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How to configure Cisco 7975 backlight behavior?

I have five 7975G's, one 7925G and a SPA on my UC-540.

I want the 7975G's to turn on at 8:30AM and off at 5:30PM, Monday through Friday.

I want the 7975G backlight to come on when used outside those hours for 10 minutes.

Finally, when the backlight is idle and a new call comes in, the baclight should stay on for 10 minutes. I think the default behaivor is teh phone does not light up, but im not sure. 

Here is what I think I need;

service phone daysBacklightNotActive 1,7
service phone backlightOnTime 08:30
service phone backlightOnDuration 09:00
service phone backlightIdleTimeout 00:15

service phone displayOnWhenIncomingCall 10

create cnf-files
reset all

When I try this, it does not work. I think its because I am not applying the changes to the 7975G phones explicitly.

Can anyone tell me how to do that or what I am doing wrong?

On a side note, its pretty silly that Cisco shows these settigns int he phone's GUI, but denies the ability to make changes.

Thanks,

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Hi Brook,

I'm going through a similar issue right now and I think I found the solution --

First, create an ephone-template that has all the parameters you need:

ephone-template 10

     service phone daysBacklightNotActive 1,7
     service phone backlightOnTime 08:30
     service phone backlightOnDuration 09:00
     service phone backlightIdleTimeout 00:15

     service phone displayOnWhenIncomingCall 10

Then apply the ephone-template to the ephone's:

ephone xx

     ephone-template 5

Then regenerate the cnf files and reset the phones:

no create cnf

create cnf

reset all

I believe that should work, but if not, hopefully it'll put you in the right direction.  Please be sure and post the results.

Regards,

Brandon

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I'll try it tonight and advise.

Thanks!

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I just realized my examples used different template tag #'s -- just make sure you use the same tags when you implement.

ephone-template 10

     service ...

ephone xx

     ephone-template 10

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Brandon,

I'll give it a try and advise the resutls.

ephone-template 10

     service phone daysBacklightNotActive 1,7
     service phone backlightOnTime 08:30
     service phone backlightOnDuration 09:00
     service phone backlightIdleTimeout 00:15

     service phone displayOnWhenIncomingCall 10

Then apply the ephone-template to the ephone's:

ephone xx

     ephone-template 10

Then regenerate the cnf files and reset the phones:

no create cnf

create cnf

reset all

Thanks,