Cisco® Unified Communications Solutions enable collaboration so that organizations can quickly adapt to market changes while increasing productivity, improving competitive advantage through speed and innovation, and delivering a rich-media experience across any workspace, securely and with optimal quality.
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941 is a new and innovative IP endpoint that delivers affordable, business-grade voice and video communication services to customers worldwide.
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941 integrates video communications into the Cisco Unified IP Phones 8900 Series with a built-in, high-quality video (VGA or 640 x 480 pixel) up to 30 frames per second, for both endcoding and decoding. The phone renders video on its high-resolution, 5-inch diagonal, fully backlit, VGA-quality display.
The phone supports four lines and four context-sensitive soft keys along with a high-definition voice, full-duplex speakerphone for a more productive and more flexible endpoint experience. Fixed keys for hold, transfer, redial, and conference; a tri-color LED line; and feature keys also make the endpoint simpler and easier to use.
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941 offers greater personalization with two handset style options. Right-to-left language presentation is also supported on the display, addressing the language localization needs of global customers.
Delivering a more energy-efficient and eco-friendly solution in support of customer green initiatives, the Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941 is rated a Power over Ethernet (PoE) Class 1 endpoint. A deep-sleep option provides energy savings during nonbusiness hours. In addition, the phone uses both recyclable and reground plastics for a more earth-responsible solution.
Features and Benefits
Tables 1 through 6 give features and other information about the phones, and Table 7 gives ordering information.
Table 1. Features and Benefits
Power savings can be recognized by cycling power by time of day and day of week.
Co-branding allows you to include your logo on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945.
The following languages are supported with CUCM 8.6:
• 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)
• Latvian (Latvia)
• Lithuanian (Lithuania)
• Korean (Korea Republic)
• 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)
• Turkish (Turkey)
Full-duplex speakerphone with support for high-definition voice allows for flexibility in placing and receiving calls and clarity in audio performance.
An RJ-9 interface to the optional headset offers you additional options for placing and receiving calls.
Lighted message waiting indicator
The handset lights when there is new voicemail, it stays lit until you process your new voicemail.
The phone delivers VGA presentation for calling, video calling, and applications, in addition to a 5-inch (10-cm) graphical TFT color display, 16-bit color depth, 640 x 480 effective pixel resolution, and backlighting. The display also supports localization requiring double-byte Unicode encoding for fonts.
Four soft key buttons and a scroll toggle bar
Your calling options are dynamically present; the scroll toggle bar allows easy movement through the displayed information.
Network features include LLDP-MED, Cisco Discovery Protocol and IEEE 802.1 p/q tagging and switching.
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.
A volume-control toggle provides easy decibel-level adjustments of the handset, headset, monitor speaker, and ringer.
Dual-position foot stand
The display is easy to view and the buttons and keys are easy to use.
Multiple ring tones
The phone offers user-adjustable ring tones.
American Disabilities Act (ADA) features
The hearing-aid-compatible (HAC) handset meets the requirements set by the ADA; it also meets ADA HAC requirements for a magnetic coupling to approved hearing aids. The phone dialing pad also complies with ADA standards.
Signaling protocol support
The phones are supported in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Business Edition Versions 7.1.5 and later using Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP). Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is targeted for July 2011.
G.711a, G.711u, G.729a, G.729ab, G.722, and Internet Low Bitrate (iLBC) audio compression codecs are supported.
Comfort-noise generation and voice-activity-detection (VAD) programming is provided on a system basis.
Table 2. Software and Physical Specifications
You can download firmware changes from Cisco.com.
Software upgrades are supported with a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941: 9.25 x 4.49 x 10.24 in. (235 x 114 x 260 mm).
Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941: Standard: 2.80 lb (1.27 kg) Slimline: 2.72 lb (1.235 kg).
The phones can receive power from IEEE 802.3af-compliant blades. The phone is PoE Class 1.
The phones can also be powered locally with a power adapter (CP-PWR-CUBE-3=) along with one of the power cords listed in Table 4.
Table 4. AC Region and Country-Specific Power Cords
Table 5. Temperature Ratings
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
10 to 95% (noncondensing)
14 to 140ºF (-10 to 60ºC)
Table 6. Certifications
• Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 60950
• Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.2 No. 60950
• EN 60950
• IEC 60950
• TS 001
• Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 15 (CFR 47) Class B
• ICES-003 Class B
• EN55022 Class B
• CISPR22 Class B
• AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class B
• CISPR 24
• VCCI Class B
• EN 50082-1
• EN 61000-3-2
• EN 61000-3-3
• EN 61000-6-1
• FCC Part 68 (CFR47) HAC
• TIA 810A
Table 7. Ordering Information
Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941, Standard Handset
Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941, Slimline Handset
Note: All Cisco Unified IP Phones require the purchase of a phone technology license, regardless of call protocol being used.
Replacement Footstand for 8941/8945
Cisco Unified IP Phones are covered by a Cisco standard 1-year hardware warranty.
Cisco Unified Communications Services and Support
Using the Cisco Lifecycle Services approach, Cisco and our partners offer a broad portfolio of end-to-end services to support the Cisco Unified Communications System. These services are based on proven methodologies for deploying, operating, and optimizing IP communications solutions. Initial planning and design services, for example, can help you meet aggressive deployment schedules and minimize network disruption during implementation. Operate services reduce the risk of communications downtime with expert technical support. Optimize services enhance solution performance for operational excellence. Cisco and our partners offer a system-level service and support approach that can help you create and maintain a resilient, converged network that meets your business needs.
For More Information
For more information about the Cisco Unified IP Phone 8941, visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/ipphones/8900 for the Cisco Unified IP Phones 8900 Series Home Page or contact your local Cisco account representative.