CP-7985-PAL + 6 x UL vs. CP-7985-PAL-CH1

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Sep 11th, 2008

I have a dummy question. I have a customer that want to by a Cisco 7985G IP Phone registered to a Cisco CallManager 6.1 and I don't know what to offer. The CP-7985-PAL + 6 x ULs are all I need to register CallManager 6.1? If yes what is the reason of CP-7985-PAL-CH1 witch if more expensive?

Can you provide some documentation related to this subject?


Thank you in advance,

Dan

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Rob Huffman Thu, 09/11/2008 - 06:11

Hi Dan,


This is actually an excellent question :) With the release of CCM 5.x the licensing for IP Phones changed. For all 3.x and 4.x versions the CH-1 (Channel) License was used and now phones use DLU's (Device License Units)


So, this part;


CP-7985-PAL-CH1 = Cisco Unified IP Phone 7985G for PAL channels with 1 user license


Is needed when purchasing any IP Phone to be used with "older" CCM Versions.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6788/phones/ps379/ps6564/product_data_sheet0900aecd8030e546.html


Hope this helps!

Rob

dan.agache Thu, 09/11/2008 - 06:55

Hi Rob,


thank you for your answer. I know the new license methods, but my problem is why the bundle is more expensive than sum of parts at LP.

Here an example:

SW-CCME-UL-7985= is 300$

CP-7985-PAL= is 3595$

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3895$

but the bundle:

CP-7985-PAL-CH1 is 3945$


So, if it is a price difference for the similar products (as you say) then it should be a functionality difference because I don't see why I have to bye a bundle witch is more expensive than sum of parts. Am I right?

This is the motif that I don't know what to offer to avoid the installation problems.


Thank you,

Dan

Rob Huffman Thu, 09/11/2008 - 08:14

Hey Dan,


No worries my friend! Pricing is always a little funny isn't it ;-)


The one thing to note here is that the;


SW-CCME-UL-7985


Is a phone/user license specifically for CME (Callmanager Express *denoted by the "E" in CCME) so perhaps this is why there is a difference in price.


Hope this helps!

Rob

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