Cisco IP Communicator�a software-based application that delivers enhanced telephony support through personal computers�features the latest technology and advancements available with VoIP today. This application endows computers with the functionality of IP Phones, providing high-quality voice calls on the road, in the office, or from wherever users may have access to the corporate network.
Cisco IP Communicator is designed to meet diverse customer needs as a supplemental telephone when traveling, a telecommuting device, or a primary desktop telephone. When using Cisco IP Communicator remotely, users aren't just taking their office extension with them, they also have access to the same familiar phone services they have in the office.
Cisco IP Communicator uses Cisco CallManager call processing system to provide advanced telephony features and VoIP capabilities. When registered to Cisco CallManager system, Cisco IP Communicator has the features and functionality of a full-featured Cisco IP Phone, including the ability to transfer calls, forward calls, and conference additional participants to an existing call. This also means that system administrators can provision Cisco IP Communicator as they would any other Cisco IP Phone, greatly simplifying IP Phone management.
This solution also enables customers and developers to deliver more innovative and productivity-enhancing Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based applications to the display. Access to eight telephone lines (or a combination of lines and direct access to telephony features) is included.
Cisco IP Communicator is a dynamic solution that is designed to grow with new system capabilities. Features will keep pace with new changes via automatic software updates.
Cisco IP Communicator Features
Cisco IP Communicator is intuitively-designed, easy to use, and delivers convenient access to a host of features:
�Eight Line Keys�These keys provide telephone lines and direct access to telephony features.
�Five Softkeys�These keys dynamically present call feature options to the user.
�Messages�This key provides direct access to voice-mail messages.
�Directories�Cisco IP Communicator identifies incoming messages and categorizes them on the screen. This allows users to return calls quickly and effectively using direct dial-back capability. The corporate directory integrates with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 3 (LDAP3) standard directory.
�Settings�This key allows users to select from a large number of ringer sounds and background images.
�Services�Cisco IP Communicator allows users to quickly access diverse information such as weather, stocks, quote of the day, or any other Web-based information. The phone uses XML to provide a portal to an ever-growing world of features and information.
�Help�The online help feature gives users information about the phone's keys, buttons, and features.
Cisco IP Communicator Modes
Cisco IP Communicator offers handset, headset, and high-quality speakerphone modes.
�Headset Mode�In this mode, Cisco IP Communicator offers the highest quality voice communications capabilities.
�Handset Mode�Cisco IP Communicator interoperates with third-party USB telephony handsets.
�Speakerphone Mode�Cisco IP Communicator converts a computer into a half-duplex, hands-free speakerphone.
Cisco IP Communicator is a dynamic solution that is designed to grow with new system capabilities. Features will keep pace with new changes via automatic software updates. A number of advanced features are currently available, including:
�Support of multiple lines or directory numbers
�Configurable speed dials
�Calling name and number display
�Three-way calling (conference)
Cisco IP Communicator offers premium audio quality. Examples of audio features include:
�Audio Tuning Wizard
�Advanced jitter buffer
�Echo suppression and noise cancellation
�Voice activity detection, silence suppression, and error concealment
�USB Human Interface Device (HID) support
�IP precedence (DSCP) audio priority
Additional Cisco IP Communicator Features
�More than 24 user-adjustable ring tones
�Auto-detection of Cisco VPN client
�Automated support for most VPN clients (including Microsoft PPTP client)
�Multiple display (skin) options: