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OpenStage 20 OpenStage 40
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OpenStage 60 OpenStage 80

The OpenStage phone family consists of four SIP phones:
OpenStage 20, OpenStage 40, OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80.

Phone range

Example of an administration settings screen on OpenStage 80 SIP

The OpenStage family have a wide common feature set (listed below) and additional features per model (specified for each phone model).

  • Standard based SIP support according to RFC 3261
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) IEEE 802.3af or external power supply (EU, US and UK power adapters)
  • Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) / Third party call control
  • Remote administration via Web-based management, HiPath Deployment Service or XML files
  • Supported Codecs:
  • Full-duplex hands-free talking
  • 2 ports 10/100Base-T built-in Ethernet switch
  • Tiltable display
  • USB support (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
  • Bluetooth support (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
  • Built-in applications:
    • Graphical call handling
    • Local Telephone book
    • Directory access (LDAP) (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
    • Call log / history
    • Help
  • External applications integrated into phone user interface:
    • XML API (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80; coming soon)
    • JAVA VM (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80; coming soon)
    • SDK Software Development Kit (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80; coming soon)
  • Free programmable sensorkeys
  • TouchGuide for navigation and feature control (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
  • TouchSlider for volume settings (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
  • Keypad with 12 keys
  • Increasing combination of various housing colors and materials from model to model (ice blue, lava, silver blue metallic)

Hardware related differentiating factors


Tiltable Display OpenStage 20 OpenStage 40 OpenStage 60 OpenStage 80
Technology LCD LCD TFT TFT
Color Monochrome Monochrome 16 bit depth 16 bit depth
Size 205x41 pixel 240x128 pixel 320x240 pixel (QVGA) 640x480 pixel (VGA)
Diagonal N/A 5.1" 5.7" 6.4"
Lines 2 (24 characters) 6 (Graphics) Graphics Graphics
Backlit No Yes Yes Yes


Keys and LEDs features OpenStage 20 OpenStage 40 OpenStage 60 OpenStage 80
Fixed function keys (Pushbuttons) 7 (5 red LEDs)[1] 8 (6 red LEDs)[1] 6 (5 blue LEDs)[1] 6 (5 blue LEDs)[1]
Freely programmable touch keys 0 6 (red LEDs)[2] 8 (blue LEDs)[2] 9 (blue LEDs)[2]
Mode keys (touch keys) 0 0 6 (blue LEDs)[3] 6 (blue LEDs)[3]
Optical call alert No Red LED Blue LED Blue LED
Volume adjustment via +/- keys via +/- keys via TouchSlider[4] via TouchSlider[4]
Navigation element 3 Ways navigator 5 Ways navigator TouchGuide TouchGuide
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 No LED for call Drop/Release or Redial.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Thereof one can be a Shift Key 2 levels.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thereof 2 (Call Log and Message Waiting) with additional white LED to display status changes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 With blue/white LEDs.


Interfaces OpenStage 20 OpenStage 40 OpenStage 60 OpenStage 80
Bluetooth V2.0 No No tick.gif tick.gif
Headset jack (121 TR9-5) No tick.gif tick.gif tick.gif
USB Master No No tick.gif tick.gif

Software/Firmware related differentiating factors

The telephony application provides a set of features and the connectivity to a set of SIP systems (proxies, application servers)

  • General overview on platforms / systems:
Platform Comment Details
HiPath 8000 IP-Softswitch V2.2

For detailed interoperability information please check Software version and Interoperability sections on this page.
Connectivity to several VoIP providers is supported.
For configuration hints see the How To article.


All OpenStage phones are shipped with a printed document (pdf.png  QRG OpenStage ML) providing brief instruction regarding installation and operation. For both user and administrators, a comprehensive and updated documentation is provided as PDF files.

symb-docu.gif Documentation in further languages, software and other downloads can be found on
Any comments to the files provided here?

International (English)  English

Deutschland  Deutsch

Web Based Training

Try out the Web Based Training for OpenStage 40 and OpenStage 60/80 telephones.

Firmware / Software

The SIP firmware provides encryption capabilities. Hence its distribution must follow legal requirements which do not allow unrestricted SW distribution via the Internet. The firmware is only provided by Siemens technicians or by official Siemens Partners. Customers with self-care contracts will have access to SW within the SEBA Web portal (login required).

The Application software of the OpenStage SIP phones can be transferred to the phone:

  • using FTP or HTTPS method.
  • using Deployment Service (HiPath DLS V1 R2.21.0 necessary).
  • using WBM phone interface (OpenStage SIP V1.0 need the Application software V1 R0.3.1).

Current software releases

The actual Application software is OpenStage 20/40/60/80 SIP V1 R2.5.10.

Version Release Release date Release note
V1 R2.5.10 31/08/2007 OpenStage 20/40/60/80 SIP V1 R2.5.10
V1 R0.12.2 15/06/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.12.2
V1 R0.11.0 21/05/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.11.0
V1 R0.10.0 30/04/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.10.0
V1 R0.9.008 12/04/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.9.008
V1 R0.8.13 09/03/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.8.13
V1 R0.7.92 26/02/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.7.92
V1 R0.4.0 22/12/2006 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1 R0.4.0

To get an overview of all release notes for the OpenStage SIP family see the history of all Release Notes.

Interoperability Matrix

For detailed interoperability information please check OpenStage SIP interoperability matrix.

OpenStage Manager

The OpenStage Manager is a comprehensive and powerful tool for your OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80 telephone. The main function of the OpenStage Manager is to serve as an interface between your phone and PC, thus enabling convenient phonebook editing on your PC. OpenStage Manager allows you to synchronize contacts in Microsoft Outlook with the contacts in your telephone.

Mass deployment

What do we mean with “deployment”?

The installation of an IP phone in general requires integrating the phone into an IP infrastructure specific to the customer’s or user’s needs. This integration normally requires some activities on all components involved, i.e. on the IP phone and on other components like application servers and routers.
Additionally to the hardware related tasks like providing LAN cables and setting up the necessary power supply, this integration also covers adapting the IP phone to the individual customer configuration by setting various parameters to appropriate values. In this article we will use the term “deployment” for this task, including the provisioning of new software to the IP phone. Sometimes the term “provisioning” is used instead of “deployment”.

Individual phones can be easily set up using the local menue and the keypad or - more comfortable and even remotely - the phone's web administration. Larger companies or voice service providers have to install and maintain hundreds or thousands of phones, requiring mass deployment capabilities.

Mass deployment – how it works

IP terminals offer a range of functions and characteristics that were unknown or technically impossible in analog or early digital system environments (for example, ISDN). But increased product flexibility requires more complex technology. For this reason, it is essential that VoIP devices be optimally configured for users while at the same time expenditure (costs, time, training) must be kept to a minimum for service providers. Different scenarios have different requirements. However the following factors are critical for all solutions:

  • Minimum network intervention or modification
  • No inflexible or costly preconfiguration at the terminal
  • No or minimum (one-off) user activities

There are two main scenarios:

Add-On devices, Adapters and Accessories


The following headsets could be used with OpenStage 40, 60 and 80 phones:

Plantronics headsets:

  • Single earpiece (monaural, sound in one ear) headset style:
    • with noise canceling microphone
      • H141N DuoSet
      • H91N Encore
      • P91N Encore Polaris
      • H51N Supra
    • with lightweight voice tube microphone style
      • H141 DuoSet
      • H91 Encore
      • P91 Encore Polaris
      • H51 Supra
  • Double earpiece (binaural, sound in both ears) headset style:
    • with noise canceling microphone
      • H101N Encore
      • H61N Supra
    • with lightweight voice tube microphone style
      • H101 Encore
      • H61 Supra

and Plantronics in-the-ear single earpiece (monaural, sound in one ear) wearing style:

  • with noise canceling microphone
    • H81N TriStar
    • P81N TriStar Polaris
  • with lightweight voice tube microphone style
    • H81N TriStar
    • P81 TriStar Polaris

Plantronics Polaris headsets series are for use with phone systems with built-in amplifiers.

GN Netcom headsets:

  • Profile
  • Profile binaural

It’s generally recommended to use 8 poles connectors.
Further headsets may be available from other vendors: the main key criteria is the full compliance with 121-TR9-5 (corded) or 121-TR9-5* (cordless) standards.

See also

Show SIP related | Show HFA related | Show TDM related

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