we are proud to announce that we have released VVX UC Software 184.108.40.20696 RTS 92 and BToE 4.0.0
NOTE: Polycom UC Software 6.0.0 will not be certified under Microsoft Skype for Business 3rd Party IP Phones (3PIP) certification. Microsoft Skype for Business Online customers won’t be able to sign-in to Polycom VVX phones if Polycom UC Software 6.0.0 is deployed in your environment.
Polycom recommends using UC Software releases that are Microsoft 3PIP certified available on Polycom UC Software for Skype for Business Deployments page.
Future Feature Releases For VVX Business Media Phones
With the end of sale of some models of VVX business media phones, the following phone models will no longer receive new features:
As a result, UC Software 5.9.x was the last release to contain significant feature development for these models. UC Software 6.0.0 or later will not include images to support these models.
In line with the Polycom End of Life policy, Polycom will continue to provide bug fixes in maintenance and patch releases on the UC Software 5.9.x stream. For details, see the Polycom End of Life Policy.
New Features and Functionality:
|Key System emulation||Key System Emulation (KSE) allows One Touch call Park and retrieve between a closed group with visual and audio indication||Customers can experience this legacy key system feature with the benefits of the latest Poly software and hardware.|
|VVX Pagination||Allows VVX Phone screen to act as soft EM and display line keys across multiple pages (up to 4 pages) on the phone||Users can now access 4X number of lines (favorites, BLF Contacts, registration lines, presence contacts, EFK’s etc) compared to previous release with out adding any extra hardware.|
|Better Together - Phone Based Headset Device Management||Allows auto detection of some Poly headset models and allows these headsets to be configured from VVX phone||Users does not have to remove Poly Headsets from the phone and connect to PC to change any configuration.|
|uaCSTA advanced features||Added support for the advanced features like Conference, device snapshot, consultation call and Transfer call||Users can access these advanced functionality right from their PC CSTA client|
|REST API additions||As a continuous effort to increase the REST API suite we added REST API’s related to call connection and Network Management (Wi-fi)||Customers can develop applications for Controlling and monitoring call connection and wireless connectivity.|
|“Lines” Softkey support for EFK prompts||Allows user to select contacts on the home screen from an EFK call Prompt||Make it easier to search and select contacts from home screen for performing various functions like Transferring a call to a favorite contact, forwarding a call, parking a call on BLF Contact etc.,|
|Flexible Line Key support for BLF and EFK||Allows user to configure the line keys for BLF Contacts (Non-Broadsoft) and EFK||Enhances the user flexibility to arrange the contacts in the order of his choice for optimum productivity|
|DHCP Cache for survivability||Allows phone to store the IP address obtained from the DHCP sever in the cache||Phone can now place and receive calls by using the IP stored in cache incase of WAN outage and DHCP server is in a different location|
|Font Size customization||Allows users to choose the font size on the VVX 250, 350 and 450 phones between large and Normal.||VVX 250, 350 and 450 has an option to increase the font size by 3pix (VVX 250), and 2pix (VVX 350/450). This helps in better visibility of text especially on VVX 250 phones which has same screen size as VVX 350 with lower resolution.|
|BToE security enhancements||Allow BToE use TLS 1.2 as the default security profile for connection between PC and VVX Phone||Enhanced Security|
|“Guest” Softkey Customization||Ability to rename the Guest soft key on idle and lock screen and customize the position of the Guest soft key on the idle screen.||This is inclined towards Customization, Personalization & better user experience.|
|Open SSL upgrade||Upgraded Open SSL version to latest 1.0.2P for better security||Improves security.|
BToE security enhancements
The original BToE application connected to a PC using a less secured SSH Connection.
UC Software 6.0.0 fixed multiple security vulnerabilities with respect to BToE
No New Configuration is required.
Guest softkey Customization
Prior to UC Software 6.0.0 it was not possible to reposition or rename the Gues Softkey in a Skype for Business Common Area Phone (CAP) scenrario.
NOTE: This is for Skype for Business only
You can rename the guest softkey without changing the soft key position by configuring softkey.x.insert parameter in the existing position.
|feature.enhancedFeatureKeys.enabled||1 – Enables Guest soft key|
|0– Disables Guest soft key|
|1 – Enables the x soft key.|
|0 (default) – Disables the x soft key.|
|1 - Displays the soft key x in the idle state.|
|0 (default) - Does not display the soft key x in the idle state.|
|softkey.x.label||The text displayed on the soft key label.|
|If a string is labeled as “ospite” in italic, the guest key displays as “ospite” on the idle screen.|
|softkey.x.insert||0 (default) – The phone places the soft key in the first available position after the default soft keys.|
|For example, if the soft key is set to 3, the soft key is displayed in the third position from the left.|
|softkey.x.action||Controls the action or function for the custom soft key x.|
|This value uses the same macro action string syntax as an Enhanced Feature Key.|
More details on Enhanced Feature Keys (EFK) can be found => here <=