Here are some of the enhancements made in the new software release;
- Improved Licensing
- SIP Support for 1220,1230 and 1165E IP Deskphones
- Shared Call Appearances – CS1000
- IPv6 Support
- SRTP Media Security
- TLS Signaling Security
- Certificate-based Authentication
- Enhanced Screensavers
- Background images
- Support for Avaya Aura™ Communication Manager / Session Manager
I was having a discussion with “Mike” in the comments section of any earlier post entitled, SIP Software Release 3.0 for IP Deskphones, in which he pointed out some of the issues with the new licensing model. Well it looks like Avaya was paying attention to that thread and made some changes to the licensing that should satisfy the majority of users. (I’m just going to quote directly from the readme.)
Licensing was introduced in the SIP 3.0 release. With SIP 3.2, the following changes are made to the licensing mechanism:
- The Standard feature set is now available on all desksets without a token. This provides a basic set of SIP features conforming to RFC 3261 (SIPPING 19) at no additional cost.
- Now, when the phone is registered to a recognized Avaya call server (Avaya AuraTM, AS 5300, CS1000 or CS2100), the Extended feature set is available as well without a token.
- The Advanced feature set is reserved for Federal and DoD features on the AS 5300 call server only
- The feature packages have been re-organized
- Wideband is part of Standard feature set
- IPv6 and Broadworks SCA are part of Extended feature set
- Security is now part of the Extended feature set
If you connect your IP deskphone to a Avaya Call Server (Avaya AuraTM, AS 5300, CS1000 or CS2100), you’ll get all the standard features you would get with the UNIStim firmware. The licensing really only comes into play if you decide to connect your Avaya IP deskphone to a third party call server or SIP provider.