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Yeastar PBX New Firmware Adds Hot Desking, Scheduled Paging and More

Get your hand on the latest Yeastar firmware update to embrace extended usability and security! We’re excited to announce that a new firmware version for S-Series VoIP PBX (v30.14.0.16), K2 IP-PBX (v80.14.0.16), and Yeastar Cloud PBX (v81.14.0.16) has been released today.

On the chase for greater usability, this update introduces the brand-new Hot Desking, Scheduled Paging features, supports Enhanced Emergency Calls, and includes a jam-packed of security improvements to better protect your system from malicious attacks – with more options to control device access, international dialing, etc.

New features and optimization since the last firmware release.

Hot Desking

Supported PBX Models: S50, S100, S300, Yeastar Cloud PBX, K2 IP-PBX

Share desk spaces and devices with your co-workers on revolving shifts! Yeastar PBX system Hot Desking feature allows you to log in to a shared desk phone and use it like your own – with access to a personal extension account, voicemails, contacts, and other settings. Your extension is whatever phone you’re currently logged into. With the hot desking feature, you will be able to:

  • Quickly login/logout your extension to any shared desk phone with feature code.
  • Make and receive calls with your extension’s caller ID, routing strategy, etc.;
  • Automate the log-out of your extension from shared desk phone with a flexible time schedule;
  • Synchronize the log-out of associated queues when an agent logs out a shared desk phone.
  • Create a flexible working environment by allowing employees with flexible schedules, remote workers, and those traveling on business to use shared desk phones while sitting at a desk.

Scheduled Paging/Intercom

Supported PBX Models: S50, S100, S300, Yeastar Cloud PBX, K2 IP-PBX

Set a time schedule and auto-start your broadcast! The Scheduled Paging/Intercom feature is a perfect tool for schools, warehouses, and other facilities that require routine notifications set in advance in addition to the real-time paging/intercom. With it, you will be able to:

  • Set recurring paging to auto-broadcast your custom prompt or notification at specific times and days of the week. For instance, a school may want to set up a bell schedule for class breaks on every school day.
  • Schedule one-time or recurring paging/intercom and let the system call you at the defined date and time, so you can pick up the phone to make a real-time broadcast. You can also set up to autoplay a custom prompt before you start the paging or intercom.

Enhanced Emergency Calls

Supported PBX Models: S-Series VoIP PBX, Yeastar Cloud PBX, K2 IP-PBX

In addition to the basic emergency dialing, Yeastar PBX system now has added support for Enhanced Emergency Calls, such as E911 in the United States, to ensure that the emergency calls are managed properly in your telephony network while following the local ordinances and regulations.

With the added support, when receiving an enhanced emergency call from the PBX, the PSAP (Public Service Answering Point) can immediately pinpoint the caller’s location based on the calling number.

Security Enhancement

Supported PBX Models: S-Series VoIP PBX, Yeastar Cloud PBX, K2 IP-PBX

  • Added default firewall rules for the local network, which ensure that the local devices can access the PBX.
  • Added support for Web Access Control and Allowed Country IPs: you will be able to restrict users from accessing the PBX web interface with specific IP addresses allowed and restrict IP addresses originating from specific countries or regions to access the PBX.
  • Added support for Allowed Country Codes: you will be able to restrict users from making international calls to specific countries and regions, which helps to further protect your system from toll fraud.
  • Added support for changing the SSL/TLS version used on the system.
  • Enhanced SSH security.

Other Optimization and Bug Fixes

  • Added the Max Call Duration settings to restrict the maximum call duration when users place outbound calls through the outbound route.
  • API: Added support for Linkus-related API interfaces and more.
  • Added support for setting a Yealink phone as a hot-desking phone by Auto Provisioning.
  • Added support for searching outbound/inbound routes.

Besides what has been mentioned above, there is also a pack of bug fixes on SIP Trunk, IVR, Conference, Voicemail, Queue, Call Forwarding, Event Center, etc. Please refer to the release note for more details.

How to Upgrade

  • S-Series VoIP PBX: Please check for the new upgrade in your S-Series VoIP PBX web interface.
  • Yeastar Cloud PBX: Please check for the new version in the PBX web interface or contact your service provider to upgrade the system.
  • K2 IP-PBX: Please download the new firmware here.

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