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On the Cisco IP Communicator

Hi, a corporate user has looked into the Cisco IP Telephony and is opting to deploy only the IP Communicator solution with a Communications Mger for a network of 400 users.Is this advisable?

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Re: On the Cisco IP Communicator

Personally would try anything to make them not to do it:

Cons for the integrator:

- less revenues

- more implementation work due to implication with PC's HW and SW.

Cons for the customer:

- dependence by PC availability even for basic phone services

- lesser call quality (clicks can be heard when switching windows)

Try wagging the cost of IPCP licenses as deterrent against a traditional physical phone implementation taht give you more bang for the buck.

Re: On the Cisco IP Communicator

It would be good to plan to buy the PhoneProxy in addition to the IP Communicators.

Check this link:

http://cisco.com/en/US/partner/products/ps7057/index.html

Thus you can proxy your IPCs to appear to the CCM as if they were in a Voice VLAN.

Some users in my company prefer to use their IPCs more that their hardware phones so there is no 100% Yes or No.

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