We recently purchased two Avaya/Nortel 1220 IP phones for testing in our environment as a possible replacement to the manufacture discontinued i2002/i2004 IP phones. We’re evaluating whether we should purchase the 1120e/1140e or the 1220/1230 as our standard IP phone going forward. An obvious concern going forward is that the phone support the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) so that it will be potentially capable of inter-operating with whatever soft switch or PBX we might have in the backend, be it the Avaya Aura or the legacy Avaya/Nortel Call Server 1000.
I should warn folks that the phone is sold with different SKUs depending if you want it running the UNIStim or SIP protocol. Upgrading the phone between the UNIStim and SIP firmwares is not supported by Avaya/Nortel. With that said I was successful in upgrading/converting a UNIStim SKU’d phone with the SIP firmware available from Avaya/Nortel’s Software Communication System (SCS). I did have some issues downgrading/converting the same set back to UNIStim, although I eventually found the workaround that was needed to trick the SIP firmware into believing I had newer firmware. I can share that with anyone that is interested or if anyone is stuck in a similar position.
The default configuration password is:
Update: Monday February 22, 2010
It might be easier to remember the password as follows: