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Cisco Unified IP Phones Compared

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Advanced Endpoints

The Cisco Unified IP Phones compared in this table are designed to help businesses reduce costs, increase revenue, and become more productive.

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Model 7931G Conference Station 7937G
 
Display 4.3-in. (10.8-cm) graphical, backlit 192x64 color 255 x 128 pixels
Touch screen —
Speakerphone Yes
Hands-free Yes
Headset port Yes No
Line keys 24 1 line (0 line keys)
Programmable (soft) keys 4 soft keys; 22 line keys for use as lines, speed dials, or programmable line keys (PLKs) 4
Fixed feature keys 7 9
Advanced features Join across lines Transfer across lines Optional wired microphone kit
Message waiting indication Yes No
Integral switch 10/100 No
Codecs G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729b, and G.729ab G.711, G.711a, G.722, G.729a, G.729b, G.729ab
User connect license Enhanced


Protocols 7931G Conference Station 7937G
Third-party XML support Text XML only Yes
Signaling protocol SCCP/SIP SCCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DCHP) Yes
802.1p/g Yes
Unified Communications Manager encryption (TLS/SRTP) Yes No


Power 7931G Conference Station 7937G
802.3AF Yes Cisco inline power, power cube
Cisco power Yes
Power over Ethernet (PoE) classification Class 3
Right-to-Use (RTU) license 4 DLUs 3 DLUs


Additional Support 7931G Conference Station 7937G
IP Communicator Yes
Expansion Module 7915 -
Expansion Module 7916 -
Personal Communicator Yes (requires Unified Presence Server)
Nokia Dual-Mode Phone Yes (not orderable through Cisco)


High-Resolution Endpoints

These advanced Cisco 7900 Series models deliver high-definition voice quality and high-resolution displays, along with multiple-call per-line appearance.

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Model 7942G 7945G 7962G 7965G 7975G
 
Display Monochrome (320x222 pixels; 4-bit grayscale depth) Monochrome (320x240 pixels; 16-bit color depth) Monochrome (320x222 pixels; 4-bit grayscale depth) Color, backlit (320x240 pixels, 16-bit color depth) Color touch screen, backlit (320x240 pixels, 16-bit color
Touch screen No Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Hands-free, wideband support Yes
Hands-free, wideband support Yes
Lighted line keys 2 2 6 6 8
Programmable (soft) keys 4 (+2 speed dial/line) 5 (+8 speed dial/line)
Fixed feature keys 10
Advanced features Higher resolution Higher resolution; additional line keys with expansion module 7915 or 7916 Additional line keys with expansion module 7915 or 7916; headset hookswitch control
Message waiting indication Yes
Integral switch 10/100 10/100/1000 10/100 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
Right-to-Use (RTU) license 4 Device License Units (DLUs) 5 DLUs


Protocols 7942G 7945G 7962G 7965G 7975G
Third-party XML support Yes
Signaling protocol Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP)/ Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
Other supported protocols —
DHCP Yes
802.1p/q Yes
Unified Communications Manager encryption support Transport Layer Security (TLS) /Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) Yes


Power 7942G 7945G 7962G 7965G 7975G
802.3AF Yes
Cisco power Yes No Yes No
Power over Ethernet (PoE) classification Class 2 Class 3 Class 2 Class 3


Additional Support 7942G 7945G 7962G 7965G 7975G
IP Communicator Yes
Expansion Module 7915 - Yes
Expansion Module 7916 - Yes
Personal Communicator Yes (requires Cisco Unified Presence Server)
Nokia Dual-Mode Phone Yes (not orderable through Cisco)

Wireless Endpoints

Cisco offers wireless IP endpoints for mobile communication around a workspace or a campus. These units deliver many of the features and capabilities of their equivalent Cisco 7900 Series desk-based endpoints.

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Model Wireless 7921G Wireless 7925G Wireless 7926G Wireless 7925G-EX
 
Display 2-in. (5.1-cm) graphical, backlit 176x220 color 2-in. digital, 16-bit graphical backlit TFT color
Touch screen No
Speakerphone Yes
Hands-free Yes
Headset port Yes
Headset port Yes
Line keys —
Programmable (soft) keys 2
Fixed feature keys 5
Advanced features Push-to-talk via XML Bluetooth v2.0; Push-to-talk via XML Integrated EA11 2D bar-code scanner, MIDlets Atmospheres Explosibles (ATEX) Zone 2/Class 22, IP64 rating
Message waiting indication Yes
Integral switch —
Codecs G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729ab, G.722, and iLBC G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729ab, G.722, and iLBC G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729ab, G.722, and Internet Low Bitrate Codec (iLBC)
User connect license Enhanced
Right-to-Use (RTU) license 4 DLUs


Protocols Wireless 7921G Wireless 7925G Wireless 7926G Wireless 7925G-EX
Third-party XML support Yes
Signaling protocol SCCP
Other supported protocols 802.11a/b/g
802.11a/b/g Yes
802.1p/g —
Transport Layer Security (TLS) /Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) — — Yes
Unified Communications Manager Encryption support (TLS/SRTP) Yes


Power Wireless 7921G Wireless 7925G Wireless 7926G Wireless 7925G-EX
802.3AF N/A
Cisco power N/A
Power over Ethernet (PoE) classification N/A


Collaborative Endpoints

The Cisco 8900 Series gives you a superior multimedia experience; the 9900 Series transforms your phone into a full-featured video phone.

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Model 8941 8945 8961 9951 9971
 
Display VGA video calling and applications, 5-in. (10 cm) graphical TFT color display, 24-bit color depth, 640x480 effective pixel resolution Digital, 5-in, 24-bit graphical backlit thin-film transistor (TFT) color VGA presentation 5-in. (10 cm) graphical TFT color display, 24-bit color depth, 640x480 effective pixel resolution VGA presentation 5.6-in. (14 cm) graphical TFT color touchscreen 24-bit color depth, 640x480 effective pixel resolution
Hands free Yes
HD voice headset port Yes
Line keys 4 5 6
Programmable (soft) keys 4 4 (touchscreen)
Fixed feature keys 13 12 12
Advanced features Integrated camera Integrated camera, Bluetooth XML and Midlet apps QoS reporting, Key Expansion Module (KEM) XML and Midlet apps QoS reporting, KEM support Desktop Wi-Fi Ethernet, XML and Midlet apps, QoS reporting, KEM support/SDIO card
Message waiting indication Yes
Integral switch 10/100 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
Codecs G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729ab, G.722, iLBC
User Connect Lincense Enhanced


Protocols 8941 8945 8961 9951 9971
Third-party XML support Yes
Signaling protocol SCCP and SIP SIP SIP for signaling; H.264 for video
Other supported protocols — Bluetooth — Bluetooth, USB (2 ports), general- purpose I/0 (GPIO) 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB (2 ports), GPIO
DHCP Yes
802.1p/q Yes
Transport Layer Security (TLS) / Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) Yes


Power 8941 8945 8961 9951 9971
802.3 AT Yes
Comparable with Cisco's —
802.3AF Yes
Cisco Power —
Power over Ethernet (PoE) classification 1 2 3 4


Additional Support 8941 8945 8961 9951 9971
KEM Yes
Cisco Unified Video Camera In-built Camera CUVA support Yes
Personal Communicator 8.0 Yes
IP Communicator Yes
Expansion Module 7915 -
Expansion Module 7916 -
Personal Communicator (requires Cisco Unified Presence Server) Yes
Nokia Dual-Mode Phone (not orderable through Cisco) Yes