Cisco Unified 500 series - number of handsets

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Jul 6th, 2008

Quick entry level question. I have a large house residence which requires more handsets than physical people. My boss recommends I look into the 500 series Unified Voip gateway 8 User model.

My question is: Can I have a phone in each room (22 rooms) but have only 4 users on the 8 user model? Does it meet the licensing requirements?

Basically I need the 4 home owners to be able to pick up and call from any room. What is the best product to deliver this?

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Paolo Bevilacqua Sun, 07/06/2008 - 09:50

No, it does not meet the licensing model.

Each physical phone installed and active counts toward the license limit.

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rob.huffman Sun, 07/06/2008 - 10:02

Hi Julian,

Sadly, the number of users "8" is also equal to the number of licensed IP Phones. For your requirements you would need the newest 24 user platform;

The 24-user version of the Cisco Unified 500 Series uses the same 19-inch rack-mount form factor as the 32- and 48-user versions and supports up to 24 local IP phones plus four teleworker licenses.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6788/vcallcon/ps7293/product_bulletin_c25-460618.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

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