The Cisco® Unified SIP Phone 3905 is a cost-effective, entry-level IP phone that addresses the need for basic voice communications with common Cisco Unified Communications features in an attractive design that is also budget-friendly. The phone can fill the communication needs of cubicle, retail, classroom, manufacturing floor and hallway, as well as various wall-mounted deployments.
The single-line Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 supports two calls per line. Fixed keys for redial, transfer, and hold/resume, along with a full-duplex speakerphone and two-line display, which comes standard, deliver a more productive, easier-to-use, and flexible endpoint experience. With its dual-port 10/100 Ethernet switch for network and PC connections, the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 offers IT organizations a cost-effective solution to reduce cabling infrastructure and administration costs at the desktop.
The phone is also eco-friendly, taking advantage of reground and recyclable plastics to deliver a more earth-responsible solution.
Features and Benefits
Table 1 lists features and benefits of the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905.
Table 1. Features and Benefits
The phone offers an easy-to-use interface and provides a traditional telephony-like user experience.
A graphical monochrome display with a resolution of 128 x 32 pixels provides a scrollable two-line intuitive access to phone services and configuration.
A foldable single-position foot stand offers optimum display viewing and comfortable use of keys.
You can fold the foot stand for wall mounting, with mounting holes located on the base of the phone.
A full-duplex speakerphone allows for flexibility in placing and receiving calls.
The volume control toggle makes it easy to adjust the volume of the handset, speakerphone, and ringer.
The phone has a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet connection through two RJ-45 ports, one for the LAN connection and the other for connecting a downstream Ethernet device such as a PC.
The phone has the following buttons:
• Select, Back, and Two-Way Navigation
• Redial, Transfer, and Hold/Resume
• Standard dial pad
• Mute, Volume Up/Down, and Speakerphone
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is supported.
• Adjustable volume levels
• Auto barge
• Call forward
• Call pickup
• Call waiting
• Call transfer
• Forced Authorization Codes (FAC)
• Group call pickup
• Message-waiting indicator
• Music on hold
• Private-line automatic ringdown (PLAR)
• Shared line
Audio codec support
G.711a, G.711μ, G.729, G.729a, and G.729ab.
Comfort-noise generation (CNG) and voice-activity-detection (VAD) programming is provided on a system basis.
• Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) client or static configuration
• Support for online firmware upgrades using Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
• Domain Name System (DNS)
Provisioning and manufacturing
• Web server for configuration and statistics
• Real-Time Control Protocol (RTCP) support and monitoring
Cisco Unified Communications Manager Support
The Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 is supported on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Version 7.1(5) or later, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 3000 Version 8.6, the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 5000 Version 8.5 or later, and the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Business Edition 6000 Version 8.5 or later.
Phone licensing depends on the call-control platform and its policies. For the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905 requires appropriate User Connect Licensing (UCL). There are no special license-plus-phone bundles for tier 2 distributors. The phone is not supported on third-party call-control systems.
Table 2 lists the specifications of the Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905.
Table 2. Product Specifications
10/100BASE-T wired Ethernet LAN port plus switched PC port.
• 4-MB flash memory
• 32-MB synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM)
Arabic (Arabic area), Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Catalan (Spain), Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian (Croatia), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), Dutch (Netherlands), English (United Kingdom; prompts only), Estonian (Estonia), French (France), Finnish (Finland), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), Hebrew (Israel), Hungarian (Hungary), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea Republic), Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russian Federation), Spanish (Spain), Slovak (Slovakia), Swedish (Sweden), Serbian (Republic of Serbia), Serbian (Republic of Montenegro), Slovenian (Slovenia), Thai (Thailand), and Turkish (Turkey) are supported, but in different phases.
8.07 x 5.91 x 2.11 in. (205 x 150 x 53.5 mm)
(in slab mode with the foot stand folded)
20.96 oz (594.3g)
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
IEEE PoE 802.3af is supported, Class 1.
The phone can also be powered locally with one of the power adapters listed in Table 3.
32 to 104°F (0 ~ 40°C)
10 to 95% (noncondensing)
14 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
Cisco Cosmetic Class B
Approvals and compliance
• CE markings per directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC
Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Charcoal, Standard Handset
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Argentina
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Australia
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Brazil
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Central Europe
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, China
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, India
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Korea
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, North America
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, United Kingdom
Power Adapter for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, South Africa
Spare Handset for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Charcoal
Spare Handset Cord for Cisco Unified SIP Phone 3905, Charcoal
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