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Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G Review

26 June 2013 22,014 views No Comment

Initial Impression
Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G (CP-7965G) is designed to deliver latest technology and advancements in VOIP telephony. It not only meets basic business requirements, but also unifies data and mobile applications on fixed and mobile networks without computers. It enables user to place and receive phone calls, make conference calls, put calls on hold, transfer calls, and much more. This state-of-the-art IP phone comes with backlit color display, wideband audio support, and integrated Gigabit Ethernet port. Cisco 7965G IP phone addresses needs of administrative assistants, executive, and people working with bandwidth-intensive applications on co-located computers. In addition to basic call-handling features, Unified 7965G IP Phone can also provide improved productivity features that amplify call-handling capabilities.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G

Phone Design
At first glance, Cisco Unified 7965G looks almost similar to Cisco 7975G IP Phone. Cisco Unified 7965G supports one to six lines and is equipped with a large, easy-to-read color display. Its wide color display allows smooth and simple access to time-saving applications, communication information, and other utilities like date and time, calling party number/names, digit dialing, and presence information. Unified 7965G also integrates Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) applications, which delivers more innovative and productivity-enhancing advantage of screen. It has four bilateral soft keys that help through call features and functions. An advanced four-way (plus Select key) navigation cluster gives access to host of all latest applications to boost employee productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and enhance business processes. CP-7965G magnifies functionality of existing Cisco Unified IP phones like 7961G and 7961G-GE. A hands-free speakerphone and handset offer support for high-fidelity wideband audio. User will experience improved audio sensitivity with wideband settings on 7965G IP phone. Internal two-port Cisco Ethernet switch allows direct connection to 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet network through an RJ-45 interface with single LAN connectivity for phone and co-located PC.

Cisco 7965G IP phone is designed to flourish with any organization and elevates system capabilities. Energizing set of attributes allow IP phone to keep tread with user’s requirements through regular software updates. User can download Firmware changes from Cisco official website. No hands-on changes are required on phone when relocating. Simply move phone to a new location anywhere on network. It also provides many accessibility underscores. Cisco 7965G extends benefits of Cisco Gigabit Ethernet-enabled network to desktop.

Configuration can be set up either automatically or manually for Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), and backup Cisco Unified Communications Manager. After connecting 7965G IP phone successfully to network and basic configuration, user should hear a dial tone when picking up handset. If you want to set up distinct lines, you need to change line appearances accordingly. Web user interface is designed to simplify 7965G IP phone installation and configuration.

Features & Benefits
Messages key is provided for direct access to voicemail. Also the directories keys are available for missed, received, or placed calls. Settings Key enables user to adjust display brightness, select background images and select ringer sounds through User Preference menu. Services key allows to quickly accessing diverse information like stock, weather, quote of the day, or any Web-based information using XML.

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7965G Features and Benefits:

  •     5-inch graphical TFT color display with 320 x 240 effective pixel resolutions
  •     Support for wideband (G.722 codec, adherence to TIA 920)
  •     Full-duplex speakerphone with acoustic echo cancellation
  •     A comprehensive online help button that displays information on phone screen
  •     Online customizing of phone features and services
  •     Dedicated headset port
  •     Adjustable Foot-Stand
  •     Expansion Module Support
  •     More than 24 defined user-selectable ring tones
  •     Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Features
  •     Supports differentiated services code point (DSCP) and 802.1Q/p standards.
  •     Cryptographically secure provisioning and secure signalling and secure media with AES-128 with EAPOL pass-through supports.
  •     Built-in support for more than 30 languages
  •     Dimensions: 20.32 x 26.67 x 15.24 cm (H x W x D)
  •     Weight 3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
  •     Supports IEEE 802.3af PoE

Overall look of Unified 7965G is very professional and attractive. All these innovative utilities extend phone functionality and meet voice communication requirements of most demanding professional environment. It offers comprehensive portfolio of true IP business phones. With unique look, Cisco 7965G provides a positive communication experience.

Source: Unified IP

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