Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901 and 6911 User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 9.0 (SCCP and SIP)
Features of Your Cisco Unified IP Phone
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Features of Your Cisco Unified IP Phone

Features of Your Cisco Unified IP Phone

This chapter describes the features of the Cisco Unified IP Phones 6901 and 6911.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901

The following sections describe the Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901 hardware.

Phone Connections

For your phone to work, it must be connected to the corporate IP telephony network.

1

Slot for Ethernet cable.

4

Network port (10/100 SW) connection. IEEE 802.3af power enabled.

2

Handset connection.

5

DC adaptor port (DC48V).

3

Slot for handset cable.

6

Slot for DC adaptor cable.

Buttons and Hardware

1

Hookswitch

Activates the features (hookflash) on your phone.

2

Hold button

Places a connected call on hold.

3

Redial button

Dials the last dialed number.

4

Line button

Allows you to pick up a second incoming call. The Line button LED indicates the call status.

Allows you to answer a ringing call and swap between two calls on the same line. Also, you can use the line button to create a new call when the phone is idle. The LED associated with the line button lights up to reflect the line status.

Color LEDs indicate the line state:

  • Green, steady—Active call
  • Green, flashing—Held call
  • Amber, Flashing—Incoming call
  • Amber, steady—Call Forward All activated
  • Red, steady—Remote line in use (shared line)
  • Red, flashing—Remote line on hold

5

Volume button

Controls the handset (off hook) and the ringer volume (on hook).

6

Keypad

Allows you to dial phone numbers.

7

Handset with light strip

Lights up to indicate a ringing call (flashing red) or a new voice message (steady red).

Hookswitch Button

The cradle rest of your phone contains the hookswitch button. You can press and quickly release the hookswitch button to activate features (hookflash) on your phone.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6911

The following sections describe the Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901 hardware.

Phone Connections

For your phone to work, it must be connected to the corporate IP telephony network.

1

DC adaptor port (DC48V).

4

Network port (10/100 SW) connection. IEEE 802.3af power enabled.

2

AC-to-DC power supply (optional).

5

Access port (10/100 PC) connection.

3

AC power wall plug (optional).

6

Handset connection.

Buttons and Hardware

1

Handset with light strip

Lights up to indicate a ringing call (flashing red) or a new voice message (steady red).

2

Paper label

A paper strip used to enter name and contact numbers.

3

Transfer button

Transfers a call.

4

Conference button

Creates a conference call.

5

Hold button

Places an active call on hold.

6

Line button

Allows you to pick up a second incoming call and to resume a held call. The LED shows call status.

7

Speakerphone button

Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. During a call, the button lights green. The speakerphone audio path does not change until you select a new audio path (for example, by picking up the handset).

8

Keypad

Allows you to dial phone numbers.

9

Mute button

Toggles the microphone on or off. When the microphone is muted, the button lights red.

10

Volume button

Controls the handset and speakerphone volume (off hook) and the ringer volume (on hook).

11

Messages button

Auto dials your voice messaging system.

12

Redial button

Dials the last dialed number.

13

Feature button

Depending on the phone setup, the feature button provides you with access to Speed Dial, Call Forward All, Pickup, Group Pickup and Meet Me features. You can configure up to nine items on the feature button. To access these features, press the feature button followed by the number associated with the feature. You must press the feature button and the number within five seconds of each other. The number can only be a single digit number from 1–9.

You can access the following features either off hook or on hook:
  • Call Forward All—Allows you to forward a call.
  • Pickup—Allows you to pickup a call on the third party phone.
  • Group Pickup—Allows you pick up a call within a group.
  • Meet Me—Allows you setup a conference.

14

Handset

Phone handset.

Paper Label

Cisco Unified IP Phone 6911 does not include an LCD display. Cisco provides a paper strip, which can be used to enter name and contact numbers.

General Phone Information

This section contains information that is common to all the IP Phone models in this guide.

Footstand

If the phone is placed on a table or desk, the footstand can be connected to the back of your phone for a higher or lower viewing angle, depending on your preference.

1

Insert the connectors into the lower slots.

2

Lift the footstand until the connectors snap into the upper slots.

Phone display angle

Raise Phone Angle

Procedure
Connect the footstand to the lower slots for a higher viewing angle, as shown in the following figure.

Lower Phone Angle

Procedure
Connect the footstand to the upper slots for a lower viewing angle, as shown in the following figure.