com.cisco.Jabber/

$home/Library/Application Support/Cisco/Unified Communications/Jabber/CSF/

The easiest way to delete all the user’s configurations (chat, personal contacts, call history, etc.) is to stop Jabber and delete the two above folders.

The next time you start Jabber, the application will prompt you for your connection details (username and password).