It’s been nearly 3 months, so how about another update?
We’re pleased to announce the release of the 1.1 software for our AA50. Customers may download the software update from the Asterisk Business Edition downloads portal using their Digium.com account.
A slew of International-related analog trunk and station options have been exposed via the GUI in a new “Operation Mode” section of the Networking tab, in the Advanced tab of the Analog Service Provider configuration, and in the Users tab as a part of user creation.
You can now set:
- Busy Detection on or off
- A numerical value for Busy Count
- Busy Pattern
- Ring Timeout
- Answer on Polarity switch and Hangup on Polarity switch
- Call Progress (still not super-reliable) and Progress Zone
- To enabled Caller ID, or not to enable Caller ID, when to start it (ring or polarity), whether you want your Caller ID as received or custom, and your CID signalling type
- Trunk and Station Flash timing
- Pulse or DTMF dial
- Country specific Opermode – for setting impedances on your trunks
- a-law or u-law codec for your trunks
- Whether to apply Opermode to FXO only or FXS and FXO
- Normal or boosted station ringer voltage
- Low power mode
- Fast Ringer mode
- Ring Detection – Standard or Full Wave (to improve UK CID detection)
- Tone Zone – Confuse your friends and impress your grandparents by using “us-old”
- Signalling – Loopstart or Kewl Start (Loopstart with Disconect Detection)
Wow..that’s a lot.
But what about things other than analog trunk configuration?
G.722 transcoding support has been added. Polycom 650 and 550 users rejoice.
A new mode of DHCP operation has been added to allow for the provisioning of Polycom phones on the WAN side of the AA50. How does this work? If you’ve got an existing DHCP server in your network, and it’s not already serving Option 66, then enabling this option will cause the AA50 to listen for DHCP requests, but not serve DHCP addresses, and then offer Option 66 to devices that are looking for it.
By default, there’s no twist in the transmitted DTMF values out the PSTN ports. Now, we’ve got twist for Brazil. Other countries, coming soon.
Date and Time may now be set manually via the GUI – so an NTP server isn’t required.
And, the Backups tab now allows you to download a local copy of a Backup, or for you to upload a Backup onto the AA50 – those of you looking to roll the same configuration to more than one unit, take note.
A synchronization between the Embedded Business Edition software on the AA50 and the Business Edition software that comprises the C1.5 release.
And, some improved (performance-wise) math for mixing channels in MeetMe conferences.
The setting of static WAN IPs now works properly. Yay.
Calling Rules no longer get stuck in an un-deletable (yes, that’s totally a word) state.
Some help text for Queues has been cleaned up.
Clicking on the Timezone sub tab no longer makes the WAN and LAN tabs disappear.
In User creation, the codec list now shows up by default.
An issue with sticky inbound call routes has been addressed – old deleted routes are now really deleted.
We’ve added some Polarity detection fixes to improve Caller ID and disconect detection.
A crash issue that surfaced while writing voicemails has been resolved.
In some cases, on first boot, the AA50 would hang while trying to generate an SSH key. This no longer happens.
The Polycom timezone GMT offset has been re-fixed. This time…it’s for real.
Special Thanks To:
Our customers, for pointing out things we needed to fix.
Our international partners, for helping us provide the necessary configuration tools for their locales.
The Academy, The Hollywood Foreign Press, The Golden Raspberry, my wife, our tireless engineering department, the Aromas Coffee Shop for opening a branch office inside of the Digium building and for keeping us fueled, and Mr. T as B.A. Baracus.