OpenStage SIP FAQ

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In this OpenStage SIP you will find answers to frequently asked questions on the OpenStage SIP phone family, divided into various topics.



What documents are available for the OpenStage phones and where do I find them?

All OpenStage phones are shipped with a printed document in multiple languages providing brief instructions regarding installation and operation. All the others are here on this Wiki.

How do I get an overview of the features of the OpenStage phones?

You will get a quick overview of the features in the corresponding OpenStage datasheets, which you can alternatively view under > Downloads > Data sheets.
Another short overview is available on the OpenStage page.

What are the default passwords?

User Menu: no password
Admin Menu: 123456
Factory Reset: 124816

How can I invoke a soft-Restart?

Press buttons osk-1.gif osk-4.gif osk-7.gif simultaneously.



How can I monitor the phones IP traffic?
Best way, just configure the PC-port of your OpenStage phone as a mirror of the first one and trace phones IP/SIP traffic with a network tracer running on the PC connected to the phones PC-port.
What is a phone-trace?
It is a capture of messages and activity states of the phone.
How can I get a phone-trace?
Traces section in WBM
The tracing is enabled via the Web interface, actions are then performed on the phone, during which the trace information is captured. When the desired actions have been performed, the captured trace information can be downloaded and viewed.
For enabling tracing just enter the WBM, chosse Administrator Pages and select Diagnostics. There you can enter the Fault trace configuration or use an EasyTrace Profil.
When you are not sure which profil to choose, enter the Fault trace configuration, there you can set traces in detail.
The file size should be set to 500.000 bytes. When the file size is reached, the phone save the trace file as old trace file and begins a new one. If the new one reaches the maximum file size, the old trace file will be replaced.
You should only activate a few traces and use the function "Automatic clear before start" (old files will be deleted)
Which trace-actions are available?
Default settings
Sample for SIP tracing
This deals with the changing and setting of parameters within the phone database, from both the User and Admin menus.
Application Menu
This is where applications to be run on the phone can be started and stopped.
Call log
This deals with the Call log application which displays the call history of the phone.
Certificate management
This service handles the verification and exchange of certificates for security and verification purposes.
Component registrar
This handles data relating to the type of phone e.g HFA/SIP Workpoint Hi/Workpoint Lo.
Data Access service
This service allows other services to access the data held within the phone database.
Digit Analysis service
This analyses and modifies digit streams which are sent and received by the phone e.g. canonical conversion.
Directory service
This performs a look up service for data in the phonebook, trying to match incoming and outgoing numbers with entries in the phonebook.
Health service
This monitors other parts of the phone for diagnostic purposes and provides a logging interface for the other services in the phone.
Instrumentation service
This is used by the Husim phone tester to exchange data with the phone for remote control, testing and monitoring purposes.
Any Java applications run on the phone will be run in the Java sandbox controlled by the Java service.
Media control service
This service provides the control of media streams (voice, tones, ringing etc.) within the phone.
Mobility service
This handles the mobility feature whereby users can log onto different phones and have them configured to their own profile.
Openstage Client Management
This provides a means by which other services within the phone can interact with the database.
POT service
This service is supposed to take over control of basic telephony if the callview application fails.
Physical interface service
This handles any interactions with the phone via the keypad, mode keys, fixed feature buttons, clickwheel and slider.
Service registry
This keeps a record of all services which are currently running inside the phone
SIP call control
This is contains the call model for the phone and is associated with telephony and call handling.
SIP signalling
This is involved in the creation and parsing of SIP messages and communicates directly with the SIP stack.
Tone generation
This service handles the generation of the tones and ringers on the phone.
Voice engine
This provides a switching mechanism for voice streams within the phone. It is also involved in QDC, Music on Hold and voice instrumentation.
Application framework
All applications within the phone e.g. Call view, Call log or Phonebook are run within the application framework. It is responsible for the switching :between different applications and bringing them into and out of focus as appropriate.
Bluetooth Service
This handles the Bluetooth interactions between external Bluetooth devices and the phone.
Call view
This handles the representation of telephony calls on the phone screen.
This is involved in the passing of call related information and signaling to and from the CSTA service.
CSTA service
Any CSTA messages, are handled by this service. CSTA messages are used within the phone by all services as a common call progression and control :protocol.
The desktop service is responsible for the shared parts of the phone display. Primarily these are the status bar at the top of the screen and the FPK :labels.
DLS Client management
Interactions with the Deployment and licencing server are handled by this service.
The help function is handled by this service.
Journal service
The Journal service is responsible for saving and retrieving call history information which is used by the Call log application.
Media Processing service.
This is a layer of software between the media control service and the tone generation and voice engine services. It is also involved in switching of :audio devices such as the handset and loudspeaker.
OBEX service
This is involved with Bluetooth accesses to the phone
This is responsible for the phonebook application within the phone.
Password management service
This is used to verify passwords used in the phone.
Service framework
This is the environment within which other phone services operate. It is involved in the starting and stopping of services.
Sidecar service
This handles interactions between the phone and any attached sidecars.
SIP Messages
This traces the SIP messages which are exchanged by the phone
Team Service
This is primarily concerned with Keyset operation.
Transport service
The transport service provides the IP (LAN) interface between the phone and the outside world.
Web Server service
This provides the web access to the phone.

Error codes

When do I see the error codes?
Whenever a phone is unable to register it brings up a message (No telephony possible) together with an error code. The error code helps you to identify where the problem is.
List of error codes
Problem Detail Error code
Network Problem No network connection LI1
Not Initialised Waiting for data I1
Unable to use LAN 802.1x error LX1
Unable to use LAN Physical connection missing LP1
Unable to Register Server timeout RT2
Unable to Register Server failed RF2
Unable to Register Authentication failed RA2
Unable to Register No number configured RN2
Unable to Register No server configured RS2
Unable to Register No registrar configured RG2
Unable to Register No DNS domain configured RD2
Unable to Register Rejected by server RR2
Unable to Register No phone IP address set RI2
Survivability Backup route active B8
Survivability Backup not configured RS8
Survivability Backup timeout RT8
Survivability Backup authentication failed RA8


What codecs are supported with OpenStage?
- G.711 (A-Law and u-Law)
- G.729AB (OpenStage can decode G.729 and G.729A but encodes only with G.729A)
- G.722 wideband codec


Accessing the LDAP server is only available on OpenStage 60 or 80 devices.

What is the purpose of a LDAP template?
A LDAP template has to be downloaded to the phone via local phone menu or WBM, because it contains necessary information about the search attributes and the location of all user data inside the directory.
Where do I get the template from?
It is a plain txt file and must fit your directory environment. The configuration for a Microsoft Active Directory would look like this:
OpenStage LDAP TEMPLATE (v.1)
If your are not using a Microsoft AD, you have to adjust the template:
OpenStage LDAP TEMPLATE (v.1)
ATTRIB01="Last Name"
ATTRIB02="First Name"
ATTRIB03="Business phone numer 1"
ATTRIB04="Business phone numer 2"
ATTRIB05="Mobile phone number"
ATTRIB06="Home phone number"
ATTRIB08="Address 1"
ATTRIB09="Address 2"
ATTRIB10="Job function"
ATTRIB11="E-Mail address"
Configuration at the phone.
Besides the template, add the following information in the admin menu of the OpenStage SIP phone: Admin --> Local functions --> Directory Settings
  • LDAP server address
  • LDAP server port
  • LDAP authentication (if Simple, add authentication information below)
Up to now, the address is saved in one single field, which makes it difficult to search for a complete address. It is up to the administrator to which subject of the Directory the address fields are matched with.

Web-based-Management (WBM)

With the WBM are changes in settings possible, which can also be performed in the phone-menu, but you have the adventage that you needn't be in front of the phone.
Trace-configuration is only possible in WBM.

User Data

Keep in mind that the user space is limited to 8 MB (total). Every picture, ringtone or phonebook entry will reduce the space left!

USB support to backup/restore user data

Which OpenStage SIP phones provide an USB port and what kind of USB port?

The OpenStage 60 and OpenStage 80 provide an USB master port.

What can I connect to this port?

You can connect an USB memory stick to back-up and restore personal data, like phonebook, Ringer tones and pictures (for details see below). All data you find under SettingsUser (no admin data).

The hardware of the OpenStage SIP phones does not allow for connecting a USB hub (e.g. acoustic unit). This might be supported in a future release.

What USB features can I use?
  • Backup of data into USB (with a password, and then it is encrypted)
  • Restore of data from USB (with a password, and then it is decrypted)
  • Encryption/Decryption of the backup data (storing on USB memory stick and loading data from USB memory stick is encrypted)
  • Replace backup
  • Delete backup
  • HotPlug device
  • ColdPlug device
  • Getting product name (the phone is told the USB device name)
Can I store more than one phone configuration on an USB memory stick?

Yes. It depends only on the size of memory of the USB memory stick.

Logo (Background picture)

How can I put my own company logo or background picture on the phone?
This can either be done by local phone menu or Webbased management. The logo file has to be placed on a FTP server, where the phone can download it.
What file types are supported?
OpenStage 40 phones support BMP format (monochrome).
OpenStage 60/80 phones support PNG and JPG format, but PNG is the preferred file type because of the transparency feature.
A logo file has to be resized to 144 x 32 pixel (OpenStage 40), 240 x 70 pixel (OpenStage 60) or 480 x 142 pixel (OpenStage 80)
For a HowTo, see pdf.png  Administration Manual OpenStage HiPath 8000, chapter 4.2.
How can I return to the default logo?
If you like to return to the standard logo (Siemens) feel free to download the PNG file and deploy it to the phone.


Can I use my own pictures for the screensaver slideshow?
Yes, this is possible. Easiest way doing this, is with the help of the OpenStage Manager tool. It transfers all the pictures to the phone, makes them fit best on the screen and can help saving memory.
Which formats are supported?
The supported formats are JPG and PNG.
How many pictures can be downloaded?
This depends on the memory usage for other user data (eg. phonebook entries, ringer tones). The total memory available is limited to 8 MB.

Local phonebook

Is it possible to synchronize my Outlook contacts with OpenStage?
This can be done with the OpenStage Manager.
How can I get my mobile phone contacts to OpenStage?
Using the Bluetooth functionality of OpenStage 60 and 80. Via Bluetooth you can easily transfer a contact as a vCard (if supported by the mobile phone).

Ringer tones

What file types are supported?
In general, WAV and MIDI files are supported on all 4 phone types. Additionally, OpenStage 60 and 80 can play MP3 files.
Is there a suggestion for MP3 files?
OpenStage 60 and 80 can play MP3 files from 32 kbit/s up to 320 kbit/s (stereo and mono). Because of a limitation of the space available (8 MB in total), the following is suggested:
- mono instead of stereo sound
- a constant bitrate between 64 and 96 kbit/s
- a maximum length of 15 seconds per file
See the following table for estimated file size
64 kbit/s (mono) 80 kbit/s (mono) 96 kbit/s (mono)
Length 5 seconds 40 KB 50 KB 60 KB
Length 10 seconds 80 KB 100 KB 120 KB
Length 15 seconds 120 KB 150 KB 180 KB
How can I download my own ringer melodies to the OS 60/80 phones?
This can be done by using the OpenStage Manager. As an instance of ringtones, several MP3 files can be found here.

How can I download my own ringer melodies to the OS 20/40 phone?
This can be done via ftp. If you want to replace it, you need to download a new file with the same name. Of course a factory resets turns the phone in the original state and eleminates individual downloaded ringer files.

Music-On-Hold (MoH)

What file types are supported?
In general, WAV and MIDI files are supported on all 4 phone types. Additionally, OpenStage 60 and 80 can play MP3 files.
Is there a suggestion for MP3 files?
OpenStage 60 and 80 can play MP3 files from 32 kbit/s up to 320 kbit/s (stereo and mono). Because of a limitation of the space available (8 MB in total), the following is suggested:
- mono instead of stereo sound
- a constant bitrate between 64 and 96 kbit/s
- a maximum length of 15 seconds
- there can only be one single Music on Hold file at once
See the following table for estimated file size
64 kbit/s (mono) 80 kbit/s (mono) 96 kbit/s (mono)
Length 5 seconds 40 KB 80 KB 120 KB
Length 10 seconds 50 KB 100 KB 150 KB
Length 15 seconds 60 KB 120 KB 180 KB
How can I download my own Music on Hold to the phone?
This can be done by using the OpenStage Manager. Only one file can be downloaded, because there is no selection of files available.

See also

Show SIP related | Show HFA related | Show TDM related