Posted by: Mudassir Ali | December 4, 2011

Cisco Unified Communications Manager New or Enhanced Features, by Version

Cisco Unified Communications Manager New or Enhanced Features, by Version


New in Release 5.x

New in Release 6.x

New in Release 7.x

New in Release 8.x

For Business to Business Unified Communications        
Support for Cisco Intercompany Media Engine      

For Easier Administration, Saving You Time and Resources        
Additional prepackaged alerts, monitor views, and historical reports with RTMT

Real-time and historical application performance monitoring through operating system tools and SNMP

Monitored data-collection service

Remote terminal service for off-net system monitoring and alerting

Real-time event monitoring and presentation to common syslog

Trace setting and collection utility

Browse to onboard device statistics

Multisite (cross-WAN) capability with intersite CAC

Outbound call blocking

Enhancements to out-of-band dual tone multifrequency (DTMF) signaling over IP

PSTN failover on route nonavailability

Device authentication – through embedded X.509v3 certificate in new phones

Cisco® SRST

Transcoder resource

Conference bridge resource

Topological association of shared resource devices (conference bridge, music-on- hold sources, and transcoders)

Fault, configuration, accounting, performance, and security (FCAPS) enhancements to support SIP

Improved SIP trunk device identification  

Calling-party normalization    

E.164 with “+” dialing    

Local route groups and transformation    

Trusted relay point    

Intelligent bridge selection    

Service Advertisement Framework (SAF) – call-control discovery      

Analysis manager      

Product nodes inventory and grouping      

Trace setting      

Trace collection on demand      

Scheduled trace collection      

Templates for setting trace levels and trace file server      

Collect/view system configuration information      

Daylight savings time/zone structure      

User phone add page with default, hidden, and read-only check boxes      

Phone template-based phone add page      

Bridged upgrade      

Mobility Features, Streamlining Communications        
Call divert

Dial via Office    

Directed call park    

Call screening    

Reverse callback    

Simultaneous ring time-of-day access list    

Call handoff      

User-to-number matching. Calls directly to mobile phones are anchored to the cluster for mobility features      

Native mobile unified communications client support      

Dial via Office (DVO) and least-cost routing (LCR) enhancements      

Digital number identification service (DNIS) pool of direct-inward-dialing (DID) instances      

LCR policy for DVO reverse and forward      

LCR policy for DVO reverse and forward      

Research In Motion (RIM) send call to mobile      

iPhone Dial via Office Forward (DVOF) redial support      

Greater Interoperability with Partners for Flexibility and Choice        
SIP trunk integration with Microsoft OCS  

Click to conference with IBM Sametime    

Dual forking integration with Microsoft OCS    

Simultaneous ring Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) dialing with Microsoft OCS    

T.38 Fax interoperability with Microsoft Exchange    

Active Directory 2008    

SIP Early Offer      

SIP Normalization and Transparency      

New or Enhanced Telephony Features        
Attenuation and gain adjustment per device (phone and gateway)

Automated bandwidth selection

Auto route selection (ARS)

CAC – Intercluster and intracluster

Forwarding based on internal and external calls

Forwarding out of a coverage path

Timer for maximum time in coverage path

Time of day

GSM-FR and wideband audio (proprietary 16-bit resolution; 16-kHz sampled audio)

Forced authorization codes and client matter codes (account codes)

Hunt groups – Broadcast, circular, longest idle, and linear

T.38 fax support (H.323 and SIP)

Time-of-day, day-of-week, and day-of-year routing and restrictions

Toll restriction – Dial-plan partition

Prevent trunk-to-trunk transfer

Drop conference call when originator hangs up

Require forced authorization codes

Video telephony (SCCP, H.323, and SIP)

CTI for Internet service provider (ISP) phones

Audible message waiting indication on IP phones  

Call recording  

Extension mobility        
Extension mobility cross-cluster      

Extension mobility PIN change through phone      

HTTPS for phone services including EM and EMCC      

Call forward all  

Audible Message waiting indication  


Device mobility  

Do not disturb  

End User and Application User Certificate Authority Proxy Function (CAPF) for CTI  


Device mobility changes the location-specific information when a device moves within the cluster  

Programmable line keys  

Secure conferencing available to all members of the conference  

Silent monitoring  

Join Across Lines for connecting multiple calls or conferences  

Single Button Barge  

Callback support for analog phones  

Single-button barge-in  

Join across lines  

Busy-lamp-field (BLF) alert  

BLF pickup  

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G  

Do not disturb – call reject    

Directed call pickup    

Extension mobility feature safe    

Phone services provisioning    

External call control (ECC) service and Cisco Unified Routing Rules Interface      

CTI integration with hunt list/call pickup      

CTI support for call forward      

AXL enhancements: AXL interface automated to support all the database fields supported by admin interfaces      

Next-generation TAPI/wave driver      

Caller ID on MGCP FXO      

DSN hotline feature for tactical deployments in the military/government communications system space      

UCR2007 PBX1 requirements as outlined for military/government systems      

MLPP support services + Cancel call waiting      

MLPP on E1 PRI circuits      

HTTPS phone services      

Secure recording and monitoring      

Annunciator support for SIP phones      

Support for VPN clients on Cisco Unified IP Phone 7942G, 7945G, 7962G, 7965G, and 7975G SCCP phones      

Support for Cisco Cius      

Support for Cisco Unified IP Phone 6901, 6911, 6921, 6941, and 6961 models      

Support for Cisco Unified IP Phone 6845, 8961, 9951, and 9971 models      

Key expansion module support      

USB video camera module      

Native support for Whisper Coaching and Agent Greeting within Contact Center      

Agent Zip Tone      

Encryption to analog endpoints (Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol [SRTP])      

Additional Localization (in addition to other languages supported in prior releases)        
Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic

Hebrew, Thai and Turkish  

Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian    

Additional SIP Support        
SIP trunk (RFC 3261) and line side (RFC 3261-based devices)

Media Termination Point (MTP) – Support for SIP trunk and RFC 2833

Native support of SIP devices

Presence information for SIP devices

SIP trunk enhancements for external applications, such as conferencing and presence

Third-party SIP devices supporting RFC 3261

SIP line-side RFCs: RFCs 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3311, 3515, and 3842

SIP trunk RFC support: RFCs 2833, 2976, 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3311, 3515, 3842, 3856, and 3891

Improved SIP trunk device identification  

Single-button barge-in    

Join across lines    

Busy-lamp-field (BLF) alert    

BLF pickup    

Conference chaining    

Do not disturb – call reject    

Cisco Unified IP Phone 7931G    

Cisco Unified IP Phone Expansion Module support for 7914, 7915, 7916    

Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) over SIP trunk    

Early offer SIP trunk with G.729 with Media Termination Point (MTP)    

SIP trunk Preferred Asserted Identity (PAI)    

Domain name capacity on SIP phones (56 lines for Cisco Unified IP Phone 7902, 7912, 7942, 7962, 7905, 7945, 7965, 7975, and 7985 phones)

Added Support for Cisco Products, Enabling Broader Unified Communications        
Voice gateways: Cisco VG202 and VG204 Analog Voice Gateway models  

Click to dial on Cisco WebEx meeting applications    

Cisco Emergency Responder Location Management user interface    

Cisco Security Agent 5.2 support    

Serviceability Enhancements, Enabling Greater Efficiency        
Data Migration Assistant

Pre-upgrade DMA file generation  

DMA – bundle pre-upgrade tasks  

DMA – enhance platform config.xml  

IP tables    

Fresh install of Cisco Unified Communications Manager on the Cisco MCS 7828 Media Convergence Server    

Alerting subsystem in Cisco Unified Communications Operating System    

Clarity and consistency of alarms and events      

New performance monitoring counters (external call control, Cisco SAFclient,Cisco IME link)      

Changes in SNMP MIBs      

AXL Serviceability API Cipher support      

VMware support      

SSO and SmartCard authentication      

Cisco EnergyWise: Deep-sleep mode reason codes      

Options ping serviceability      

Troubleshooting reports for device registration and un-registration      

Safari browser support      

Performance Improvements        
Reduce tracefile output by compression    

Database replication improvements    

Media Support        
Codec support for G.711, G.722, G.722.1, G.723.1, G.728, G.729A/B, and GSMEFR

Video codecs: H.261, H.263, *H.264, and Cisco Wideband Video Codec (Cisco Unified Video Advantage)

HD Video Interoperability        
HD video (720p/1080p) resolution interworking among Cisco Unified Communications hard phones and clients, Cisco TelePresence endpoints, and third-party HD video endpoints in standard H.264 codec      

Native video endpoint support for simplified registration and provisioning, including Cisco IP Video Phone E20      

End to-end solution testing, including Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (Cisco VCS)      

Support for multiple H.264 payload negotiation for optimal resolution      

Support for midcall video codec parameter changes and consolidation      

Codec support for automated bandwidth selection: G.711 (mu-law and a-law), G.722, G.722.1, G.723.1, G.728, G.729A/B, GSM-EFR, GSM-FR, iLBC, wideband audio (proprietary 16-bit resolution; 16-kHz sampled audio), and Advanced Audio CODEC (AAC) for use with Cisco TelePresence devices  

ISAC support        
Codec preference order enhanced      

Features for the Department of Defense (DoD)        
Assured Services Session Initiation Protocol (AS-SIP), Voice over Session Initiation Protocol VoSIP/DVX G.Clear    

Secure indication tone (Norway)    


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