Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 Administration Guide
Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936
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Setting Up the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Table Of Contents

Setting Up the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Preparing to Install

Setting the Default Device Load

Adding a New Device

Using Auto-Registration

Adding Cisco Unified IP Conference Stations Manually

Using DHCP

Assigning Static IP Addresses

Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Package Contents

Network Requirements

Cisco Unified CallManager Configuration

Safety Notices

Installing and Connecting to the Network

Verifying the Startup Process

Configuring Startup Network Settings

Guidelines for Best Performance

Conference Room Setup Examples

Using the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Feature Overview

Using the Keyboard Commands

Setting Up the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Before you install your Cisco Unified IP Conference Station, you must first assess your network configuration (such as the use of DHCP or static addressing).

Refer to the appropriate topics in this chapter to understand how to install and configure the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.

Preparing to Install

Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Using the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Preparing to Install

Before you begin installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station, you must configure Cisco Unified CallManager for the conference stations and decide how you want the stations to be added to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

You can choose to auto-register the stations with Cisco Unified CallManager, or you can add the stations manually. Because Cisco Unified CallManager handles the call processing on the network, this is a critical step.

Setting the Default Device Load

To set the default device load for the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station in Cisco Unified CallManager, follow these steps:


Step 1 Copy the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station load to the C:\Program Files\Cisco\TFTP Path directory on the Cisco Unified CallManager server.

Step 2 Start Cisco Unified CallManager Administration.

Step 3 Choose System > Device Defaults.

Step 4 In the Device Defaults Configuration window, scroll down to the Cisco 7936 Device Type.

Step 5 Set the Load Information to the load in the C:\Program Files\Cisco\TFTP Path directory.

Step 6 Scroll back to the top of the page and click Update.

Adding a New Device

To add the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station as a new device in Cisco Unified CallManager, follow these steps:


Step 1 Choose Device > Add a New Device.

The Add a New Device page displays.

Step 2 Choose Phone from the Device Type drop-down list box, and click Next.

The Add a New Phone page displays.

Step 3 Choose the Cisco 7936 phone type and click Next. (Once you select a phone type, you cannot modify it.)

The Phone Configuration page displays.

Step 4 Enter the required fields as described in the following table.


MAC Address

Enter the Media Access Control (MAC) address that identifies the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936. The value contains 12 hexadecimal characters.

The MAC address is located on the bottom of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.

You can also display the MAC address when the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station is powered on by pressing the Menu button and navigating to the Admin Setup menu. Press Select, enter the administrator password (the default is **#), and press the Enter softkey. Select System Info and scroll through the system information to find the MAC address.

Device Pool

Choose the device pool to which you want this Cisco Unified IP Conference Station assigned. The device pool defines sets of common characteristics for devices, such as region, date/time group, Cisco Unified CallManager group, and calling search space for auto-registration.

The value you choose overrides the default value for this type of device.

Phone Button Template

Choose the appropriate phone button template. The phone button template determines the configuration of buttons on a phone and identifies which feature (line, speed dial, and so on) is used for each button.

Step 5 At the top of the page, click Insert.

Step 6 Add a directory number to this Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.

If you need instructions, refer to the "Directory Number Configuration Settings" topic in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration online help.

Step 7 Reset the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to apply the new settings.

Using Auto-Registration

Use auto-registration to automatically add an Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the network and assign a directory number to it. The directory number assigned is the next available sequential number within the device pool assigned to the conference station type in Cisco Unified CallManager.

When you enable auto-registration in Cisco Unified CallManager, the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station begins the automatic startup process to obtain a directory number after the station is connected to the network.

You can also use auto-registration to quickly register all stations with the Cisco Unified CallManager database. You can then modify any settings, such as the directory numbers, from the Cisco Unified CallManager application.

The following procedure provides detailed steps you must perform in to automatically add a Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the network using Cisco Unified CallManager. If you need additional information on this procedure, refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration documentation or online help in the Cisco Unified CallManager Administration application.


Step 1 Start Cisco Unified CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Enable auto-registration in Cisco Unified CallManager by selecting
System > Cisco Unified CallManager.

Step 3 From the list of Cisco Unified CallManagers, select the Cisco Unified CallManager where you want to check auto-registration.

Step 4 Verify that the "Auto-registration Disabled on this Cisco Unified CallManager" setting is not selected.

Step 5 Install the station by following the instructions in the Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Step 6 To modify settings, return to Cisco Unified CallManager Administration and select Device > Phone.

Enter search criteria for the new Cisco Unified IP Conference Station and click Find. You should see the MAC address for the new Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.

Adding Cisco Unified IP Conference Stations Manually

If you want to assign specific directory numbers to your Cisco Unified IP Conference Stations without using auto-registration, you must manually add each station to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

If you are not using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in your network, you must also manually configure the IP settings and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on each station.

Alternatively, you can use DHCP, and manually set the TFTP server. In this case, wait for the station to start up using DHCP, and then re-assign the TFTP server.

Using DHCP

If you are using DHCP in your network without auto-registration, you must manually add the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the Cisco Unified CallManager database.

To manually add the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the network, follow these steps. For additional information, refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager documentation or online help.


Step 1 Start Cisco Unified CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Add a Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to Cisco Unified CallManager by selecting Device > Add a New Device.

The Add a New Device page displays.

Step 3 Choose Phone from the Device Type drop-down list box, and click Next.

The Add a New Phone page displays.

Step 4 Choose the Cisco 7936 phone type and click Next.

The Phone Configuration page displays.

Step 5 Enter the required fields.

Step 6 Install the station by following the instructions in the Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Assigning Static IP Addresses

If you do not use DHCP in your network, you must manually configure static IP addresses for each station.

To assign a static address to the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station, follow these steps. For additional information refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager documentation or online help.


Step 1 Start Cisco Unified CallManager Administration.

Step 2 Add a station to Cisco Unified CallManager by selecting Device > Add a New Device.

The Add a New Device page displays.

Step 3 Choose Phone from the Device Type drop-down list box, and click Next.

The Add a New Phone page displays.

Step 4 Choose the Cisco 7936 phone type and click Next.

The Phone Configuration page displays.

Step 5 Enter the required fields.

Step 6 Install the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station by following the instructions in the Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Step 7 Configure the IP settings by following the instructions in the "Configuring IP Settings" section.

Step 8 Configure the TFTP server by following the instructions in the "Configuring Alternate TFTP Options" section.

Installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

Before you begin the installation of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station, review the following information:

"Network Requirements" section

"Cisco Unified CallManager Configuration" section

"Safety Notices" section

"Installing and Connecting to the Network" section

Additional information in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 guide

Package Contents

Refer to the section on Installing and Connecting to the Network for detailed information on package contents.

Network Requirements

For the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to successfully operate as an IP conference station endpoint in your network, your network must meet the following requirements:

Working VoIP (VoIP) Network

VoIP configured on your Cisco routers and gateways

Cisco Unified CallManager installed in your network and configured for call processing

IP network that supports DHCP or manual configuration of IP address, gateway, and subnet mask

TFTP Server

Cisco Unified CallManager Configuration

The Cisco Unified IP Conference Station requires Cisco Unified CallManager to handle call processing.

Note Refer to the Cisco Unified CallManager documentation or online help to ensure that the Cisco Unified CallManager is properly set up to manage the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station and to properly route and process calls.

If you plan to use auto-registration, verify that it is enabled and properly configured in Cisco Unified CallManager before connecting your Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the network. See the "Using Auto-Registration" section for details.

Safety Notices

Note Refer to Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 for international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.



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Warning Read the installation instructions before you connect the system to its power source.

Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment.

Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations.

Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity.

Warning To avoid electric shock, do not connect safety extra low voltage (SELV) circuits to telephone network voltage (TNV) circuits. LAN ports contain SELV circuits, and WAN ports contain TNV circuits. Some LAN and WAN ports both use RJ-45 connectors. Use caution when connecting cables.

Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 120 VAC, 15 A U.S. (240 VAC, 10 A international) is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors).

Warning The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times because it serves as the main disconnecting device.

Caution The Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 is inoperable during a power outage if it is not supported by a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) when using a local power supply unit. This affects your ability to reach 911.

Caution Using a cell, mobile, or GSM phone, or two-way radio in close proximity to a Cisco Unified IP Phone might cause interference. For more information, refer to the manufacturer's documentation of the interfering device.

Using External Devices with Your Cisco Unified IP Phone

Refer to this information when using external devices with your Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Depending on the quality of these devices and their proximity to other devices such as mobile phones or two-way radios, some audio noise may still occur. In these cases, Cisco recommends that you take one or more of the following actions:

Move the external device away from the source of the RF or AF signals.

Route the external device cables away from the source of the RF or AF signals.

Use screened cables for the external device, or use cables with a better screen and connector.

Shorten the length of the external device cable.

Apply ferrites or other such devices on the cables for the external device.

Cisco cannot guarantee the performance of the system because Cisco has no control over the quality of external devices, cables, and connectors. The system will perform adequately when suitable devices are attached using good quality cables and connectors.

Installing and Connecting to the Network

You must connect the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station to the network and to a power source before using it.

Refer to Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2 when you are installing the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.

Figure 2-1 shows the various components and power and cable connections used on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Figure 2-2 shows the optional, external microphones and their connection to the external microphone jacks on the underside of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Figure 2-1 Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936—Components and Connections


Power outlet in the wall


RJ-45 port on the bottom of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station


Power supply


Free end of the 25-foot CAT 5 cable


Power supply power cord


LAN connection on PIM




25-foot CAT 5 cable connection on PIM


LAN connection


DC adapter port on PIM for power supply unit

Note Daisy-chaining Cisco Unified IP Conference Stations to other Cisco Unified IP Phones is not a supported configuration and will not work.

Figure 2-2 External Microphone Connections on the
Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936


Connect one end of the external microphone cable to the jack on the underside of the external microphone.


Connect the other end of the external microphone cable to the external microphone jack on the underside of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

To install a Cisco Unified IP Conference Station, follow these steps:


Step 1 Place the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station on a flat surface, for example, a conference room table or desktop.

Step 2 Connect one end of the 6-foot CAT 5 cable to your data network port and connect the other end to the network (LAN) port on the PIM.

Step 3 Connect the free end of the 25-foot CAT 5 cable to the RJ-45 port on the bottom of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station. (The cable is pre-plugged into the PIM.)

Step 4 Connect the power supply unit to the AC adapter port on the PIM, and plug the other end into a standard electrical power outlet in the wall.

Step 5 If you are using the External Microphone Kit, connect each of the microphone extensions to the microphone jacks installed on the underside of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936. See Figure 2-2 for an illustration of this connection.

Note If you do not correctly connect the cables, PIM, and the power supply, the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station will not work.

Use of any device other than the Cisco-provided external microphone kit will not work and may void the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station product warranty.

Verifying the Startup Process

After the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station has been connected to power for at least 15 seconds, it begins its startup process by cycling through the following steps.

Startup Process Steps
LCD Screen Message Display

1. Startup—The startup process occurs about 15 seconds after you power up the device.

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2. Configuring IP Address—These messages appear when the protocol is configuring the IP address.

Configuring IP...

Press Menu to Reconfigure

3. Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) configuration—This message appears when connectivity is established with the TFTP server.

Station IP: IP address

Contacting: TFTP Server

4. Cisco Unified CallManager configuration—This message appears when connectivity is established with the Cisco Unified CallManager.

Opening: Cisco Unified CallManager IP address

5. Cisco Unified CallManager registration—This message appears while the device is registering with the Cisco Unified CallManager.


6. Initialization complete.

Press the Phone Key to get a dial tone

Note The startup process may take several minutes, and some of these messages may not appear due to the access speed of your network.

After the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station has successfully registered with the Cisco Unified CallManager, the following information appears in the LCD screen display:

Date and Time

IP Address

Local number

The message "Press the Phone Key to get a dial tone"

Corp Dir and Ph Book softkeys

If the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station successfully passes through these steps, it has started properly.

Configuring Startup Network Settings

If you are not using DHCP in your network, you must manually configure the following network settings on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station after installing the station on the network:

IP address

IP subnet mask

Default gateway IP address

TFTP server IP address

Collect the necessary information and follow the procedures described in "Configuring the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936".

Guidelines for Best Performance

Follow these guidelines to ensure optimum performance with the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 and the external microphones.

Note See the "Conference Room Setup Examples" section for an illustration of proper equipment placement for different conference room configurations.

Use the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station in closed offices and conference rooms up to 20 feet by 20 feet (without external microphones) and 20 feet by 30 feet (with external microphones).

Place the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 base on a flat surface and make sure that it is clear from any reflective surfaces.

Maintain a minimum distance of four feet between each external microphone and the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 base and other objects.

Make sure that all microphones are acoustically unobstructed.

Position the external microphones toward the areas that need to be covered, and so that the main pickup direction is pointed away from the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Seat all conference participants the same distance from the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Speak at normal conversation levels and direct your voice toward the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Do not move or handle the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 base or the external microphones while on a call, and do not shuffle papers near the equipment.

Minimize background noise from air conditioning units, fans, or other equipment in the office or conference room.

Conference Room Setup Examples

See Figure 2-3 for examples of proper placement of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 base and external microphones in different conference room configurations.

Figure 2-3 Cisco Unified IP Conference Station Base and External Microphone Placement

Using the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936

The Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 features two outboard microphone jacks to enable the use of optional, external microphones. Along with its enhanced speaker design, the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station is ideal for use in larger-sized conference rooms to facilitate conference calling. (You can order the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station without external microphones for use in smaller offices and conference rooms.)

The Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 supports a maximum of two calls on a single line. The phone's control panel includes 25 keys; an LCD provides for information display.

When you press the Phone key on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936, the phone goes off-hook and a dial tone is heard. The dial sequence begins, and three LEDs are turned on (green) to indicate an active state. If a call is received while you are on an active call, a call waiting tone is played.

A backlight illuminates the LCD screen on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936. This backlight is turned on whenever a key is pressed. The backlight is turned off when the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 is not used or when a call exceeds one minute. If a second call is received when a call is in progress and the backlight is turned off, the light will be turned back on.

The Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936 includes three context-sensitive keys, a menu access and exit key, and scroll and select keys. The following functions are accessible via these keys:

Call interface

Configuration interface

Additional call functions (functions that are not accessible through the softkeys)

Phone Book access (a local phone book is available to store up to 20 numbers)

Feature Overview

See Figure 2-4 for an explanation of the features and functions of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Figure 2-4 Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936—Features and Functions



Provide call status indicators.

Call State OffAll LEDs off.

Powering OnRed LEDs on.

ReadyAll LEDs off.

Dial Tone On—Green LEDs on.

Dialing—Green LEDs blinking.

Connected—Green LEDs on.

Mute—Red LEDs blinking.

Hold—Red LEDs on.

Incoming Call—Green LEDs blink with ring.

Ringing/Connecting—Green LEDs blinking.


LCD screen

Provides a status indicator that reads "Press the Phone Key to get a dial tone" when the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station is online and fully operational. In the main display, the LCD screen shows the date and time, IP address, and local phone number assigned to the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station. Also displays the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station system status, including configuration and all administrative settings. The LCD screen is backlit.


Scroll buttons

Allow you to scroll through the menus or through an open list in the LCD screen.


Select button

Selects a menu option or list item that is highlighted.



Answer—Picks up the current call.

CFwdAll—Redirects all of your incoming calls to another number.

Confrn—Adds a party to a conference call.

Corp Dir—Lets you search a corporate directory for a number to call.

EndCallEnds a call and returns to the resting display or to the active call list.

GrpPickUp—Lets you pick up a call within your group or another group.

Hold—Puts the active call on hold.

PickUp—Lets you pick up a call within your group.

Ph Book—Opens the Phone Book.

NewCall—Lets you dial a new number.

Redial—Redials the last number that you called.

Resume—Returns to the selected held call.

Transfer—Transfers the current call.

Join—Joins 2 participants into a conference.


Volume buttons

Increase or decrease the volume of the call, speaker, ringer, or dial tone, depending on which sound is currently active.


Mute button

Turns call muting on or off.


Dialing pad

Allows you to dial phone numbers, add or edit Phone Book entries, and enter other input depending on the menu selected.


Redial button

Automatically redials the last dialed number.


Phone button

Allows you to get a dial tone, answer an incoming call, and hang up a call.


Exit button

Returns to the main LCD screen display from a menu, a list, or the Phone Book.


Menu button

Opens the main menu on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station. The main menu includes the following selections:

Call Functions—Opens the call function options, including Meet Me, Park, Pick-up, Group Pick-up, and Transfer.

Phone Book—Opens the Phone Book.

Settings—Opens the Settings options, including Contrast, Back Light, Language, Ringer, Time Format, and Date Format.

Admin Setup—Opens Admin Setup.

Using the Keyboard Commands

The following keyboard commands are available for use on the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station 7936.

Keyboard Command
Accessible State
Feature Description


In menu screens.

Use this command to access the Administrator menus.


In resting mode and two levels of menu screens.

For example, you could use this keyboard command from the Main menu
(first level) or from the Admin Setup menu
(second level).

Use this command to restart the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.


In resting mode.

This command restores the default configuration of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station. A confirmation screen is displayed before execution.


In resting mode.

This command displays the MAC address of the Cisco Unified IP Conference Station.


In resting mode.

Use this command to enable a Telnet connection to the phone. Telnet will be enabled until the phone is reset.


In resting mode.

Use this command to invoke the digital signal processor (DSP) state information display.

Note To see the DSP information, this must be done prior to a call being made.

Once you are in a call, press the Select key to display; the DSP information will be displayed for the remainder of the call.

<Select, Select>

During an active call.

This command displays the active call statistics and the codec that is in use.