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Avaya IP Deskphones Software Releases

96x1 Series SIP Software Release 7.1

Release 7.1 was made generally available in June 2017; Service Pack 7.1.2 was issued in May 2018; Service Pack 7.1.3 was issued in July 2018; Service Pack 7.1.4 was issued in December 2018; Service Pack 7.1.5 was issued in April 2019; Service Pack 7.1.6 was issued in July 2019; Service Pack 7.1.7 was issued in October 2019; Service Pack 7.1.8 was issued in January 2020; Service Pack 7.1.9 was issued in April 2020; Service Pack 7.1.10 was issued in June 2020. This is the latest release of SIP software for installation on Avaya 9601, 9608, 9608G, 9611G, 9621G, 9641G and 9641GS IP deskphones and is recommended for new development.

  • SIP 7.1 supports the Push and Web APIs.
  • SIP 7.1 does not support the phonexml push type.

New In This Release

The latest Service Pack release is recommended for installations with:

  • Avaya Aura® Platform 7.0.0 (Avaya Aura Session Manager 7.0.0, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 7.0.0) and associated service packs
  • Avaya Aura® Platform 7.0.1 (Avaya Aura Session Manager 7.0.1, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 7.0.1) and associated service packs
  • Avaya Aura® Platform 7.1.0 (Avaya Aura Session Manager 7.1.0, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 7.1.0) and associated feature/service packs
  • Avaya Aura® Platform 8.0 (Avaya Aura Session Manager 8.0, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 8.0) and associated feature/service packs
  • Avaya Aura® Platform 8.1 (Avaya Aura Session Manager 8.1, Avaya Aura Communication Manager 8.1) and associated feature/service packs
  • Avaya Aura® Call Center Elite releases 7.0.1, 7.1.0, 8.0.0 and 8.1.0
  • Avaya IP Office™ Release 10.0 Service Pack 7, Release 10.1 Service Pack 6, as well as Release 11.0 and associated Feature/Service Packs when deployed in a Centralized Branch configuration

SIP 7.1.10 adds:

  • Support for Global Contacts searches, allowing searching on individual fields and providing details on the contacts found.

SIP 7.1.9 includes:

  • SLAMon support for remote workers registered via a Session Border Controller. This functionality requires Avaya Diagnostic Server or later.

SIP 7.1.8 addresses Data Privacy Regulations to satisfy Data Privacy requirements.

SIP 7.1.7 adds:

  • Support for No Hold Conference on Avaya Aura.
  • Configuration of GROUP parameter via Avaya Aura System Manager.

SIP 7.1.6 introduces support for Avaya Acoustic Edge with Avaya L100 headsets on the 9608D03B amd 9611GD02C hardware.

SIP 7.1.5 adds support for the use of SCEP when the deskphone is deployed in FIPS mode.

SIP 7.1.4 includes Avaya L100 Headset support and SCEP support for AES256 Encryption.

SIP 7.1.3 introduces enhancements to the Call Transfer feature.

SIP 7.1.2 includes no new features, only fixes.

New features in SIP 7.1 include:

  • Support for Assured Services SIP (AS-SIP) compliant call control. This functionality requires Avaya Aura® Suite 7.1.
  • FIPS 140-2 encryption.
  • Online Certification Status Protocol (OCSP) support for checking whether certificates presented to the phone by servers are good, revoked, or unknown.
  • Certificate warning timer for checking expiration of trusted, identity, and OCSP certificates.
  • Download of PKCS12 file (for cases where SCEP is not used).
  • Encrypted SRTP
  • Complex Station Access Code support for complex (alphanumeric, special character) passwords. This can be administrator-configured within the 46xxsettings.txt file, or via System Manager 7.1.0 or later.
  • Collapsible Quick Touch Panel (QTP) to populate feature/autodial buttons on the 9621G/9641G/9641GS IP deskphones by remove any blanks from the buttons downloaded from System Manager.
  • Improved WML interworking.
  • Display call forward from original dialed station.
  • Display version of OpenSSH/OpenSSL.
  • Support for Blind Transfer, allowing the user to choose between either a blind or consultative transfer.
  • Deprecation of ASG remote access for Avaya Service staff, and introduction of EASG as a more secure replacement.

An updated SIP Emulator to support development activities, available under the Downloads - Push and Web APIs tab, SIP Deskphone Emulator section.

For detailed information about what's new in the release and compatibility with Avaya platforms, see the Readme documents, available under the Downloads - Release Information tab.