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Retrieve details from Lotus Notes to Cisco 7940 Phone

Hi Folks,

Good Day.

I have a project requirement using Cisco 7940 IP Phones. What I want to do is to retrieve details from IBM Lotus notes and pushing it to IP Phone display. Can you please guide me how can i start this project?

I am thinking about writing a web service on tomcat which will talk to lotus notes. but i don't know any API which do this.


Dilip Agheda


Re: Retrieve details from Lotus Notes to Cisco 7940 Phone

This really is a Cisco forum so unless you're lucky, you have to start looking for Notes forums to find out what APIs it offers. When it comes to sending information to the Cisco phones, you have checked out the SDK and the development documentation? It will answer your questions about pushing info to the phones.

If not, bang your head against a wall once, then download the SDK from this page: (you'll need an account at cisco, which is free)


Re: Retrieve details from Lotus Notes to Cisco 7940 Phone

I agree with Stephan - you'll need to explore the Lotus Notes APIs to find out what's available. One protocol that is likely to be available is LDAP, and another may be JavaMail.

Of course, you'll also want to learn how to create Cisco IP Phone applications - follow Stephan's link and get the SDK to get familiar with Cisco IP Phone development.

You'll probably want to obtain the Lotus Notes java library, though if you find out where that is, let me know! My guess is that it is obtained from a Lotus Notes install, much like Cisco's jtapi.jar is obtained from downloading a plug-in from CallManager.

Here are some links that might be of use:

Here's IBM's Lotus Developer page:

This site has API examples for notes, though written in C:

Using Lotus Notes with Eclipse to manage and run your Java programs:

Introduction to the Java Mail API

(see second paragraph of second page where the author discusses how to adapt the example to Lotus Notes)

jGuru JavaMail FAQ Home Page: A Lotus Quick Tour