Thinking of adding a Cisco CP-7920G WiFi phone to your SIP based phone system?
Well think again!
Cisco phones have long been the envy of every customer looking at desktop handsets, but have proven difficult to work with especially because they are native SCCP (also known as “Skinny”) and require a fair amount of time to be converted to SIP.
SIP firmwares are readily available for the Cisco CP-7960, CP-7960G, CP-7940, CP-7940G, CP-7912G, and the CP-7910G. A SIP firmware, however, is not available for the Cisco CP-7920G.
Although Cisco does not yet have a WiFi handset that supports SIP, plenty of other manufacturers do. These include the popular UTStarcom F1000 and the Hitachi IPF-5000.
While Cisco remains the front runner in the VoIP handset market, they do not currently have a WiFi handset that works with a SIP based phone system. Look for Linksys, the SOHO/SMB division of Cisco, to offer a solution, in the coming months.