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CiscoThanks to affordable IP endpoints in the Cisco 6900 Unified IP phone series more organizations can now take advantage of IP communications. Telephone Magic Inc. is an online leader in providing replacement and spare Cisco IP phones at wholesale prices.

Jeff Jackson, president of Telephone Magic indicates “When our clients call for Cisco IP endpoints we offer a wide spectrum of phones to suite a variety of budgets and Voice over IP network needs. Unlike anonymous shopping cart websites that can have out of date prices, we offer clients a personal relationship with a representative they get to know. We consult them to narrow their requirements and provide current wholesale pricing.”

Mr. Jackson continues, “Most of the Cisco 6900 IP phone models support full-duplex speakerphones for a more productive, more flexible, and easier-to-use IP phone experience. Some models also introduce support for single-call per-line appearance, which offers a traditional telephone interaction for business clients who seek this type of call experience for their staff. Fixed keys for hold, transfer, and conference along with tri-color LED line and feature keys also make the phone easier and simpler to use.”

There are six models available in the Cisco 6900 IP phone series. The Cisco 6901 IP phone is a trimline telephone; the Cisco 6911 IP phone is a one-line VoIP telephone; the Cisco 6921 Unified IP phone is a two-line terminal; the Cisco 6941 IP phone 6941 is a four-line VoIP telephone; the Cisco 6945 IP phone is also a four-line desk phone; and the Cisco 6961 IP phone is a robust twelve-line VoIP telephone set.


What You’ll Get

When you’re done, you’ll have a few small stick-on tiles placed strategically around your house, car, office, or anywhere else you want. Holding your phone up to one of these tags will perform a simple action right away, so you don’t have to constantly fiddle with settings. For example, you could:

Turn on your ringer and Wi-Fi when you return home
Turn off the ringer and set your alarm when you go to bed
Start the Maps app and turn on Bluetooth when you get in your car
Launch your remote control app when you sit down on the couch to watch TV
Set a timer for 30 minutes when you put your clothes in the laundry
Start playing music or skip tracks
Check in to Foursquare, Facebook, or Google Latitude at your current location

…all with a quick tap of your phone. No need to open any menus, or tweak any settings yourself.

Some of you Android fans may recognize some of these ideas as things you can automate with Tasker, and that’s true. Apps like Tasker can do similar things based on location, what networks you’re connected to, the time of day, and more. What’s great about NFC tags is that they allow you do perform similar tasks in situations where Tasker isn’t as good at automating. For example, Tasker doesn’t always know when you’re in your car, or when you sit down to watch TV. In those cases, these little NFC tags are perfect. In fact, with this method, you can even launch a Tasker task by placing your phone next to an NFC tag, so the two work phenomenally well together.
Step One: Get Some NFC Tags
To start, of course, you’ll need to pick up some NFC tags (usually for a dollar or two apiece) that you can program with your desired actions. You’ll find a number of differen brands out there, but both TagsForDroid tags and Samsung TecTiles are very popular and come highly recommended. We used the Samsung tags for this tutorial, but you can use another brand if you so choose. Most tags come in a number of forms, too, like stickers, keychains, and more.