Linksys SPA942/962 Firmware release 6.1.3

Bob

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For those that have not spotted it yet, Linksys have released a firmware update for the SPA942 and SPA962 IP Phones. It is for the older SPA9xx models as well (checked that there is a download there), however the documentation only states SPA942/SPA962.

It seems to have some nice new features to make life a bit easier.

An excerpt from their release notes will give you and idea....

The following new features were added.
 

DaveD

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Thanks Bob time to test a few phones with the updates
 

Chilling_Silence

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Thanks bob!

I might need to look into the provisioning via Elastix doing the firmware update, wonder how difficult that would be...
 

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You should be able to put the firmware into the TFTP on Elastix and set the linksys to update via TFTP, setting the TFTP on the linksys to point to your Elastix box
 

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I just apdated one of my SPA942 handsets and now I have BLF and directed pick-up working! YAY!

This was the one thing stopping me from pushing the Linksys phones as a good cheap handset alternative.
 

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What did you have to do to get BLF working with Elastix?
 

DaveD

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Something like this works

Extension: disabled
Short Name: Whatever
Shared Line Apperance: private
Extended Function: fnc=blf+sd+cp;sub=23@$PROXY;ext=23@$PROXY
(23 is the extension)
The important bit was slightly further down the phone tab:
Server Type: Asterisk
 

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There isn't a lot of quality doco on the BLF/CP/SD feature for the current firmware. My setup goes like this:

Extension: Disabled
Short Name: What ever display name you like
Shared Line Apperance: Doesn't matter
Extended Function: fnc=sd+blf+cp;sub=101@<ElastixIP>

As stated by DaveD, the important bits are below:

Server Type: Asterisk
SPA932 Call Pickup Code: **#

Asterisk accepts **<Extension Number> for directed pickup, easy enough. What isn't well documented is the fact that the Linksys will substitute the character # for the extension number. This had me puzzled for a while.
 

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