we are proud to announce that we have released VVX UC Software 188.8.131.5239 RTS93
See the Polycom Security Center for information about known and resolved security vulnerabilities.
The software can be found =>here<=
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.|
Key System emulation:
Customers wanted the experience of legacy key systems that where not currently available with the latest OpenSIP software.
|attendant.keylineEmulation.enabled||0 (default) – Disables the KSE feature||No|
|1 – Enables the KSE feature|
|attendant.keylineEmulation.showParkedCallerId||1 (default) - The display name of the parked caller (if available) is shown for a line whenever a call is parked.||No|
|0 - The display name of the parked caller is generated from BLF dialog resource list|
|feature.enhancedCallPark.allowBLFAudioNotification||1- Allow call park audio||No|
|0 (Default)- No notification on BLF monitored lines|
|attendant.callParkBLFReminder.StartDelay||Time in seconds before the first reminder tone is played.||No|
|0 (default) - No reminder tone is played for calls parked by remote phones|
|attendant.callParkBLFReminder.RepeatTime||Time in seconds between two reminder tones.||No|
|0 (default) - No repeat reminder tone is played.|
Polycom phones where originally limited to just the visible Line keys without an Expansion Module, and customers want the ability to utilize more Line keys without the need for an additional EM
|up.pagination.enabled||0 (default) – Disables the pagination feature||No|
|1 – Enables the pagination feature|
Better Together - Phone Based Headset Device Management
Originally to change settings on a headset connected to the phone, it is necessary to unplug the phone and connect it to a PC.
1 (default) – Enables the Plantronics headset configuration.
0 - Disables the Plantronics headset configuration.
uaCSTA Advanced Features
uaCSTA did support only basic functionality which was not sufficient for our customers
Sample Screenshots from Estos TAPI Dialer:
|reg.x.advancedConference.subscribeForConfEventsOnCCPE||1 (default) - Enable the conference host to receive notifications for conference events||No|
|0 - Disable the conference host to receive notifications for conference events|
REST API additions
As a continuous effort to increase the REST API suite we added the below set of API’s in UCS 6.0.0
“Lines” Softkey support for EFK prompts
In a EFK call a Prompt does not have the ability to select contacts.
Added “Lines” SK in the EFK prompt
Please check the UC Software 6.0.0 Admin guide for the related MACRO’s to enable this feature and => here <=
Note: No New Configuration is required
Flexible Line Key support for BLF and EFK
Prior to UC Software 6.0.0 Busy Lamp field's (BLF’s) and Enhanced Feature Key's (EFK’s) appear in a pre-configured order and did not give any flexibility to the user on the position.
This original design defeated the purpose of the Flexible line key feature where a user could arrange their lines in order of importance
More details and Information on FLK => here <=
|Parameter||Permitted Values||Change Causes Restart or Reboot|
|efk.efklist.x.lineLabel||Specifies EFK line key label.||Yes|
|up.staticBLF.FLKIndexRequired||0 (default) – Doesn’t display the automatic ordering for static BLF||No|
|1 - Displays the static BLF at the specified position|
|up.EFK.FLKIndexRequired||0 (default) – Doesn’t display the automatic ordering for EFK||No|
|1 - Displays the EFK at the specified position.|
DHCP Cache for survivability
A WAN outage can impair the local devices from being able to operate normally and continue to place/receive calls when DHCP services are offered by a server on WAN. This is a common issue when the DHCP server is not on the same local network as phone
|device.net.cachedIPAddress||0 (default) – IP addresses isn't cached||No|
|1- If a DHCP response isn't received, the phone uses the last assigned IP address, provided one is cached already. A DHCP discover message is retried every second|
|device.net.cachedIPAddressRetryTime||Specify the time in seconds to send new||No|
|DHCP to discover messages when using a cached IP address.|
|This is only applicable when device.net.cachedIP Address is enabled.|
|300 - 7200|
Font Size customization
The VVX 250 had the same screen resolution as the VVX 350, but a smaller display, making the font appear smaller and harder to read on the VVX 250
New since UC Software 6.0.0
The increased text size is applicable for all the menu’s including contact directories, calendar, Contact Directories etc.
|dev.font.size.set||0 (default) - Disables the font customization||No|
|1 – Enables the font customization|
|dev.font.size||Normal (default) – Sets the normal font size||No|
|Large – Sets the large font size|