In voice communications, the PBX no longer reigns supreme. VOIP and related IP telephony technologies provide organizations with enhanced performance at lower cost. Cisco's Unified Communications Manager Express system combines the flexibility of their Integrated Services Router devices with the power of their enterprise-class Unified Communications Manager platform. The result is an inexpensive, easy to administer IP telephony solution. In this course, ISR Initial Setup and Basic Configuration for Cisco UCM Express, you'll be guided through a complete UCME deployment. First, you'll begin by covering the hardware needed and how to put it together. Next, you'll discover how to upgrade the software and how to use VLANs and sub-interfaces. Then, you'll prepare for remote administration. Finally, you'll learn how to keep proper time and how to install the GUI. By the end of this course, you'll know how to complete the initial steps of a Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express deployment.