To find a complete list of all RoomOS releases, see Known and Resolved Issues in RoomOS. Since January 2019, Cisco Webex Boards have been running RoomOS.


Some features may not be available on all Webex-registered devices. You can refer to this article to check which features are supported by your device.

Mute All Participants During Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

As a host, you can mute all participants during a meeting on your Webex device. Read here for more information about this feature.

Updates for Webex Edge for Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

We've added the following features for devices linked with Webex Edge for Devices running CE9.14.2 and later:

  • Support for logs management from Control Hub

  • Support for Microsoft Teams meetings with video integration and WebRTC

To read more about Webex Edge for Devices, see the Webex Edge for Devices article.

Join Microsoft Teams Meetings with Cisco Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

Webex devices and participants with devices in Personal mode invited to a Microsoft Teams meeting can join the meeting directly from their devices with One Button to Push (OBTP) or by dialing into the meeting. Read more about joining Microsoft Teams meetings here.

Transfer Host and Leave a Meeting on Webex Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

By transferring the host, you can leave a meeting you are hosting and let the other participants continue without you.

Personal Mode Devices Control

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

You can make call and share content wirelessly from the Webex Teams App to your Webex device in personal mode. Check Share Content Wirelessly to Webex Devices and Make a Call from Webex Devices with the Webex Teams App for more information.

Music Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-31 a4fd41aa839

You can now turn on Music mode in a call when it's important to hear the full range of live music. This can be used for remote music lessons, testing musical instruments, and other similar scenarios. Read more about Music mode in this article.

Manual Camera Control for Desk Pro and Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-31 a4fd41aa839

In addition to the automatic Best Overview, you can now change the camera view on Desk Pro and Webex Boards manually. See this article to learn how to use manual camera control on these devices.

Mute Other Participants During Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-31 a4fd41aa839

As a host, you can mute anyone during a meeting directly from your Webex device. This feature is available on desk devices and devices with a touch controller. See this article to learn how to do it.

Call Information for Recent Calls

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-31 a4fd41aa839

You can now easily find the call information for a recent call in the Call menu. Read this article for more information.

Configure the Cleanup Timer on Webex Boards and Desk devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-06 118dbf07142

You can decide when the whiteboards and website data stored on your device are deleted. See this article to learn how to configure the timer, and this article to know how to end your session by deleting all whiteboards and browsing data.

Add Web Apps Directly from Control Hub

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-06 118dbf07142

You can set up web apps on Control Hub and launch them from your Webex Board or Desk Pro's home screen. Read this article for more information.

Join a Microsoft Teams Meeting from Webex Boards, Room Devices, and Desk Pros with WebRTC

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-08-06 118dbf07142

Webex devices and participants with devices in Personal mode invited to a Microsoft Teams meeting can join the meeting directly from their devices with One Button to Push (OBTP). Read this article to learn how to join the meeting and this article to learn how to set up WebRTC.

Search for Personal Rooms

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-06-25 44a3904313a

You can now search for Personal Room from your device. Tap Join Webex and search for Personal Room with a name or an email address.

Lock Personal Meeting Rooms

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-06-25 44a3904313a

As a host, you can lock and unlock personal meeting rooms by selecting the lock button. This feature is available on desk devices and devices with a touch controller.

Updated Call History on Devices in Personal Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-06-25 44a3904313a

The call history on your device is now the same as your call history on Webex Teams. This is available for devices in personal mode.

Whiteboarding on Desk Devices in Personal Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-06-25 44a3904313a

You can now create and edit multiple whiteboards before saving them to a Webex Teams Space or sending them by email. Check the updated whiteboarding article for desk devices in personal mode.

New Features for Webex Edge for Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-05-06 cf2befca38d

We've added the following features for devices linked with Webex Edge for Devices running CE9.13 and later:

  • Support for Cisco Webex Control Hub configuration management

  • Easy join Personal Rooms with user search

  • Real-Time Media Metrics when joining Webex calls

To read more about Webex Edge for Devices, see the Webex Edge for Devices article.

Remote Monitoring Option Key Required for Taking Screenshots

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-05-06 cf2befca38d

To take screenshots of the devices user interface, you now need to add Remote Monitoring option key from the local web interface.

Default Mode for HTTP Clients is Changed to HTTPS

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-05-06 cf2befca38d

The default mode for HTTP clients has changed from “HTTP+HTTPS” to “HTTPS”. This means that the experience when launching the web portal of a device may change. Devices are shipped with a certificate that is signed by a trusted CA that is not trusted by browsers. Install a trusted certificate on the device to secure the communication between your computer and the device.

To read more about adding certificates, see the Add Certificates article.

Activity Indicators on your Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-04-06 dbcdd81ba03

You can see the avatar of the participant or the initials of the device using the whiteboard, so you can follow who is drawing or annotating. Read this article for more information.

Webex Room USB is Now Available

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-04-06 dbcdd81ba03

We have added support for Webex Room USB. Webex Room USB is a smart video conferencing solution for huddle spaces, and is compatible with any collaboration vendor. Read the Webex Room USB article for more information.

Webex on Flip is Now Available

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-03-20 8a845789ad6

We have added support for Webex on Flip. Webex on Flip combines the video conferencing capabilities of a Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini with the cocreation capabilities of a Samsung Flip digital whiteboard. Read Webex on Flip article for more information.

Join Your Personal Room Meetings from a Personal Device

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-02-24 4fe8516fb6e

You can now join your Personal Room meetings from your personal mode device in just a couple of steps. Read Start a Personal Room Meeting from a Personal Mode Device for more information.

WebGL is Supported on Webex Boards and Room Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-02-24 4fe8516fb6e

WebGL is an experimental feature and might change in the future. WebGL is disabled by default but can be enabled on the web interface of the device. Read Best Practices For Using the Web Engine for more information.

Hide Meetings Details on Your Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-02-24 4fe8516fb6e

You can hide scheduled meeting titles on Webex Boards, and Room and Desk devices. Follow the configuration described in Hide Meetings Details on Webex Boards, and Room and Desk Devices to set it up.

Wireless Guest Share

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-01-31 85237a267b4

With wireless Guest Share from devices.webex.com you don't need to use cables or download a Webex app to share locally.

To read more about Guest Share, see the Wireless Guest Share article.

Share Wirelessly in a Call to a Personal Mode Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-01-31 85237a267b4

You can now share wirelessly in a call from your Cisco Webex Teams app to your personal mode device.

To read more about wireless share, see the Wireless Share to Personal Mode Devices article.

Manage RoomOS Software on Control Hub

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-12-16 285a7f8edd1

On the Manage RoomOS Software page on Control Hub, you can find information about the current and the next software release. You can also read about the release cycles and find links to the release notes. From the customer view on admin.webex.com, go to Devices > Software.

Webex Edge for Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-12-16 285a7f8edd1

You can use Webex Edge for Devices to link your on-premises devices to the Cisco Webex cloud service. This gives you access to select cloud features, while your registration, device management, calling, and media services remain on-premises. You can manage cloud services and get device diagnostics from them in Webex Control Hub.

To read more about Webex Edge for Devices, see the Webex Edge for Devices article.

Annotate Everywhere

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-12-16 285a7f8edd1

You can now annotate on web pages and files you share on a Webex Board. This works similarly to annotating on presentations. You can save the annotations for later reference to a Webex Teams space or send them by email.

Read more about annotation in Annotate on Cisco Webex Boards and Annotate on Screen Share From Cisco Webex DX70 and DX80 in a Call.

Save Your Work on DX70 and DX80

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-12-16 285a7f8edd1

You can save your whiteboards and annotations to a Webex Teams space or by email just as you have previously done on Webex Boards. Save your work is available for shared DX70 and DX80.

Read more about saving your work in Save a Whiteboard from Desk Devices to Cisco Webex Teams and Send a Whiteboard from Desk Devices by Email articles.

New Whiteboarding Workflow

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-12-16 285a7f8edd1

We’ve updated the icons in the whiteboard menu to make working on your content easier. Saving options are more visible and you have the option to save your work to an existing space.

Companion Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-11-04 464775546f8

With companion mode, you can set up one Room Series device and one Webex Board to work as a combined system. Use the room device to make calls and the board for whiteboarding. Shared content is shown on both devices, and the whiteboards are shared to the room device automatically in calls.

Read more about Companion Mode.

Learn how to Set Up Companion Mode.

Touch Redirect

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-11-04 464775546f8

Touch redirect enables you to control your laptop from a Webex Board screen when the laptop is connected with an HDMI and a USB cable. Touch redirect is available for laptops running Windows 10. It also works with other operating systems if the operating system supports touch commands.

Touch redirect only works outside a call.

Touch redirect is supported on Webex Board 55S, Webex Board 70S, and Webex Board 80S.

Read Wired Touch Redirect from Webex Boards for more information.

Add Participants to an Ongoing Call or Meeting

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-11-04 464775546f8

You can add other devices or Webex Teams users to an ongoing call or a meeting. Read Add a Participant to an Ongoing Call or Meeting From Your Room or Desk Device for more information.

Updated Layout on Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-10-19 97e3752c67a

Webex Boards are updating layouts to improve the call experience. The active speaker and the PiPs will now have separate places on the screen. The PiPs will no longer overlay the active speaker area. This allows the active speaker to always be in full view and improves the visual hierarchy of the screen.

Name Labels

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-09-26 14326fc8c9f

Name labels help people in your organization to get to know each other better. By adding face recognition and name labels to meetings, people get a chance to associate names with faces. Face recognition is used to create name labels for all participants that have signed up in the beginning of the meeting. And after that the name label is visible for the active speaker.

When you are in a call or a meeting on a Room Series device or a Webex Board that is Webex registered, your name label is visible for the receiving end. You can see the name labels of those who have signed up if you are calling from a DX, SX, MX, or Room Series device or a Webex Board that is Webex registered.

Check out how to sign up for face recognition in the Sign Up for Face Recognition and Name Labels article.

Read about how to enable name labels for your organization in the Enable Face Recognition and Name Labels article.

Redo Option for Whiteboarding

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-09-12 ee4956daae7

A Redo button is now available on Webex Boards and Desk devices to bring back what you just removed from your whiteboard. The redo button appears after tapping the undo button. For more information, read Use the Whiteboard on Cisco Webex Board and Use the Whiteboard on Cisco DX70 and DX80.

Opening Files Stored in OneDrive or SharePoint Online from Files Activity

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-09-12 ee4956daae7

Microsoft OneDrive or SharePoint Online files that you have shared in a Webex Teams space can be viewed on Webex Boards. Open the Webex Teams space on a board, access the documents from the Files Activity, and keep working on them from your Webex Board. The Web Engine has to be enabled in order for this feature to be available. Read Enable the Web Engine on Webex Boards to learn how to set it up. Once configured, take a look at this article to learn more about opening Onedrive or Sharepoint Online files on Webex Boards.

Two-Way Whiteboarding

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-09-12 ee4956daae7

You can collaborate on one whiteboard from different Webex Boards in Webex Meetings meetings.

Advanced Configurations Available on Control Hub

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-09-12 ee4956daae7

You can now access advanced configurations for individual room and desk devices and Webex Boards directly from Control Hub. Read more about how to use them in the Advanced Configurations article.

Stickies on Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-08-28 7980d1cd53c

You can create, edit, and move stickies on your whiteboards and annotations on Webex Boards.

To find out more about stickies on Webex Boards, take a look at this article.

Open Web Apps from Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-08-28 7980d1cd53c

You can now create macros to open web apps on Webex Boards. This way you can access apps such as Jira, Miro, Office 365, and Google docs directly from your board. To read more about how to use macros, take a look at the Use of Macros article.

If you are using a Webex Board with a Touch 10 controller, the web apps show up only on the Touch 10.

Changes to the Network Settings Menu

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-08-16 3dac3cfa60c

The network settings and information are now available in the same menu on the device’s user interface. The settings that are available have not been changed.

New Pen Sizes for Whiteboarding and Annotating

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-07-02 a37dc2ce640

You can now choose between three different pen sizes when whiteboarding and annotating on Webex Boards and Desk devices.

Join Webex Meetings From Your Device

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-07-02 a37dc2ce640

It is now possible to join Webex Meetings directly from your device. Read Join Webex Meetings from Your Cisco Webex Board, Room, or Desk Device for more information.

Create a Copy of Whiteboards and Annotations

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

On Cisco Webex Boards you can now create copies of whiteboards and annotations. The whiteboard or annotated snapshot of a presentation is stored in the Whiteboard menu. You can go back to it and continue work on the copy as you would on any other whiteboard or snapshot.

Digital Signage on Cisco Webex Boards and Room Series Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

Digital signage allows you to display custom content, such as signage apps, internal communications, or company news. The feature is available on Cisco Webex Boards and Room Series devices.

Simply configure the URL through Cisco Webex Control Hub and Digital signage enables your device to show any web page when it is on half-wake state.

Read this article to learn how to set up Digital signage from Cisco Webex Control Hub or from the Web Interface of the Device.

Send Your Whiteboards and Annotations by Email on Cisco Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

You can send your whiteboards and annotations by email whether you are in a Webex Teams space or not. Sending your work by email is a great way to share your whiteboards and annotations with people inside or outside your organization. The option to send your work by email has to be configured through the web interface in order to be available. Follow the steps in Configure SMTP settings in order to set up the feature. Once configured, read Use the Whiteboard and Annotate on Shared Presentations articles to find out how to send your whiteboards or annotations by email.

Turn Off Your Video During a Meeting or a Call

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

After joining a meeting or call on your board, room or desk device, you can turn off your video if you don't want to show it. For more information, read Turn Off Your Video article.

USB Headset Support for Room Kit, Room Kit Mini, and Room 55

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

You can connect a USB Headset, Handset, or USB Bluetooth dongle to the USB-A input on the devices. This is similar to the DX Series.

Annotations Are Stored Into the Whiteboard Menu

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

The annotated presentations are now stored into the Whiteboard menu of the Cisco Webex Board when you’re done working on them. A snapshot of the annotated image is saved in the Whiteboard menu of the Webex Teams space as a .pdf. See Annotate on Presentations for more information.

Improved USB-C Experience for Room Kit Mini

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

The Room Kit Mini is in USB camera mode only when it is streaming media to a computer over the USB-C port. In previous releases, it was sufficient that a computer was connected to the USB-C port.

Register a Device to Cisco Webex Using API or Local Web Interface

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

You can register a device to Cisco Webex remotely, so you don’t have to be in the same room as the device. You can do this programmatically from the API or use the local web interface. In earlier releases, you had to use the onscreen setup assistant.

To read more, see the Register a Device to Cisco Webex Using API or Local Web Interface article.

Updates for Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-19 002b5fa2be2

  • Support for Touch 10 controller

    • Calling

    • Edit and add favorites

    • Flashing screen for in-coming calls

  • Macros and in-room controls

  • Branding

  • Remove buttons from user interface

Extended Support for HTTP Requests

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-03 ccc122100bb

Previously a device has been able to send arbitrary HTTP(S) Post and Put requests to an HTTP(S) server. This feature is extended to support more request types (Get, Patch, and Delete), and also to handle data that is returned from the server (response headers and body).

To learn more, see Sending HTTP Requests from a Board, Room, or Desk Device.

Cisco Webex Assistant for Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-06-03 ccc122100bb

The voice-driven Webex Assistant is now available on Webex Boards. With Webex Assistant enabled, anyone can walk into a conference room and use their voice to interact with a Webex Board. It helps you with tasks such as calling someone in your organization, joining a colleague’s Personal Meeting Room, controlling the volume and video display options, and much more.

Webex Assistant is available in English.

To learn more about Webex Assistant, see Enable Cisco Webex Assistant and Get Started with Webex Assistant.

Infinite Whiteboard on Cisco Webex Board and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-05-13 e9e48cc1aba

The whiteboard provides an infinite canvas where you can draw and write in all directions without never running out of space. For more information, read Use the Whiteboard on Cisco Webex Board and Use the Whiteboard on Cisco DX70 and DX80.

Graphical Sound Mixer Available on Audio Console

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-04-23 fbcc553c56a

The Audio Console now has a graphical sound mixer. It has 8 user-definable parametric equalizer settings. A setting consists of up to 6 sections, each of which has its own filter type, gain, center/crossover frequency, and Q value. Each section is shown with its own color and the effect of altering any of the parameters immediately becomes visible in the graph. For more information, see Advanced Customization of Audio.

Audio Console is available for: Codec Pro, MX700, MX800, Room 70 G2, Room 70D G2, and SX80.

Connect to xAPI Over a WebSocket

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-03-19 218e6106b05

You can now connect to the xAPI over WebSocket. The communication channel over WebSocket is open both ways until it is explicitly closed. This means that the server can send data to the client as soon as the new data is available, and there is no need for re-authentication for every request. This improves speed significantly compared to HTTP. Each message contains a complete JSON document and nothing else. Many programming languages have a good library support for WebSocket and JSON-RPC.

WebSocket is not enabled by default. Note that WebSocket is tied to HTTP and HTTP or HTTPS must be enabled before you can use WebSocket.

For more information, see Interact with the API of a Board, Room or Desk Device over WebSocket.

Recent Updates

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-03-19 218e6106b05

  • 1080p support for Room Kit Mini when it is used as a USB camera.

  • The Room series devices can be configured to report the stationary ambient noise level in the room. The reported value is an A-weighted decibel value (dBA), which reflects the response of the human ear. Based on the reported noise, facility management or a building manager can intervene to troubleshoot the issue. All signal processing related to this feature is local and the only data that are transmitted is the calculated noise level.

  • You can now connect up to three SRG-120DH/PTZ- 12 cameras to a Codec Plus using an HDMI and an Ethernet switch.

Hide Unsupported Files on Cisco Webex Board

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-03-19 218e6106b05

You can now hide the unsupported files that have been shared in a Webex Teams space when viewing them on the board.

Fore more information, see View a File on a Board.

Webex Events Panelist Support

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-03-19 218e6106b05

Webex Events panelists can join events with Webex-registered devices and get a customized experience. Panelists can dial into an event directly on their device, simply by entering the password found on the email invitation. When the host starts a practice session, a banner is displayed on the panelist's device.

For more information, see Webex Events Panelist Support.

Edit Your Favorite Contacts on Room and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-03-19 218e6106b05

You can edit your favorite contacts on Room and Desk devices in order to find them more easily. If you have marked a contact from the directory as your favorite, you can edit their name. If you have marked a video address as your favorite, you can edit that address and add a name to it to help you find the contact.

For more information about editing favorites, see Edit Your Favorite Contacts on Room and Desk Devices.

Cisco Webex Assistant

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-02-22 a9172dc1ab7

Webex Assistant is a voice-driven virtual assistant for Cisco Webex Room series devices. With Webex Assistant enabled, anyone can walk into a conference room and use their voice to interact with these devices. It helps you with tasks such as calling someone in your organization, joining a colleague’s Personal Meeting Room, controlling the volume and video display options, and much more.

Webex Assistant is available in English.

To learn more about Webex Assistant, see Enable Cisco Webex Assistant and Get Started with Webex Assistant.

Add Customized Branding and Custom Notification on Room and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-02-22 a9172dc1ab7

You can now customize the device screen and Touch 10 controller with your logo and brand image without compromising the overall user experience. In half-wake state, the screen shows a custom image and a logo. In awake state, a logo is shown in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You can also add a short text string to the bottom left corner of the screen. This can be, for example, instructions on customized calling or information about a local support contact.

Custom branding is not supported on the following devices:

  • Cisco TelePresence SX10

  • Webex Boards

For more information, see Add Customized Branding and Add Custom Notification.

Whiteboards Shared from Webex Boards and Webex Teams Visible on All Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-02-22 a9172dc1ab7

You can now see whiteboards that are shared from Webex Boards and Webex Teams app in all meetings regardless of the type of device you have called in with. The shared whiteboard is like other shared content, so you can view it but not participate in drawing. Whiteboards from Webex Teams app are only visible in Webex Teams space meetings.

Support for Korean Keyboard

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-02-04 f7e76335e87

Korean keyboard input is now supported on Touch 10 controller when the user interface language is set to Korean. The Korean keyboard is not available on the Cisco Webex Board yet.

Support For HDCP Protected Content

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-01-22 5008063821d

You can configure one of the HDMI inputs of the room device to support HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) protected content. Then you can reuse the screen of a room device, also to show content from devices that deliver HDCP content. Examples of such devices are a Google ChromeCast, an AppleTV, or an HDTV decoder. HDCP content can only be shown locally, it cannot be shared while in a call.

Available on the following devices:

  • Codec Plus (including Room Kit Plus and Room Kit Plus Precision 60)

  • Codec Pro (including Room Kit Pro and Room Kit Pro Precision 60)

  • Room 55 and Room 55 Dual

  • Room 70 and Room 70 G2

For more information, see Enable HDCP Content on Room Devices.

Advanced Customization of Audio Using the Audio Console Utility

Release ID: RoomOS 2019-01-22 5008063821d

The Audio Console utility, which is embedded in the web interface of the room device, provides a graphical interface to advanced customizable audio features. The Audio Console utility lets you define how to connect audio inputs to outputs, using simple drag and drop techniques.

The main features are:

  • Configure the audio system of the codec.

  • Change the default mixing, routing, and equalizers.

  • Set various input and output connector properties.

  • Configure advanced features such as local reinforcement.

Available on the following devices:

  • SX80

  • MX700 and MX800

  • Codec Pro (including Room Kit Pro and Room Kit Pro Precision 60)

  • Room 70G2

For more information, see Advanced Customization of Audio on Room Devices and the latest Customization guide.

Using Macros on Room and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-19 54ac0f80a97

Macros can customize the behavior of a room or desk device. It is a small program, which is written in JavaScript / ECMAScript 2017, that runs natively on the device. You can trigger a macro from the user interface. Also, a macro can react to any other system event, configuration change, or status change that is exposed on the API of the device. A macro can register feedback from events, configuration changes, and status changes on the device. The macro can listen for these events and changes, and use the API of the device to invoke further commands and configuration changes.

Available on all room and desk devices except SX10.

For more information, see Use of Macros with Room and Desk Devices.

Use Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini as a USB Camera

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-19 54ac0f80a97

You can use the Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini as a USB camera when connected to your computer. This configuration makes use of the microphones and the loudspeakers of the Room Kit Mini, ensuring a great sound experience.

If your Room Kit Mini is already Webex-registered, the system goes in in Do Not Disturb mode to avoid conflicts with incoming calls. If you did not register your Room Kit Mini, you can use it as any other USB camera.

For more information, see Using Cisco Webex Room Kit Mini as a USB Camera.

Record Webex Meetings and Webex Teams Meetings from Room and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-19 54ac0f80a97

You can record Cisco Webex meetings and Cisco Webex Teams meetings from your room or desk device for others to watch later.

You can record:

  • Webex Meetings meetings from a shared or personal device as long as you are the meeting host.

  • Webex Teams meetings from your device when your device is on personal mode. It is possible to record a Webex Teams meeting from a shared device, but only if the device is present in the invitation for the meeting.

Recording a meeting with only one other person isn't supported.

For more information, see Record Meetings from Room and Desk Devices.

Share Locally from Webex Teams to On-Premises Registered Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-06 7513bae968a

You can now use Cisco Webex Teams app to share content locally to an on-premises registered room or desk device. This capability can be enabled and disabled from Cisco Webex Control Hub. There are differences in how the Webex Teams app connects to cloud-registered and on-premises devices, and connecting to an on-premises device can be less secure.

For more information, see Enable Local Sharing to On-Premises Registered Devices.

Support for Third Party USB Controllers

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-06 7513bae968a

You can use a third-party USB input device to control certain functions on a room device. A Bluetooth remote control with a USB dongle and a USB keyboard are examples of such input devices. You can set up the desired features through macros.

Available on the following devices:

  • Codec Plus

  • Codec Pro

  • DX70 and DX80

  • Room 55 and 55 Dual

  • Room 70 and 70 G2

  • Room Kit

This feature is meant to complement the functionality of the Touch 10 or the DX user interfaces. It is not meant to replace the Touch 10 and DX user interfaces.

For more information, see Use of a Third-Party USB Input Device with Room or Desk Devices.

HTTP Post and Put Requests

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-06 7513bae968a

This feature makes it possible to send arbitrary HTTP(S) Post and Put requests from a device to an HTTP(S) server.

By using macros, you can send data to an HTTP(S) server whenever you want. You can choose what data to send, and structure them as you like. This allows you to adapt the data to an already established service.

Security measures:

  • The HTTP(S) Post and Put feature is disabled by default.

  • The system administrator can specify a list of HTTP(S) servers that the device is allowed to send data to.

  • The number of concurrent Post and Put requests is limited.

For more information, see Sending HTTP Post and Put Requests from a Room or Desk Device.

Remove Default Buttons from the Touch 10 User Interface

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-12-06 7513bae968a

If you don’t need all the default buttons on the Touch 10 user interface, you can remove the ones that you don’t need. This makes it possible to fully customize the user interface. The configuration only removes the buttons, not the functionality as such, and the custom In-Room Control panels can still be exposed.

For more information, see Remove Default Buttons from the User Interface.

We Are Gradually Moving Cisco Webex Boards Over to RoomOS

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-11-26 3046ffc45f4

Cisco Webex Boards can now run RoomOS instead of BoardOS. The capabilities and experience are practically identical between the two. The transition is an automatic process managed by Cisco.

With the shared software with the rest of the Cisco Webex room devices, the Webex Boards will have access to many of the same capabilities as the other room devices going forward. With this change, we expect to be able to develop features faster and with higher quality across all room devices.

There are some differences to the previous software:

  • You can launch Advanced Settings from Control Hub to configure your board.

  • 802.1x is available on wired Ethernet.

  • You can get information on the use of the meeting room with people count.

  • Adding participants to a call from the board is currently not supported.

  • The following Wi-Fi authentication methods are not supported: EAP PAP, EAP MSCHAP, EAP TTLS PAP.

  • Changes in the diagnostics panel:

    • The Media tab only shows information for the active speaker.

    • The Services tab provides more detailed information.

    • Show Touch and Microphone are currently not available.

  • Indicator for extra participants in a meeting is currently not available.

  • USB upgrade is not supported.

  • Pinhole factory reset now takes you directly to factory reset after 10 seconds.

Edit Your Favorite Contacts

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-11-06 c753a195165

You can use the Touch 10 controller to edit your favorite contacts to find them more easily. If you have marked a contact from the directory as your favorite, you can edit their name. If you have marked a video address as your favorite from your Recents list, you can edit that address and add a name to help you find the contact.

You can read more about editing favorites in this article.

Classroom Scenario

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-11-06 c753a195165

The Classroom mode uses macros to tailor a room setup that works well for presenting and teaching scenarios. The template provides easy setup, maintenance, and use of the room. Classroom works similarly to the existing Briefing Room mode but it doesn’t require three screens.

Available on the following products:

  • Cisco Webex Codec Plus

  • Cisco Webex Codec Pro

  • Cisco Webex Room 55 and 55 Dual

  • Cisco Webex Room 70 and 70 G2

  • Cisco TelePresence SX80

You can read more about administering a Classroom setup and using a Classroom setup.

Register Your Device on Personal Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-10-10 01dee0d1189

You can now use Cisco Webex Settings to create an activation code for your Cisco Webex room or desk device and register it in personal mode. This way you can get your calls and meetings directly to your device.

Devices in personal mode cannot be used with Cisco Webex Teams app. You can read more about personal mode in this article.

Increase in Administrator and API Access

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-10-10 01dee0d1189

You can now create an Admin user from the devices Advanced Settings. This user can be used to sign in to the devices local web interface, and to access the xAPI over SSH or http(s). Signing in to the device's local web interface with full administrator privileges gives you access to more features than before. The API that is now available is the full feature set of the device. This moves the Webex registered devices closer to parity with on-premises registered devices.

Some of the settings and xAPI commands are not relevant for Webex registered devices and these will be removed in the future. For more information, take a look at the Advanced Settings article.

These are the new features that are now available:

  • Call Control

  • Setup

    • Configuration: With the Admin role, you can now configure all settings that are relevant for Webex registered devices

    • Status: With the Admin role, you can now view all statuses that are relevant for Webex registered devices

    • Peripherals

    • Personalization: Custom Wallpaper

    • Favorites

  • Security

    • Local Users: You can create an Admin user

    • Sign in banner

  • Maintenance

    • Diagnostics

    • System logs

    • Call logs

    • User Interface screenshots

    • Option keys

    • Backup and Restore

    • System recovery: Factory reset

  • Integration

    • Macro editor: Feature preview

    • Developer API

Remote Monitoring of Screen Status for SX20 and SX80

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-09-24 54d650be5e9

The remote monitoring of screen status that has been available for the Webex Room series and SX10 is now available for SX20 and SX80. The codec can wake up the screen if it is in standby mode or put the screen to standby when the codec enters standby. In addition the input source can be changed automatically when you receive a call.

CEC is disabled on the codec by default and must be enabled from the Advanced Settings web interface (Video Output Connector [1] CEC Mode setting). Your screen must support CEC and it has to be enabled on it for the remote monitoring to work.

New Toolbar for Whiteboarding and Mark Up

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-07-12 9f2c038ae60

The toolbar for whiteboarding and marking up presentations has been updated with more colors and a back button to delete the last step.

Connectivity and Sharing from the Cisco Webex Teams App

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-06-01 608dcdbb6e

You can now find connectivity and sharing options in the same menu on the Cisco Webex Teams. When you connect your app to your Webex room or desk device, you can share your screen and use the app to control your device. Read more about connectivity and sharing.

View Whiteboards and Annotations on Room Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-05-07 42d2ca18159

You can now view whiteboards and annotations on presentations on your Room Kit, Room Kit Plus, Room 55, and Room 70 devices connected to meetings in Webex Teams. Other Webex room devices prompt you to view those from the Webex Teams app.

Cisco Spark is Now Cisco Webex

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-05-07 42d2ca18159

Cisco Spark has changed its name to Cisco Webex, and the software on Webex room and desk devices is now called RoomOS (previously Spark Room OS).

The following products have gotten new names:

  • Cisco Spark Room Kit is now Cisco Webex Room Kit

  • Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus is now Cisco Webex Room Kit Plus

  • Cisco Spark Codec Plus is now Cisco Webex Codec Plus

  • Cisco Spark Quad Cam is now Cisco Webex Quad Cam

  • Cisco Spark Room 55 and 70 is now Cisco Webex Room 55 and 70

  • Cisco DX80 is now Cisco Webex DX80

Whiteboarding on DX70 and DX80

Release ID: RoomOS 2018-05-07 42d2ca18159

You can now whiteboard and annotate on presentations.

Updated Language and Time Zone Menu

You can now see the available languages and time zones as a list.

Mirrored Self-view on DX70 and DX80

The self-view image on DX70 and DX80 is now mirrored.

Upcoming Meetings List on Your Device

The awake screen on bookable room devices now shows a list of upcoming meetings.

This feature only works on devices that are enabled with Hybrid Calendar.

Noise Suppression During Calls

This feature reduces unwanted noise during calls using machine learning to recognize when no one is speaking. When the device notices that there is noise that is not speech, the sound gets lower but not turned off completely. When a meeting participant starts speaking while there is noise, the gain is turned back up, and the speech audio is passed on like normal. Noise suppression is available for products in the Cisco Webex Room series.

Flashing Screen for Incoming Calls

To make it easier for the hearing impaired users to notice when someone is calling to their Cisco Spark room or desk device, you can set up the device's screen to flash when a call is coming.

Source Composition

With the source composition, you can compose up to four input sources into one image. This image is sent in the main video stream to the far end in a call. Source composition can only be enabled through the xAPI, so we recommend creating an In-Room Control UI to control the compositions on demand. The number of input sources you can compose depends on available physical input sources on the codec.

The composition has two layouts; Equal and Picture in Picture (PiP). Equal layout can have up to four sources that are composed into the main video while PiP is limited to two sources. You can decide what source is displayed in which frame but you can’t modify the frame positions or size. These are based on the number of sources you are composing with, and the layout you choose.

Does not apply to the following products: Cisco TelePresence SX10, Cisco DX70, and Cisco DX80.

USB to Serial Port Support for Cisco Spark Room Kit, Room Kit Plus, and Room 55

You can connect the Cisco Spark Room Kit, Room Kit Plus, and Room 55 with a USB (Type A) to serial (D-sub 9) adapter to third-party control panels. This can be used, for example, for integrations with Crestron panels. Most USB to serial adapters work for this purpose, but we recommend the UC232R-10 USB to RS232 (FTDI) adapter for a tested and stable serial connection.

Set Up Custom Prompts to the User Interface

You can add a prompt with custom text or a text input field with a submit button to the user interface. For example, you can ask a user to leave feedback after an ended call. You can specify what type of input you want from the user: single-line text, numeric, password, or PIN code. You can set up the prompt through the API with the commands: xCommand UserInterface Message TextInput *. To get access to the API, an Integrator or RoomControl user role must be set. Read more about user roles.

Snap to Whiteboard for Room Series

The Snap to Whiteboard feature is now available for the Room devices. With the Snap to Whiteboard extension, the camera automatically frames both the person and the whiteboard when a person next to the whiteboard talks. This improves far-end experience when there is a physical whiteboard in the same room as a room device.

This feature works on the following devices:

  • MX700 and MX800 with SpeakerTrack

  • SX80 with QuadCam or SpeakerTrack 60

  • Room Kit

  • Room Kit Plus with QuadCam

  • Room 55

  • Room 70

Connect Your Room Device to a Proxy Server

Connecting through proxies lets you keep the enterprise security standard when you connect Cisco Spark devices to the Internet. To configure HTTP Proxy during the first-time setup, your device needs to be on CE9.2.1 or later.

Support for Room 70 and Room 70 Dual

Cisco Spark Room 70 is now supported on Spark Room OS. Room 70 combines a powerful codec, a quad camera, and 70” single or dual 4K displays with integrated speakers and microphones to an all-in-one device for rooms that seat up to 14 people. It offers camera technologies that bring speaker tracking and auto framing capabilities to medium to large sized rooms.

Join Meetings with One Button to Push (OBTP)

Join scheduled meetings from your room device by simply selecting the big green button that shows up when it’s time to join. One button to push works with @spark meetings. You can schedule the meetings from Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 (or a mix), and Google Calendar. Enable OBTP for a place on Cisco Control Hub to start using it for scheduled meetings.

Room 55 HDCP Support

You can now display protected content, such as Blu-ray movies and content from set-top boxes, on the Room 55 in local meetings.

Cyrillic Keyboard

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-08-29 21aa5a9

Cyrillic keyboard is now available on all the Cisco Spark Room Device user interfaces.

Support for Cisco Spark Room 55

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-08-17 7864f12

Cisco Spark Room 55 is now supported on Spark Room OS. Room 55 is a all in one room device with a 4K screen, built-in bass, and dedicated center speaker for voice. It offers you the rich collaboration experience familiar from the rest of the Cisco Spark Room series with features like: Best overview, Speaker track, Wi-Fi, and the improved wake-up experience.

DX70 and DX80 Image Improvements

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-08-17 7864f12

We have reworked the image algorithms for DX70 and DX80 to improve quality. We have added new auto exposure and auto white balance algorithms, as well as a faster auto focus algorithm.

Support for the WPA-EAP Authentication Framework for Wireless Networks

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-06-20 c142da8

In addition to WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, DX70, DX80, Room Kit, and Codec Plus now support the WPA-EAP authentication framework for Wi-Fi connections.

The following methods are supported:

  • Open

  • WPA-PSK (AES)

  • WPA2-PSK (AES)

  • WPA-EAP-PEAP

  • EAP-TLS

  • EAP-TTLS

  • EAP-FAST

  • PEAP

  • EAP-MSCHAPv2

  • EAP-GTC

Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus Supported

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-04-24 c9a2a7f

Cisco Spark Room Kit Plus is now supported on Spark Room OS.

Cisco Spark Room Kit Supported

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-03-21 625811a

Cisco Spark Room Kit is now supported on Spark Room OS.

Advanced Settings and In-Room Controls

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-03-21 625811a

Configure your Cisco Spark Room Device features through Cisco Spark Control Hub, such as:

  • The PresenterTrack feature enables the camera to follow the presenter, while the presenter moves about on stage. When the presenter leaves the stage, the tracking stops.

  • With the Snap to Whiteboard extension, the camera captures both the person and the whiteboard when a person next to the whiteboard talks.

  • The briefing room set-up is designed to provide easy setup, management and use of a room for education, training, or similar.

  • You can customize our Touch 10 user interface to allow control of peripherals in a meeting room, for example lights and blinds. This allows for the powerful combination of a control system’s functionality and the user-friendly Touch 10 user interface.

  • A selection of AV-related configurations is now available for Cisco Spark registered room devices.

You can read more about these settings in these articles:

Updated User Interface

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-03-21 625811a

We have updated the room device user interfaces for a more welcoming and aligned experience across Cisco Spark clients and devices. The main activities are now presented more prominently on the home screen.

PSTN Calling Is Available for Room Devices

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-01-24 9b5b594

You are able to place and receive PSTN calls on room devices. You can also assign an extension to your room device. PSTN calls and extensions require that Cisco Spark Call Service is available.

For more information, see the article Add PSTN to an Existing Place.

Control Volume on the Paired Room Devices from the App

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-01-24 9b5b594

When your Cisco Spark app is paired to a room device you can control the call volume, or mute the microphone on your room device.

Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.

More Detailed Reports from Room Devices

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2017-01-24 9b5b594

You can now get better and more detailed reports from room devices. The report includes information on:

  • Most used

  • Least used

  • Device usage and utilization

  • Total call duration

  • Number of calls

For a more detailed report on your room devices, you can export a CSV file from the management portal.

Support for Wireless Network for Desk Devices

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2016-12-07 ed1b9a5

You can now connect the DX70 and DX80 to a home wireless network.

For more information on connecting to a wireless network, see the article Use Wireless Network on DX70 and DX80.

Support for Pairing Touch 10 Over the Network

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2016-12-07 ed1b9a5

The Touch 10 connects to a room device through the local network before registering to the Cisco Collaboration Cloud. This enables you to use a Touch controller with Cisco Spark registered SX10 and SX20 room devices. The Touch controller was previously only available for direct pairing for SX80, MX200 G2, MX300 G2, MX700, and MX800 room devices. Pair the Touch controller before you register your room device to Cisco Spark.

For more information on how to connect a Touch controller to a room device, see Connect Touch 10 to a Room Device Over the Network (LAN).

Cisco Spark Media Service Support

Release ID: Spark Room OS 2016-11-16 e93a35e

Cisco Spark Media Service keeps media for Cisco Spark calls within local media nodes for on-premises participants when there is available capacity. If full capacity is reached, the overflow is moved automatically to the cloud. The media service helps to optimize media quality within a location and bandwidth across locations for Cisco Spark calls.