OpenStage HFA Release Notes
The Wiki of Unify contains information on clients and devices, communications systems and unified communications. - Unify GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of Siemens AG.
The OpenStage HFA Release Notes help you to find, in descending order:
- New implemented features
- Corrected bugs
- Known and still open issues (eventually with workarounds)
for each specific OpenStage HFA phone software version considered.
Software versioning / naming
A new software versioning scheme was introduced, it requires that a new versioning name should be adopted for each software product.
Software product version will be now identified with the string:
V x[.y] R m.f.h
in which field:
- x[.y] denotes the Major release level
- m denotes the Minor release level
- f denotes the Fix release level
- h denotes the Hotfix level
|This naming convention scheme does not imply any naming requirements for file / files available.|
More informations on the New Software Versioning scheme wiki page.
OpenStage / DeskPhone IP HFA V3
General information HFA V3
|New HFA Workpoints||The OpenScape Desk Phone IP 35G / IP 55G phones (DPIP35/55) represent a new generation of desk phone with completely new physical housing.
Main differences OpenScape Desk Phones to OpenStage:
|Functionality||LDAP on OpenStage 15/20/40 and on OpenScape Desk Phone IP 35G. This feature provides user access to centralized (corporate) directories on LDAP base direct on OpenStage 15/20/40 and on OpenScape Desk Phone IP 35G.|
|Functionality||Local Phone Book on OpenStage 15/20/40 and on OpenScape Desk Phone IP 35G. This feature provides user access to a local phone book direct on OpenStage 15/20/40 and on OpenDesk Phone IP 35G. The local phone book is restricted to 100 entries. Each entry (contact) consists of three attributes: last name, first name and number. Editing of a contact can be done locally or via WBM interface.|
|Functionality||Support of Bluetooth Hands-free Profile (HFP).|
|Usability||Distinctive Ringing (providing different ring tones). A new node called “Ringer” is placed at the User menu, this will have two sub-nodes, one allowing the user to set the mode (local or Hipath) and the other giving access to list of configurable local (distinctive) ringers.|
|Usability|| Volume Indicator
This feature introduces audible feedback of changes made to ringer volume (while the phone is not involved in a call) for OpenStage 60/80 and OpenScape Desk Phone IP55G.
|License Issue||Replacement of 3rd Party H.323 Stack. With the Version HFA V3, the current implemented 3rd party H.323 stack is replaced by a stackless solution as well as with an Unify own compatible H.323 stack. For SME was decided to abandon H.323 protocol and extend CorNet protocol. This was introduced with V2R1 HFA to support OpenScape Business. The Unify own H.323 stack is backward compatible with former 3rd party H.323 stack.|
|License Issue||Downgrade Protection to avoid a download with HFA Phone Software containing former 3rd party H.323 stack|
|License Issue|| OpenStage 60: Removing and Replacing Java
As already done for SIP, with V3R0 HFA, the Java based functionality was replaced by existing phone application software (e.g. XML parser for the XML generic application platform).
|Security|| Linux Kernel Upgrade
To keep up-to date with recent kernel development, as well as getting security fixes and bugs corrected, a kernel upgrade was done for the Unify HFA Desktop phone family.
|Security||SHA-2 for digital signatures / certificates. The phone supports the SHA-2 family of hash functions (in addition to SHA-1):
A certificate signature encoded using any of these algorithms can be handled.
|Security|| MTLS based device authentication
The phone supports client certificates for mutual authentication (when the server also authenticates the phone) of selected secure interfaces. A client certificate identifies the device (not current user) to the server.
|Security|| Configure USB port
A new Admin level local menu only item is introduced with this Version to disable the USB port at a low level.
|Network|| OpenStage 60 LLDP-MED Message with 5 W
OpenStage 60 (backlit version) can advertise via LLDP-MED a power value that fits PoE class 2 with up to 2 sidecars but provided that USB is disabled at start-up. OpenStage 60G (backlit version) can advertise via LLDP-MED a power value that fits PoE Class 2, but only if USB is disabled and no sidecars are plugged in. This new feature can be used it at least these HW Revisions are used:
OpenStage HFA V2
Support for this Software Version is discontinued. Further fixes will only be done with OpenStage HFA V3 R0
Known & Open Issues
|NA12432445||Call duration Timer reset on new display messages (for example AUN Call)||None|
|NA12430056||Attended crashes on phones with very high load||None, several improvements have been made in V2 R1.5.1 for this issue.|
|NA12256620||Call forward led on OS20G is not lit when forward is active|
|NA11135555||Sporadically Call Forward Key does not function|
|NA12430056||Several stability improvements made|
|NA11480710||Current Destination number of NAME key is not being displayed on OS40 when using keys 13-18 on OS keymodule 15|
|OpenStage HFA reboot in attendant scenarios|
|NA10893464||WBM&GUI: wrong LLDP-MED Network policy TLV (other)|
|NA12124867||Auto Negotiation Improvements for Gigabit Phones|
|NA11306618||DLS Overload cause Phones to stop any DLS communication|
|NA11190480||Calls sporadically with no payload|
|NA11060107||OpenStage HFA phones fail to upgrade|
|NA10918396||Re-register with Gateway redundancy doesn't work|
|NA06832185||DLS OpenStage 40HFA Logo deployment fails during Plug and Play|
OpenStage HFA V1
This version is out of support
- OpenStage - the portal page of the OpenStage telephone family
- OpenStage Training - easy learning to use your feature-rich enterprise phone
- OpenStage Manager - feature description of the PC application for OpenStage
- OpenStage power supply and PoE classes - required power supply and PoE classes of phones and accessories
- OpenStage Hardware Changes and necessary Software Versions - comparative table of supported hardware versions
- OpenStage Bluetooth - OpenStage 60/80 Bluetooth feature information
- OpenStage Accessories - Add-On devices, Adapters and Accessories
- OpenStage Main Navigation - comparative information about the main navigation elements