Asterisk VoIP News

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Announce: New GXP-2000 Beta firmware available

From the usual place:
GXP2000 Beta Download

Note, there are two (and it took me a bit of a while to figure out) images to be loaded. Copy the ...a.bin's and the .bin's to your http provisioning directory, and reboot. The phone _must_ load the .bin files before it understands the ..a.bin files.

After it loads the first one, the phone does lock up with the 'Grandstream' logo displayed. I left it sitting there for a minute just to make sure it wasn't flashing itself or anything, then power cycled it. Then it requested the a.bin files, and away it went.

For those that didn't see the unofficial beta firmware, these phones now support BLF and call pickup (but, in a very asterisk-centric way). Use your standard HINT to get the BLF, but when the user pushes the flashing button, the phone sends '**[xtn]'. So you want something in your dialplan like:

Exten => _**XXX,1,Pickup(${EXTEN:2})