The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 is an IP endpoint that delivers affordable, business-grade voice and video communication services to customers worldwide. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 integrates video communications into the Cisco Unified IP Phones 8900 Series with a built-in, high-quality video (VGA or 640 x 480 pixel) camera up to 30 frames per second, for both endcoding and decoding. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 renders video on its high-resolution, 5-inch diagonal, fully backlit, and VGA-quality display.
The phone supports four lines and four context-sensitive soft keys along with a high-definition voice, full-duplex speakerphone for a more productive and more flexible endpoint experience. Fixed keys for hold, transfer, redial, and conference; a tri-color LED line; and feature keys also make the endpoint simpler and easier to use.
The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 offers greater personalization with two handset style options. In addition, Bluetooth 2.1 support is delivered for additional freedom using headsets, such as the Jawbone ICON for Cisco Bluetooth Headset. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 supports right-to-left language presentation on its display, addressing the language localization needs of global customers.
The endpoint also comes with an IEEE 10/100/1000 network and PC ports, reducing costs with the ability to consolidate wiring infrastructure at the desktop. With these integrated ports, the multimedia traffic from a co-located PC can be routed through the integrated switch of the phone and then sent back to the closet switch over a single cable-drop. The Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945 supports a deep-sleep option, offering energy savings with reduced power draw during no business hours. In addition, the phone employs use of both recyclable and reground plastics for a more earth-responsible solution.
Lighted menu key
The key lights when pressed to access voicemail messages, call logs, network settings, user preferences, corporate directories, and XML services; it stays lit while menu items are active.
Power savings can be recognized by cycling power by time of day and day of week.
Co-branding allows you to include your logo on the Cisco Unified IP Phone 8945.
Full-duplex speakerphone with high-definition voice support for handset, headset and speaker allows for flexibility in placing and receiving calls.
A Bluetooth and RJ-9 interface to the optional headset allows you to enjoy additional options for placing and receiving calls.
Lighted message waiting indicator
The handset lights when there is new voicemail, it stays lit until you process your new voicemail.
The phone delivers VGA presentation for calling, video calling, and applications, in addition to a 5-inch (10-cm) graphical TFT color display, 16-bit color depth, 640 x 480 effective pixel resolutions, and backlighting. The display also supports localization requiring double-byte Unicode encoding for fonts.
Four soft key buttons and a scroll toggle bar
Your calling options are dynamically present; the scroll toggle bar allows easy movement through the displayed information.
Network features include LLDP-MED, Cisco Discovery Protocol and IEEE 802.1 p/q tagging and switching.
The phone has a 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connection through two RJ-45 ports, one for the LAN connection and the other for connecting a downstream Ethernet device such as a PC.
A volume-control toggle provides easy decibel-level adjustments of the handset, headset, monitor speaker, and ringer.
Dual-position foot stand
The display is easy to view and the buttons and keys are easy to use.
Multiple ring tones
The phone offers user-adjustable ring tones.
American Disabilities Act (ADA) features
The hearing-aid-compatible (HAC) handset meets the requirements set by the ADA; it also meets ADA HAC requirements for a magnetic coupling to approved hearing aids. The phone dialing pad also complies with ADA standards.
Signaling protocol support
The phones are supported in Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unified Communications Manager Business Edition Versions 7.1. 5 and later using Skinny Client Control Protocol (SCCP). Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). SIP support is targeted for July 2011.
G. 711a, G. 711u, G. 729a, G. 729ab, G. 722, and Internet Low Bitrate (iLBC) audio compression codecs are supported.
Comfort-noise generation and voice-activity-detection (VAD) programming is provided on a system basis.