How to connect Cisco ip Conference Station CP-7936 to a network

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Telephony

Inexpensive Back-end Configuration

Cisco ip Conference Station CP-7936

I cannot determine how to connect a CP-7936 inexpensively. I know the router must use Cisco IOS and Cisco Call Manager. What is an inexpensive router that meets the requirements of the conference station? What versions of Call Manager & IOS are inexpensive & how do I buy them, thru Cisco? I no longer have a POTS carrier. Can I route the phone from router, thru switch then over internet? Somewhere I read about converting the conference station from skinny to SIP with a firmware upgrade. Would this be best/cheapest? If so, where and how can I purchase the firmware? How is the firmware installed into the conference station? Whew, I know the questions are basic, even laughable. But, I am just now immersed in telephony because of my naive purchase of the CP-7936. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Software/Hardware used:
Equipment: Linksys (Cisco) router: EA4500; Cisco managed switch: SGE2000POE; Cable ISP

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