The Cisco 7935 and 7936 IP Conference Stations are IP-based, hands-free conference room stations. Figure 4-8 shows the Cisco 7935 IP Conference Station.
Figure 4-8. Cisco 7935 IP Conference Station
The Cisco 7935 and 7936 conference stations provide a speakerphone for a large conference room. The general look and feel of the Cisco 7935 and 7936 are the same. Both have 10/100 Mbps Ethernet interfaces to connect to a LAN switch and operate from a 19V DC external power supply. The Cisco 7935 and 7936 do not support inline power.
The conference station has standard dial pad, off-hook, volume control, and mute buttons. Additional buttons are available on the phone to configure and navigate through the network and phone parameters.
The conference station does not have a handheld receiver. Hence, the phone's off-hook button should be used to make a call. The Cisco 7935 can cover a 10 ft. by 12 ft. (3 m by 3.6 m) conference room, and the Cisco 7936 can support a room as big as 20 ft. by 30 ft. (6 m by 9.1 m). The Cisco 7936 has two external microphones that can be connected to the main unit.
Configuring the Cisco 7935 and 7936 Conference Stations
Configuring a Cisco 7935 or 7936 conference station is similar to doing so with the IP phones mentioned in the previous sections. You can manually configure the phone's network parameters from the phone in a similar fashion. The Cisco 7935 and 7936 should be configured with their respective device types when configured under Cisco CME.
The menu button on the conference station provides access to network and phone-specific parameters. This menu is slightly different from the one on the phones discussed in the previous sections. You can access the network parameters by selecting the option admin setup. This menu is password-protected; it comes with a factory default password of 12345. As soon as you have access to this menu, you can change or edit the conference station's network parameters.
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