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Release Note

SI

SIP I

 IP PHONE

 PHONE

   9143i, 9480i, 9480i CT and

   9143i, 9480i, 9480i CT and

675xi Series Phones

675xi Series Phones

RN-001029-03

Rev 01

Release 2.4.1

 


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Aastra Telecom will not accept liability for any damages and/or long distance charges, which result from unauthorized and/or 
unlawful use. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, Aastra Telecom will not be liable for technical or editorial errors 
or omissions contained within this documentation. The information contained in this documentation is subject to change without 
notice. 

Copyright 2008 Aastra Telecom. www.aastratelecom.com
All Rights Reserved.

 


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 RN-001029-03, Release 2.4.1, Rev 01 

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Contents

Contents

General Information  ..................................................................................................................................2

Release Content Information  ................................................................................................................2
Hardware Supported  .............................................................................................................................2
Bootloader Requirements  .....................................................................................................................2

Before you Upgrade  ..................................................................................................................................3

Please Read Before Upgrading Your Phone .........................................................................................3

New Features in Release 2.4.1  .................................................................................................................4

Description ............................................................................................................................................4
SIP Feature ...........................................................................................................................................4

Configurable Support for Compact SIP Header ..............................................................................4

User Interface Feature  ..........................................................................................................................6

Support for Additional Codec Types and Codec Priority Selection .................................................6

Issues Resolved in Release 2.4.1 ...........................................................................................................10
Contacting Aastra Telecom Support ......................................................................................................12

 


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RN-001029-03, Release 2.4.1, Rev 01 

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SIP IP Phone

Models 9143i, 9480i, 9480i CT,

and 675xi Series Phones

Release Note 2.4.1

About this Document

This Release Note 2.4.1 provides issues resolved since the release of the 2.4 software for the 
9143i, 9480i, and 9480i CT SIP IP Phones and the 675xi Series SIP IP Phones (6751i, 6753i, 
6755i, 6757i, 6757i CT), previously the 5xi Series.

For more detailed information about features associated with each phone, and for information on 
how to use the phones, see your model-specific SIP IP Phone Installation Guide and the SIP IP 
Phone User Guide. For detailed information about more advanced features, see the SIP IP Phone 
Administrator Guide
.

Topics in this release note include:

General Information

(release content, hardware supported, bootloader requirements)

New Features in Release 2.4.1

Issues Resolved in Release 2.4.1

Contacting Aastra Telecom Support

 


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General Information

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IP Phone Release Notes 2.4.1

General Information

Release Content Information

This document provides release content information on the Aastra 9143i, 9480i, and 9480i CT 
SIP IP Phone firmware and the 675xi Series SIP IP Phone firmware.

Hardware Supported

This release of firmware is compatible with the following Aastra IP portfolio products:

Bootloader Requirements

This release of firmware is compatible with the following Aastra IP portfolio product bootloader 
versions:

Model

Release Name

Release Version

Release Filename

Release Date

6751i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001126-04-REV01

December 2008

6753i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001086-08-REV01

December 2008

6755i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001087-06-REV01

December 2008

6757i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001088-06-REV01

December 2008

6757i CT Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001089-06-REV01

December 2008

9143i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001092-04-REV01

December 2008

9480i

Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001097-04-REV01

December 2008

9480i CT Generic SIP

2.4.1.37

FC-001101-04-REV01

December 2008

6751i

6757i CT

6753i

9143i

6755i

9480i

6757i

9480i CT

6751i - Bootloader 2.1.0.2088 or higher

6757i CT - Bootloader 2.0.1.1055 or higher

6753i - Bootloader 2.0.1.1055 or higher

9143i - Bootloader 2.2.0.166 or higher

6755i - Bootloader 2.0.1.1055 or higher

9480i - Bootloader 2.2.0.166 or higher

6757i - Bootloader 2.0.1.1055 or higher

9480i CT - Bootloader 2.2.0.166 or higher

 


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Before you Upgrade

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Before you Upgrade

Please Read Before Upgrading Your Phone

If you have a firmware version on your phone prior to 2.3, please read the following IMPORTANT 
information before upgrading the phones:

LLDP is enabled by default. 
If LLDP is enabled on your network, the phones may come up with different network settings. 
For more information about LLDP, see the Aastra SIP IP Phone Administrator Guide.

Support for DHCP Options 159 and 160.
If the DHCP server supplies Options 159 and 160, the phones will attempt to contact the 
configuration server given in these options. For more information about Options 159 and 160, 
see the Aastra SIP IP Phone Administrator Guide.

HTTPS validation.
If you are using HTTPS and the certificates are not valid or are not signed by Verisign, 
Thawte, or GeoTrust, the phones fail to download configuration files. For more information 
about HTTPS validation, see the Aastra SIP IP Phone Administrator Guide.

Watchdog task feature.
If the phone detects a failure (for example, a crash), the phone automatically reboots. For more 
information about the Watchdog feature, see the Aastra SIP IP Phone Administrator Guide.

Note: 

If you factory default a phone with Release 2.3 and above 

software, when the phone reboots, it attempts to connect to 
rcs.aastra.com
. There is no personal information transmitted from the 
phone and the phone continues to boot up as normal.

 


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New Features in Release 2.4.1

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New Features in Release 2.4.1

Description

This section provides a new feature in SIP IP Phone Release 2.4.1. This new feature applies to 
all of the Aastra IP Phones, unless specifically stated otherwise. The feature also specifies 
whether it affects the Administrator, the User, or both.

Configurable Support for Compact SIP Header

Release 2.4.1 provides a new feature that allows an Administrator to shorten the length of a SIP 
packet by using the compact form. This feature is in accordance with Compact SIP Headers 
defined in RFC 3261.

For example, the following SIP header is the long format:

Via: SIP/2.0/UDP 
10.50.91.2:5060;branch=z9hG4bK571ebe0c;rport=5060;received=10.50.91.2
From: "Unknown" <sip:Unknown@10.50.91.2>;tag=as19d00fc8
To: <sip:1106@10.50.110.54:5060;transport=udp>;tag=916699998
Call-Id: 73cad5456806f3a7768d17e8617279d7@10.50.91.2
CSeq: 102 OPTIONS

Feature

Description

SIP Feature

Configurable Support for Compact SIP 

Header

(For Administrators)

Release 2.4.1 provides a new feature that allows an 
Administrator to shorten the length of a SIP packet by 
using the compact form. This feature is in accordance 
with Compact SIP Headers defined in RFC 3261.

User Interface Feature

Support for Additional Codec Types and 

Codec Priority Selection

(For Administrators)

Release 2.4.1 includes support for a additional code 
types. Now using the Aastra Web UI or the configuration 
files, an Administrator can select from up to 14 codecs 
for the phones AND customize a codec preference list of 
up to 10 codecs. Silence suppression can still be enable 
or disabled as required.

SIP Feature

 


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The following SIP header is equivalent to the above SIP header, but uses the short (compact) 
format instead:

v: SIP/2.0/UDP 
10.50.91.2:5060;branch=z9hG4bK571ebe0c;rport=5060;received=10.50.91.2
f: "Unknown" <sip:Unknown@10.50.91.2>;tag=as19d00fc8
t: <sip:1106@10.50.110.54:5060;transport=udp>;tag=916699998
i: 73cad5456806f3a7768d17e8617279d7@10.50.91.2
CSeq: 102 OPTIONS

By default, the IP Phones use the long format. However, an Administrator can provision the short 
(compact) format using the configuration files. The Aastra Web UI does not support this 
configuration feature.

Enabling/Disabling the Compact SIP Headers Feature

To enable/disable compact sip headers use the following configuration parameter:

sip compact headers

Parameter –
sip compact headers

Configuration Files

aastra.cfg, <mac>.cfg

Description

Enables or disables the IP phones to use compact SIP headers in the 
SIP packets sent from the phone.

Format

Boolean

Default Value

0 (disabled- uses long SIP header format)

Range

0 (disabled- uses long SIP header format)
1 (enabled- uses short (compact) SIP header format)

Example

sip compact headers: 1

 


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New Features in Release 2.4.1

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Support for Additional Codec Types and Codec Priority Selection

Release 2.4.1 includes support for additional code types. Previously, using the Aastra Web UI or 

the configuration files, an Administrator could enable or disable basic codecs for the phones 

(G.711 u-law, G.711 a-law, and G.729), customize a codec preference list, and enable or disable 

silence suppression.

Now using the Aastra Web UI or the configuration files, an Administrator can select from up to 

14 codecs for the phones AND customize a codec preference list of up to 10 codecs. Silence 

suppression can still be enable or disabled as required.

Configuring Customized Codecs Using the Configuration Files

Using the configuration files, you can enter the following parameters to configure the codecs for 

the phones and customize a codec preference list.

sip customized codec (this parameter has not changed but now supports up to 14 codecs)

User Interface Feature

Parameter –

sip customized codec

Codec Preference List

(in Web UI)

Aastra Web UI

Advanced Settings->Global SIP->RTP Settings

Configuration Files aastra.cfg, <mac>.cfg

Description

Specifies a customized Codec preference list which allows you to 

select the preferred Codecs for this IP phone. You can enter up to 10 

codec preferences.

Note: Enabling or disabling silence suppression (sil supp) enables/

disables it for all codecs in the customized list.

Format

Comma-separated list of semicolon-separated values

Default Value

Not Applicable

Range

Valid values for the syntax are:

payload 

0   - G711u/8000

8   - G711a/8000

98  - G726-16/8000

97  - G726-24/8000

115 - G726-32/8000

96  - G726-40/8000

18  - G729/8000

106 - BV16/8000

107 - BV32/16000

110 - G711u/16000

111 - G711a/16000

9   - G722/8000

113 - L16/16000

112 - L16/8000

ptime (in milliseconds)

5, 10, 15, 20........90

silsupp

on, off

Note: The “silsupp” value is either ON for all codecs or OFF for all 

codecs.

Example

sip customized codec: 

payload=18;ptime=10;silsupp=on,payload=0;ptime=10;

silsupp=on

 


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New Features in Release 2.4.1

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Configuring Customized Codecs Using the Aastra Web UI

Use the following procedure to customize codecs for the phones using the Aastra Web UI.

Aastra Web UI

1

Click on Advanced Settings->Global SIP->Codec Preference List.

2

In the Codec Preference List 1, select a codec 9 (with its payload type) you want the phones to use. Valid values are:

All

Basic (G.711 u-law, G.711 a-law, G.729)

G722

G711u/8K

G711u/16K

G711a/8K

G711a/16K

G729

G726-16

G726-24

G726-32

G726-40

BV16 (8K)

BV32 (16K)

L16 (8K)

L16 (16K)

Notes:

1.

Setting the Codec Preference List 1 to “All” ignores the packetization interval (ptime). The packetization 

interval setting defaults to 30, which is the default for all codecs. 

2.

Setting the Codec Preference List 1 to “All” automatically sets all other codec preference fields 2 through 10 to 

None”.

3.

Setting the Codec Preference List 1 to “Basic” and all other codec preferences in 2 through 10 to “None”, 

forces the phone to use only the basic codecs as in previous releases (G.711 u-law, G.711 a-law, and G.729). If you 

select an additional codec to use in the codec preferences 2 through 10 fields, those codecs are added to the list of 

Basic codecs for the phone to use.

 


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3

In the Codec Preference List 2 through 10, select a preference of codecs (with its payload type) to use on the phone. 
Valid values are:

None
G722

G711u/8K

G711u/16K

G711a/8K

G711a/16K

G729

G726-16

G726-24

G726-32

G726-40

BV16 (8K)

BV32 (16K)

L16 (8K)

L16 (16K)

Note: You can select up to 9 codecs in addition to the codec you selected in step 2.

Aastra Web UI

 


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For more information about codecs, ptime, and silence suppression, see the SIP IP Phone 
Administrator Guide
.

4

In the “Packetization Interval” field, select the time, in milliseconds. Valid values are 5 to 90, in increments of 5 
milliseconds.

5

In the “Silence Suppression” field, enable or disable as applicable.

When enabled, the phone negotiates whether or not to use silence suppression. Disabling this feature forces the 
phone to ignore any negotiated value.

Reference: For more information about silence suppresion, see the SIP IP Phone Administrator Guide.

6

Click 

 to save your changes and reboot the phone for the change to take affect.

Aastra Web UI

 


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Issues Resolved in Release 2.4.1

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Issues Resolved in Release 2.4.1

This section describes the issues resolved on the IP Phones in Release 2.4.1. The following table 
provides the issue number and a brief description of each fix.

Note: 

Unless specifically indicated, these resolved issues apply to all 

phone models.

Issue Number

Description of Fix

User Interface

ENH11409

BLF/list: The LED on the phone now shows a solid RED indicating the initiater as Busy during a BLF/
List call.

DEF10515

Performing the “park a call” with the cordless phones using CT handset now works properly.

DEF11394

There are no longer Private/Public dialing/display Caller-ID issues when using the CT handsets.

DEF11519

Error messages now use current language configured on the phone.

DEF11522

Ringing screen now has the name on the first line and number on the second line as expected.

DEF11636

6757i: Ringtone is no longer heard over conversation on a call.

DEF11746

Expansion Modules: Changes made to the list names on the expansion modules are now dynamic 
and apply after saving the name.

DEF11851

Trailing spaces (%20) in the dial string are now trimmed before dialing.

Web UI

DEF11578

6757iCT: Configuration Server fields are no longer greyed out. and can now be edited if required.

DEF11754

Vlan: Changing “PC passthru vlan” parameter now prompts the user to reboot the phone.

DEF11810

TLS continues to work properly if TLS files are deleted from the configuration server. TLS uses files 
stored on the Flash as expected.

DEF12061

No longer a Javascript error on saving a Web page if DHCP is disabled.

SIP

ENH12057

Replacement of “early-only” now works as expected when server sends 181 instead of 180.

DEF09110

Broadsoft Call Foward No Answer: phone no longer generates 302.

DEF11395

Phone no longer continues to ring after a CANCEL packet.

DEF11396

Update message is now taken into account When UPDATE is received after 183 with SDP followed 
by 180 without SDP.

DEF11547

SDP session version is now correct on the answering party’s phone display.

DEF11570

SRV lookup for TURN on the phone now performs as expected.

DEF11742

Phone now shows correct caller extension number after receiving INVITE w/ earlyonly.

DEF11876

No longer a typo in the NOTIFY sent by the phone when using the ACD feature.

DEF12111

The phones now add quotes around the display name in the contact header in 180 ringing as 
expected.

DEF12198

Third party BLA registration is no longer missing the 5060 UDP SRC port in the contact header.

 


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Issues Resolved in Release 2.4.1

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Configuration

DEF12085

FTP provisioning now works as expected with proFTPd.

Issue Number

Description of Fix

 


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Contacting Aastra Telecom Support

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Contacting Aastra Telecom Support

If you’ve read this release note, and consulted the Troubleshooting section of your phone 
model’s manual and still have problems, please send inquiries via email to support@aastra.com.

 


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Generic SIP IP Phone
Models 9143i, 9480i, 9480i CT,
and 675xi Series

2.4.1 Release Notes

Copyright © 2008 Aastra Telecom. All rights reserved. Information in this document is subject to 
change without notice. Aastra Telecom assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in 
this document. Product capabilities described in this document pertain solely to Aastra Telecom's 
marketing activities in the U.S. and Canada. Availability in other markets may vary.

RN-001029-03 Rev 01
Release 2.4.1

December 2008