OpenStage SIP

The Wiki of Unify contains information on clients and devices, communications systems and unified communications. - Unify GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.

Jump to: navigation, search
os60-p.jpg os80-p.jpg
OpenStage 60 OpenStage 80

The OpenStage phone family consists of two SIP phones:

  • The OpenStage 60 offers top notch functionality and innovations with a maximum of usability combined with a clear intuitive and sleek design. Applications and personalization options make this phone the first choice for boss-/secretary environments and people interacting with lots of other devices.
  • The OpenStage 80 is an innovative first class top quality device and is especially designed to meet the needs of top level managers and executives. Premium features, materials and components lead to this extraordinary appearance.

Phone range

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 graphical color TFT display, backlit:
    • OpenStage 60: 320x240 quarter VGA (QVGA) 4:3 ratio
    • OpenStage 80: 640x480 VGA 4:3 ratio
  • USB support
  • Bluetooth support
  • Built-in applications:
    • Graphical call handling
    • Telephone book / Directory access (LDAP)
    • Call log / history
    • ...
  • External applications integrated into phone user interface:
    • XML API (coming soon)
    • JAVA VM (coming soon)
    • SDK Software Development Kit (coming soon)
    • ...
  • Free programmable sensorkeys
  • TouchGuide with Sensorring for navigation / feature control (OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80)
  • Touch Slider for volume settings
  • Keypad with 12 keys
  • Increasing combination of various housing colors and materials from model to model

Hardware related differentiating factors

Phone model Illuminated Display Free programmable sensor keys Mode keys Function keys Audio keys Full duplex handsfree mode Built-in LAN Switch Headset port USB master port Bluetooth Interface for add-on equipment
OpenStage 60 Color TFT 320x240 8 6 3 3 yes 2-Port (10/100) yes yes yes yes
OpenStage 80 Color TFT 640x480 9 6 3 3 yes 2-Port (10/100) yes yes yes yes

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 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?

User Manuals HiPath 8000 environment

Administration Manuals HiPath 8000


Miscelleanous documents

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.

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

  • using FTP or HTTPS method.
  • using HiPath DLS tool (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 60/80 SIP V1.0 R0.8.13.

Version Release Release date Release note
V1 R0.8.13 09/03/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1.0 R0.8.13
V1 R0.7.92 26/02/2007 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1.0 R0.7.92
V1 R0.4.0 22/12/2006 OpenStage 60/80 SIP V1.0 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 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.

The following comment should be fixed | Show fixme list

Please insert the link to the OpenStage Manager User Manual.

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 comment should be fixed | Show fixme list

Which Accessories are available and should be listed?

How To

The following comment should be fixed | Show fixme list

Which How To articels should be written?

See also

The following comment should be fixed | Show fixme list

Where can we get additional information?

External links