The UCx Digital Station Module allows reuse of Nortel/Avaya digital phones with a UCx Server.  The current release specifically supports Norstar/BCM series phones and devices as identified in the Supported Hardware and Capacity section of this guide.  The DSM16 will be able to accommodate future software updates to extend the breadth of supported devices.  Support for Nortel Meridian/CS1000 digital phones is planned for an upcoming release; the same module will also support E-MetroTel's own digital phones that are planned for a future release.

The Norstar/BCM digital phones work with UCx Server through the Digital Station Module, keeping their original phone user interfaces and having extended Unified Communication feature capabilities from the UCx Server.

The UCx Digital Station Module is ideal for Norstar or BCM200/400/1000 sites for which there is no UCx Digital Gateway Solid State Drive option for re-using existing Nortel hardware.

This guide covers topics including the configuration of the system and maintenance of the UCx Digital Station Module software.

UCx Digital Station Module (DSM16)

Front View

RJ21:  For connection of Digital Sets.  See DSM16 - Wiring Chart.

Rear View


Power:     For connection of 12V DC Power
USB:        Not Used
Ethernet: RJ-45 LAN Connection
Indicator Location Status Meaning
Power Small hole below power jack. Green: Power applied and internal power converter is working
Status Small hole between USB and RJ-45 connectors Off:
Flashing Green:
Solid Green:
Initial boot in process
Services starting
Ethernet Bottom edge of connector Green:
Link is present
Link activity

100 Mbps operation