Use the following figure to help you connect your phone to the corporate IP telephony network.
DC adapter port (DC48V)
Computer port (10/100/1000 PC) connection
AC-to-DC power supply (optional)
AC power wall plug (optional)
Analog headset connection (headset optional)
Network port (10/100/1000 SW) with IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at power enabled
Your phone supports Bluetooth Class 2 technology so you can use a Bluetooth headset. You can add and pair up to five Bluetooth headsets to your phone, but the last Bluetooth headset connected becomes the default for use with the phone.
General Phone Information
This section contains information about the Cisco Unified IP Phones 8941 and 8945.
If your phone is placed on a table or desk, connect the footstand to the back of the phone.
Insert the curved connectors into the lower slots.
Lift the footstand until the connectors snap into the upper slots.
Connecting and disconnecting the footstand may require a little more force than you expect.
Buttons and Hardware
Your phone provides quick access to your phone lines, features, and call sessions. The Programmable Feature buttons (left side) are used to view calls on a line or access features such as Speed Dial or All Calls. These buttons are also called Line buttons.
Shows information about your phone, including directory number, call information (for example, caller ID, icons for an active call or call on hold) and available softkeys.
Connects to your Cisco Unified IP Phone and allows you to make a point-to-point video call with another Cisco Unified IP Phone.
Lens Cover button
Integrated lens cover protects the camera lens.
Allows you to access the softkey options (for the selected call or menu item) that displays on your phone screen.
Navigation pad and Select button
The two-way Navigation pad allows you to scroll through menus, highlight items, and move within a text input field.
The Select button (center of the Navigation pad) allows you to select a highlighted item as well as wake up the phone from deep-sleep mode.
The Select button is lit (white) when the phone is in power-save mode.
Creates a conference call.
Places a connected call on hold.
Transfers a call.
Redials a call.
Allows you to dial phone numbers, enter letters, and choose menu items (by entering the item number).
Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. During a call, the button is lit green.
The speakerphone audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset).
If external speakers are connected, the Speakerphone button selects them as the default audio path.
Video Mute button
Mutes the video from the phone screen during a video call. When Video Mute is on, the Video Mute button is lit red.
Toggles the microphone on or off during a call. When the microphone is muted, the button is lit red.
Selects the headset as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. During a call, the button is lit green.
A headset icon in the phone screen header line indicates that the headset is the default audio path. This audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset).
Controls the handset, headset, and speakerphone volume (off hook) and controls the ringer volume (on hook).
Silences the ringer on the phone if an incoming call is ringing.
Autodials voicemail system (varies by system).
Opens/closes the Applications menu. Depending on how the phone is set up, use this button to access applications such as Call History, Preferences, and Phone Information.
Opens/closes the Contacts menu. Depending on how the phone is set up, use this button to access Personal Directory, Corporate Directory, or Call History.
Use this button to exit from a feature and return to your home screen.
Speaker for the phone.
Programmable feature buttons (also called Line buttons)
Each corresponds with a phone line, Speed Dial, and calling feature.
Pressing a button for a phone line displays the active calls for that line.
If you have multiple lines, you may have an All Calls button that displays a consolidated list of all calls from all lines (oldest at the top). Cisco recommends that you keep your phone in the All Calls view.
Color LEDs indicate the line state:
Amber Ringing call on this line
Green Active or held call on this line
Red Shared line in-use remotely
The positions of the feature buttons can be reversed on phones that use a locale with a right-to-left reading orientation, such as Hebrew and Arabic.
Provides a rest for the phone handset.
When the phone is ringing with an incoming call, the LED in the handset rest flashes red. If there is a new voice message, the LED is lit red.
The way that your system administrator set up your phone determines what displays on your phone screen.