Cisco Phones now support SIP natively

I was just told that of this week Cisco phones natively support SIP. I found that to be really interesting. - just passing it along

Eh, half right.

Cisco’s Call Manager software will now support Cisco handsets loaded with SIP firmware. It’s unlikely that Cisco will ever abandon SCCP in favor of SIP (at least not the current version of SIP). As such, I would have to beleive that their handsets will continue to ship with skinny firmware.

The network-equipment vendor has planned a set of announcements that have the Session Initiation Protocol at their core. In addition to a SIP-compliant CallManager 5.0, they include SIP capabilities for Cisco IP phones, presence-awareness software, and multimedia communications software.

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