Cisco Proximity allows users to share content wirelessly, place calls and control video conferencing devices from their laptop, when they are close to a video conferencing device.
When Cisco Proximity is enabled, the video conferencing device transmits ultrasound pairing messages. These messages are received by nearby devices with the Cisco Proximity client, which can then pair automatically with the video conferencing device.
Cisco recommends deploying the Webex app for wireless sharing, device control and easy meeting join. But, where that's not possible, Cisco Proximity provides a lightweight and device-centric alternative without infrastructure dependencies.
You can download the Cisco Proximity app free of charge for Windows or OS X users here. Find out more about using the app here.
Cisco Proximity is available for devices linked with Webex Edge for Devices when cloud-managed software upgrade and Webex optimized experience is enabled.Enable cloud pairing and proximity services
Cisco Proximity is enabled by default on cloud-registered devices. To enable it for on-premises registered devices using Webex Edge for Devices:
Log into the device's web interface.
Go to Settings > Configurations .
Scroll down and select Proximity > Mode . Check that it is On .
Then, set CloudProximity > Mode to On .
When proximity is enabled, the video conferencing device will send ultrasound pairing messages. Note that your computer and the video device need to be on the same network. Make sure you select the services you want to allow:
To place calls and control the video conferencing device:
Go to Proximity > Services > CallControl and select Enabled .
To allow wireless sharing from a desktop client:
Go to Proximity > Services > ContentShare > FromClients and select Enabled .