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 Cisco TelePresence MPS
Software Release Notes
Software Version J4
D50490 revision 2.2
January 2015
Cisco TelePresence MPS J4 Software Release Notes
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DOCUMENT REVISION HISTORY............................................................................................................ 6
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR Cisco TelePresence MPS VERSION J4.7.1 .............................. 7
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 7
New Features.............................................................................................................................................. 7
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ................................................................................. 7
Security............................................................................................................................................. 7
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.7 ................................................ 8
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................. 8
New Features.............................................................................................................................................. 8
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ................................................................................. 8
Hardware .......................................................................................................................................... 8
Known Limitations....................................................................................................................................... 9
TANDBERG...................................................................................................................................... 9
Polycom ...........................................................................................................................................10
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 11
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 11
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Microsoft ......................................................................................................................................... 12
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.6 .............................................. 13
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 13
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 13
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 13
Gateway ......................................................................................................................................... 13
System............................................................................................................................................ 13
Web ................................................................................................................................................ 13
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 14
Audio............................................................................................................................................... 14
Video............................................................................................................................................... 15
Network .......................................................................................................................................... 15
Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 16
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 16
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 17
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 18
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 18
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 18
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 19
Microsoft ......................................................................................................................................... 19
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.5 .............................................. 20
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 20
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 20
Security........................................................................................................................................... 20
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 23
System............................................................................................................................................ 23
Gateway ......................................................................................................................................... 24
Web ................................................................................................................................................ 24
SIP .................................................................................................................................................. 25
Inter-Op .......................................................................................................................................... 25
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Phonebook ..................................................................................................................................... 25
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 26
H.239 .............................................................................................................................................. 26
Network .......................................................................................................................................... 26
H.243 .............................................................................................................................................. 26
Security........................................................................................................................................... 26
Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 27
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 27
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 28
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 29
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 29
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 29
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 30
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.3.2 ........................................... 31
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 31
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 31
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 31
Video............................................................................................................................................... 31
System............................................................................................................................................ 31
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.3.1 ........................................... 32
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 32
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 32
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 32
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 32
System............................................................................................................................................ 32
Video............................................................................................................................................... 32
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.3 .............................................. 33
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 33
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 33
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 33
Gateway ......................................................................................................................................... 33
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 33
Video............................................................................................................................................... 34
Audio............................................................................................................................................... 34
Network .......................................................................................................................................... 34
System............................................................................................................................................ 34
Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 35
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 35
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 36
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 37
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 37
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 38
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 38
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.2 .............................................. 39
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 39
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 39
Video............................................................................................................................................... 39
Security........................................................................................................................................... 40
Network .......................................................................................................................................... 41
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 41
Gateway ......................................................................................................................................... 41
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 41
Video............................................................................................................................................... 41
Web ................................................................................................................................................ 42
System............................................................................................................................................ 45
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Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 47
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 47
Codian ............................................................................................................................................ 48
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 48
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 49
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 50
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 50
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 51
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.1 .............................................. 52
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 52
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 52
Security........................................................................................................................................... 52
Management................................................................................................................................... 52
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 53
Video............................................................................................................................................... 53
Web ................................................................................................................................................ 53
Audio............................................................................................................................................... 54
SIP .................................................................................................................................................. 54
H.323 .............................................................................................................................................. 54
H.239 .............................................................................................................................................. 54
H.243 Cascade ............................................................................................................................... 55
System............................................................................................................................................ 55
Inter-op ........................................................................................................................................... 55
Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 56
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 56
Codian ............................................................................................................................................ 56
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 57
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 58
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 58
LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 59
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 59
SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS VERSION J4.0 .............................................. 60
Introduction ............................................................................................................................................... 60
New Features............................................................................................................................................ 60
Video............................................................................................................................................... 60
Usability .......................................................................................................................................... 61
IP Networking ................................................................................................................................. 62
H.323 .............................................................................................................................................. 62
SIP .................................................................................................................................................. 63
Conferencing .................................................................................................................................. 64
Management................................................................................................................................... 67
Supplemental Notes ................................................................................................................................. 69
Software Files ................................................................................................................................. 69
Getting the Software ....................................................................................................................... 69
Installation....................................................................................................................................... 69
References ..................................................................................................................................... 70
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version ............................................................................... 71
Video............................................................................................................................................... 71
Web ................................................................................................................................................ 71
Audio............................................................................................................................................... 71
Networks......................................................................................................................................... 71
System............................................................................................................................................ 72
Known Limitations..................................................................................................................................... 73
TANDBERG.................................................................................................................................... 73
Codian ............................................................................................................................................ 73
Polycom .......................................................................................................................................... 74
RADVISION .................................................................................................................................... 75
Sony ............................................................................................................................................... 75
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LifeSize ........................................................................................................................................... 75
Aethra ............................................................................................................................................. 76
Interoperability Testing.............................................................................................................................. 76
Gatekeepers/Traversal Servers ..................................................................................................... 76
SIP Registrars/Proxies ................................................................................................................... 77
Gateway Interoperability ................................................................................................................. 77
MCU Interoperability ....................................................................................................................... 77
Streaming Servers .......................................................................................................................... 77
Endpoint Interoperability ................................................................................................................. 77
DISCLAIMERS AND NOTICES ............................................................................................................... 78
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DOCUMENT REVISION HISTORY
Revision 2.2
Release of J4.7.2 Minor Release
Revision 2.1
Release of J4.7.1 Minor Release
Revision 2.0
Release of J4.7 Minor Release
Revision 1.9
Release of J4.6 Minor Release
Revision 1.8
Added API command example and corrected Known Limitations section
Revision 1.7
Release of J4.5 Minor Release
Revision 1.6
Release of J4.3.2 Limited Release
Revision 1.5
Release of J4.3.1 Limited Release
Revision 1.4
Release of J4.3 Minor Release (all changes in J4.2.1 are included in the J4.3
release)
Revision 1.3
Release of J4.2.1 Limited Release
Revision 1.2
Release of J4.2 Minor Release
Revision 1.1
Revision 1.0
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Release of J4.1 Minor Release
Corrected Session Timeout to minutes as opposed to seconds for software version
J4.0
Corrected Known Limitations section for software version J4.0
Release of J4.0, Initial Version
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR Cisco
TelePresence MPS VERSION J4.7.2
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the Cisco TelePresence MPS
software version J4.7.2 released in January 2015.
New Features
J4.7.2 is a maintenance release only and does not include any new features or functionality
when compared to J4.7.1
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Web
Encryption Settings
After upgrade to J4.7.1 from J4.7, the encryption settings were missing for MPS conferences in web
GUI. For more information, please see defect CSCus04052.
System
Encrypted Calls
Removed facility to be able to place encrypted calls with non-crypto version of software.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR Cisco
TelePresence MPS VERSION J4.7.1
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the Cisco TelePresence MPS
software version J4.7.1 released in October 2014.
New Features
J4.7.1 is a maintenance release only and does not include any new features or functionality
when compared to J4.7.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Security
OpenSSL vulnerability
Updated OpenSSL version to address SSL/TLS MITM vulnerability (CVE-2014-0224). For more
information, please see defect CSCup97727.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.7
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.7 released on 18 April 2012.
New Features
J4.7 is a maintenance release only and does not include any new features or functionality when
compared to J4.6.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Hardware
Front LCD Panel
Updated LCD Loader application to support new version of front LCD panel. Menu lockups on panel
would occur when using new LCD panel with older software versions.
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Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.7 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
49876
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1, J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed in rare occasions that the
video text may show a pulsing effect when set
to ‘On.’
51397
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
The Encoder Selection Policy does not work as
expected when Optimal Voice Switching is
enabled and the Layout is set to Auto.
49056
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed that a high number of
encrypted SIP calls may cause an unexpected
restart. Encrypted SIP calls is a Beta feature,
and you should not run with Encrypted SIP
calls in a production environment, it has limited
support and is for evaluation and testing use
only.
51414
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.3 and J4.5
Calling through an MPS GW using encryption
connecting to an MPS MCU Single Number
Dial In may result in no audio or video. During
this time however you may connect to a
conference or create a new conference by
entering the conference ID or pressing #.
72204
TANDBERG MPS all software
versions
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If text fields within Conference Templates
(Name, Billing Code, Password) are saved with
data in them, it is not possible to delete this
data when creating a conference using this
template. The data can be changed, it just
cannot be left blank or it will be used.
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Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
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The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
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Ref. ID
44914
Equipment
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Limitations
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent, encryption works correctly.
Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
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Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
Microsoft
Ref. ID
79780
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Microsoft LCS and OCS
Limitations
MPS GW calls with LCS and OCS clients will
result in no video due to the client rejecting
H.263 RTP video packets when the SRC
FORMAT is set to 0.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.6
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.6 released on 16 March 2011.
New Features
J4.6 is a maintenance release only and does not include any new features or functionality when
compared to J4.5.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Gateway
URI Dialing
The MPS Gateway will now strip the domain portion of a URI dialed call before attempting to dial the
ISDN number. In previous releases the entire URI would have been sent to the ISDN switch to be called
[Ref. 68686].
System
Password Reset
Corrected an issue where using the “pwrec” password reset on the serial port may have caused the
password file to become corrupted. When this occurred, access to the system using the new password
was denied. The system will now allow resetting of the password without corrupting the file [Ref. 64191].
Note: “pwrec” can only be accessed via the serial port for the first 60 seconds after startup. The
password cannot be changed within the first 24 hours after enabling security level 1 or 2. Strict password
may also apply if enabled on the system.
Web
Phonebook Characters
It is now possible to use the ”&” symbol within phonebook entries. In previous releases this character
was rejected as illegal even though it was not listed in the popup error [Ref. 60184].
Network Profiles
The MPS no longer shows Call Suffix as a valid option on the MCU Configuration > Network Profiles
page. In previous releases this was listed with no editable fields below it as it was not a valid option on
the MPS [Ref. 63940].
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Conferencing
Default Call Type
It is now possible to set H.323 as the default call type for MCU calls. This allows the system to call as
H.323 even if H.320 network is available and the called number is numeric. In previous releases the
MPS would choose H.320 networks if available and the called number was numeric. This setting is
available via the API using the following command [Ref. 34397].
xConfiguration MCU AutoCallTypeH323: <On/Off>
On = H.323 will be default call type
Off = Current behaviour where H.320 will be used if available
Wrong Password sound
The MPS will now play the Wrong Password audio file as well as present the Wrong Password poster
when an incorrect conference password has been entered. In previous releases only the poster was
presented, the audio file was never played [Ref. 40841].
Ad-hoc Conference Settings
Corrected an issue where the MPS would set Secondary Rate to Off on ad-hoc conferences even
though the appropriate template used had it set to On [Ref. 66779].
AVO Resource Leak
Corrected an issue where the MPS would lose 1 AVO resource each time a call connected via the Single
Number Dial In and then moved into a Static conference. This led to AVO resource errors when trying to
add participants to calls when there were available resources for the call [Ref. 71243].
Single Participant Notification
It is now possible to disable the visual and audible notification when only 1 participant is in a conference.
When disabled the MPS will transmit the video it is receiving but will not loop audio. This setting is
available via the API using the following API command [Ref. 42799].
xConfiguration MCU OnlyParticipantPoster: <On/Off>
On = The MPS will play sound and send poster
Off = The MPS will loop video back but not audio
Disconnecting Telephone Calls
The MPS will no longer terminate telephone only calls that were initiated as video. In previous releases,
if the MPS initiated the call as Video yet only connected as Telephone, it would disconnect the call after
3 minutes. We now correctly identify the audio only capabilities and release the video resources leaving
the call connected as telephone [Ref. 80328].
Audio
Disable AAC-LD Audio
It is now possible to disable AAC-LD audio for MCU calls. This is available through the API using the
following command [Ref. 75067].
xConfiguration MCU AAC-LD: <On/Off>
On = The MPS will allow the use of AAC-LD audio
Off = The MPS will not allow the use of AAC-LD audio
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AAC-LD Resiliency
Improved audio decoding of AAC-LD where certain bit error conditions may have led to an unexpected
restart [Ref. 64412 & 72706].
Video
QCIF Video Scaling
Corrected an issue where the MPS may have scaled QCIF video incorrectly within a Continuous
Presence layout causing a cascaded video effect [Ref. 66321].
Freezing Video from Legacy Endpoints
Corrected an issue where video would freeze every few seconds from legacy systems that did not
correctly update NTP timestamps within its RTP stream [Ref. 71931].
Invalid H.239 Video
Corrected an issue where the MPS may have attempted to send H.239 video as H.264 and XGA even
though this is not a supported format for the MPS. This would result in an unexpected restart [Ref.
72165].
H.264 Resiliency
Improved the resiliency within the H.264 decoder to prevent possible memory overwrites that may have
led to unexpected restarts [Ref. 77965].
Improved Conference Selfview Off Resource Mechanisms
Improved the resource logic within the Conference Selfview Off feature to reduce the risk of unexpected
restarts due to invalid pointers [Ref. 63428].
ISDN Buffer Leak
Corrected an issue where corrupted ISDN video data may have led to a buffer leak resulting in an
unexpected restart [Ref. 74142].
H.264 Capability
The MPS will no longer remove the H.264 capability from its capset for calls above 768k. Now it will be
presented with a maximum rate of 921.6k. In previous releases the exclusion of this may have resulted
in no video for endpoints that did not support H.261 or H.263 [Ref. 57544].
Network
IP Conflict Indication
The MPS will now show an alert if there is or has been an IP conflict on one of its Media cards. This alert
is shown as a Yellow circle for the specific Media card instead of the normal Green check mark. This alert
is shown within the Status window on the Main Overview page as well the Media Board IP page under
System Status [Ref. 44710].
IPv6 Setting
The IPv6 setting has been removed from the System Configuration > IP > IP Protocol list. The current
allowable settings are now IPv4 and Both. If IPv6 is required, the Both setting will function as before
[Ref. 70822].
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Illegal H.323 Ports
Corrected an issue where the MPS may have attempted to use H.323 ports outside of its allowed range.
This has been corrected and the MPS will now only use the H.323 port range listed within the
documentation [Ref. 69070].
Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.6 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
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TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1, J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed in rare occasions that the
video text may show a pulsing effect when set
to ‘On.’
51397
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
The Encoder Selection Policy does not work as
expected when Optimal Voice Switching is
enabled and the Layout is set to Auto.
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TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed that a high number of
encrypted SIP calls may cause an unexpected
restart. Encrypted SIP calls is a Beta feature,
and you should not run with Encrypted SIP
calls in a production environment, it has limited
support and is for evaluation and testing use
only.
51414
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.3 and J4.5
Calling through an MPS GW using encryption
connecting to an MPS MCU Single Number
Dial In may result in no audio or video. During
this time however you may connect to a
conference or create a new conference by
entering the conference ID or pressing #.
72204
TANDBERG MPS all software
versions
D50490
If text fields within Conference Templates
(Name, Billing Code, Password) are saved with
data in them, it is not possible to delete this
data when creating a conference using this
template. The data can be changed, it just
cannot be left blank or it will be used.
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Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
D50490
The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
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Ref. ID
44914
Equipment
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Limitations
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent, encryption works correctly.
Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
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Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
Microsoft
Ref. ID
79780
D50490
Equipment
Microsoft LCS and OCS
Limitations
MPS GW calls with LCS and OCS clients will
result in no video due to the client rejecting
H.263 RTP video packets when the SRC
FORMAT is set to 0.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.5
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.5 released on 24 March 2009.
New Features
Security
Strict Password
With software release J4.5, the TANDBERG MPS now supports the enforcement of strict passwords.
When enabled the system password must meet the following requirements:
 Password must be a minimum of 15 characters
 Password must have a minimum of 2 lower case, 2 upper case, 2 numeric and 2 special
characters
 Password must not contain 3 repeating characters
 Password must not be the same as any of the last 10 used on the system
To enable this feature use the following API command:
xConfiguration StrictPassword: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is ‘Off’ which allows any password to be used.
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
Restrictions
Password must meet strict criteria before it can be enabled
Legacy Encryption Mode
It is now possible to disable the use of SSL when using HTTPS on the MPS. When enabled, the system
will use TLSv1 for all HTTPS connections. If no valid x.509 certificate has been uploaded then HTTPS
will be disabled and an error message will be printed to the system event log.
To enable this feature use the following API command:
xConfiguration Security DisableLegacyEncryption: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is ‘Off’ which allows SSL to be used
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
Restrictions
A valid x.509 certificate must be uploaded when enabled or HTTPS will be disabled
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Security Level
The TANDBERG MPS now supports 3 security levels. When the level is set to 0, the system will operate
as previous software versions.
When the level is set to 1, the following will be enforced:
 System password may only be changed once every 24 hours
 3 failed login attempts on any interface will lock future logins to the entire system for 30 minutes
When the level is set to 2, the following will be enforced:
 All normal access to the MPS web pages will be rejected. Only access to the XML pages will be
allowed. This allows TMS or other management applications access.
 All connections to the MPS will automatically time out every 15 minutes requiring a new login
To enable this feature use the following API command:
xConfiguration Security Level: <0, 1 or 2>
Note: Default setting is ‘0’ which allows full system access
Availability
Restrictions
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
System restart required to ensure all security measures are enfoced
Password cannot be changed for 24 hours after enabling level 1 or 2
Deny Root Access
It is now possible to deny root access to the MPS if desired.
To enable this feature use the following API command:
xConfiguration Systemunit RemoteRoot: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is ‘On’ which allows full system access
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
Restrictions
None
API Login Failure
The MPS will now lock API access for 30 minutes after 3 failed login attempts via Serial, SSH or Telnet.
Access to the system will still be allowed via HTTP/HTTPS if enabled. The lockout only affects the
account specified in the failed logins such as root or admin.
Note: This feature is always active and cannot be disabled
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
Restrictions
Feature cannot be disabled and only account specified in login is locked for 30
minutes
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Login Banner
It is now possible to create a login banner on the MPS. This banner will be presented to all users upon
login to Serial/SSH/Telnet/HTTP/HTTPS. To enable this feature a text file containing the login text must
be uploaded to the MPS file system. This text file must not contain any blank lines and must be uploaded
to /tandberg/etc with the file name issue.net
Note: Access to the MPS root account is necessary and it is recommended that you use a Linux text
editor to create the banner file
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU and GW configurations
Restrictions
Text file must not contain blank lines and must be named issue.net
Security Log
The MPS now supports security logging. When enabled the following events will be logged to a security
log file:
Security Events
 Failed password attempts
 Successful logins
 Software upgrades
 System restart requests
Configuration Events
 System name changes
 Option key changes
 IP protocol and address changes
 Strict password setting changes
 External Manager protocol changes
 SNMP changes
 H323 Gatekeeper changes
 System password changes
 Services enabled or disabled (HTTP/HTTPS/Telnet/SSH)
 Security level changes
 Security log setting changes
To enable this feature use the following API command:
xConfiguration SecurityLog Mode: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is Off. The security log file can be accessed through the MPS web interface at
http://x.x.x.x/securitylog or https://x.x.x.x/securitylog or via Serial, Telnet or SSH at /var/log/messages
while logged in as root. Older log files are stored within the /tandberg/log/save folder using message.x
filenames (where x is a rotating number between 0 and 9).
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Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
System
Memory Overwrite
Corrected an issue where video memory may have been overwritten causing an unexpected restart [Ref.
50894].
Password Reset
Corrected an issue where using the “pwrec” password reset on the serial port may have caused the
password file to become corrupted. When this occurred, access to the system using the new password
was denied. The system will now allow resetting of the password without corrupting the file [Ref. 51391].
Note: “pwrec” can only be accessed via the serial port for the first 60 seconds after startup. The
password cannot be changed within the first 24 hours after enabling security level 1 or 2. Strict password
may also apply if enabled on the system.
H.224 Buffer
Corrected an issue where a memory leak within the H.224 buffer system may have caused an
unexpected restart [Ref. 54797].
H.323 Valid Connection Test
The MPS system will now test for valid connections in H323 calls to prevent an unexpected restart [Ref.
53676].
Additive Registrations
Corrected an issue where the MPS may have tried unregistering an alias that was not yet registered.
This may have caused other active calls running at the time to disconnect [Ref. 55227].
Encrypted H.320 Calls
Corrected an issue that may have caused an unexpected restart under high load when H.320 sites used
encryption [Ref. 52843].
Personal Conference Dial Out
In previous versions of software the MPS would fail to connect any dial out sites if the number of sites
was greater than the configured conference limit. This has now been corrected and the MPS will dial out
and connect sites up to the conference limit before failing on the remaining sites that exceed this limit
[Ref. 56757].
H.243 Disconnect
Corrected an issue where a site disconnecting from a personal conference may have caused all sites in
that conference to disconnect due to an error within the H.243 mechanism [Ref. 57278].
H.239 Overtake
Corrected an issue where an unexpected restart may have occurred if the floor holder in a conference
was sending H.239 and another site in the conference attempted to overtake the dual streams using
Duo Video [Ref. 60461].
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Invalid JPEG Welcome Slide
Corrected an issue where an invalid JPEG image uploaded as the Welcome Slide may have caused an
unexpected restart. The system will now verify the image is valid upon upload [Ref. 53787].
HTTP/HTTPS Pointer
Corrected an issue where the MPS web server may have called an invalid pointer which may have
caused an unexpected restart [Ref. 58704].
Gateway
FECC
Corrected an issue where FECC was only possible on the first active call through the MPS GW [Ref.
53528].
Incoming V.35 Calls
Corrected an issue which prevented incoming V.35 calls from connecting to the GW which would cause
them to be disconnected [Ref.54032].
H.264 Video Error
Corrected an issue in the H.264 video encoder which may have prevented video from being sent on the
H.323 side of a gateway video call from a Codian ISDN GW [Ref. 55039].
Gateway Files Web Page
The Files web page within Gateway Configuration has been removed. Files for the Gateway can now
only be uploaded under the System Configuration > Language page [Ref. 55994].
Invalid GW dialing Rule
The MPS will now check dialing rules as they are entered to verify they are valid. In previous releases it
was possible to enter invalid rules which may have caused unexpected restarts when the rules were
invoked [Ref. 54027].
Web
IPv6 Support for HTTP/HTTPS
It is now possible to access the MPS using HTTP or HTTPS over IPv6. In previous versions HTTP and
HTTPS access was only possible using IPv4 [Ref. 55320].
V.35 Configuration Save Warning
With J4.5 software the MPS will now display an information popup after selecting Save stating that all
conferences and gateway sessions must be ended for the changes to take affect [Ref. # 29663].
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Mouse Over Text
The MPS will no longer report cards as PRI when the mouse is placed over the Media, G703 or Serial
V.35 card status indicators on the MPS Overview page [Ref. # 42482].
Removed Multiway Prefix Fields
The MPS web page no longer includes fields for configuring Multiway prefixes under MCU Configuration
> Dial In Numbers. These configuration options are still available via the API using the following
commands [Ref. # NA].
xConfiguration PrefixDialIn Gatekeeper H323Alias: ""
xConfiguration PrefixDialIn Gatekeeper H323EncryptedAlias: ""
SIP
BFCP Dual Stream
Corrected an issue that may have prevented a site from sending Dual Stream after it had already sent
and stopped Dual Steam [Ref. # 52629].
SIP Ad-Hoc Resources
Corrected an issue where SIP ad-hoc video calls may have consumed 1 video and 1 telephone resource
upon connection [Ref. # 54430].
Inter-Op
Sony DTMF Tones
Certain Sony endpoints would send both in-band and out of band DTMF tones resulting in duplicate
tones when entering passwords and conference ID’s. The MPS will now ignore out of band DTMF tones
from Sony endpoints and only use the audible in-band tones [Ref. # 49369].
Improved SIP Support
Improved inter-operability when connecting to SIP only endpoints by adding support for H.264 within the
MPS initial capset as well as the initial poster phase. In previous versions only H.263 and H.261 was
supported in these states which may have caused SIP only endpoints such as TANDBERG Movi to not
receive video even after fully connecting to the intended conference [Ref. # 57850].
OCS 2007 R2
Changed message handling within SIP to always send Update messages as Re-Invite messages as
OCS does not support Update [Ref. # 59099].
Phonebook
Upgrade Error
Corrected an issue where long phonebook names may have been truncated during a software upgrade
leaving only the first 31 characters of the name intact [Ref. # 54256].
Invalid Characters
Corrected an issue where invalid characters in a Group Entry name may have caused the entire
phonebook to not show. The MPS will now reject invalid characters in the name upon creation of the
Group Entry [Ref. # 51194].
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Conferencing
Single Number Dial In
Corrected an issue where the Please Enter Conference ID sound may have been played too soon when
calling into the Single Number Dial In feature on the MPS. This would result in sites only hearing the last
part of the message [Ref. # 43366].
Flow Control Video Rates
The MPS will now use flow control to lower the incoming video rates for sites not shown at all within the
CP window. The MPS will flow control to the original rates if that site becomes active within the CP
window [Ref. # 59625].
H.239
Low Rate Encoder
Corrected an issue that may have caused a site that is sending Dual Steams to drop to the QCIF low rate
encoder. This was caused by the lower video rate on the main channel while H.239 was active [Ref.
# 53809].
Network
Quality of Service (QoS)
The MPS will now tag RTCP packets with the QoS values assigned to the corresponding RTP packets
[Ref. # 62505].
H.243
Site Names
Corrected an issue where site names may have stopped working after an H.323 telephone site had
connected to a conference [Ref. # 56586].
Security
Default HTTPS Certificate
The default x.509 certificate used for HTTPS connections has been updated. The new self signed
certificate is valid until 02/25/2014 [Ref. # 61972].
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Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.5 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
49876
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1, J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed in rare occasions that the
video text may show a pulsing effect when set
to ‘On.’
51397
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
The Encoder Selection Policy does not work as
expected when Optimal Voice Switching is
enabled and the Layout is set to Auto.
49056
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2, J4.3 and J4.5
It has been observed that a high number of
encrypted SIP calls may cause an unexpected
restart. Encrypted SIP calls is a Beta feature,
and you should not run with Encrypted SIP
calls in a production environment, it has limited
support and is for evaluation and testing use
only.
57544
TANDBERG MPS all software
versions
The MPS supports H.264 video up to 768k call
rates. This may result in no video transmitted
when calling endpoints that only support H.264
at call rates higher than 768k.
51414
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.3 and J4.5
Calling through an MPS GW using encryption
connecting to an MPS MCU Single Number
Dial In may result in no audio or video. During
this time however you may connect to a
conference or create a new conference by
entering the conference ID or pressing #.
N/A
TANDBERG MPS all software
versions
It is not possible to log into an MPS over
HTTP/HTTPS using IE7 or IE8 if a password
has been set on the system and no system
name has been defined. Logging in using IE6
or Firefox works fine.
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Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
D50490
The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
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Ref. ID
44914
Equipment
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Limitations
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent encryption works correctly.
Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
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Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.3.2
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.3.2 released on 23 September 2008.
New Features
J4.3.2 is a limited distribution, maintenance release only and does not include any new features or
functionality when compared to J4.3.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Video
Flashing video while sites are connecting
Corrected an issue that could cause sites to receive flashing video while the MPS was connecting other
sites into the same conference [Ref. 54218].
System
Telephone calls to Personal Conference
Corrected an issue where telephone calls into a Personal Conference may have always used resources
from Media card 1 which could have caused an unexpected restart if no resources were available on that
Media card [Ref. 52486].
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.3.1
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.3.1 released on 14 August 2008.
New Features
J4.3.1 is a limited distribution, maintenance release only and does not include any new features or
functionality when compared to J4.3.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Conferencing
Missing On Air indication
Corrected an issue where the MPS may not have signaled to an endpoint that it was on air after a voice
switch. This signal is used by some endpoints to display an on air indication [Ref. 52943].
Duplicate On Air indication
Corrected an issue where the MPS may not have signaled to an endpoint that it was no longer on air
after using the move site feature. This may have incorrectly led to 2 endpoints within a conference
showing as on air [Ref. 50486].
System
Invalid pointer
Corrected an invalid pointer when using the Move Site feature with Conference Selfview Off and while
Dual Video stream was active. This may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. 53362].
Video
Intermittent no video
Corrected an issue where running many simultaneous conferences may have caused an issue where
the MPS would not receive video from some sites [Ref. 53780].
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.3
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.3 released on 16 June 2008.
New Features
J4.3 is a maintenance release only and does not include any new features or functionality when
compared to J4.2.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Gateway
Poor quality H.239
Corrected an issue that resulted in poor H.239 quality from an H.323 endpoint to an H.320 endpoint
during an MPS Gateway call due to a lower than expected video rate [Ref. # 50262].
Improved video changes
The MPS Gateway will now change video standards and resolutions quicker than in previous versions
[Ref. 51757].
Conferencing
Layout locking
Improved the Layout Locking feature to allow usage for the CP image being sent to the Floor holder
when the Floor holder is being sent in full screen mode [Ref. #49574].
Password rejected
Corrected an issue that may have caused a site to receive the Please Enter Password screen
immediately followed by the Wrong Password screen when calling into a password protected conference
[Ref. #45869].
CP Autoswitching
The MPS will now allow changing of the CP Autoswitching setting during active conferences. This will
allow an administrator to disable, enable or change the frequency of the switching [Ref. #51350].
H.239 Cascade
Improved master/slave negotiation when cascading to a Codian MCU which caused H.239 to fail from
the Codian. H.239 will now function correctly [Ref. #44707].
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Video
Video freezing
Corrected an issue where the floor holder in a CP conference with Conference Selfview set to Off would
have received frozen video [Ref. # 50867].
Audio
Packet loss
Corrected an issue where audio packet loss may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. #50528].
Telephone calls
Corrected an issue where telephone calls spread out over many conferences may have caused an
unexpected restart [Ref. #50786].
Network
SIP BFCP
Corrected an issue where SIP BFCP (dual video streams) stopped working after upgrading to J4.2. This
issue did not exist in J4.1 [Ref. #50078].
DNS
Improved DNS handling when a DNS lookup returns multiple IP addresses for a SIP server or H.323
Gatekeeper. The system will now attempt to register to each address returned in order until it has
successfully registered [Ref. #51033].
System
H.323 Queue
Corrected an issue where the H.323 message queue could have become full in certain instances which
may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. # 50145].
Additive Registration
Corrected an issue where the MPS would attempt to unregister a Personal Conference alias that had not
yet been registered. This would occur when the Personal Conference was dialed and the site
disconnected within the first 3 seconds of the connection. This caused other calls on the MPS to be
disconnected [Ref. # 50206 and Ref. # 50250].
H.320 H.239
Corrected an issue where H.239 may have been rejected if H.263 was the video standard in use during
an H.320 call [Ref. #39211].
H.323 clear out
Corrected an issue where some H.323 sites may have gotten stuck in a clear out state when constantly
connecting and disconnecting a large number of calls [Ref. #50451].
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Empty media card ip address
Corrected an issue where a media card with an empty IP address would have caused a constant reboot
[Ref. #51133].
Traffic shaping
Corrected an issue where a buffer overflow may have occurred if traffic shaping was enabled on the
MPS which may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. #50507].
High load
Corrected an issue where an unexpected restart may have occurred under high load [Ref. #47575].
Invalid video encoder configuration
Corrected an issue where the video encoder may have attempted to encode a wide CP layout using a
4:3 video resolution which caused an unexpected restart [Ref. #51595].
Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.3 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Limitations
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
49876
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1 and J4.2
It has been observed that the video text may
show a pulsing effect when set to ‘On.’
49875
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.1 and J4.2
The first V.35 site that connects to a
conference may not receive the H.264
capability within the MPS capabilities
exchange.
50822
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2 and J4.3
It has been observed in a few rare cases where
the MPS will not receive video from some sites
in a conference. The MPS will report this as
Video Format Unknown.
51397
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2 and J4.3
The Encoder Selection Policy does not work as
expected when Optimal Voice Switching is
enabled and the Layout is set to Auto.
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Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
52486
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2 and J4.3
When attempting to connect telephone sites
into 15 separate conferences, the site calling
into conference 15 may get a busy tone. When
in this state an unexpected restart may occur if
one of the other sites is disconnected.
53528
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2 and J4.3
Far End Camera Control may not function
correctly in MPS Gateway calls.
Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
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The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
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Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
44914
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent encryption works correctly.
Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
49369
Sony PCS-1 version 3.31 and TL-50
version 2.31
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LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.2
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.2 released on 29 February 2008.
New Features
Video
NTSC Video Resolutions in Continuous Presence
With software release J4.2, the TANDBERG MPS now supports the encoding of NTSC video formats
such as SIF and 4SIF when in continuous presence mode. In previous software versions the MPS would
encode using CIF or 4CIF, leading to scaling and, in some cases, cropping of video when using NTSCformat systems. The MPS will automatically choose to send video using SIF or 4SIF when more than
50% of the connected systems are sending NTSC resolutions to the MPS otherwise CIF or 4CIF will be
used. This feature may be disabled if desired using the following API command:
xConfiguration AllowNTSCCP: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is ‘on’ which allows NTSC formats to be used.
Availability
Available when using continuous presence layouts with 4:3 aspect ratio.
Restrictions
AVO option is required for CP
New Continuous Presence Layout
The TANDBERG MPS now supports a new 2 Split Top-Bottom Continuous Presence (CP) layout. This
new layout offers 2 large CP quadrants with 1 on top and the other on bottom.
Note: that the correct aspect ratio will be maintained when using this layout so image cropping on the
top and bottom is to be expected in order to fill the entire screen area.
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP during CP conferences
Restrictions
AVO option is required for CP
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Security
Encryption Support within SIP
To ensure the security of SIP calls, J4.2 includes support of encryption for all SIP call control and media.
The transport/call control channel will be encrypted using TLS with a key negotiated using the DiffieHellman key exchange method. All media is then encrypted using AES 128 bit encryption using SRTP.
Availability
Available on all MPS MCU configurations.
Restrictions
Requires TLS support within the SIP proxy.
SIP Transport Protocol must be set to TLS.
Secure Communications to a Management System
With software version J4.2, the MPS now supports secure HTTPS communications towards a
management system, such as TMS. Included with this is a new Root Certificate upload area under
‘System Configuration’ > ‘Certificate Management’ as well as 2 new API commands. For configuring the
protocol which is used for the External Manager, the below API command is used:
xConfiguration ExternalManager Protocol: <HTTP/HTTPS>
Note: Default setting is ‘HTTP’.
For configuring the system to verify the server certificate with the uploaded Root Certificate, the below
API command is used:
xConfiguration HTTPS VerifyServerCertificate: <On/Off>
Note: Default setting is ‘Off’.
Root Certificate upload area:
Availability
Restrictions
Available on all MPS MCU and Gateway configurations.
Requires HTTPS support on management server.
When VerifyServerCertificate is set to On, a valid Root Certificate must be
uploaded to the MPS.
For more information please refer to document D50520 TANDBERG Secure Management available at
http://www.tandberg.com/
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Network
Microsoft OCS 2007 Support
J4.2 software supports integration with Microsoft Office Communication Server (OCS) 2007. This allows
an MPS to place and receive SIP calls with other devices registered to the OCS SIP cloud. This release
also supports the ability for presence to be conveyed to the OCS and, therefore, reflected on the OCS
clients that have those conferences added in the buddy list.
Availability
Restrictions
Available on all MPS MCU configurations.
MPS must be configured as a trusted host within OCS server.
Static routes must be added to OCS server pointing to MPS.
Presence is only available for Personal Conferences.
Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Gateway
New Configurable Call Rate
It is now possible to configure a maximum call rate of 320k within a gateway rule [Ref. # 43526].
Conferencing
Automatic Dial-out Verification
The MPS will now verify if SIP sites are already connected when a Personal Conference is started and is
configured to automatically dial participants. This verification uses the SIP URI that is to be dialed and
checks that against the specific conference and the waiting room. If the site is already connected the
MPS will exclude that site when dialing out [Ref. # 49892].
Automatic Dial-out to Same Number
The MPS will now allow a Personal Conference to automatically dial out to a number that is already
connected to a different conference. This will allow automated connections to audio conferencing
bridges or similar devices where the same number may be dialed to reach different destinations [Ref. #
48334].
Video
Frozen Video in CP Calls
Corrected an issue where frozen video could occur during CP calls when using the Conference Selfview
Off feature [Ref. # 50022].
Resolution and Format Changes while Downspeeding
Corrected an issue where the video format and resolution could have constantly changed when a site was
downspeeding due to packet loss. The site will now downspeed normally without resolution changes [Ref.
# 49451].
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Aspect Ratio Changes During Voice Switch
Corrected an issue where endpoints may have changed from 16:9 to 4:3 and then quickly back to 16:9
during a voice switch transition [Ref. # 49773].
QCIF Support for CP32 Layout
It is now possible for the MPS to encode the CP32 layout using QCIF. This may have caused an
unexpected restart in previous versions of software [Ref. # 48197].
Color Shifting
Corrected an issue that may have caused some color shifting on certain colors in the outgoing video
stream [Ref. # 49908].
Web
Removed Restart Button from Gateway Settings Page
The restart button has been removed from the Gateway Settings page as no restart is required when
making changes on this page [Ref. # 41581].
PRI Configuration Save Warning
With J4.2 software the MPS will now display an information popup after selecting Save stating that all
conferences and gateway sessions must be ended for the changes to take affect [Ref. # 29663].
In Picture Notification Removed
The In Picture icon on the Conference Monitoring page has now been removed for conferences that
have Conference Selfview set to Off as it was inaccurate [Ref. # 32901].
QOS Configuration
The QOS Configuration page under System Configuration now lists the QOS settings for each of the 2
possible IP networks, Net 1 and Net 2 [Ref. # 36773].
H.320 Status Page
A new H.320 page has been added to the System Status. This page displays the current port H.320
clocking is derived from, the rate of the clock, the current state of the clock and the type of clock in use
such as PRI, G703 or V.35 [Ref. # 38829].
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System Clock Port Configuration
The System Clock Port setting has been moved in J4.2. It can now be found under ‘System
Configuration’ > ‘H.320.’ In previous versions this setting was located under ‘System Configuration’ >
‘Misc’ [Ref. # NA].
Multiway Settings
It is now possible to configure the Multiway prefixes used by the MPS via the ‘MCU Configuration’ > ‘Dial
in Numbers’ page. Previously this was available via API only [Ref. # 42405].
Conference Names not Displayed Correctly
Corrected an issue where conference names may not have displayed correctly in certain languages such
as Japanese [Ref. # 42481].
XML Page Help Text
The MPS web page now includes help text under ‘System Configuration’ > ‘XML’ stating the maximum
size XML string allowed on the page as well as other means of uploading XML [Ref. # 42844].
Snapshot Unavailable Error
Corrected an issue where the MPS web page would show the ‘Optimal Voice Switch on, Snapshot
Unavailable’ poster during H.320 calls. The MPS will now correctly display the conference snapshots
[Ref. # 43125].
Static Conferences Save Button
The behavior has been changed for the ‘Save’ buttons under ‘MCU Configuration’ > ‘Dial In Numbers’ >
‘Static Conferences.’ Now clicking on either ‘Save’ button in this area will trigger a save for the entire
section. In previous software versions each ‘Save’ button only triggered a save for the area above the
button [Ref. # 48774].
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PRI Status Auto Refresh
The PRI Status page under ‘System Status’ > ‘PRI’ will now automatically refresh every 15 seconds. In
previous software versions this page required a manual refresh [Ref. # 49415].
MCU Overview Refresh Button
Corrected an issue where the refresh button on the ‘MCU Overview’ page did not refresh the page when
Auto-Refresh was disabled [Ref. # 45275].
Terminal List
Corrected an issue where the Terminal List did not show the connected sites even though this
information was available via the API [Ref. # 41022].
Corrupted System Names Displayed
Corrected an issue where certain UTF-8 characters in site names were not shown correctly on the
conference monitoring pages [Ref. # 36756].
V.35 Redial Button
Corrected an issue where selecting the Redial action button would fail to redial the site if it was originally
dialed using IMUX suffixes such as #4#6 [Ref. # 48940].
Links to Dialog Sounds
Corrected an issue where clicking on any of the links for Dialog Sounds under ‘MCU Configuration’ >
‘Files,’ ‘Gateway Configuration’ > ‘Files’ or ‘System Configuration’ > ‘Language’ would cause a new
browser window to be opened and fail to play the recorded sound. Now clicking on these links will play
the sound file within the current browser window [Ref. # 41438].
Encryption Snapshot
Corrected an issue where the MPS would display the ‘Optimal Voice Switch on, Snapshot Unavailable’
poster even though encryption was enabled for the conference. The MPS will now correctly display the
‘Secure Call, Snapshot Unavailable’ poster [Ref. # 36706].
Gateway Dialing Rules
Improved the ‘Gateway Dialing Rules’ page to prevent incorrect rules from being created. The MPS will
now highlight the rule in pink until all areas are correct at which time it will also allow you to select the
‘Add New’ button [Ref. # 40795].
Direct Ad-hoc Prefix
With J4.2 software the MPS will now only allow numerical digits to be entered into the ‘MCU
Configuration’ > ‘Direct Ad-hoc Prefix’ fields [Ref. # 48196].
Certificate Upload
Improved the Certificate Upload mechanism to allow for an empty passphrase when the private key does
not require a passphrase [Ref. # 48211].
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Certificate Upload Successful Restart Button
The MPS will now direct you to an Upload Successful page with a ‘Restart’ link after uploading a valid
x.509 certificate and private key [Ref. # 48193].
Improved CapSet Window
The ‘CapSet’ link available from the participant details page now has a scroll bar and will dynamically
resize itself for large cap sets [Ref. # 47805].
V.35 Firmware Upgrade
The ‘V.35 Firmware Upgrade’ page now has more information listed that should be read before clicking
the ‘Install’ button [Ref. # 38976].
Encoder Selection Policy
Corrected the spelling of ‘Best Resolution within the Encoder Selection Policy’ setting. In previous
versions this was listed as ‘BestResolution’ [Ref. # 45935].
Misaligned Button
Corrected the alignment of the ‘Back’ button within the ‘Dial In Configuration’ page of an active
conference. This button is now shown on the left side of the screen instead of the middle [Ref. # 45936].
Site Details Page
The ‘Site Details’ page now includes IP address and port information for both audio and video for SIP
participants. This information was only available for H.323 sites in previous software versions [Ref. #
43729].
System
Long Personal Conference Names
Corrected an issue where starting a Personal Conference with a name that exceeded 30 characters may
have created a state where the system would fail to respond to calls or management access. The
system will now truncate the name using the first 30 characters and then start the conference normally
[Ref. # 49987].
V.35 Site Disconnect
Corrected an issue where disconnecting a V.35 site from the MPS may have caused reduced
capabilities upon reconnect. In many cases this was observed as a loss of audio and no H.264 video
[Ref. # 49879].
H.239
Corrected an issue where H.239 may have been stopped in a conference if a site from another
conference overtook the H.239 stream in that conference [Ref. # 49775].
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Buffer Leak
Corrected an issue where an MPS configured with no default gateway on the media card may have
caused an unexpected restart due to a buffer leak [Ref. # 49561].
Additive Registrations
The MPS will now additively register SIP Uri’s and H.323 ID’s as well as E.164 aliases for all active
Personal Conferences and E.164 aliases for all active Direct Ad-hoc Conferences. In previous versions
only E.164 Aliases were registered upon conference start. It is also now possible to disable this behavior
so additive registration is not used. In this case only the prefixes will be registered to the gatekeeper
through the API command ‘xConfiguration MCU AdditiveRegEnable: <On/Off>’ [Ref. # 46008].
H.243 Site Naming
Corrected an issue where H.243 site names may not have been cleared out after disconnect. This could
have caused incorrect site names to be displayed for sites connected in other conferences [Ref. #
49085].
H.243 Buffer
Corrected an issue where in certain environments the H.243 buffer was insufficient in handling all H.243
messages and may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. # 47800].
Call Events
The MPS now includes a new ‘CallMovedFromReception’ event. This event will be sent to the
management system, such as TANDBERG Management Suite (TMS), when a call is moved from the
reception or waiting room and into the correct conference. This is valid for Personal Conferences, Single
Number Dial In Conferences, Direct Ad-hoc Conferences as well as Static Conferences. The event will
include details such as Call Reference and Conference Reference so the management system can
identify which conference the site is connected to [Ref. # 45239].
ISDN NSF Codes
Corrected an issue where NSF codes were not presented in the call setup messages on software
versions J4.0 and J4.1. The MPS will now send the configured NSF codes correctly [Ref. # 49042].
Gateway Capacity
Corrected an issue where only 5 gateway calls were possible per media card. This issue was only
present in software versions J4.0 and J4.1. It is now possible to connect the correct amount of 10
gateway calls per media card [Ref. # 48528].
MCU Prefix
The MPS will now correctly register conference prefixes as MCU prefixes as opposed to gateway
prefixes as it did in previous software versions [Ref. # 47138].
Upgrade Login
Corrected an issue where it was possible to login to an MPS without a password during a 3 second
window after a software upgrade. This window was only present after the first reboot after an upgrade.
The MPS will no longer allow this login without the correct password [Ref. # 46455].
Waiting Room
Corrected an issue where if the waiting room required the use of more than 1 media card then an
unexpected restart could have occurred [Ref. # 47068].
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Personal Conference Names
The MPS will now include the names of Personal Conferences in the history.xml file. This will allow
improved reporting for all past conferences from a management system such as TMS [Ref. # 41827].
Unknown SIP Calls
Corrected an issue where a SIP call to an unknown URI may have caused a Personal Conference to
start [Ref. # 47769].
Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.2 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
49876
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1 and J4.2
It has been observed that the video text may
show a pulsing effect when set to ‘On.’
49875
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.1 and J4.2
The first V.35 site that connects to a
conference may not receive the H.264
capability within the MPS capabilities
exchange.
50250
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.0, J4.1 and J4.2
Dialing into a new Personal Conference and
then disconnecting within 3 seconds may
cause other calls connected to the MPS to
disconnect. This is caused by the system
attempting to unregister the conference alias
before it has been registered with the
gatekeeper. This issue will be corrected in a
future software release.
50262
TANDBERG MPS software version
J4.2
When sending H.239 from an MPS MCU on
H.323 through an MPS Gateway to an ISDN
endpoint, reduced quality has been observed
as well as slow transition times. This is due to
an unusually low video rate for the H.239
stream from the MCU to the Gateway. This
issue will be corrected in a future software
release.
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Codian
Ref. ID
44707
Equipment
Codian MCU 4210 version 2.0(1.9)
and 4505 version 2.0(1.9)
Limitations
The Codian MCU is unable to transmit H.239 to
the MPS. However, if a site connected to the
MPS sends H.239 while the Codian is
cascaded to the conference, H.239 will function
as expected.
Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
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The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
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Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
44914
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
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Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent encryption works correctly.
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Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
49369
Sony PCS-1 version 3.31 and TL-50
version 2.31
DTMF tones from the Sony are registered
twice.
LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
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Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.1
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.1 released on 12 November 2007.
New Features
Security
X.509 HTTPS Certificates
With software release J4.1, the TANDBERG MPS now supports manual uploading and usage of X.509
certificates for the HTTPS management connection. This allows administrators to use certificates from a
trusted Certificate Authority (CA) allowing clients to connect securely without any certificate warnings.
Availability
Restrictions
Available on MPS200 and MPS800 when HTTPS is enabled.
Certificates must be in PEM file format.
A Passphrase must be used even when Private Key does not require it.
A restart is required for the new certificate to take affect.
Management
MCU Resource Availability Indicator (RAI)
With software release J4.1, the TANDBERG MPS now supports RAI signaling to a gatekeeper when
configured as an MCU. In previous versions RAI was only available when configured as a Gateway. This
is now supported when configured as a Gateway, MCU or combo MCU/Gateway. This allows an
administrator to configure the load limit at which time the MPS will send an RAI to the gatekeeper. This
allows a gatekeeper to route calls to another MPS, if present, when resources are exhausted. The MCU
load limit setting is available via API only using the following command.
xConfiguration MCU LoadLimit: <0-100> (0-100 is % of load where RAI will be sent)
Availability
Available on MCU and Combo MCU/Gateway units.
Restrictions
MPS must be registered to a gatekeeper to use RAI.
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Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Video
Default Auto Video Format
With software release J4.1, the following video formats will be used when the conference Video Format
is set to Auto and Continuous Presence is in use.
-
4:3 Aspect Ratio
-
o
For call rates of 192k and below the MPS will prefer CIF (same as Motion setting)
o
For call rates of 256k and above the MPS will prefer 4CIF (same as Sharpness setting)
16:9 Aspect Ratio
o
For call rates of 384k and below the MPS will prefer w288p (same as Motion setting)
o
For call rates of 512k and above the MPS will prefer w576p (same as Sharpness
setting)
In previous versions the MPS would prefer the Sharpness resolutions (4CIF and w576p) at call rates of
256k and above [Ref. # 39503].
Video tearing with w288p
Corrected an issue where video tearing could occur within the MPS when receiving H.264 w288p video
[Ref. # 45208].
Corrupted video to Movi clients
Corrected an issue that could result in the MPS sending corrupted video to Movi clients causing poor
quality video [Ref. # 48041].
Fragmented RTP packets
Corrected an issue where fragmented RTP video packets may have caused unexpected restarts [Ref. #
47896].
HD Continuous Presence
The ‘HD Continuous Presence’ setting has been removed from the conference configuration page of the
web interface [Ref. # 47572].
Web
Snapshot Unavailable posters
Updated the ‘Web Snapshot Disabled,’ ‘Secure Call’, and ‘Snapshot unavailable’ posters to the new style
of posters introduced in J4.0 software. Previously these posters were the older style that were in J3 and
older software versions [Ref. # 46987].
Spelling error
Corrected an error on the Call Participants web page where ‘Manual Manual Dialing’ was shown as
opposed to ‘Manual Dialing’ [Ref. # 42388].
CP layouts shown as Auto
Corrected an issue where setting a conference template to use CP6 Wide or CP8+1 Wide would result
in the template showing as Auto [Ref. # 47205].
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Phonebook buttons only work when web language is set for English
Corrected an issue where buttons on the Phonebook web page such as Add New Entry, Add New Group
Entry and Delete did not work correctly when the web language was configured as anything other than
English [Ref. # 46999].
Portions of web page still used English when configured for another language
Corrected an issue where certain aspects of the web pages would still show in English even when
configured to use another language [Ref. # 47266].
Audio
AAC-LD resiliency
Improved audio decoding of AAC-LD when bit errors occur which may have led to an unexpected restart
[Ref. # 46825].
SIP
No video after hold/resume
Corrected an issue where if the MPS was placed on hold and then the call was resumed, the MPS would
stop sending video to that endpoint [Ref. # 43817].
SIP URI matching
With software version J4.1 the MPS will now only match the user name part of a SIP URI as opposed to
the full user name and domain name that was used in previous versions of software [Ref. # 44836].
SIP Options messages
Corrected an issue where multiple incoming ‘OPTION’ messages from a SIP server may have caused
an unexpected restart [Ref. # 47618].
H.323
Multiway prefixes not updated
Corrected an issue where the Multiway prefixes would not be immediately registered to the gatekeeper
once configured. Only after an un-registration and re-registration event or after a TTL expiration would
these prefixes have been registered [Ref. # 43617].
Calls dialed by IP address through VCS fail to connect
Corrected an issue where H.323 calls dialed by IP address coming from a TANDBERG VCS would fail to
connect [Ref. # 46711].
H.239
H.239 may fail
Corrected an issue where H.239 may fail through the MPS after a site starts sending and quickly stops
sending dual streams before the video was transmitted over the connection [Ref. # 46535].
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H.243 Cascade
Large conference cascading
Improved the handling of H.243 messages that are generated during large cascaded conferences which
may have caused an unexpected restart [Ref. # 46343].
System
Participant Identifier and Telephone Indication
Corrected an issue that prevented the Participant Identifier and Telephone Indication from functioning
when Optimal Voice Switching was enabled and the Layout was set to Auto [Ref. # 43169].
Personal Conferences fail to start
Corrected an issue where Personal Conferences may have failed to start under certain circumstances
[Ref. # 44709].
Calls stuck in a clear out state
Resolved an issue where calls may not have properly cleared out after dialing many sites in a large
conference [Ref. # 45602].
Inconsistent system timers
Corrected an issue where inconsistencies within some lower level system timers may have caused
unexpected restarts [Ref. # 43313].
Ad-hoc conferencing
Corrected an issue that prevented Ad-hoc conferences such as Single Number Dial In, Personal
Conferences and Direct Ad-hoc from functioning when an MPS was configured with no AVO options
[Ref. # 47482].
IP Downspeeding
Corrected an issue where an unexpected restart may have occurred if a large amount of connected
endpoints reduced their call rate at the same time [Ref. # 47581].
Telephone calls
Corrected an issue where a large amount of telephone calls in a conference may have caused an
unexpected restart due to an error in H.243 site naming [Ref. # 47800].
Inter-op
Polycom EX/FX AES encryption
Corrected an issue that prevented AES encryption from working from an MPS gateway to an H.323 EX
and FX with software version 6.0.5 [Ref. # 44704].
H.239 with Polycom VSX
The MPS will no longer limit the video rate of a Polycom VSX due to the opening of the H.239 channel.
The MPS will now allow the channel to be opened without limiting the main video channel [Ref. # 44966].
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Sony PCS-1/TL-50 static noise with AES encryption
Corrected an issue that would cause a loud static noise when AES was used through the MPS gateway
[Ref. # 44704].
Aethra Vega Star Silver AES encryption
Corrected an issue where AES would not work correctly through the MPS gateway when the Aethra was
the H.323 side of the call [Ref. # 44704].
Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.1 software release.
TANDBERG
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
48211
TANDBERG MPS version J4.1
When uploading X.509 certificates a
passphrase must be used even if the Private
Key does not require one. This Passphrase can
be anything such as “test” or “password.”
48334
TANDBERG MPS version J4.0 and
J4.1
When utilizing the Personal Conference
automatic dial out mechanism, it is not possible
to dial a number that is already connected in
another conference.
47068
TANDBERG MPS version J4.0 and
J4.1
Having many sites connected into the waiting
room which causes the waiting room to be
spread over 2 or more Media cards may cause
an unexpected restart.
44787
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause
poor video during voice switches. This is due to
the lack of support for the RTCP fast update
mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue,
disable Optimal Voice Switching on the MPS
conference.
N/A
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update
mechanisms within the J4.x software, SIP calls
will not be supported between J4.x software
and F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later
will be supported.
Codian
Ref. ID
44707
D50490
Equipment
Codian MCU 4210 version 2.0(1.9)
and 4505 version 2.0(1.9)
Limitations
The Codian MCU is unable to transmit H.239 to
the MPS. However, if a site connected to the
MPS sends H.239 while the Codian is
cascaded to the conference, H.239 will function
as expected.
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Polycom
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
32750
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls may connect as secondary on
H.323 calls if the MGC has H.239 enabled.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and MGC.
N/A
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
otherwise the MPS will connect as secondary.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
N/A
44225
44157
44161
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the VSX and HDX
will only transmit H.263 video on H.320 calls.
This issue has been reported to Polycom.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263
when it is receiving H.263 from the MPS.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the
MPS on SIP calls.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with
the VSX and HDX.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
44228
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
43972
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video through the
MPS gateway to an F6.0 MXP which the
gateway does not understand. This results in
no video. This will be corrected in a future
software release.
46568
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k through
the MPS gateway to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
N/A
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
MCU and gateway otherwise the FX will only
transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
44700
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to
the FX ISDN until the FX has initiated FECC
first.
44228
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after a received stream has
been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to
send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
D50490
The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through
the MPS gateway after it has received it. It is
able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
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Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when the IPower is the H.323
side of the call.
44914
Polycom IPower version 6.2.0.1208
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k
and above may cause the IPower to lockup
which requires a restart to correct.
RADVISION
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway version
5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only
H.263 video is possible. This issue has been
reported to RADVISION.
N/A
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS
when encryption is enabled.
42720
RADVISION Scopia MCU version
5.1.1.0.6
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded
conferences between the MPS and Scopia.
N/A
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
Encryption does not work correctly through the
MPS gateway when set to Transparent. When
set to Independent encryption works correctly.
Sony
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44307
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the PCS-1 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
44307
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the
MPS gateway on ISDN at 64k.
N/A
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for
H.323 calls otherwise the TL-50 will only
transmit H.263. This issue has been reported
to Sony.
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LifeSize
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Lifesize will not receive
video. This issue has been reported to LifeSize
N/A
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video
is not possible in 64k calls.
43972
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The MPS gateway does not understand the
Lifesize video resolutions and therefore will not
allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call.
Aethra
Ref. ID
Equipment
Limitations
44546
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls
where the Aethra is the H.320 side of the call.
N/A
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS
gateway otherwise the Aethra will only transmit
H.263. This issue has been reported to Aethra.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on
ISDN calls through the MPS gateway to the
Aethra on H.323.
44673
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the
Aethra on H.323 calls through the MPS
gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through
the MPS gateway when it is the H.323 side of
the call.
44031
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
The Aethra does not receive video through the
MPS gateway at call rates of 1152k and 1472k.
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SOFTWARE RELEASE NOTES FOR TANDBERG MPS
VERSION J4.0
Introduction
These release notes describe the features and capabilities included in the TANDBERG MPS software
version J4.0 released on 24 July 2007.
New Features
Video
Wide Resolutions
With software release J4, the TANDBERG MPS now supports the ability to receive w288p resolution in
MCU calls using continuous presence or in voice switching calls not utilizing the Optimal Voice Switching
feature. This resolution, available with H.264 and H.263+ video protocols, allows sites with widescreen
cameras to be seen without the letterbox effect as in previous software versions.
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP
Restrictions
None
H.264 RCDO
In addition to supporting baseline H.264, the MPS now includes support for Reduced Complexity
Decoding Operation (RCDO). RCDO provides another evolutionary step within the H.264 video
standard, allowing quality to be maintained while reducing the complexity needed to create the
transmitted image. This feature can be enabled for the gateway and the MCU independently using the
following commands.
xConfiguration MCU H264RCDO: On
xConfiguration Gateway H264RCDO: On
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP
Restrictions
Due to interoperability issues, RCDO is disabled by default.
CP layouts in 16:9 and 4:3
The MPS now supports all CP layouts in both a 16:9 and 4:3 layout. If all connected endpoints support
16:9 resolutions, the MPS will automatically send the selected CP layout in this format to provide the
best possible experience for all connected systems. However, if all systems do not support 16:9 video
formats, the MPS will revert to the standard 4:3 format to ensure all systems receive a valid video
resolution.
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP during CP conferences
Restrictions
AVO option is required for CP
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New Continuous Presence Layout
The TANDBERG MPS now supports a new 30+2 Continuous Presence (CP) layout. This new layout
offers 2 large CP quadrants with 1 in each the upper left and upper right of the screen. 30 smaller
quadrants fill the area in between and below the 2 larger quadrants. This layout is useful for large CP
conferences where a large number of the connected sites must be shown simultaneously.
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP during CP conferences
Restrictions
AVO option is required for CP
Usability
Optimal Definition Support in Gateway Calls
The TANDBERG MPS now supports all Optimal Definition (OD) resolutions, including High Definition
(HD) resolutions, through the optional gateway feature. This allows H.320 and H.323 endpoints to
communicate with each other using w720p, w576p, w448p, 400p and w288p resolutions, depending on
the speed of the connected call.
Availability
Restrictions
Available on H.323 and H.320 gateway calls
Gateway option is required
w720p is only available under H.264; all other resolutions are available under
H.264 and H.263+
Single Participant Notification
The MPS will now display a visual and play an audible notification to alert a single participant that they are
the only participant in the conference when 1 site is connected in a conference. Telephone participants
will receive only the only participant sound. Like all other pictures and sounds, these may be customized
to suit an organizations needs. Uploading and deleting of custom pictures and sounds can be done via
the MPS web page under ‘MCU Configuration’ > ‘Files’.
Availability
Restrictions
Available on H323, H.320 and SIP
Custom picture must be JPEG format with a maximum size of 352x288
Custom sound must be 16bit, 8Khz, mono audio file in .wav format
Custom Logo
The MPS now supports the ability to upload a custom logo to be displayed in the upper left hand corner
of the outgoing video stream. This logo can be uploaded or deleted via the MPS web page under ‘MCU
Configuration’ > ‘Files’.
Availability
Restrictions
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Custom picture must be JPEG format with a maximum size of 64x64
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IP Networking
IPv6 support
The MPS now supports IPv6 as well as IPv4. It is possible to configure the MPS for IPv4 only, IPv6 only
or both, with the configuration of the media cards automatically changing with the controller cards. This
setting is available via the MPS web page under ‘System Configuration’ > ‘IP’ as well as API commands.
Availability
Available for management, H.323 and SIP.
Restrictions
IPv6 auto configuration only with no support for static addressing.
IPv6 support for SIP will not function in IPv4/IPv6 hybrid mode.
H.323
H.460 Firewall Traversal
J4 now supports the H.460.18 and H.460.19 standards-based firewall traversal, giving multi-vendor
environments the ability to take full advantage of the secure firewall traversal methodology that has been
proven successful by TANDBERG customer deployments. Previous support of Assent is also supported
within the J4 software version.
TGK
Any Endpoint A
MPS
Border /Firewall
H.460.18/.19 Endpoint C
TBC
Availability
Available on H.323
Restrictions
None
Non-standard Expressway
Communication
H.460.18/H.460.19 Standardsbased Expressway
MPS
H460.19 Multiplexed Media
Support for H.460.19 multiplexed media is also included in this release. This allows all media between the
MPS and the H.460.18/19 server to use a finite number of ports (i.e. ports 2776 and 2777 UDP when
used in conjunction with a TANDBERG Border Controller). When media traverses using H.460.19
multiplexed media, it will function similarly to media within an Assent traversal connection.
Availability
Available on H.323
Restrictions
None
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SIP
SIP Dual Streams
The TANDBERG MPS now supports the ability to send and receive Dual Streams over a SIP connection
using the SIP Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP), RFC 4582. Support for BFCP will allow for the
transmission and receipt of dual streams in multipoint calls and is automatically negotiated upon call
connection.
Availability
Available in MPS MCU calls only
Restrictions
Not available on the MPS gateway
SIP Floor Control
J4 now offers floor control when using SIP. This allows SIP participants that also support this feature to
request and release floor during conferences using the SIP Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP), RFC
4582. Please note that currently this feature is only supported on the TANDBERG MXP endpoint version
F6.0 and newer.
Availability
Restrictions
Available on SIP MPS MCU calls only
Floor Control support is required on endpoints as well
Not available on the MPS gateway
SIP Early Media
J4 now supports SIP Early Media, RFC 3960. This allows for faster media setup times as well as DTMF
tones to be sent during the setup process.
Availability
Available on SIP MPS MCU calls only
Restrictions
Not available on the MPS gateway
Cisco SIP Support
J4 now supports Cisco CallManager as a SIP proxy registrar. This includes support for escalation/deescalation, call hold/call resume, unattended call transfer, attended call transfer and early media.
Availability
Available on SIP MPS MCU calls only
Restrictions
Not available on the MPS gateway
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Alcatel SIP support
J4 Now supports Alcatel as a SIP proxy registrar. This includes support for escalation/de-escalation, call
hold/call resume, unattended call transfer and attended call transfer.
Availability
Available on SIP MPS MCU calls only
Restrictions
Not available on the MPS gateway
Conferencing
Direct Ad Hoc Conferences
J4 now includes a new ad hoc conference method, ‘Direct Ad Hoc Conferencing.’ This new method allows
a user to dial a predefined H.323 prefix, followed by a unique conference number to create a new ad hoc
conference on the MPS. All other users dialing the same prefix and number will be joined into this same
conference. Up to 10 of these prefixes can be defined on the MPS, allowing an administrator to define
which conference template each prefix will use. Please note that the MPS will register each of these
prefixes with the gatekeeper.
Availability
Available for H.323 conferencing only
Restrictions
An H.323 gatekeeper is required to use this feature
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Automatic Dial Out on Personal Conferences
The MPS now includes the ability to automatically dial out to predefined sites upon the start of a
Personal Conference. To support this feature there is now an ‘Edit Participants’ button within the
Personal Conference configuration page. By clicking this button you will be shown a new page where
sites can be added to the conference from the phone book or manually by entering the remote sites
number. Once a user calls into the MPS and starts the Personal Conference, the MPS will dial out to all
sites that have been added.
Availability
Available for H.323, H.320 and SIP
Restrictions
An H.323 gatekeeper is required for H.323 usage
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Single Number Dial In access to all conferences
It is now possible to access all types of conferences on the MPS via the Single Number Dial In, not just
ad-hoc conferences as previously supported. Users may dial into the number assigned to the Single
Number Dial In and, with the use of DTMF tones, enter the conference number they wish to access.
Please note that is only possible to access all conference types with this method; users will only be able
to create single number dial-in conferences via this method. Please also note that the conference
numbers users will enter will be the configured E164 alias of that conference.
Availability
Restrictions
Available for H.323, H.320 and SIP
It is not possible to create Static, Direct Ad Hoc or Personal Conferences
Requires E164 alias to be configured for each conferences that needs to be
accessed
Waiting Room
J4 now includes a waiting room for all conferences. If a user dials into a conference that has not yet
started, they will be placed into the waiting room until the conference is started. Upon conference start all
participants in the waiting room will be moved into the conference. Please note that the Waiting Room
Timer setting in the Single Number Dial In configuration dictates how long sites are allowed to stay
connected to the waiting room, this value is adjustable from 1 to 60 minutes.
Availability
Available for H.323, H.320 and SIP
Restrictions
None
Dynamic Port Allocation
The MPS will now dynamically allocate ports for all ad hoc conferences based on site connections. This
allows an administrator to configure the conference templates with a higher number of participants
without affecting static conferences or other ad hoc conferences. This is useful for allowing conferences
to dynamically expand and contract without reserving un-needed resources throughout the entire
conference.
Availability
Available for all ad hoc conferences
Restrictions
None
Additive Registration
The MPS will now use additive registrations when ad hoc conferences start. This allows the MPS to
register the full conference number with the gatekeeper to ensure all future calls route to the correct
MPS when multiple are available. Previously only the ad hoc prefix would be registered leaving the
possibility for the gatekeeper to route new calls to another MPS if registered with the same prefix.
Availability
Available for H.323
Restrictions
An H.323 gatekeeper that supports additive registrations is required
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Management
Session Timeout
The MPS now has a configurable session timeout. This timeout applies to Telnet, SSH and Serial
connections to the MPS and will disconnect the session if there is inactivity for the configured time. This
setting is available via the API only and is set to 0 (no timeout) by default. Allowed values are from 0 to
65534 (in minutes). Please use the below command to set the desired timeout.
xConfiguration Session TimeOut: (0-65534)
Availability
Available for Telnet, SSH and Serial connections only
Restrictions
Not available for HTTP and HTTPS connections
Improved Layout Lock
J4 now offers an improved layout lock mechanism for locking sites into specific CP quadrants. Within
J3.x software versions the layout lock offered only a numerical selection in which each number
represented a specific quadrant. Now with J4 a graphical representation of the CP layout is offered for
improved ease of use. The layout lock mechanism can be accessed via the MPS web page under the
change tab on the conference monitoring page. By selecting the far left layout with no highlighted
quadrants, the MPS will remove this site from the layout lock and return them to normal automatic layout
selection.
Availability
Available on H.323, H.320 and SIP
Restrictions
AVO option is required for CP
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Improved Single Number Dial In and Personal Conference pages
J4 offers an improved dial-in configuration page that allows the configuration of all conference types on
the same page including Single Number Dial In and Personal Conferences. The top of this page offers
the ability to configure Single Number Dial In as well as create passwords for them. The bottom of the
page offers a tabbed approach for configuring Static Conference numbers, Personal Conferences as
well as Direct Ad Hoc Conferences.
Availability
Available for H.323, H.320 and SIP configurations
Restrictions
None
Configurable Web Refresh
It is now possible to configure the interval at which the MPS web pages will automatically refresh. This
setting is configurable per web session is available on each web page that automatically refreshes. The
default time is 5 seconds. The MPS MCU Overview page can be configured for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
15, 20 and 30 seconds. The MPS MCU conference monitoring pages can be configured for 3, 5, 10, 15,
20 and 30 seconds. When changed, this setting will hold while the current web session is open. Any new
connections will open with the default 5 second refresh time. Please note that this setting is available on
the MPS MCU overview page and each conference monitoring page.
Availability
Available for MPS MCU HTTP and HTTPS connections
Restrictions
The MPS gateway pages does not include this setting
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Show Active Participants
Within J4 the conference monitoring web pages will now only show 40 participants on the page at a time.
By default the first 40 sites connected into the conference will be displayed. The other connected sites
may be viewed by selecting the new Show menu and selecting which group of 40 you would like to view.
Availability
Available on the MPS conference monitoring pages
Restrictions
None
Language
With the release of J4, the MPS now supports the ability to change the language of the web pages. This
allows an administrator to upload custom language files, thereby changing the language in which the
web pages are displayed to virtually any language. Custom language files can be managed via the MPS
web page under ‘System Configuration’ > ‘Language.’ Also available on this page is the ability to upload
custom pictures and sounds specific to the language selection.
Availability
Available on the MPS HTTP and HTTPS web pages
Restrictions
None
Supplemental Notes
Software Files
The TANDBERG MPS may use 2 different software files. The correct software filenames are listed in
the following table.
TANDBERG MPS
Software
Serial Number Range
All systems that support AES
Encryption
s41000jxx.tar.gz
All
All systems that do not support
AES Encryption
s41001jxx.tar.gz
All
Getting the Software
Customers should contact their TANDBERG maintenance provider for support and assistance with their
TANDBERG products, including release keys and software files. Upgrading to J4.0 will require the full
J4.0 tar.gz file and a release key specific to the TANDBERG MPS to be upgraded.
Installation
Installation of J4.0 software can be accomplished through the local LAN via HTTP or HTTPS.
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References
TANDBERG Website
TANDBERG FTP Site
http://www.tandberg.com
http://ftp.tandberg.com
For all documentation, please see the TANDBERG Support Website at
http://www.tandberg.com/support/documentation.php
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Changes and Improvements since Previous Version
Video
Disable H.264
It is now possible to disable H.264 on the MPS at a system wide level. This setting is available through
the API only and can be set for the MPS MCU and MPS gateway. The following commands are used to
enable/disable H.264 on the MPS. Please note that disabling H.264 will also disable H.264RCDO. H.264
is set to On by default.
xConfiguration MCU H264: (On/Off)
xConfiguration Gateway H264: (On/Off)
QCIF video to TANDBERG Classic endpoints
Resolved an issue where an MPS MCU would send QCIF video when connected to a TANDBERG
Classic endpoint through an MPS gateway. The MPS will now negotiate correctly.
Web
Phonebook
Corrected an issue where an invalid character in a phonebook entry could have caused the entire
phonebook to not be shown from the MPS web page. The MPS will no longer allow the illegal characters
to be entered.
Audio
Telephone Echo Cancellation
Added the ability to disable the ‘Telephone Echo Cancellation’ feature on the MPS gateway. This setting
will allow an administrator to change the echo cancellation to ‘High,’ ‘Normal’ or ‘Off;’ by default this is
set to Normal. This setting is available from the MPS Gateway Settings page or through the API by using
the following command.
xConfiguration Gateway FarTlphEchoSupression: (Off/Normal/High)
Networks
Call Rates
It is now possible to configure the MPS gateway to allow for a maximum call rate of 1536k.
SIP URI
It is now possible to configure SIP URIs up to 60 characters.
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SIP RFCs
The following RFCs are supported within the J4.0 software release:
 RFC 1889 RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-time Applications
 RFC 2190 RTP Payload Format for H.263 Video Streams
 RFC 2327 SDP: Session Description Protocol
 RFC 2396 Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
 RFC 2429 RTP Payload Format for the 1998 Version of ITU-T Rec. H.263 Video (H.263+)
 RFC 2617 Digest Authentication
 RFC 2782 DNS RR for specifying the location of services (DNS SRV)
 RFC 2833 RTP Payload for DTMF Digits, Telephony Tones and Telephony Signals
 RFC 2976 The SIP INFO Method
 RFC 3016 RTP Payload Format for MPEG-4 Audio/Visual Streams
 RFC 3047 RTP Payload Format for ITU-T Recommendation G.722.1
 RFC 3261 SIP: Session Initiation Protocol
 RFC 3262 Reliability of Provisional Responses in SIP
 RFC 3263 Locating SIP Servers
 RFC 3264 An Offer/Answer Model with SDP
 RFC 3311 UPDATE method
 RFC 3420 Internet Media Type message/sipfrag
 RFC 3515 Refer method
 RFC 3550 RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications
 RFC 3581 Symmetric Response Routing
 RFC 3605 RTCP attribute in SDP
 RFC 3840 Indicating User Agent Capabilities in SIP
 RFC 3890 A Transport Independent Bandwidth Modifier for SDP
 RFC 3891 The SIP "Replaces" Header
 RFC 3892 Referred-By Mechanism
 RFC 3960 Early Media
 RFC 3984 RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video
 RFC 4028 Session Timers in SIP
 RFC 4145 TCP-Based Media Transport in the SDP
 RFC 4566 SDP: Session Description Protocol
 RFC 4574 The Session Description Protocol (SDP) Label Attribute
 RFC 4582 The Binary Floor Control Protocol
 RFC 4583 Format for Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) Streams
 RFC 4585 Extended RTP Profile for RTCP-Based Feedback
 RFC 4587 RTP Payload Format for H.261 Video Streams
 RFC 4629 RTP Payload Format for ITU-T Rec. H.263 Video
 RFC 4796 The Session Description Protocol (SDP) Content Attribute
 draft-ietf-xcon-bfcp-connection-04.txt
 draft-levin-mmusic-xml-media-control-03.txt
 draft-ietf-sipping-cc-transfer-06.txt
 draft-kristensen-avt-rtp-h264-extension-00.txt
System
Large conference disconnects
Resolved an issue where selecting Disconnect All on 100+ site conferences may have caused an
unexpected restart.
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Known Limitations
The following known limitations exist within the J4.0 software release.
TANDBERG
Equipment
TANDBERG Movi version 1.0
software version 2.45.1.3
Voice Switching calls with the MPS may cause poor video during
voice switches. This is due to the lack of support for the RTCP fast
update mechanism on Movi. To resolve this issue, disable Optimal
Voice Switching on the MPS conference.
TANDBERG MXP version F5.2
Due to changes in the Fast Update mechanisms within the J4.0
software, SIP calls will not be supported between J4.0 software and
F5.2 or previous versions. F5.3 and later will be supported.
Participant Identifier and Telephone Indication do not function when
Optimal Voice Switch is set to On and Layout is set to Auto when the
MPS goes into CP mode. To resolve this issue set Optimal Voice
Switching to Off or set the CP layout to something other than Auto.
TANDBERG MPS version J4.0
Limitations
Codian
Equipment
Limitations
Codian MCU 4210 version
2.0(1.9) and 4505 version
2.0(1.9)
The Codian MCU is unable to transmit H.239 to the MPS. However,
if a site connected to the MPS sends H.239 while the Codian is
cascaded to the conference, H.239 will function as expected.
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Polycom
Equipment
Limitations
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
MPS MCU calls will connect as secondary on H.323 calls if the MGC
has H.239 enabled.
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded conferences between the
MPS and MGC.
Polycom MGC version 8.0.0.27
H264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS otherwise the MPS will
connect as secondary. This is an issue has been reported to
Polycom.
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS MCU and gateway
otherwise the VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263 video on H.320
calls. This issue has been reported to Polycom.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX and HDX will only transmit H.263 when it is receiving H.263
from the MPS.
The VSX and HDX do not transmit H.264 to the MPS on SIP calls.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
Poor video can occur on H.263 SIP calls with the VSX and HDX.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
Polycom VSX version 8.5.3
The VSX is unable to transmit H.239 through the MPS gateway after
it has received it. It is able to overtake the H.239 stream while
receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has not yet received it.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
The HDX transmits 2SIF video to an F6.0 MXP which the gateway
does not understand. This results in no video. This will be corrected
in a future software release.
Polycom HDX version 1.0.2-354
MXP ISDN calls at 1152k and 1472k to an H.323 HDX result in no
audio or video in either direction.
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS MCU and gateway
otherwise the FX will only transmit H.263 video. This issue has been
reported to Polycom.
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
Encryption does not work correctly through the MPS gateway when
the FX is the H.323 side of the call.
Polycom FX/EX version 6.0.5
FECC is not possible from an F6 MXP H.323 to the FX ISDN until the
FX has initiated FECC first.
Polycom PVX version 8.0.2.0235
The PVX is unable to transmit H.239 through the MPS gateway after
a received stream has been terminated. PVX is able to overtake the
H.239 stream while receiving it and it is able to send H.239 if it has
not yet received it.
Polycom IPower version
6.2.0.1208
Encryption does not work correctly through the MPS gateway when
the IPower is the H.323 side of the call.
Polycom IPower version
6.2.0.1208
H.323 calls through the MPS gateway at 768k and above may cause
the IPower to lockup which requires a restart to correct.
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RADVISION
Equipment
RADVISION ViaIP Gateway
version 5.0.0.0.22
H264RCDO must be disabled otherwise only H.263 video is possible.
This issue has been reported to RADVISION.
RADVISION Scopia MCU
version 5.1.1.0.6
RADVISION Scopia MCU
version 5.1.1.0.6
RADVISION ViaIP MCU version
4.2.10
The Scopia does not transmit video to the MPS when encryption is
enabled.
H.239 does not currently work in cascaded conferences between the
MPS and Scopia.
Encryption does not work correctly through the MPS gateway when
set to Transparent. When set to Independent encryption works
correctly.
Limitations
Sony
Equipment
Limitations
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
The PCS-1 will not transmit video through the MPS gateway on ISDN
at 64k.
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for H.323 calls otherwise
the PCS-1 will only transmit H.263. This issue has been reported to
Sony.
The PCS-1 plays a loud static noise while negotiating encryption in
MPS gateway calls with encryption set to Transparent.
The TL-50 will not transmit video through the MPS gateway on ISDN
at 64k.
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS for H.323 calls otherwise
the TL-50 will only transmit H.263. This issue has been reported to
Sony.
The TL-50 plays a loud static noise while negotiating encryption in
MPS gateway calls with encryption set to Transparent
Sony PCS-1 version 3.30
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
Sony TL-50 version 2.31
LifeSize
Equipment
Limitations
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS gateway otherwise the
Lifesize will not receive video. This issue has been reported to
LifeSize.
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
The Lifesize only supports 64k audio so video is not possible in 64k
calls.
The MPS gateway does not understand the Lifesize video resolutions
and therefore will not allow video to pass through to the ISDN side of
the call. This will be corrected in a future software release.
Lifesize Room version 2.6.0(14)
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Aethra
Limitations
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
FECC is not possible in MPS gateway calls where the Aethra is the
H.320 side of the call.
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
H.264RCDO must be disabled on the MPS gateway otherwise the
Aethra will only transmit H.263. This issue has been reported to
Aethra.
Encryption does not work correctly through the MPS gateway when
the Aethra is the H.323 side of the call.
FECC does not work when an F6 MXP on ISDN calls through the
MPS gateway to the Aethra on H.323.
An F6 MXP is unable to use FECC when the Aethra on H.323 calls
through the MPS gateway to the MXP on ISDN.
The Aethra is unable to receive H.239 through the MPS gateway
when it is the H.323 side of the call.
The Aethra does not receive video through the MPS gateway at call
rates of 1152k and 1472k.
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
Aethra Vega Star Silver version
6.0.49
Interoperability Testing
The following systems have been tested and verified compatible with this software release.
Equipment
Gatekeepers/Traversal Servers
Equipment
Software Revision
TANDBERG VCS
TANDBERG Gatekeeper
TANDBERG Border
Controller
Cisco MCM/IOS
Gatekeeper
Polycom PathNavigator
X1.0
N5.2, N4.1
Q5.2, Q3.1
RADVISION ECS
4.2.0.14
Comments
12.3(10)
The Cisco MCM does not support H.323 ID
prefixes. Only E164 prefixes are allowed.
The PathNavigator does not support H.323
ID prefixes. Only E164 prefixes are allowed.
The ECS does not support H.323 ID prefixes.
Only E164 prefixes are allowed.
7.00.03
SIP Registrars/Proxies
Equipment
Software Revision
TANDBERG VCS
Microsoft LCS 2005
OpenSer
X1.0
Version: 2.0.5470.0
Version 1.1.0
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Gateway Interoperability
Software Revision
Comments
J3.3, J4.0
H.323 and H.320
G2.1, G3.2
5.0.0.0.22
H.323 and H.320
H.323 and H.320
MCU Interoperability
Equipment
TANDBERG MPS
TANDBERG MCU
Codian 4210
Codian 4505
Polycom MGC
RADVISION Scopia MCU
RADVISION ViaIP MCU
TANDBERG MPS
Gateway
TANDBERG Gateway
RADVISION ViaIP
Gateway
Equipment
Software Revision
J2.4, J3.3, J4.0
D3.9
2.0(1.9)
2.0(1.9)
8.0.0.27
5.1.1.0.6
4.2.10
Comments
H.323, SIP and H.320
H.323 and H.320
H.323 only
H.323 only
H.323 and H.320
H.323 only
H.323 only
Streaming Servers
Equipment
TANDBERG Content
Server
Software Revision
S2.0, S1.1
Comments
H.323 only
Endpoint Interoperability
Equipment
TANDBERG MXP
TANDBERG Personal
Series
TANDBERG Movi
TANDBERG Classic
TANDBERG Vision
Aethra Vega Star Silver
Lifesize Room
Microsoft Office
Communicator
Polycom EX
Polycom FX
Polycom HDX
Polycom iPower
Polycom Viewstation
Polycom PVX
Polycom VSX
Sony PCS-1
Sony PCS-TL50
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Software Revision
Comments
F6.0, F5.3, F4.2
L4.2, L3.1
H.323, SIP and H.320
H.323 and SIP
1.0(version 2.45.1.3)
E5.3/B10.3, E4.2/B9.2
C4.0
6.0.49
2.6.0(14)
1.0.559
SIP only
H.323 and H.320
H.320 only
H.323 and H.320
H323 only
SIP only
6.0.5
6.0.5
1.0.2-354
6.2.0.1208
7.5.4
8.0.2.0235
8.5.3
3.30
2.31
H.323 and H.320
H.323 and H.320
H.323, SIP and H.320
H.323 and H.320
H.323 and H.320
H.323 only
H.323, SIP and H.320
H.323 and H.320
H.323 and H.320
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