We’re proud to announce the next major release of ScopTEL PBX !
The new version of Telephony 2.6.0 will officially be available on our repositories starting of August 15, 2012.
This article explains the new features in ScopTEL PBX :: Telephony 2.6.0. It doesn’t attempt to provide a complete specification of all new features, but instead tries to give a convenient overview.
Something new is always popping up somewhere on your ScopTEL PBX and this new version 2.6.0 includes many new and improved features, including better way to edit multiple extensions (Mass Operation), new option to control volume, a new wizard to configure VoIP Account, to name just a few of the changes.
In order to ease and speed-up the configuration of your Telephony server, we added a new system for executing Mass Operations (batch). Currently only available on Extensions -> Phones, this new system allow to do Mass Edit for Phone Options, CallerID, DTMF, Codecs, SIP Alert and Call Recording/Monitor in a matter of seconds.
VoIP Provider Wizard
A new configuration wizard for VoIP Accounts was added and lets you select a telephony service provider among a predefined list. It is also possible to automatically create Incoming and Outgoing Lines associated with the account. The new Wizard is available from Interface -> VoIP Account -> VoIP Provider Wizard.
Volume Gain Controls
For each extensions (phone) and wherever it is possible to specify an extension as a destination, such as in an IVR or Personal IVR, we added the ability to set (increase or decrease) the Volume Gain (RX/TX) that will be used on the current channel. From Incoming and Outgoing Lines, it also possible to enable DTMF volume control that will check the channel for ‘*’ and ‘#’. If one of those keys is pressed, the volume will be increased or reduced, respectively.
You can now enable/disable SIP SRTP support (need Asterisk 1.8) on each Extensions and VoIP Accounts. It also possible to enable IAX2 encryption on Interface -> VoIP Account to encrypt the channel control data and voice data with AES128.
Call Recording (BLF)
It now possible to define a BLF (hints) key to check if Call Recording is enabled, paused or disabled on a specific extension. This key can also be used to manually pause-and-resume call recording by the caller/agent when sensitive or private information is being disclosed during a call. This new feature require Asterisk 220.127.116.11 that will also be available by August 15.
You can now activate Call Screening options on Outgoing Lines and Voicemail Offsite Notification. This new option will prompt the called extension/external number before deciding how or whether to answer or reject it.
The update also provides a few bug fixes:
- An issue on Scheduled Tasks that ignore the specified month is now fixed.
- If an extension is defined to use a template, we no more overwrite the template when a user edit his extension from Web-GUI.
- The VLAN ID is now properly set on the Yealink Phone Provisioning configuration file.
- We now correctly update Polycom Phone Directory when variable macros are used on Provisioning (APS).
- and various minor fixes …
For a full list of changes in this release, please see the ChangeLog: