System Setup

The Cisco IP DECT Solution can use any combination of the Cisco devices listed below:

  • Cisco IP DECT DBS 110 Single-Cell Base Station (can only be used with other DBS-110)

  • Cisco IP DECT 210 Multi-Cell Base Station (can only be used with other DBS-210)

  • Cisco IP DECT Phone 6823 Lightweight Handset

  • Cisco IP DECT Phone 6825 Handset: Standard and Ruggedized Handsets

Device Comparison on the DECT 110 base station, 110 Repeater and 210 base station

The following table lists the device comparisons of the Cisco IP DECT DBS-110 Single-Cell Base Station and the Cisco IP DECT DBS-210 Multi-Cell Base Station.

Table 1. Device Comparison of the Cisco IP DECT Offering

Feature

Details

Unit Capacity:

Single-Cell Mode

DECT 110 Single-Cell Base Station:

Up to 20 SIP registrations and Up to 10 Concurrent Calls

DECT 210 Multi-Cell Base Station:

Up to 30 SIP registrations and Up 10 Concurrent Calls

Multi-Cell Mode:

DECT 110 Single-Cell Base Station:

Supported in single or dual cell mode

DECT 210 Multi-Cell Base Station with 250

Base Stations Deployed:

Up to 1000 SIP registrations and Up to 2032 Concurrent Calls

Base Stations and Repeaters:

Single-Cell Mode:

DECT 110 Single-Cell Base Station:

1 Base Station and Up to 6 Repeaters

DECT 210 Multi-Cell Base Station:

1 Base Station and Up to 3 Repeaters

Multi-Cell Mode

DECT 110 Single-Cell Base Station:

Not Supported in Multi-Cell Mode

DECT 210 Multi-Cell Base Station:

Up to 250 Base Stations and Up to 750 Repeaters

Call control and audio features

  • Make a call over any line

  • Receive a call over any line

  • Auto-answer

  • Barge call (shared line)

  • Redial

  • Do not disturb

  • Anonymous call

  • Anonymous call rejection

  • Caller ID Hold / resume

  • Three-way conference

  • Attended transfer

  • Blind transfer

  • Narrowband / wideband codecs

  • DTMF dialing Call swap (to/from)

  • Call transfer

  • Call forwarding

  • Call waiting

  • Call park

  • Call hold/resume

  • Call return

  • Shared line / multi-line

  • Key lock Emergency call

  • Distinctive ringing

  • Ringtone selection

  • Ringer volume control

  • Receiver volume control

  • Phonebook search, import, export

  • Call history (up to 50 entries)

  • Local phonebook

  • Speed dial

  • Voicemail

Features and Benefits of the Cisco IP 6823 and the Cisco IP 6825

The following table lists the features and benefits of the Cisco IP DECT DBS-110 Single-Cell Base Station and the Cisco IP DECT DBS-210 Multi-Cell Base Station.

Table 2. Features and Benefits of the Cisco IP DECT Offering

Feature

Benefits

Ergonomic Design

An easy-to-use interface providing traditional Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication (DECT) telephony-like user experience

Graphical Display

6823: 128 x 160 pixels, 64K TFT display

6825: 240 x 320 pixels, 64K TFT display

Both handsets: 3-color MWI LED

Handset (HAC)

All 6825 Handsets are Hearing-Aid-Compatible (HAC) and meet Federal Communications Commission (FCC) loudness requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

You can meet Section 508 loudness requirements by using industry-standard inline handset amplifiers such as Walker Equipment W-10 or CE-100 amplifiers

HAC compliant – FCC part 68 and Australia S040

Headset

6825 only: Bluetooth LE 4.1

6823 and 6825: 3.5 mm wired headset, iPhone compliant

The 6800 series provides exceptional noise isolation when used with a Cisco Headset

Volume Control

A volume-control toggle provides easy decibel-level adjustments of the handset, monitor speaker, and ringer

Keys

  • 28 total keys

  • 0-9, # and * keys 3 soft keys

  • Five-way navigation and select

  • Answer and end call keys

  • 1 alarm key on top of the device

  • Volume up and down keys

  • Mute key

  • Speakerphone key

  • Menu key

Battery Life

  • Battery type: rechargeable

  • Lithium Ion Cradle charging time: 6 hours

  • Talk time: 17 hours (NB), 12 hours (WB)


  • Idle time: 200 hours

  • Adaptor plugs: E.U., U.S., Australia, U.K. (other countries available; see ordering information in Table 6)

Full lines supported

6823 and 6825: 2 lines (SIP registrations)

Weight

6823 and 6825: 3 oz. (86 g)

Display

6823: 1.7 in. (4.3 cm) 128 x 160 pixels, 64K TFT display

6825: 2.0 in. (5.0 cm), 240 x 320 pixels, 64K TFT display

Mount the Base Station or Repeater on the Ceiling

You can mount the base station or repeater on a ceiling. They use a custom ceiling mount bracket that you can install on the ceiling. You need to order the ceiling mount bracket.

Figure 1. Ceiling Mount Bracket

The base station and repeater have a range of up to 984 feet (300 meters) outdoors and a range of 164 feet (50 meters) indoors.

In this task, the term device means the base station or repeater.

Before you begin

You need:

  • Ceiling mount bracket

  • Pencil

  • Mounting hardware (screws and plugs) suitable for the ceiling construction.

  • Base station: LAN connection close to the mounting location.

  • Base station: If you do not use PoE, a power outlet close to the mounting location.

  • Repeater: A power outlet close to the mounting location.

Determine the best placement, taking into account the coverage area and the building construction materials.

  • If you have a 210 Multi-Cell Base Station, you may need to add additional base stations or repeaters.

  • If you have a 110 Single-Cell Base Station, you may need to add another 110 Single-Cell Base Station or additional 110 Repeaters.

You can use the site survey tool on the handset to plan the placement. See Perform a Site Survey for Your Cisco IP DECT 6800 Series.

1

Hold the ceiling mount bracket in the desired location.

2

Mark the screw placement.

3

Install the plugs as described by the manufacturer.

4

Install the screws through the bracket and into the plugs.

5

Base station only: Connect the Ethernet cable to the device and route the cable through the slot in the device.

6

Provide power to the device:

  • Base station with PoE on the LAN: Additional power is not required.
  • Base station without PoE: Plug the power adapter into the base station and route the cable through the slot in the base station.
  • Repeater: Plug the power adapter into the repeater and route the cable through the slot in the repeater.
7

Align the slots in the bracket with the slots in the device and turn left until the device locks in place.

This graphic shows the alignment of the mounting bracket to the base station. The back of the repeater is similar to the base station.

This diagram shows the way you turn the device to lock it into the mounting bracket.

8

Base station only: Plug the Ethernet cable into the LAN port.

9

If required, plug the power adapter into the electrical outlet.

If the base station LED lights green, it can connect to the network and start to download its configuration.

Mount the Base Station or Repeater on a Desk

You can place the base station or repeater on a desk or other horizontal surface (for example, a book shelf). Select a location where the base station or repeater won't be easily knocked off.

The base station and repeater have a range of up to 984 feet (300 meters) outdoors and a range of 164 feet (50 meters) indoors.

In this task, the term device means the base station or repeater.

Before you begin

You need:

  • Base station: LAN connection close to the mounting location.

  • Base station: If you do not use PoE, a power outlet close to the mounting location.

  • Repeater: A power outlet close to the mounting location.

Determine the best placement, taking into account the coverage area and the building construction materials.

  • If you have a 210 Multi-Cell Base Station, you may need to add additional base stations or repeaters.

  • If you have a 110 Single-Cell Base Station, you may need to add another 110 Single-Cell Base Station or additional 110 Repeaters.

You can use the site survey tool on the handset to plan the placement. See Perform a Site Survey for Your Cisco IP DECT 6800 Series.

1

Base station only: Connect the Ethernet cable to the device and route the cable through the slot in the device.

2

Provide power to the device:

  • Base station with PoE on the LAN: Additional power is not required.
  • Base station without PoE: Plug the power adapter into the base station and route the cable through the slot in the base station.
  • Repeater: Plug the power adapter into the repeater and route the cable through the slot in the repeater.
3

Slide the stand into the device and press it until it clicks into place.

This graphic shows the stand connection to the base station. The back of the repeater is similar to the base station.

4

Base station only: Plug the Ethernet cable into the LAN port.

5

If required, plug the power adapter into the electrical outlet.

If the base station LED lights green, it can connect to the network and start to download its configuration.

Mount the Base Station or Repeater on the Wall

You can mount the base station or repeater on a wall. You put two screws into the wall and slip the base station or repeater onto the screw heads or you can use the ceiling mount bracket.

We recommend that you mount the base station or repeater as high as possible on a wall. If possible, mount it at a downward facing angle for better radio coverage.

The base station and repeater have a range of up to 984 feet (300 meters) outdoors and a range of 164 feet (50 meters) indoors.

In this task, the term device means the base station or repeater.

Before you begin

You need:

  • Pencil

  • Level

  • Tape measure

  • Mounting hardware (screws and wall plugs) suitable for the wall construction. You can also use the ceiling mount bracket.

  • Base station: LAN connection close to the mounting location.

  • Base station: If you do not use PoE, a power outlet close to the mounting location.

  • Repeater: A power outlet close to the mounting location.

Determine the best placement, taking into account the coverage area and the building construction materials.

  • If you have a 210 Multi-Cell Base Station, you may need to add additional base stations or repeaters.

  • If you have a 110 Single-Cell Base Station, you may need to add another 110 Single-Cell Base Station or additional 110 Repeaters.

You can use the site survey tool on the handset to plan the placement. See Perform a Site Survey for Your Cisco IP DECT 6800 Series.

1

Hold the level in the desired location and at least 2.25 inches (5.7 cm) below the ceiling, and draw a level line.

2

Mark the placement of the screws.

  • Without the ceiling mount bracket: Mark the line so that the screws are 2.126 inches (54 mm) apart (center to center).

  • With the ceiling mount bracket: Hold the bracket so that two of the holes intersect the line. Mark the holes.
3

Install the wall plugs as described by the manufacturer.

4

Insert the screws.

  • Without the ceiling mount bracket: Screw in the screws until there is about 0.375 inches (9.52 mm) between the screw head and the wall.

  • With the ceiling mount bracket: Hold the bracket over the holes and screw in the screws until the bracket doesn't move.
5

Base station only: Connect the Ethernet cable to the base station and route the cable through the slot in the base station.

6

Provide power to the device:

  • Base station with PoE on the LAN: Additional power is not required.
  • Base station without PoE: Plug the power adapter into the base station and route the cable through the slot in the base station.
  • Repeater: Plug the power adapter into the repeater and route the cable through the slot in the repeater.
7

Put the device on the wall.

  • Without the ceiling mount bracket: This diagram shows the alignment of the screw heads and the device.

    This diagram shows how you seat the device on the screw heads.

  • With the ceiling mount bracket: Hold the device with the lettering in the Cisco logo on the bottom and turn slightly right. Align the slots on the underside of the device with the hooks on the bracket, press the device into the bracket, and turn it left until the device is attached.
8

Base station only: Plug the Ethernet cable into the LAN port.

9

If required, plug the power adapter into the electrical outlet.

If the base station LED lights green, it can connect to the network and start to download its configuration.

Find the Base Station IP Address

You use the handset to find the IP address of the base stations in your network. The handset displays the IP address of every base station within range.

If you have access to your router administration page, you can also use it to find the IP address.

Before you begin

You need these:

  • The base station needs to be connected into the network.

  • A handset needs to be available with a charged battery.

1

Press and hold Power/End until the screen turns on.

2

Press Menu .

3

Enter *47*.

Sign into the Administration Web Page

You use the base station web page to configure the base station and handsets.


Contact your service provider to determine if you connect to the base station with HTTP or HTTPS. This procedure assumes you use HTTP.

The web page signs you out after 5 minutes of inactivity.

Before you begin

You need the MAC and IP address of the base station.

The base station needs to be connected to the network and the green LED lit.

1

Find the IP address of the base station with Find the Base Station IP Address.

2

In a browser, enter the address of the base station.

Format:

http://<address>/main.html

where:

  • address is the IPv4 address of the base station.

Example

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/main.html where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IPv4 address.

3

Sign into the base station with these credentials:

  • Username: user

  • Password: the MAC address of the base station with all letters in lowercase.

Assign Handsets to Users

Your base station has been preconfigured with the handset information (for example, extension and user name).

When you set up multiple handsets, you need to assign each handset to a specific user. Each user has a unique phone number and voicemail box, and may have different features. You can assign individual access code to each handset with the Terminal web page fields or in the configuration file (cfg.xml). You can set the access code this way in the configuration file:
<Subscr_Dect_Ac_Code_x_>nnnn</Subscr_Dect_Ac_Code_x_>
Where, x is the handset number and nnnn is the access code.

If the access code is more than 4 digits, only the first 4-digits are accepted.

To assign the handset to the user, you assign the International Portable Equipment Identity (IPEI) number of the handset to the correctly configured extension. The IPEI number for the handset is located in these locations:

  • On the label of the box that contained the handset

  • Under the handset battery

Before you begin

Connect to the base station web page as described in Sign into the Administration Web Page.

The base station needs to be connected to the network and the green LED lit.

1

Click Extensions.

2

Click the link in the Extension Info column for the handset for a specific user.

The IPEI link shows the null IPEI number FFFFFFFFFF.

3

In the Terminal page, set the IPEI field to the IPEI for the user's new handset.

4

Set the AC field.

5

(Optional) Configure the other fields, as described in Terminal Web Page Fields.

6

Click Save.

7

(Optional) Repeat steps 3 to 7 to set up more handsets.

What to do next

Start Handset Registration.

Terminal Web Page Fields

These are the fields displayed on the Terminal web page of the base station. You click on the IPEI number of the handset in the Extensions page to see this screen.

The page displays in admin and user views. Not all fields are available in user view.

This section is applicable to Firmware Release 4.7. For the page for Firmware Release V450 and V460, see Terminal Web Page Fields for Firmware Release V450 and V460.

Table 3. Terminal Web Page Fields

Field

Contents

Description

IPEI

10 character string

Identifies the International Portable Equipment Identity (IPEI) of the handset. Each handset has a unique IPEI number, and the number is displayed on the label under the handset battery and on the label of the handset box.

If you change this field, the handset deregisters.

Paired Terminal

Values:

  • No Paired Terminal

  • Handset ID

Identifies the terminal paired with the handset.

AC

4 digit code

Identifies the access code that was used to register the handset. After the handset registers, this code is not used.


 

We recommend that you change this from the default when you start to set up your system to increase security.

Alarm Line

Values:

  • No Alarm Line Selected

  • Telephone number

Identifies the line to be used for alarm calls.

Alarm Number

Phone number

Identifies the number to be dialed when a user presses and holds the Emergency button on the handset for 3 seconds or more.

Extensions

VoIP Idx

This field is read-only.

Identifies the index of the handset.

Extension

This field is read-only.

Identifies the configured extension name.

The extension must be configured on the SIP server before the handset can make and receive calls.

Display Name

This field is read-only.

Identifies the telephone number.

This information displays on the main screen of the handset.

Server

This field is read-only.

Identifies the SIP server address of the call control system.

Server Alias

This field is read-only.

Identifies the name of the call control system.

State

This field is read-only.

Identifies the SIP registration state. If the field is empty, the handset isn't SIP-registered.

Import Local Phonebook

Filename

Used to upload a local directory from a computer to the phone in comma separated value (CSV) format.

Export Local Phonebook

Used to export a local directory from a phone to the computer in CSV format.

Terminal Web Page Fields for Firmware Release V450 and V460

These are the fields displayed on the Terminal web page of the base station. You click on the IPEI number of the handset in the Extensions page to see this screen.

The page displays in admin and user views. Not all fields are available in user view.

This section is applicable to Firmware Release V450 and V460. For Firmware Release 4.7, see Terminal Web Page Fields.

Table 4. Terminal Web Page Fields

Field

Contents

Description

IPEI

10 character string

Identifies the International Portable Equipment Identity (IPEI) of the handset. Each handset has a unique IPEI number, and the number is displayed on the label under the handset battery and on the label of the handset box.

If you change this field, the handset deregisters.

Paired Terminal

Values:

  • No Paired Terminal

  • Handset ID

Identifies the terminal paired with the handset.

AC

4 digit code

Identifies the access code that was used to register the handset. After the handset registers, this code is not used.


 

We recommend that you change this from the default when you start to set up your system to increase security.

Alarm Line

Values:

  • No Alarm Line Selected

  • Telephone number

Identifies the line to be used for alarm calls.

Alarm Number

Phone number

Identifies the number to be dialed when a user presses and holds the Emergency button on the handset for 3 seconds or more.

Battery and RSSI Status

Battery level

Percentage

Read-only field

Displays the current charge level of the handset battery.

RSSI

Read-only field

Displays the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) for the connected base station or repeater.

Measured time [mm:ss]

Read-only field

Displays the time in minutes and seconds since the battery and RSSI information was captured from the handset.

Located

Read-only field

Identifies the connected base station or repeater with which the handset communicates.

Import Local Phonebook

Filename

Used to upload a local directory from a computer to the phone in comma separated value (CSV) format.

Export Local Phonebook

Used to export a local directory from a phone to the computer in CSV format.

Start Handset Registration

After you have one or more handsets configured on the base station, you tell the base station to start the registration process. The base station waits to receive registration messages from the handsets to complete the communication loop.

You can register all the handsets at the same time or register them one by one.

Before you begin

Connect to the base station web page as described in Sign into the Administration Web Page.

The base station needs to be connected to the network and the green LED lit.

1

In the Extensions page, check the check boxes beside the new handsets to be registered.

2

Click Register Terminal.

3

Check the check boxes for the handsets in the Extension column.

4

Click Start SIP Registration(s).

What to do next

Connect the Handset to the Base Station

Before you can make calls, your handset needs to be configured to connect to a base station. You may need to enter the access code provided by your administrator. After the handset registration is successful, the handset displays the correct date and time, user name, and phone number.

Before you begin

The handset battery must be installed and charged.

1

Turn on the handset. See Turn On Your Handset.

2

Press Menu .

3

Select Connectivity > Register.

4

Highlight an empty row in the screen and press Select.

5

(Optional) Enter the access code in the AC field.

6

Press Ok.

Turn On Your Handset

Press and hold Power/End until the screen turns on.