Digium AA50 Customers

Howdy Digium AA50 Customers,

We dropped software release onto the BE downloads portal Wednesday of last week, about 25 seconds before everyone left for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Ooh, so intriguing.  Let’s talk about what changed :D

First, you’ll notice those .bmp files in the downloads portal, those should be placed in the /var/lib/asterisk/sounds/phoneprov_configs directory on the unit.  You can wget or tftp them in or remove the CF and transfer them in.  With those in the proper location, your auto provisioning Polycom phones will now come up with the Digium|Asterisk logo.  Hooray!

Next, we fixed a bug with voicemail to e-mail.

We made sure voicemail to e-mail attachments were getting delivered to your mailboxes in regular WAV format.

The timezone files now get backed up when you take a backup.

NTP’s properly getting served to IP phones in the event that you’d defined an upstream NTP provider.

The phone auto provisioning system now gives Polycom phones the proper timezone offset per your AA50 configured timezone.

We addressed a nasty call forward triangulation issue.

Calls to Ring Groups where one member had set a call forward on their phone no longer follow that forward.  Hooray.

The unit won’t let you flashupdate to the app.ldr file.  We had someone ignore the request to upload the uImage file.  D’oh.

The Directory application now properly deals with multiple users of the same first or last names.

One of our preferred SIP trunking partners has decided to go another direction with their business, so we’ve removed them from the list.

And in my best Ron Popeil, “But wait, there’s more!”

Ron Popeil

Files over 1024 lines don’t blow up the file editor or get truncated.

 Ringgroups out to IVR menus now work, instead of breaking.

 ”Shoestring potatoes, shoestring carrots, there’s still more!”

Pocket Fisherman 

We marged the Save Changes and Activate Changes into one less confusing button called “Apply Changes” – this is sure to be a big hit.

The Apply Changes button, formerly the Activate Changes button, now deals better, meaning it works just fine, if users decide to triple, quadruple, or even septuple-click the button.

And, finally, the timezone files were updated to the latest NIH release.

I flew all the way from Huntsville, and boy are my arms tired!

About the author

Digium lifer, celebrator of 13 Digium birthdays, and Digium employee #4. "I like te-lephony and I cannot lie. You other vendors can't deny; When a call comes in with MOS so you can't hear and some echo in your ear you get angry!" - Sir Mix-a-Malcolm

6 Responses to “Digium AA50 Customers”

  1. Michael White


    Here’s to Digium continuing to fix bugs in record time!

    Thanks – The apply changes fix is Just fantastic!

    Mike White

  2. skipfactor

    New customer…where is the “BE downloads portal”? Thanks.

  3. Malcolm Davenport



    Login to the Digium website using your digium.com username and password here:

    Once there, register your AA50 unit:

    Your product serial number is found on the sticker on the bottom of the unit along with the product model: S800i, S844B, or S808B.

    With that done, register your subscription here:

    You should see a link then in the grey area called “Asterisk Business Edition.”
    This links to:

    This is the BE downloads ports.

    Here, you can click on “Downloads” and then the AA50 tab, which links to:

    You’ll then see the current release folder,

    Inside of this directory, you’ll find the Changelog, some bitmaps, and the uImage file.

    Download the uImage file to your local PC.

    If you’ve got an older release, you might want to reboot your AA50 immediately before performing the following. Also, don’t perform upgrades during high system usage times:

    Using the GUI browser to the AA50, upload the image you downloaded. Return to the GUI home page, click the “Save Changes” button, then the “Reboot” button.

    Note that the upgrade and reboot process may take some time.

    If you run into problems, drop an e-mail to our Support team.


  4. skipfactor

    Perfect, thanks.

    Excellent response time BTW.

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