● Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 7.1(3a)SU1 or later. ◦ Some features require more recent version of UC Manager and Dev Pack support. Please check the release notes for more information. ● Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) version 4.3 or later. ● CME 8.6 or later
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961 is an advanced professional media endpoint that delivers an enhanced user experience with an easy-to-use and eco-friendly ergonomic design. Highlights of the portfolio include introduction of higher-resolution (VGA) color displays, a USB port, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, and High-definition (HD) voice support, enabling a more productive user experience for multimedia application engagement. Application support includes XML applications. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961 is an ideal solution for knowledge professionals, administrative managers, and executives.
Features and Benefits
Table 1 lists the features and benefits of the Cisco Unified IP Phone 8961.
Table 1. Features and Benefits
Highly usable and intuitive arrangement of lines, features and calls. Transfer, Conference and Hold appear on hard keys to reduce the number of presented softkeys to a maximum of 4 per call state.
This model can be ordered as Arctic White or Charcoal Gray. Handsets are available internationally as slimline (5oz, 140g) or standard (6oz, 170g) and can be mixed and matched between users within the same work environment to enable a feeling of customization and ownership among the users.
VGA presentation for calling and applications. 5-inch (10 cm) graphical TFT color display, 24-bit color depth, 640 x 480 effective pixel resolutions, with backlight. Display also supports localization requiring double-byte Unicode encoding for fonts.
Internal 2-port Cisco Ethernet switch allows for a direct connection to a 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network through an RJ-45 interface with single LAN connectivity for both the phone and a collocated PC. System administrator can designate separate VLANs (802.1Q) for the PC and phone, providing improved security and reliability of voice and data traffic.
2 USB ports accelerate the usability of call handling and applications by enabling wired and wireless headsets.
5 lines expanding to 41 with 1 Key Expansion Module
The convenience of many speed dials or programmable features, or the necessity of following the activity of many lines. Up to 200 calls supported per device.
5 feature/call session buttons with state indicating LEDs
Applications, Directories, Voicemail
Conference, Transfer, Hold
Back-lit Mute, Speakerphone, Headset
Back, End Call, 5-Way Navigation Pad
Arabic keypad (only available through unique SKUs. See table 5 for more details)
Key Expansion Module
Available separately, enables advanced use of lines, speed dials and features.
Analog RJ-9 and USB wired and wireless headsets are supported.
New user experience
Advanced organization of lines, speed dials and programmable features separate from call appearances. Great for those who make few calls per day, better for those who handle dozens of calls per hour.
SIP interoperation with the call control and partner applications enables a rich unified communications solution.
XML applications provided by Cisco’s application development partners or customers’ own development staff.