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Features, Templates, Services, and Users

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Features, Templates, Services, and Users

Features, Templates, Services, and Users Overview

After you install Cisco Unified IP Phones in your network, configure their network settings, and add them to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to configure telephony features, optionally modify phone templates, set up services, and assign users.

This chapter provides an overview of these configuration and setup procedures. Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation provides detailed instructions for these procedures.

For suggestions about how to provide users with information about features, and what information to provide, see Internal Support Web Site.

For information about setting up phones in non-English environments, see International User Support.

Telephony Features Available for Cisco Unified IP Phone

After you add Cisco Unified IP Phones to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you can add functionality to the phones. The following table includes a list of supported telephony features, many of which you configure by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. The Configuration reference column lists Cisco Unified Communications Manager documentation that contain configuration procedures and related information.

For information about using most of these features on the phone, see Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (SCCP and SIP).


Note


Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration also provides several service parameters that you can use to configure various telephony functions. For more information about service parameters and the functions that they control, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.


Table 1 Telephony Features for the Cisco Unified IP Phone

Feature

Description

Configuration reference

Abbreviated Dialing

Allows users to speed dial a phone number by entering an assigned index code (1-99) on the phone keypad.

Note   

You can use Abbreviated Dialing while on-hook or off-hook.

Users assign index codes from the User Options web pages.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter .

Agent Greeting

Allows an agent or administrator to create and play a prerecorded greeting automatically at the beginning of a call, such as a customer call, before the agent begins the conversation with the caller. An Agent can prerecord a single greeting or multiple ones as needed and create and update them.

When a customer calls, both callers hear the prerecorded greeting. The agent can remain on mute until the greeting ends or answer the call over the greeting.

All codecs supported for the phone are supported for Agent Greeting calls.

To enable Agent Greeting in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose Device > Phone, locate IP Phone that you want to configure. Scroll to the Device Information Layout pane and set Builtin Bridge to On or Default.

If Builtin Bridge is set to Default, in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose System > Service Parameter and select the appropriate Server and Service. Scroll to the Clusterwide Parameters (Device - Phone) pane and set Builtin Bridge Enable to On.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Barge and Privacy" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Anonymous Call Block

(SIP phones only)

Allows a user to reject calls from anonymous callers.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "SIP Profile Configuration" chapter.

Any Call Pickup

Allows users to pick up a redirected call via a CTI application, on any line in their call pickup group, regardless of how the call was routed to the phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Assisted Directed Call Park

Enables users to park a call by pressing only one button using the Direct Park feature. Administrators must configure a Busy Lamp Field (BLF) Assisted Directed Call Park button. When users press an idle BLF Assisted Directed Call Park button for an active call, the active call is parked at the Direct Park slot associated with the Assisted Directed Call Park button.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Assisted Directed Call Park" chapter.

Audible Message Waiting Indicator

A stutter tone from the handset, headset, or speakerphone indicates that a user has one or more new voice messages on a line.

Note   

The stutter tone is line-specific. You hear it only when using the line with the waiting messages.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Message Waiting Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

AutoAnswer

Connects incoming calls automatically after a ring or two.

AutoAnswer works with either the speakerphone or the headset.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Auto Dial

Allows the phone user to choose from matching numbers in the Placed Calls log while dialing. To place the call, the user can choose a number from the Auto Dial list or continue to enter digits manually.

No configuration required.

Auto Call Pickup

Allows a user to use one-touch pickup functionality for call pickup features.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Automatic Port Synchronization

When the Cisco Unified Communications Manager administrator uses the Remote Port Configuration feature to set the speed and duplex function of an IP phone remotely, loss of packets can occur if one port is slower than the other.

The Automatic Port Synchronization feature synchronizes the ports to the lowest speed among the two ports, which eliminates packet loss. When automatic port synchronization is enabled, it is recommended that both ports be configured for autonegotiate. If one port is enabled for autonegotiate and the other is at a fixed speed, the phone synchronizes to the fixed port speed.

Note   

If both the ports are configured for fixed speed, the Automatic Port Synchronization feature is ineffective.

Note   

The Remote Port Configuration and Automatic Port Synchronization features are compatible only with IEEE 802.3AF Power of Ethernet (PoE) switches. Switches that support only Cisco Inline Power are not compatible. Enabling this feature on phones that are connected to these types of switches could result in loss of connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager, if the phone is powered by PoE.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane.

To configure the setting on multiple phones simultaneously, enable Automatic Port Synchronization in the Enterprise Phone Configuration (System > Enterprise Phone Configuration).

Barge (and cBarge)

Allows a user to join a nonprivate call on a shared phone line. Barge features include cBarge and Barge.

  • cBarge adds a user to a call and converts it into a conference, allowing the user and other parties to access conference features.
  • Barge adds a user to a call but does not convert the call into a conference.

The phones support Barge in two conference modes:

  • Built-in conference bridge at the target device (the phone that is being barged). This mode uses the Barge softkey.
  • Shared conference bridge. This mode uses the cBarge softkey.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Barge and Privacy" chapter

Block External to External Transfer

Prevents users from transferring an external call to another external number.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "External Call Transfer Restrictions" chapter.

Busy Lamp Field (BLF)

Allows a user to monitor the call state of a directory number associated with a speed-dial button, call log, or directory listing on the phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Presence" chapter.

Busy Lamp Field (BLF) Pickup

Provides enhancements to BLF speed dial. Allows you to configure a directory number (DN) that a user can monitor for incoming calls. When the DN receives an incoming call, the system alerts the monitoring user, who can then pick up the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Feature and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Call Back

Provides users with an audio and visual alert on the phone when a busy or unavailable party becomes available.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Back" chapter

Call Chaperone

Allows an authorized Chaperone user to supervise and record a call.

The Call Chaperone user intercepts and answers the call from the calling party, manually creates a conference to the called party, and remains on the conference to supervise and record the call. Cisco Unified IP Phones that have the Call Chaperone feature configured on them have a Record softkey. The Call Chaperone user presses the Record softkey to record a call.

For chaperoned calls, an announcement is played or spoken by one of the participants at the start of the call. An announcement alerts later participants that the call is being recorded.

The Call Chaperone feature is supported only with External Call Control, which allows Cisco Unified Communications Manager to route audio and video calls to a route server that hosts routing rules.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "External Call Control" chapter.

Call Display Restrictions

Determines the information that will display for calling or connected lines, depending on the parties who are involved in the call.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Display Restrictions" chapter

Call Forward

Allows users to redirect incoming calls to another number. Call Forward options include Call Forward All, Call Forward Busy, Call Forward No Answer, and Call Forward No Coverage.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • User Options Web Pages Options

Call Forward All Destination Override

Allows you to override Call Forward All (CFA) in cases where the CFA target places a call to the CFA initiator. This feature allows the CFA target to reach the CFA initiator for important calls. The override works whether the CFA target phone number is internal or external.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Directory Numbers" chapter.

Call Forward All Loop Breakout

Detects and prevents Call Forward All loops. When a Call Forward All loop is detected, the Call Forward All configuration is ignored and the call rings through.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Call Forward All Loop Prevention

Prevents a user from configuring a Call Forward All destination directly on the phone that creates a Call Forward All loop or that creates a Call Forward All chain with more hops than the existing Forward Maximum Hop Count service parameter allows.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Call Forward Configurable Display

Allows you to specify information that appears on a phone when a call is forwarded. This information can include the caller name, caller number, redirected number, and original dialed number.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Calling Party Normalization

Globalizes or localizes the incoming calling party number so that the appropriate calling number presentation displays on the phone. Supports the international escape character +.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Features and Services Guide, "Calling Party Normalization" chapter.

Call Park

Allows users to park (temporarily store) a call and then retrieve the call by using another phone in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager system.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Park and Directed Call Park" chapter.

Call Pickup

Allows users to redirect a call that is ringing on another phone within their pickup group to their phone.

You can configure an audio and/or visual alert for the primary line on the phone. This alert notifies the users that a call is ringing in their pickup group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Call Recording

Allows a supervisor to record an active call. The user might hear a recording audible alert tone during a call when it is being recorded.

When a call is secured, the security status of the call is displayed as a lock icon on Cisco Unified IP Phones. The connected parties might also hear an audible alert tone that indicates the call is secured and is being recorded.

Note   

When an active call is being monitored or recorded, you can receive or place intercom calls; however, if you place an intercom call, the active call will be put on hold, which causes the recording session to terminate and the monitoring session to suspend. To resume the monitoring session, the party whose call is being monitored must resume the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Monitoring and Recording" chapter.

Call Waiting

Indicates and allows users to answer an incoming call that rings while on another call. Displays incoming call information on the phone screen.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications System Guide, "Understanding Directory Numbers" chapter.

Caller ID

Displays caller identification such as a phone number, name, or other descriptive text on the phone screen.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Display Restrictions" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter

Cisco Extension Mobility

Allows a user temporarily to apply a phone number and user profile settings to a shared Cisco Unified IP Phone by logging into the Extension Mobility service on that phone.

Extension Mobility can be useful if users work from a variety of locations within your company or if they share a workspace with coworkers.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Extension Mobility" chapter.

Cisco Extension Mobility Change PIN

Enables a user to change the PIN from a Cisco Unified IP Phone. The PIN can be changed by:

  • Using the Change Credentials service of a Cisco Unified IP Phone
  • Using the ChangePIN softkey on the Extension Mobility logout screen

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Extension Mobility" chapter.

Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster

Enables a user configured in one cluster to log into a Cisco Unified IP Phone in another visiting cluster.

Users from a home cluster log into a Cisco Unified IP Phone at a visiting cluster.

Note   

Even though the Intercom feature works with Cisco Extension Mobility (EM), it cannot be used with EMCC because the feature must be enabled with a real phone device. The Intercom feature cannot be enabled with EM profiles.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster" chapter.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant

Enables managers and their assistants to work together more effectively by providing a call-routing service, enhancements to phone capabilities for the manager, and desktop interfaces that are primarily used by the assistant.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant with Proxy Line Support" and "Cisco Unified Communications Manager Assistant with Shared Line Support" chapters.

Client Matter Codes (CMC)

(SCCP phones only)

Enables a user to specify that a call relates to a specific client matter.

Note   

If you are using this feature, you must disable Enbloc dialing. See the Enbloc Dialing row in this table for details.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes" chapter.

Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) Applications

A computer telephony integration (CTI) route point can designate a virtual device to receive multiple, simultaneous calls for application-controlled redirection.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "CTI Route Point Configuration" chapter.

Conference

Allows a user to talk simultaneously with multiple parties by calling each participant individually. Conference features include Conference, Join, cBarge, and Meet-Me.

Allows a noninitiator in a standard (ad hoc) conference to add or remove participants; also allows any conference participant to join together two standard conferences on the same line.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • The service parameter, Advanced Adhoc Conference (disabled by default in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration), allows you to enable these features.
    Note   

    Be sure to inform your users whether these features are activated.

Control Default Wallpaper

Administrators can specify the default background image file for the phone in the Cisco Unified Communication Manager administration console administration console. The image is set as the background image only if the administrator has disabled the Enable End User Access to Phone Background Image Setting checkbox.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Common Phone Profile Configuration" chapter.

Default Audio Path Support

Allows the user to press Answer or a Line button for, and redirect the call to, the last audio path used, by default.

No configuration required.

Device Invoked Recording

Provides end users with the ability to record their telephone calls via a softkey.

In addition administrators may continue to record telephone calls via the CTI User Interface.

For more information, see Enable Device Invoked Recording.

Directed Call Park

Allows a user to transfer an active call to an available directed call park number that the user dials or speed dials.

A Call Park BLF button indicates whether a directed call park number is occupied and provides speed-dial access to the directed call park number.

Note   

If you implement Directed Call Park, avoid configuring the Park softkey. This prevents users from confusing the two Call Park features.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Park and Directed Call Park" chapter.

Direct Transfer

Allows users to connect two calls to each other (without remaining on the line).

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Directed Call Pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a particular directory number.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Distinctive Ring

Users can customize how their phone indicates an incoming call and a new voice mail message. Users can customize up to six distinctive rings.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Custom Phone Rings" chapter.

Do Not Disturb (DND)

When DND is turned on, either no audible rings occur during the ringing-in state of a call, or no audible or visual notifications of any type occur.

You can configure the phone to have a softkey template with a DND softkey or a phone-button template with DND as one of the selected features.

The following DND-related parameters are configurable in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration:

  • Do Not Disturb: Choose Device > Phone > Phone Configuration.
  • DND Option: Choose "Call Reject" (to turn off all audible and visual notifications), or "Ringer Off" (to turn off only the ringer). DND Option appears on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).
  • DND Incoming Call Alert: Choose the type of alert to play, if any, on a phone for incoming calls when DND is active. This parameter is located on both the Common Phone Profile window and the Phone Configuration window (Phone Configuration window value takes precedence).
  • BLF Status Depicts DND: Enables DND status to override busy/idle state.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Do Not Disturb" chapter.

Enbloc Dialing

(SCCP phones only)

Enbloc dialing enables SCCP to send all digits of a phone number simultaneously. This feature must be disabled if either Forced Authorization Codes (FAC) or Client Matter Codes (CMC) dialing is being used.

To disable enbloc dialing, in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, go to Device > Phone. On the Phone Configuration window, in the Product Specific Configuration Layout area, uncheck the Enbloc Dialing check box, click Apply Config, and click Save.

Enhanced Secure Extension Mobility Cross Cluster

Improves the Secure Extension Mobility Cross Cluster (EMCC) feature by preserving the network and security configurations on the login phone. By so doing, security policies are maintained, network bandwidth is preserved and network failure is avoided within the visiting cluster (VC).

For more information, see Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

Fast Dial Service

Allows a user to enter a Fast Dial code to place a call. Fast Dial codes can be assigned to phone numbers or Personal Address Book entries. (See Services in this table.)

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Services" chapter

Forced Authorization Codes (FAC)

(SCCP phones only)

Controls the types of calls that certain users can place.

Note   

If you are using this feature, you must disable Enbloc dialing. See Enbloc Dialing in this table for details.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Client Matter Codes and Forced Authorization Codes" chapter.

Group Call Pickup

Allows a user to answer a call that is ringing on a directory number in another group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Hardware Updates

Improves the compatibility of internal phone components.

Phone models manufactured with the following hardware versions must run Firmware Release 9.3(1) SR1 or later. The phone firmware does not allow the phone to be downgraded to releases earlier than Release 9.3(1) SR1.

  • Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7945G with hardware versions 13.0 and higher.
  • Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7965G with hardware versions 13.0 and higher.
  • Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7975G with hardware versions 12.0 and higher.

The hardware version is found on the Device Information web page for the phone.

No configuration required

Headset Sidetone Control and Send Gain

Allows an administrator to set the sidetone level and send gain level of a wired headset.
Note    The sidetone and send gain levels are applicable only to Cisco Unified IP Phones 7945, 7965, and 7975.
Available sidetone levels are:
  • Off
  • Lowest
  • Default
  • Low
  • Mid
  • Mid-High
  • High
  • Higher
  • Highest
Available send gain levels are:
  • Lowest
  • Lower
  • Default
  • High

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter.

Help system

Provides a comprehensive set of topics that appear on the phone screen.

No configuration required.

Hold/Resume

Allows the user to move a connected call between an active state and a held state.

Requires no configuration, unless you want to use Music on Hold. See the "Music on Hold" entry in this table for more information.

Also, see the "Hold Reversion" entry in this table.

Hold Reversion

Limits the amount of time that a call can be on hold before reverting back to the phone that put the call on hold and alerting the user.

Reverting calls are distinguished from incoming calls by a single ring (or beep, depending on the new call indicator setting for the line). This notification repeats at intervals if not resumed.

A call that triggers Hold Reversion also displays an animated icon in the call bubble and a brief message on the status line.

You can configure call focus priority to favor incoming or reverting calls.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Hold Reversion" chapter.

Hold Status

Enables phones with a shared line to distinguish between the local and remote lines that placed a call on hold.

No configuration required.

Hunt Group Display

Provides load sharing for calls to a main directory number. A hunt group contains a series of directory numbers that can answer the incoming calls.

When an incoming call is offered to a directory number that is part of the hunt group, this feature displays the main directory number in addition to the calling party.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Hunt Group Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "CTI Route Point Configuration" chapter

Immediate Divert

Allows a user to transfer a ringing, connected, or held call directly to a voice-messaging system. When a call is diverted, the line becomes available to make or receive new calls.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Immediate Divert—Enhanced

Allows users to transfer incoming calls directly to their voice messaging system or to the voice messaging system of the original called party.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Intelligent Session Control

Reroutes a direct call to a user mobile phone to the enterprise number (desk phone). For an incoming call to a remote destination (mobile phone), only the remote destination rings; the desk phone does not ring. When the call is answered on the mobile phone, the desk phone displays a Remote in Use message. During these calls, a user can use the various features of the mobile phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified Mobility" chapter.

Intercom

Allows users to place and receive intercom calls using programmable phone buttons. You can configure intercom line buttons to:

  • Directly dial a specific intercom extension.
  • Initiate an intercom call and then prompt the user to enter a valid intercom number.
Note   

If a user logs into the same phone on a daily basis using their Cisco Extension Mobility profile, assign the phone button template that contains intercom information to their profile, and assign the phone as the default intercom device for the intercom line.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Feature and Services Guide, "Intercom" chapter.

Join/Select

Creates a conference by joining together existing calls that are on a single phone line.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (SCCP and SIP), "Calling Features" chapter, "Making Conference Calls" section.

Join Across Lines/Select

Allows users to apply the Join feature to calls that are on multiple phone lines.

For more information, see:

  • Softkey Templates
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

Line Select

If this feature is disabled (default), then the ringing line is selected. When enabled, the primary line is picked up even if a call is ringing on another line. The user must manually select the other line.

Note   

This feature can also be enabled or disabled for Extension Mobility.

For more information, see the "Always use prime line" option in the following chapters of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide:

  • Device Profile Configuration
  • Common Phone Profile Configuration
  • Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration

Line Select for Voice Messages

When disabled (default), pressing the Messages button selects the line that has a voice message. If more than one line has voice mail, then the first available line is selected. When enabled, the primary line is always used to retrieve voice messages.

Note   

This feature can also be enabled or disabled for Extension Mobility.

For more information, see the "Always use prime line option for voice message" in the following chapters of Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide:

  • Device Profile Configuration
  • Common Phone Profile Configuration
  • Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration

Log Out of Hunt Groups

Allows users to log out of a hunt group and temporarily block calls from ringing their phone when they are not available to take calls. Logging out of hunt groups does not prevent non-hunt group calls from ringing their phone.

For more information, see:

  • Softkey Templates
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Route Plans" chapter

Malicious Call Identification (MCID)

Allows users to notify the system administrator about suspicious calls that are received.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Malicious Call Identification" chapter

Meet Me Conference

Allows a user to host a Meet Me conference in which other participants call a predetermined number at a scheduled time.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Meet-Me Number/Pattern Configuration" chapter.

Message Waiting

Defines directory numbers for message-waiting on and message-waiting off indicator. A directly connected voice-messaging system uses the specified directory number to set or to clear a message-waiting indication for a particular Cisco Unified IP Phone.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Message Waiting Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

Message Waiting Indicator

A light on the handset that indicates that a user has one or more new voice messages.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Message Waiting Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

Missed Call Logging

Allows a user to specify whether missed calls will be logged in the missed calls directory for a given line appearance.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Mobile Connect

Enables users to manage business calls using a single phone number and pick up in-progress calls on the desktop phone and mobile phone.

Users can restrict the group of callers according to phone number and time of day.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified Mobility" chapter.

Mobile Voice Access

Extends Mobile Connect capabilities by allowing users to access an interactive voice response (IVR) system to originate a call from a remote device such as a mobile phone.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified Mobility" chapter.

Multilevel Precedence and Preemption (MLPP)

(SCCP phones only)

Provides a method of prioritizing calls within your phone system. Use this feature when users work in an environment where they need to make and receive urgent or critical calls.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Multilevel Precedence and Preemption" chapter.

Multiple calls per line appearance

Each line can support multiple calls. Only one call can be active at any time; other calls are automatically placed on hold.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Music On Hold

Plays music while callers are on hold.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Music On Hold" chapter.

Mute

Mutes the microphone from the handset or headset.

No configuration required.

Onhook Call Transfer

Allows a user to press a single Transfer softkey and then go onhook to complete a call transfer.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter.

Onhook Predialing

Allows a user to dial a number without going off hook. The user can then either pick up the handset or press the Dial softkey.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (SCCP and SIP), "Basic Call Handling" chapter.

Other Group Pickup

Allows a user to answer a call ringing on a phone in another group that is associated with the user group.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Call Pickup" chapter.

Phone Screen Illumination Disabling

(Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G and 7945G only)

Allows user to disable phone screen illumination on a phone, which would override other rules that determine when the phone screen gets illuminated.

To provide this feature, you must implement the Display URI, which includes configuring the length of time that illumination remains disabled.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone Service Application Development Notes at the following location:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​sw/​voicesw/​ps556/​products_​programming_​reference_​guides_​list.html

Phone Secure Web Access

Cisco Unified IP Phones can now securely access the web with the use of a phone trust store called "phone-trust."

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide, "Security Overview" chapter.

Plus Dialing

Allows the user to dial E.164 numbers prefixed with a "+" sign.

To dial the + sign, the user needs to press and hold the "*" key for at least 1 second. This applies to dialing the first digit for an on-hook or off-hook call only.

No configuration required

Presence-Enabled directories

Allows a user to monitor the call state of another directory number (DN) listed in call logs, speed dials, and corporate directories. The Busy Lamp Field (BLF) for the DN displays the call state.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Presence" chapter.

Private Line Automated Ringdown (PLAR)

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager administrator can configure a phone number that the Cisco Unified IP Phone dials as soon as the handset goes off hook. This can be useful for phones that are designated for calling emergency or "hotline" numbers.

For more information on SIP, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "SIP Dial Rules Configuration" chapter.

For more information on SCCP, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter, "Configuring PLAR" section.

Privacy

Prevents users who share a line from adding themselves to a call and from viewing information on their phone screens about the call of the other user.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Barge and Privacy" chapter

Programmable Line Keys

The administrator can assign features to line buttons. Softkeys normally control these features; for example, New Call, Call Back, End Call, and Forward All. When the administrator configures these features on the line buttons, they always remain visible, so users can have a "hard" New Call key.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Phone Button Template Configuration" chapter

Protected Calling

Provides a secure (encrypted) connection between two phones. A security tone is played at the beginning of the call to indicate that both phones are protected. Some features, such as conference calling, shared lines, Extension Mobility, and Join Across Lines are not available when protected calling is configured. Protected calls are not authenticated.

For more information about security, see Supported Security Features.

For additional information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide, "Configuring a Phone Security Profile" chapter.

Quality Reporting Tool (QRT)

Allows users to use the QRT softkey on a phone to submit information about problem phone calls. QRT can be configured for either of two user modes, depending upon the amount of user interaction desired with QRT.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Quality Report Tool" chapter

Redial

Allows users to call the most recently dialed phone number by pressing a softkey.

No configuration required.

Remote Port Configuration

Allows the administrator to configure the speed and duplex function of the phone Ethernet ports remotely by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. This enhances the performance for large deployments with specific port settings.

Note   

If the ports are configured for Remote Port Configuration in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the data cannot be changed on the phone.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane (Switch Port Remote Configuration or PC Port Remote Configuration).

To configure the setting on multiple phones simultaneously, configure the Remote Port Configuration in the Enterprise Phone Configuration (System > Enterprise Phone Configuration).

Ring Setting

Identifies ring type used for a line when a phone has another active call.

For more information, see:

Ringer Volume Control

The Ringer Volume Control feature enables the system administrator to control the minimum ringer-volume setting and adjust the minimum volume level for the ringer. Individual users cannot make the changes to the minimum ringer-volume setting.

When a user presses the minus (–) side of the Volume button to reduce the ringer volume in an on-hook state, the volume decreases only to the configured minimum volume-level setting. When the minimum volume level is reached, no status message appears.

After a system restart, the minimum ringer volume resets to the minimum ringer-volume setting that is received from the configuration file. If the system administrator configured a new minimum volume level since the last startup and the end user had previously set the minimum ringer volume lower, the ringer volume will be set to the minimum value from the configuration file, not to the user setting.

This feature does not apply to handset, speaker, and headset volumes during calls.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP phones, and scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout pane.

RTCP Hold For SIP

The RTCP Hold For SIP feature ensures that held calls are not dropped by the gateway. The gateway checks the status of the RTCP port to determine if a call is active or not. By keeping the phone port open, the gateway will not end held calls.

Enable the RTCP option on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager to support this feature.

No configuration required.

Secure and Nonsecure Indication Tone

When a phone is configured as secure (encrypted and trusted) in Cisco Unified Communications Manager, it can be given a protected status. Afterward, the protected phone can be configured to play an indication tone at the beginning of a call:

  • Protected Device: To change the status of a secure phone to protected, check the "Protected Device" check box in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (Device > Phone > Phone Configuration).
  • Play Secure Indication Tone: To enable the protected phone to play a secure or nonsecure indication tone, set the "Play Secure Indication Tone" to True. (The default is False.) You set this option in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration (System > Service Parameters). Select the server and then the Cisco CallManager service. In the Service Parameter Configuration window, select the option in the Feature - Secure Tone area. (The default is False.)

Only protected phones hear these secure or nonsecure indication tones. (Nonprotected phones never hear tones.) If the overall call status changes during the call, the indication tone changes  accordingly. At that time, the protected phone plays the appropriate tone.

A protected phone plays a tone or not under these circumstances:

  • When the option to play the tone is enabled Play Secure Indication Tone option is enabled (True):
    • When end-to-end secure media is established and the call status is secure, the phone plays the secure indication tone (three long beeps with pauses).
    • When end-to-end nonsecure media is established and the call status is nonsecure, the phone plays the nonsecure indication tone (six short beeps with brief pauses).
  • If the Play Secure Indication Tone option is disabled, no tone plays.

No configuration required.

Secure Extension Mobility Cross Cluster

Secure Extension Mobility Cross Cluster (EMCC) feature enables a user configured in one cluster to log into a Cisco Unified IP Phone in another cluster. The users from a home cluster log into a Cisco Unified IP Phone at a visiting cluster. The visiting cluster fails to log into home cluster in secure mode.

For more information, see Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, “Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster” chapter.

Secure Conference

Allows secure phones to place conference calls by using a secured conference bridge.

As new participants are added by using Confrn, Join, cBarge, Barge softkeys or Meet-Me conferencing, the secure call icon displays as long as all participants use secure phones.

The Conference List displays the security level of each conference participant. Initiators can remove nonsecure participants from the Conference List. Noninitiators can add or remove conference participants if the Advance Adhoc Conference parameter is set.

For more information about security, see Supported Security Features.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Conference Bridges" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide

Security Hardening

Improves the phone firmware security.

No configuration required.

Services

Allows you to use the Cisco Unified IP Phone Services Configuration menu in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to define and maintain the list of phone services to which users can subscribe.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Services" chapter

Services URL Button

Allows users to access services from a programmable button rather than by using the Services menu on a phone.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Services" chapter

Session Handoff

Allows users to switch calls from a mobile phone to Cisco Unified devices that share the same line. Handsets on all the devices on the shared line then flash simultaneously.

After a user answers the call from one of the Cisco Unified devices, the other Cisco Unified devices that share the same line display a Remote in Use message. However, if the call fails to switch from the mobile phone, the mobile phone might display a Cannot Move Conversation message.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Cisco Unified Mobility" and "Cisco Unified Mobility Advantage and Cisco Unified Mobile Communicator Integration" chapters.

Shared Line

Allows a user to have several phones that share the same phone number or allows a user to share a phone number with a coworker.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Directory Number Configuration" chapter.

Silent Monitoring

Allows a supervisor to silently monitor an active call. The supervisor cannot be heard by either party on the call. The user might hear a monitoring audible alert tone during a call when it is being monitored.

When a call is secured, the security status of the call is displayed as a lock icon on Cisco Unified IP Phones. The connected parties might also hear an audible alert tone that indicates the call is secured and is being monitored.

Note   

When an active call is being monitored or recorded, you can receive or place intercom calls; however, if you place an intercom call, the active call will be put on hold, which causes the recording session to terminate and the monitoring session to suspend. To resume the monitoring session, the party whose call is being monitored must resume the call.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Monitoring and Recording" chapter.

Single Button Barge

Allows users to press a line key to Barge or cBarge into a remote-in-use call on a shared line.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Device Pool Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide, "Barge and Privacy" chapter

SIP Phone No Alert Name

Identifies the original source of a transferred call. The call appears on the call display as an Alert Call followed by the original caller telephone number.

No configuration required.

Speed Dialing

Dials a specified number that has been previously stored.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phones" chapter

SSH Access

Allows the administrator to enable or disable the SSH Access setting by using the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application.

This option indicates whether the phone supports the SSH Access.

Settings include:

  • Enabled
  • Disabled (default)

When enabled, the feature allows the phone to accept the SSH connections.

Disabling the SSH server functionality of the phone blocks the SSH access to the phone.

To configure the parameter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration application, choose Device > Phone, select the appropriate IP Phones, scroll to the Product Specific Configuration Layout area and select Enable from the SSH Access drop-down list box.

If you set the same parameter in the Common Phone Profile window (Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile), the precedence order of the settings is:

  1. Phone Configuration window settings
  2. Common Phone Profile window settings

Time-of-Day Routing

Restricts access to specified telephony features by time period.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Time Period Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Time-of-Day Routing" chapter

Time Zone Update

Updates the Cisco Unified IP Phone with time zone changes.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Date/Time Group Configuration" chapter.

Touchscreen Illumination Disabling

(Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, and 7970G only)

Allows user to disable touchscreen illumination on a phone, which would override other rules that determine when the touchscreen gets illuminated.

To provide this feature, you must implement the Display URI, which includes configuring the length of time that illumination remains disabled.

For more information, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone Service Application Development Notes at the following location:

http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​en/​US/​products/​sw/​voicesw/​ps556/​products_​programming_​reference_​guides_​list.html

UCR 2008

The IP phones that use SCCP support Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) 2008 by providing the following functions:

  • Support for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 104-2
  • Support for TVS IPv6
  • Support for 80-bit SRTCP Tagging

As an IP Phone administrator, some of these functions require you to set up specific parameters in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

For more information, see UCR 2008 Setup.

Video Mode

(SCCP phones only)

Allows a user to select the video display mode for viewing a video conference, depending on the modes configured in the system.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Video Telephony" chapter

Video Support

(SCCP phones only)

Enables video support on the phone.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Conference Bridge Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Video Telephony" chapter
  • Cisco VT Advantage Administration Guide, "Overview of Cisco VT Advantage" chapter

Voice Messaging System

Enables callers to leave messages if calls are unanswered.

For more information, see:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Voice-Mail Port Configuration" chapter
  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Voice Mail Connectivity to Cisco Unified Communications Manager" chapter

VPN Client

(Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G, 7965G, and 7975G only)

Provides a VPN connection using SSL on Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G, 7965G, and 7975G for situations in which a phone is located outside a trusted network or when network traffic between the phone and Cisco Unified Communications Manager must cross untrusted networks.

For more information, see Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide, "Virtual Private Network Configurations" chapter.

Product-Specific Parameters

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration allows you to set some product specific configuration parameters for Cisco Unified IP Phones. The following table lists the configuration windows and path in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Table 2 Configuration Windows for Cisco Unified IP Phone

Configuration window

Path

Enterprise Phone Configuration window

System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

Common Phone Profile window

Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

Phone Configuration window

Device > Phone; Product Specific Configuration area of window

You can set the following parameters in any of the three configuration windows:

  • Settings Access
  • Video Capabilities
  • Web Access
  • Load Server
  • RTCP
  • Peer Firmware Sharing
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP): Switch Port
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP): PC Port
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol - Media Endpoint Discover (LLDP-MED): Switch Port
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP): PC Port
  • IPv6 Load Server
  • 802.1x Authentication
  • Switch Port Remote Configuration
  • PC Port Remote Configuration
  • Automatic Port Synchronization
  • SSH Access

When you set the parameters, select the Override Common Settings check box for each setting you wish to update. If you do not check this box, the corresponding parameter setting does not take effect. If you set the parameters at the three configuration windows, the setting takes precedence in the following order:

  • Phone Configuration window (highest precedence)
  • Common Phone Profile Configuration window
  • Enterprise Phone Configuration window (lowest precedence)

Corporate and Personal Directories

The Directories button on the Cisco Unified IP Phones gives users access to several directories. These directories can include:

  • Corporate Directory: Allows a user to look up phone numbers for coworkers. To support this feature, you must configure corporate directories.
  • Personal Directory: Allows a user to store a set of personal numbers. To support this feature, you must provide the user with software to configure the personal directory.

Corporate Directory Setup

Cisco Unified Communications Manager uses a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory to store authentication and authorization information about users of Cisco Unified Communications Manager applications that interface with Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Authentication establishes a user right to access the system. Authorization identifies the telephony resources that a user is permitted to use, such as a specific telephone extension.

For more information on directories, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding Directory" chapter.

To install and set up these features, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "LDAP System Configuration", "LDAP Directory Configuration", and "LDAP Authentication Configuration" chapters.

After completing the LDAP directory configuration, users can use the Corporate Directory service on their Cisco Unified IP Phone to look up users in the corporate directory.

Personal Directory Setup

Personal Directory consists of the following features:

  • Personal Address Book (PAB)
  • Personal Fast Dials (Fast Dials)
  • Address Book Synchronization Tool (TABSync)

Users can access Personal Directory features by these methods:

  • From a web browser: Users can access the PAB and Fast Dials features from the Cisco Unified Communications Manager User Options web pages.
  • From the Cisco Unified IP Phone: Users can choose Directories > Personal Directory to access the PAB and Fast Dials features from their phones.
  • From a Microsoft Windows application: Users can use the TABSync tool to synchronize their PABs with Microsoft Windows Address Book (WAB). Customers who want to use the Microsoft Outlook Address Book (OAB) should begin by importing the data from the OAB into the Windows Address Book (WAB). TabSync can then be used to synchronize the WAB with Personal Directory.

To ensure that Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer users have access only to end user data that pertains to them, activate the Cisco UXL Web Service in Cisco Unified Serviceability.

To configure Personal Directory from a web browser, users must access their User Options web pages. You must provide users with a URL and login information.

To synchronize with Microsoft Outlook, users must install the TABSync utility, which you provide. For more information, see Obtain Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer and Cisco Unified IP Phone Address Book Synchronizer Deployment.

Phone Button Templates

Phone button templates let you assign speed dials and call-handling features to programmable line buttons. Call-handling features that can be assigned to buttons include call forward, hold, and conference.

Ideally, you modify templates before registering phones on the network. In this way, you can access customized phone button template options from Cisco Unified Communications Manager during registration.

To modify a phone button template, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. To assign a phone button template to a phone, use the Phone Button Template field in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Phone Configuration window. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, and 7970G Phone Button Templates

The default template that ships with the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, and 7970G uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines and assigns buttons 3 through 8 as speed dial.

The recommended standard Cisco Unified IP Phone 7970 Series template uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines, assigns buttons 3 through 5 as speed dial, and buttons 6 through 8 as Hold, Conference, and Transfer, respectively.

To avoid confusion for users, do not assign a feature to a button and a softkey at the same time.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G Phone Button Templates

The default Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G template that ships with the phone uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines and assigns buttons 3 through 6 as speed dial.

The recommended standard Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G template uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines, assigns button 3 as speed dial, and buttons 4 through 6 as Hold, Conference, and Transfer, respectively.

To avoid confusion for users, do not assign a feature to a button and a softkey at the same time.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G Phone Button Templates

The default Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G template that ships with the phone uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines.

The recommended standard Cisco Unified IP Phone 7945G template uses buttons 1 and 2 for lines.

To avoid confusion for users, do not assign a feature to a button and a softkey at the same time.

Phone Button Template for Personal Address Book or Fast Dials

To avoid confusion for users, do not assign a feature to a button and a softkey at the same time.

For additional information on IP phone services, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, “IP Phone Services Configuration” chapter. For more information on configuring line buttons, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, “Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration” chapter.

Related Information

Set Up PAB or Fast Dial in IP Phone Services

To configure PAB or Fast Dial as an IP phone service, perform these steps:

Procedure
    Step 1   Choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Services.

    The Find and List IP Phone Services window displays.

    Step 2   Click Add New. The IP Phone Services Configuration window displays.
    Step 3   Enter the following settings:
    • Service Name and ASCII Service Name: Enter Personal Address Book.
    • Service Description: Enter an optional description of the service.
    • Service URL For PAB, enter the following URL: http://<Unified CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=pab For Fast Dial, enter the following URL: http://<Unified-CM-server-name>:8080/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=fd
    • Secure Service URL For PAB, enter the following URL: https://<Unified CM-server-name>:8443/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=pab For Fast Dial, enter the following URL: https://<Unified-CM-server-name>:8443/ccmpd/login.do?name=#DEVICENAME#&service=fd
    • Service Category: Select XML Service.
    • Service Type: Select Directories.
    • Enable: Select the check box.
    Step 4   Click Save.

    You can add, update, or delete service parameters as needed as described in "IP Phone Service Parameter" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

    Note   

    If you change the service URL, remove an IP phone service parameter, or change the name of a phone service parameter for a phone service to which users are subscribed, you must click Update Subscriptions to update all currently subscribed users with the changes, or users must resubscribe to the service to rebuild the correct URL.


    Change Phone Button Template for PAB or Fast Dial

    To modify a phone button template for PAB or Fast Dial, perform these steps:

    Procedure
      Step 1   From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Button Template.
      Step 2   Click Find.
      Step 3   Select the phone model.
      Step 4   Click Copy, enter a name for the new template, and then click Save.

      The Phone Button Template Configuration window opens.

      Step 5   Identify the button you would like to assign, and select Service URL from the Features drop-down list box associated with the line.
      Step 6   Click Save to create a new phone button template using the service URL.
      Step 7   Choose Device > Phone and open the Phone Configuration window for the phone.
      Step 8   Select the new phone button template from the Phone Button Template drop-down list box.
      Step 9   Click Save to store the change and then click Apply Config to implement the change.

      The phone user can now access the User Options pages and associate the service with a button on the phone.

      For additional information on IP phone services, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "IP Phone Services Configuration" chapter. For more information on configuring line buttons, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, "Cisco Unified IP Phone Configuration" chapter, "Configuring Speed-Dial Buttons" section.


      Softkey Templates

      Using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, you can manage softkeys associated with applications that are supported by the Cisco Unified IP Phone. Cisco Unified Communications Manager supports two types of softkey templates: standard and nonstandard. Standard softkey templates include Standard User, Standard Feature, Standard Assistant, Standard Manager, and Standard Shared Mode Manager An application that supports softkeys can have one or more standard softkey templates associated with it. You can modify a standard softkey template by making a copy of it, giving it a new name, and making updates to that copied softkey template. You can also modify a nonstandard softkey template.

      To configure softkey templates, choose Device > Device Settings > Softkey Template from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. To assign a softkey template to a phone, use the Softkey Template field in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Phone Configuration window. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.


      Note


      The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G supports all the softkeys that are configurable in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.


      Services Setup

      The Services button on the Cisco Unified IP Phone gives users access to Cisco Unified IP Phone Services. You can also assign services to the programmable buttons on the phone (see the Cisco Unified IP Phone User Guide for more information). These services comprise XML applications that enable the display of interactive content with text and graphics on the phone. Examples of services include local movie times, stock quotes, and weather reports.

      Before a user can access any service:

      • You must use Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to configure available services.
      • The user must subscribe to services by using the Cisco Unified IP Phone User Options web pages. This web-based application provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for limited, end user configuration of IP Phone applications.

      Before you set up services, gather the URLs for the sites that you want to set up and verify that users can access those sites from your corporate IP telephony network.

      To set up these services, choose Device > Device Settings > Phone Services from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. See the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide and the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide for more information.

      After you configure these services, verify that your users have access to the Cisco Unified CM User Options web pages, from which they can select and subscribe to configured services. See Phone Features User Subscription and Setup for a summary of the information that you must provide to end users.

      Cisco Unified IP phones can support up to four HTTP/HTTPS active client connections and up to four HTTP/HTTPS active server connections at one time. A few examples of HTTP/HTTPS services include:

      • Extension Mobility
      • Directories
      • Messages

      Enable Device Invoked Recording

      Configure the Device Invoked Recording feature from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. For more information and detailed instructions, see the "Monitoring and Recording" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

      Procedure
        Step 1   Set the IP phone Built In Bridge to On.
        Step 2   Set Recording Option to Selective Call Recording Enabled.
        Step 3   Select the appropriate Recording Profile.

        Cisco Unified Communications Manager User Addition

        Adding users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager allows you to display and maintain information about users and allows each user to perform these tasks:

        • Access the corporate directory and other customized directories from a Cisco Unified IP Phone.
        • Create a personal directory.
        • Set up Speed Dial and Call Forwarding numbers.
        • Subscribe to services that are accessible from a Cisco Unified IP Phone.

        You can add users to Cisco Unified Communications Manager using either of these methods:

        • To add users individually, choose User Management > End User from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. For more information on adding users, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide. For details on user information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide.
        • To add users in batches, use the Bulk Administration Tool. This method also enables you to set an identical default password for all users. For more information, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide.
        • To add users from your corporate LDAP directory, choose System > LDAP > LDAP System from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

          Note


          After the Enable Synchronization from LDAP Server is enabled, you will not be able to add additional users from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.


          For more information on LDAP, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, "Understanding the Directory".
        • To add a user and a phone at the same time, choose User Management > User/Phone Add from Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

        User Options Web Page Management

        From the User Options web page, users can customize and control several phone features and settings. For more information about the User Options web pages, see the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G, 7971G-GE, 7970G, 7965G, and 7945G User Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (SCCP and SIP).

        User Access to User Options Web Pages

        Before a user can access the User Options web pages, you must add the user to the standard Cisco Unified Communications Manager end user group and associate the appropriate phone with the user.

        Make sure to provide end users with the following information about the User Options web pages:

        • The URL required to access the application. This URL is: http://<server_name:portnumber>/ccmuser/, where server_name is the host on which the web server is installed.
        • A user ID and default password are needed to access the application. These settings correspond to the values you entered when you added the user to Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

        For more information, see:

        • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide, “User Group Configuration” and “End User Configuration” chapters
        • Cisco Unified Communications Manager System Guide, “Roles and User Groups” chapter

        Add User to End User Group

        To add the user to the standard Cisco Unified Communications Manager End User group, perform these steps:

        Procedure
          Step 1   From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose User Management > User Groups.

          The Find and List Users window displays.

          Step 2   Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.
          Step 3   Click Standard CCM End Users. The User Group Configuration page for the Standard CCM End Users displays.
          Step 4   Click Add End Users to Group. The Find and List Users window displays.
          Step 5   Use the Find User drop-down list to find the end users that you want to add and click Find.

          A list of end users that matches your search criteria displays.

          Step 6   In the list of records that displays, click the check box next to the users that you want to add to this user group. If the list comprises multiple pages, use the links at the bottom to see more results.
          Note   

          The list of search results does not display end users that already belong to the user group.

          Step 7   Click Add Selected.

          Associate Phones with Users

          To associate appropriate phones with the user, perform these steps:

          Procedure
            Step 1   From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose User Management > End User.

            The Find and List Users window displays.

            Step 2   Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.
            Step 3   In the list of records that display, click the link for the user.
            Step 4   Click Device Association.

            The User Device Association window displays.

            Step 5   Enter the appropriate search criteria and click Find.
            Step 6   Choose the device that you want to associate with the end user by checking the box to the left of the device.
            Step 7   Click Save Selected/Changes to associate the device with the end user.

            User Options Web Pages Options

            Most options that are on the User Options web pages appear by default. However, the following options must be set by the system administrator using the Enterprise Parameters Configuration settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration:

            • Show Ring Settings
            • Show Line Text Label Settings
            • Show Call Forwarding

            Note


            The settings apply to all User Options web pages at your site.


            Set Up User Options Web Page Options

            To specify the options that appear on the User Options web pages, follow these steps:

            Procedure
              Step 1   From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, choose System > Enterprise Parameters.

              The Enterprise Parameters Configuration window displays.

              Step 2   In the CCMUser Parameters area, specify if a parameter appears on the User Options web pages by choosing one of these values from the Parameter Value drop-down list box for the parameter:
              • True—Option displays on the User Options web pages (default).
              • False—Option does not display on the User Options web pages.
              • Show All Settings—All call forward settings display on the User Options web pages (default).
              • Hide All Settings—No call forward settings display on the User Options web pages.
              • Show Only Call Forward All—Only call forward all calls displays on the User Options web pages.

              EnergyWise Setup on Cisco Unified IP Phone

              To reduce power consumption, you can configure the phone to sleep (power down) and wake (power up) if your system includes an EnergyWise controller (for example, a Cisco Switch with the EnergyWise feature enabled).

              You configure settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration to enable EnergyWise and configure sleep and wake times. These parameters are closely tied to the phone display configuration parameters.

              When EnergyWise is enabled and a sleep time is set, the phone sends a request to the switch to wake it up at the configured time. The switch sends back either an acceptance or a rejection of the request. If the switch rejects the request or if the switch does not reply, the phone does not power down. If the switch accepts the request, the idle phone goes to sleep, reducing its power consumption to a predetermined level. A phone that is not idle sets an idle timer, and goes to sleep after the timer expires.

              At the scheduled wake time, the system restores power to the phone, waking it up. To wake up the phone before the wake time, you must power on the phone from the switch. For more information, see the switch documentation.

              The following table explains the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration fields that control the EnergyWise settings. You configure these fields in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration by choosing Device > Phone. You can also configure EnergyWise parameters in the Enterprise Phone Configuration and Common Phone Profile Configuration windows.

              Table 3 EnergyWise Configuration Fields

              Field

              Description

              Enable Power Save Plus

              Selects the schedule of days for which the phone powers off. Select multiple days by pressing and holding the Control key while clicking on the days for the schedule.

              By default, no days are selected.

              When Enable Power Save is checked, you receive a message to warn about emergency (e911) concerns.

              Caution   

              While Power Save Plus mode (hereafter, the mode) is in effect, endpoints configured for the mode are disabled for emergency calling and from receiving inbound calls. By selecting this mode, you agree to the following: (i) you are taking full responsibility for providing alternate methods for emergency calling and receiving calls while the mode is in effect; (ii) Cisco has no liability in connection with your selection of the mode and all liability in connection with enabling the mode is your responsibility; and (iii) you will inform users of the effects of the mode on calls, calling and otherwise.

              Note   

              To disable Power Save Plus, you must uncheck the Allow EnergyWise Overrides check box. Leaving the Allow EnergyWise Overrides checked with no days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field does not disable Power Save Plus.

              Phone On Time

              Determines when the phone automatically turns on for the days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field.

              Enter the time in this field in 24 hour format, where 00:00 is midnight.

              For example, to automatically power up the phone at 7:00 a.m. (0700), enter 7:00. To power up the phone at 2:00 p.m. (1400), enter 14:00.

              The default value is blank, which means 00:00.

              Phone Off Time

              The time of day that the phone powers down for the days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field. If the Phone On Time and the Phone Off Time fields contain the same value, the phone does not power down.

              Enter the time in this field in 24 hour format, where 00:00 is midnight.

              For example, to automatically power down the phone at 7:00 a.m. (0700), enter 7:00. To power down the phone at 2:00 p.m. (1400), enter 14:00.

              The default value is blank, which means 00:00.

              Phone Off Idle Timeout

              The length of time that the phone must be idle before the phone powers down.

              The range of the field is 20 to 1440 minutes.

              The default value is 60 minutes.

              Enable Audible Alert

              When enabled, instructs the phone to play an audible alert starting at 10 minutes before to the time specified in the Phone Off Time field.

              The audible alert uses the phone ringtone, which briefly plays at specific times during the 10-minute alerting period. The alerting ringtone plays at the user-designated volume level. The audible alert schedule is:

              • 10 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times.
              • 7 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times.
              • 4 minutes before power down, play the ringtone four times.
              • 30 seconds before power down, play the ringtone 15 times or until the phone powers down.

              This check box applies only if the Enable Power Save Plus list box has one or more days selected.

              EnergyWise Domain

              The EnergyWise domain that the phone is in. The maximum length is 127 characters.

              EnergyWise Secret

              The security secret password that is used to communicate with the endpoints in the EnergyWise domain.

              The maximum length is 127 characters.

              Allow EnergyWise Overrides

              This check box determines if you will allow the EnergyWise domain controller policy to send power level updates to the phones. The following conditions apply:

              1. If the phone is in full power save mode and the level is set to any standby level, the phone will go to Power Save when idle and remain in that mode until the next Cisco Unified CM scheduled power level change or user interaction.
              2. If the phone is in Power Save or at full power and the level is set to any nonoperational level, the phone will power down when idle and remain powered off until the switch reapplies power or the user wakes the phone.

              For example, assume the Phone Off Time is set to 22:00 (10:00 p.m.), the value in the Phone On Time field is 06:00 (6:00 a.m.), and the Enable Power Save Plus has one or more days selected.

              • If EnergyWise directs the phone to turn off at 20:00 (8:00 p.m.), then the directive remains in effect until the configured Phone On Time at 6:00 a.m., assuming no phone user intervention occurs.
              • At 6 a.m., the phone will turn on and resume receiving its power level changes from the settings in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.
              • To change the power level on the phone again, EnergyWise must reissue a new power level change command.
                Note   

                To disable Power Save Plus, you must uncheck the Allow EnergyWise Overrides check box. Leaving the Allow EnergyWise Overrides checked with no days selected in the Enable Power Save Plus field does not disable Power Save Plus.

              UCR 2008 Setup

              You configure the parameters that support UCR 2008 in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. The following table describes the parameters and indicates the procedure to change the setting.

              Table 4 UCR 2008 Parameter Location

              Parameter

              Administration path

              Procedure

              FIPS Mode

              Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile Configuration Window

              System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration Window

              SSH Access

              Device > Phone

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Phone Configuration Window

              Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile Configuration Window

              Web Access

              Device > Phone

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Phone Configuration Window

              Control Web Page Access

              HTTPS Server

              Device > Phone

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Phone Configuration Window

              System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration Window

              80-bit SRTCP

              Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile Configuration Window

              System > Enterprise Phone Configuration

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration Window

              IP Addressing Mode

              Device > Device Settings > Common Device Configuration

              See Network Configuration Menu.

              IP Addressing Mode Preference for Signaling

              Device > Device Settings > Common Device Configuration

              See Network Configuration Menu.

              Set Up UCR 2008 in Phone Configuration Window

              Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

              • SSH Access
              • Web Access
              • HTTPS Server
              Procedure
                Step 1   Choose Device > Phone.
                Step 2   Set the SSH Access parameter to Disabled.
                Step 3   Set the Web Access parameter to Disabled.
                Step 4   Set the HTTPS Service parameter to HTTPS only.
                Step 5   Click Save.

                Set Up UCR 2008 in Common Phone Profile Configuration Window

                Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

                • FIPS Mode
                • SSH Access
                • 80-bit SRTCP
                Procedure
                  Step 1   Choose Device > Device Settings > Common Phone Profile.
                  Step 2   Set the FIPS Mode parameter to Enabled.
                  Step 3   Set the SSH Access parameter to Disabled.
                  Step 4   Set the 80-bit SRTCP parameter to Enabled.
                  Step 5   Click Save.

                  Set Up UCR 2008 in Enterprise Phone Configuration Window

                  Use this procedure to set the following parameters:

                  • FIPS Mode
                  • HTTPS Server
                  • 80-bit SRTCP
                  Procedure
                    Step 1   Choose System > Enterprise Phone Configuration.
                    Step 2   Set the FIPS Mode parameter to Enabled.
                    Step 3   Set the HTTPS Server parameters to HTTPS only.
                    Step 4   Set the 80-bit SRTCP parameter to Enabled.
                    Step 5   Click Save.