ip phone functionality

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Mar 10th, 2009

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I would like to know the difference in ip phone 7940/7941 and ip phone 7960/7961.plz help

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rob.huffman Tue, 03/10/2009 - 05:25

Hi Thomas,

The main difference between the 7940G/7960G and the 7941G/7961G are the "backlit" line keys and upgraded displays that are on the newer 7941G/7961G and not on the 7940G/7960G. We have many of all 4 models deployed in our environment and our users much** prefer the 41G/61G models. As a friend of mine pointed out awhile back the 7941/7961 series are also equiped with much more memory which enables new features on the CUCM 6.x and 7.x trains (Thanks Chris!) Have a look;

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7961G provides six programmable backlit line/feature buttons (these line keys now change color depending on the status of the call ie: Ringing,Hold,Idle **Very nice feature**) and four interactive soft keys that guide a user through call features and functions, and audio controls for high-quality duplex speakerphone, handset, and headset. A built-in headset port and an integrated Ethernet switch are standard with the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G. The phone also features a ***best-of-class large, higher-resolution grayscale pixel-based LCD ***. The display provides features such as date and time, calling party name, calling party number, and digits dialed. The graphic capability of the display allows for the inclusion of higher value, more visibly rich Extensible Markup Language (XML) applications and double-byte languages.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_data_sheet0900aecd802ff020.html

The Cisco Unified IP Phone 7960G provides six programmable line and feature keys (**not backlit**), plus a high-quality speakerphone. It also has four dynamic soft keys that guide users through call features and functions. A built-in headset port and an integrated Ethernet switch are standard with the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940G. The phone also includes audio controls for the full-duplex speakerphone, handset, and headset. This phone also features a large, pixel-based LCD display that provides information such as date and time, calling party name, calling party number, and digits dialed.

From this doc;

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/phones/ps379/products_data_sheet09186a0080091984.html

Here are the Data sheets for the 7940/7941 as well;

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7940G

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6788/phones/ps379/ps1854/product_data_sheet09186a008008884a.html

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7941G

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6788/phones/ps379/ps6513/product_data_sheet0900aecd802ff012.html

**The 7940/7960's have not been announced as EoL (End of Life) as of yet, but I'm sure this is right around the corner. This would probably mean that they are not a great investment at this time :)

Hope this helps!

Rob

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