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Now Available: 69.3 - A New Build of the Vodia Phone System

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May 30, 2024

We are excited to announce Vodia PBX version 69.3, designed to enhance stability in challenging environments with improved logging and packet burst resilience. Key updates include automatic audio file conversion, handling for 130 Australian numbers, expanded Avaya support, enhanced Call Detail Records with SIP packets and RTP statistics, and cloud storage for call recordings. Additionally, we've added support for new devices from Fanvil and Grandstream, improved redirection settings, registration refresh for devices, hotline dialing, and more detailed system performance statistics available through Prometheus.

We are pleased to announce a new build of Vodia’s industry-leading phone system, 69.3, is now available. 

The "theme" of this release is to help make the PBX rock solid even in challenging environments. This includes more and better logging and more resilience for packet bursts, especially for mobile devices. 

As always, before you upgrade you should make a backup and review your backup strategy - we have published a backup script if you’re running Linux. If you wish, you can add a command that lifts the backups into your cloud storage; this means any hardware failure will not disrupt the PBX. 

Here are the other additions and improvements we’ve made: 

  • Admin Front End: When you add audio, the file will automatically convert to the right format when possible (this will also be done in the user front end). 
  • Australian Numbers: We have added handling for 130 Australian numbers.
  • Avaya Support: Additional modes on buttons, including DND and call forwarding, are now available; we have also added a fixed Avaya messages waiting indicator.
  • The CDR: The CDR now contains the SIP packets for the call, the pressed DTMF keys and the call’s RTP statistics. There is a new setting to control whether or not PCAP RTP should contain the audio.
  • Cloud Storage: The interface for storing call recordings in the cloud is now available via the administrator web frontend.
  • Fanvil: We added the Fanvil X210i paging console phone to our list of supported devices.
  • Grandstream: We added the DP755 DECT VoIP base station to our list of supported devices.  
  • Hotline Setting: We added a hotline setting to dial a number when going off hook (for certain devices).
  • HTTP Client: The HTTP client will now check both IPv4 and IPv6 when locating the server; the system will prefer IPv4 by default.
  • Login: We have added additional checks to guide users through passkey setup. The password warning now clears when the user attempts a different password. 
  • Mailbox: When listening to long envelope headers, the user can now skip to the message using the pound symbol (#). We improved the spelling of numbers, and messages aren’t automatically purged in all cases. 
  • Redirection: We have added new settings to define what numbers are allowed for redirection.
  • Registration Refresh: For devices that support sending CRLF keep alive traffic, the PBX will automatically reduce the registration interval.
  • Room Setting: We have added a room setting for every extension - this can be used for reporting locations for emergency calls.
  • RTP Burst: The PBX now automatically buffers RTP packets coming from apps when bursts exceed typical desktop phone size (150 ms).
  • Snom: The SRAPS-generated credentials expired after some time, which required a new entry for the account password - this is now handled automatically. We have added SP800, D812 and D815 to our list of supported devices.
  • Statistics: More information is now available for the overall performance of the system, including the number of page faults, processing delays and main CPU usage; the graphs are now available through Prometheus.
  • Trunk 100: Responses now stop the trunk failover, and we added bluip SIP trunking.
  • Trunks: We added the option to clock any RTCP to the SIP trunk; by default video will not pass to the SIP trunk. 
  • User Front End: There is now a switch to add shared address book entries. We also added settings that control what fields the user sees - this includes control over the hangup tone and if video calls should be made available. 

The release notes for 69.3 and all other 69 builds are available on the version 69 documentation page. For more information, please get in touch with us, sales@vodia.com, +1 (617) 861-3490. 

About Vodia 

Vodia Networks, Inc. is a pioneering provider of B2B Cloud Communications Solutions catering to enterprises, contact centers and service providers. Vodia's PBX software boasts an extensive suite of business telephony features for on-premise and cloud-based systems and operates seamlessly across Windows, Linux or Mac platforms. Fully compliant with SIP industry standards, the Vodia phone system integrates effortlessly with a wide range of SIP-based devices and trunking providers, granting ultimate freedom in telephony. Vodia’s multi-tenancy platforms are compatible with an unprecedented number of technologies, including desk phones, softphones and APIs, for myriad third-party software and CRM systems. Our mission is to empower our partners and end-users with the world's best cloud PBX and personalized support to ensure their success at every turn. Visit Vodia on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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