To find a complete list of all RoomOS releases, see:

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.

October 11th, 2021

Breakout Sessions in Webex Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 10.8.1.7 e60514b8abc

Hosts or cohosts can split a large meeting into groups where attendees can collaborate and share ideas. When it’s time to wrap up, everyone will be asked to return to the main session. You can now join breakout sessions from your device. Hosts and cohost can manage the breakouts from the Webex Meetings app.

Breakout sessions are available for cloud registered devices, and with Webex Optimized Experience for Webex Edge for Devices.

For more information, read the Breakout Sessions on Webex Devices article.

German Webex Assistant

Release ID: RoomOS 10.8.1.7 e60514b8abc

German speaking users can now communicate with the Webex Assistant in German. The Webex Assistant language follows the language setting on the device. So if you have selected German as the language for the device, the Webex Assistant listens for German.

For more information, read the Get Started with Webex Assistant for Devices article.

September 9th, 2021

Gesture Recognition for Thumbs Up and Down

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

You can use gestures to interact with your Desk Pro. From before, you can raise your hand using gestures. Now you can also send thumbs up and down reaction using gestures. Clap will be supported later.

For more information, read the Gesture Recognition article.

Add Your Own Web Apps

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

It's now possible to add and delete web apps directly from the settings menu of Webex Boards and Desk Pros. You’ll also be informed of the external managed web apps, added by the IT admin from the Control Hub, but won’t be able to edit those.

Direct share is available for cloud registered devices, and for Webex Edge for Devices linked devices with cloud managed software upgrade enabled.

For more information, read the Enable Web App Management and Manage Web Apps articles.

Direct Share from Webex

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

To improve the quality of content sharing, the Webex App prefers to share content directly to the Webex Device through the local network. In setups where direct share isn’t available, the app routes content share media through the cloud.

Direct share is available for cloud registered devices, and with Webex Optimized Experience for Webex Edge for Devices. This change also enables wireless content sharing for CVI calls for cloud registered devices.

Cloud Pairing for Webex Edge for Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

Webex Edge for Devices now allows on-premises devices to use all Webex cloud pairing options for better usability and security. Discover and connect to nearby Webex Rooms by audio (ultrasound), Wi-Fi discovery, or manually by searching for the room name. Visitors can also share content directly from a browser through devices.webex.com, connecting with a guest code—no app required.

This feature is available only when Webex Optimized Experience is enabled.

Network Test from the User Interface of the Device

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

Network test is a simple ping test to check if a video conferencing device is connected to the network. The network test is available both pre-onboarding and post-onboarding.

For more information, read the Network Test article.

Room Navigator Support for 802.1x

Release ID: RoomOS 10.7.1.2 05b751884cf

This security feature will now be supported on the Room Navigator. Support for 802.1x enables a secure connection for customers to authenticate devices on their network. Companies that are security aware now have a way to authenticate their devices in the network.

For more information, read the Configure 802.1x Authentication article.

August 9th, 2021

Rebranded User Interface

Release ID: RoomOS 10.6.1.1 20a28080ecd

Cisco Webex has been rebranded, new icons, new colors! The rebranded user interface is available on Webex Boards, Desk Pro, and Room Series.

We release two themes, “Light” and “Night” which can be selected from Control Hub. The "Light" theme is the default option.

USB Microphone Support for Desk and Room Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 10.6.1.1 20a28080ecd

You can use a USB microphone, or a USB audio interface with your Desk Pro, Room Kit, Room Kit Mini, and Room 55 device. In general, we recommend using the Cisco Webex Table Microphone or Cisco Ceiling Microphone as external microphones. However, some scenarios require, or take advantage from using external USB microphones or USB audio interfaces:

For more information, read the USB Microphone Support article.

End-to-End Media Encryption

Release ID: RoomOS 10.6.1.1 20a28080ecd

Cisco is known by its work put on enterprise security. We always design features with security in mind.

The E2EE project targets to enable customer to be able to hold encrypted meetings providing them and only them control over the encryption keys to make sure no one has access to their meetings.

For more information, read the End-to-End Encryption article.

Notifications in Large Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 10.6.1.1 20a28080ecd

In large meetings, notifications of people joining and leaving can become disturbing. To make your meeting experience more delightful, we stop notifying by default in large meetings. The new default will show notifications in meetings until it reaches 25 participants. From then on to the end of the meeting, notifications are suppressed.

Administrators can configure to show join/leave notifications with xConfiguration Conference JoinLeaveNotifications.

Guest Share Available in Calls

Release ID: RoomOS 10.6.1.1 20a28080ecd

Forget cables, adapters or installing clients. The WebRTC client share.webex.com allows easy content sharing directly from your browser. With this update, guest sharing is also available when the Webex Room device is in a Webex Meeting.

Available for cloud-registered shared devices, and with Webex Optimized Experience for Webex Edge for Devices

For more information, read the Wireless Guest Share article.

July 1st, 2021

Cisco Proximity for Cloud-Registered Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 10.5.1.1 e8cbc758d40

The Webex app works with both on-premises and cloud-registered devices, enabling wireless sharing, device control, and easy meeting join. Now also Cisco Proximity can connect to both on-premises and cloud-registered devices. We recommend deploying Webex app where possible. Where it's not possible, Cisco Proximity provides a lightweight and device-centric alternative without infrastructure dependencies.



For more information, read the Cisco Proximity 4.0: Cloud Pairing article and https://proximity.cisco.com/.

Webex Assistant for Devices Available in French and Spanish

Release ID: RoomOS 10.5.1.1 e8cbc758d40

Webex Assistant for Devices is now available in French and Spanish in addition to English. With Webex Assistant for Devices, you can use your Cisco Webex Boards, Desk Pro, and Room Series devices hands free.

For more information, read the Get Started with Webex Assistant for Devices article.

Add Custom Notifications on Webex Boards

Release ID: RoomOS 10.5.1.1 e8cbc758d40

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

For more information, read the Add a Custom Notification article.

June 1st, 2021

Open an Existing Space on Personal Mode Webex Boards and Desk Pro

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877

Personal Mode users can now open a Webex space from their app and access their content. This allows, for example, saving whiteboards in your personal space.

For more information, read the Open a Space on a Device article.

Gesture Recognition for Raise Hand

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877

You can now use gestures to interact with your Desk Pro. By raising your hand physically in front of the device, the raised hand indicator shows up in the meeting for you. When the camera has detected your hand, you see a confirmation circle screen. Keep your hand raised until the circle completes in order to raise hand. If you lower your hand before the circle completes, the action is canceled.

For more information, read the Gesture Recognition article.

Shape Recognition

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877

Shape recognition can now understand arrows and curves so that whiteboarding sessions are more beautiful, frictionless, and easier to understand. If the shape recognition isn’t toggled on before drawing the shape, long pressing the shape recognizes it.

Read more about using the whiteboard on Webex Boards and Desk Devices.

Reactions in Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877

Reactions gives you an easy way to show engagement in a meeting without taking the focus away from the presentation. For presenters, reactions provides live feedback from the audience, making presenting feel interactive​. You can send reactions from the React button in the call controls, where you also find option to raise hand. A collective stream of reactions show in the upper right corner of the device​



For more information, read the Reactions in Meetings article.

Outside Room Booking with Room Navigator

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877

Room booking with the Cisco Webex Room Navigator is now also available outside the room. The wall mount features a colored light strip which allows users to clearly see room availability from far away. Users can also book the room spontaneously and see the room’s calendar for the day.



For more information, read the Outside a Room Booking and Set Up Room Navigator as a Room Booking Device articles.

May 19th, 2021

Host Control to Turn Off Video

Release ID: RoomOS 10.4.1.1 85ff0a04877 and RoomOS 9.15.4.12 67a93d56abf

Webex meeting’s hosts can turn off participants video on demand. This can help in situations where the remote end is disturbing the meeting without their knowledge, or the remote end is not capable of turning their video off themselves.

For more information, read the Turn Off Your Video article.

April 15th, 2021

New Layout Menu

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8 and RoomOS 9.15.3.13 e8923dc6f18

Now you can see the same layout names and icons whether you're using a Webex device or a Webex app. This change was introduced in February for the Webex Board, and is now available on all room and desk devices.

For more information, read the Change the Screen Layout in a Call article.

Keyboard Languages

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8 and RoomOS 9.15.3.13 e8923dc6f18

The keyboard on Touch 10, Room Navigator, and integrated touch interfaces support more languages. The keyboard language follows the language settings for the user interface. The user interface language can be selected from the Settings menu of the device.

For more information, read the Change Language on a Room or Desk Device article.

Immersive Share from Desk Pro

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8

With Immersive Share, you can hold engaging presentations by placing yourself on top of any content on your computer. The presentation and video is sent in the content stream, so you stay in focus until you stop sharing. Immersive Share is available on Desk Pro from the virtual backgrounds menu.

For more information, read the Immersive Share article.

5x5 Grid Layouts

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8

Larger grid layouts let you see more of your colleagues and work contacts face to face. 5x5 grids became available for all transcoded meetings in January. Now you can get up to 5x5 layout when you switch on the Grid layout on Room Series, Board Series, and Desk Pro.

For more information, read the Video Stream Layouts article.

Layouts for Dual-Screen Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8 and RoomOS 9.15.3.13 e8923dc6f18

We've improved the available video layouts for dual-screen devices. Prominent shows a large active speaker on one monitor, and a 5x5 grid on the second screen. Grid layout shows all participants in equal size, with maximum 3x4 and 3x4 participants. This change is currently only for switched meetings. There’s an upper limit of 25 visible video streams.

For more information, read the Video Stream Layouts article.

Host Controls for Raised Hand

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8 and RoomOS 9.15.3.13 e8923dc6f18

Sometimes we see that participants forget to lower their hand after they have asked their question. This makes it harder for the host to keep track of the raised hands. Now the host and cohost can lower a participant's hand and lower all hands.

For more information, read the Host Controls for Raise Hand article.

Camera Control on Room USB

Release ID: RoomOS 10.3.1.2 a911d5664c8

Webex devices auto frame the person in front of the device, but sometimes you want to focus on an object or specific area of the room. Now you can manually control the camera on Room USB devices with a TRC6 remote control. You can use the remote control to pan, tilt, and zoom the camera.

For more information Room USB, read the Get Started article.

March 15th 2021

Webex Edge for Devices: Change in Minimum Software Version Requirement

Webex Edge for Devices requires up to date software to maintain Webex connectivity. Starting in March 2021, Cisco Webex is moving to a new Certificate Authority, IdenTrust Commercial Root CA 1. Due to this change, customers who are managing their device software upgrades manually must upgrade their devices to minimum CE 9.14.5 and preferably CE 9.15 at the earliest in order to be supported by Webex Edge for Devices.

For more information, read the Software Upgrade Requirement for Webex Edge for Devices. For more on Webex Edge for Devices, see Webex Edge for Devices.

In-Room Booking

Release ID: RoomOS 10.2.1.3 886f017f09c and RoomOS 9.15.2.12 c379560982f

With in-room booking, you can extend your booking or book a room for a spontaneous meeting. If the room is available, you can use a touch controller, Touch 10 or Room Navigator, to book the room. If Webex Assistant is enabled, you can book the room with voice commands.

Read the articles on in-room booking for Touch 10 and Room Navigator and for Webex Assistant for more information. On how to enable in-room booking, see Enable In-Room Booking For Shared Mode Webex Rooms

Noise Removal for DX70 and DX80

Release ID: RoomOS 9.15.2.12 c379560982f

Noise removal is available for the DX70 and DX80 to make meetings from home or other environments with annoying background noises such as keyboard clicks, traffic, and the neighbor’s renovation. With BabbleLabs’ advanced AI, we distinguish and filter out the noise from the voice, to elevate communication.

Read the Noise Removal on Webex Rooms article for more information.

New Host and Cohost Capabilities

Release ID: RoomOS 10.2.1.3 886f017f09c and RoomOS 9.15.2.12 c379560982f

Host and cohost can accept everyone waiting in the lobby by tapping one button.

Read the Admit All Particpants to Meetings article for more information.

February 15th 2021

Shape Recognition in Whiteboards

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94 and RoomOS 9.15.1.11 9c47f567d66

Tidy up your drawings on the Webex Board and desk devices. Your freehand squiggles can now be turned into perfect common shapes automatically, with shape recognition on the Webex Board and desk devices.

Read more about using the whiteboard on Webex Boards and desk devices.

Webex Optimized Experience for Webex Edge for Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94 and RoomOS 9.15.1.11 9c47f567d66

Devices linked with Webex Edge for Devices get the full optimized Webex Meetings experience when connecting to Webex meetings. The devices continue to use SIP for internal dialing and when connecting to external services.

Read the Webex Optimized Experience for Webex Edge for Devices article for more information

Layout Selection on Webex Board

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94

New to the Webex Board – Get the same experience as our other Webex room devices and choose the layout that makes sense for your meeting – including Grid View, Active speaker and more.

Read the Video Stream Layouts article for more information.

Request Mute/Unmute

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94 and RoomOS 9.15.1.11 9c47f567d66

Streamline meeting house-keeping items. The meeting host can send a request to a muted participant to unmute without having to say it in front of everyone in the meeting.

Read the Mute All Participants During Meetings article for more information.

Change In-Meeting Roles from Your Device

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94 and RoomOS 9.15.1.11 9c47f567d66

Late for your next meeting, but the team is still deep in discussion? Now you can change in-meeting roles from your Webex device. This feature allows you to make someone else the host of your meeting directly from a Webex room device. This way you can leave the meeting without ending it for everyone, as someone else takes over your role as the host.

Read the Change Roles During a Meeting on Webex Room and Desk Devices article for more information.

Closed Captions in Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94

Toggle on closed captions in Webex meetings and never miss a word that's being said. Closed captions are available when Webex Assistant for Meetings is added to the meeting.

Read the Closed Captioning on Webex Rooms article for more information.

WebApps in Calls

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94

The WebApps you've been using in local meetings are now available in calls. You can have your remote teams on a call working on a kanban board directly, moving around tasks, and editing text from a Webex Board or a Desk Pro. After the meeting it’s finished, there’s no need to take a picture, and go to your laptop to redo all the work.

Read the Share a Web App on Webex Boards and Desk Pros article for more information.

Improved Share on Desk Pro

Release ID: RoomOS 10.1.1.2 bd0d2b72f94

When you're using a Desk Pro as a computer monitor, it's now easier to control what you see. When you're in a call, tap the Desk Pro screen to see a picture-in-picture preview of your computer screen. Maximize to see your computer full screen, or tap Share in call to share.

January 18th 2021

Change in Software Versions

From January 2021 RoomOS 9.15 and later only supports DX, MX, and SX Series products. Board, Desk, and Room Series products are using RoomOS 10.0 and later only. This change is automatic with the January 2021 software update. For more information on new software releases, check the following articles:

RoomOS 10 Known and Resolved Issues

RoomOS 9 Known and Resolved Issues

Cloud-Managed Software Upgrades for Webex Edge for Devices

With cloud-managed software upgrades, your Webex Edge for Devices linked devices get automatically upgraded when a new RoomOS software version is available. Read the Cloud-Managed Software Upgrade for Webex Edge for Devices article for more information.

Raise Hand in Meetings

Release ID: RoomOS 10.0.1.2 e54a985715f and RoomOS 9.15.0.8 b47fa2eaf80

Use the Raise Hand button in a meeting to let others know you want to ask a question or to comment on the discussion. Read the Raise Hand in a Meeting on Webex Rooms article for more information.

Far-End Camera Control

Release ID: RoomOS 10.0.1.2 e54a985715f and RoomOS 9.15.0.8 b47fa2eaf80

You can control far-end cameras when you're in a meeting where one or more of the other devices have a remotely controllable camera. Read the Far-End Camera Control from Webex Rooms Devices article for more information.

Transcoded Layouts for DX, MX, and SX Series Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 9.15.0.8 b47fa2eaf80

Cloud-registered DX, MX and SX Series devices calling in to Webex meetings now receive the transcoded meeting experience and layouts, including 5x5 Grid view.

Read the Video Stream Layouts article for more information.

We're sharing details about our planned feature releases that are coming out soon. Keep in mind that we might need to make changes to release dates and the features themselves.

November 2021

Network Quality Notification
Sometimes you get bad quality in a meeting, but you don’t know if the issue is on your side or the remote participant's. We’re adding an indicator to display a message when you have issues with your network. This gives you more information about where the problem lies in order to try to fix it.

Join Google Meet Meetings on a Webex Device

You can use Webex devices to join Google Meet meetings using the web engine and WebRTC technology. There's an integration with hybrid calendar that provides OBTP as the main way to join the calls. You can also join Google Meet meetings using a dedicated button, similar to the Webex button. Just input the meeting code, generated by the Google invite, and join the meeting on demand.

Wireless Display Content Sharing with Miracast

A solution for wireless content sharing from Windows computers, without the need for a client. Miracast allows for sharing extended desktop, so you can see the presenter view while presenting.

Using Wi-Fi Direct, a direct network connection is established from the computer to the Webex device. This connection lets you share content without the need to connect to guest network or enterprise Wi-Fi.

Available on Room and Board series and requires that the Webex device is on cabled network.

Control Hub Updates
  • Software Upgrade Control: With software upgrade control, devices will, by default, be automatically upgraded and be on the latest software. Alternatively, if required, you can choose which of the last 3 RoomOS versions is best suited for your deployment and when to update. This gives you time to test out functionality on a specific validation channel, in your environment, before deploying to the production environment.

Improved User Interface for Wi-Fi Setup

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-27 d43c34aee86

On all devices that support a Wi-Fi connection, the Wi-Fi setup interface has been improved to simplify configuration. You can now access the Wi-Fi settings and see detailed information about network status, even when you're in a call.

Read more about configuring the Wi-Fi setup and viewing network status, here.

Show Active Speaker Indicator

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-27 d43c34aee86

A blue outline now appears around the active speaker's video frame or site label, making it easier to identify who is actually speaking during a meeting. This is particularly helpful in larger grid views and in meetings with participants who have joined as audio-only.

Broadcast Mode

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-27 d43c34aee86

You can configure a device to output a clean video stream. In this mode the indicators, notifications, and controls are removed. There will be a separate configuration to remove name labels later. This mode is aimed at broadcasting and recording services where you only want to pass on the video to your viewers.

Upload custom icons for UI extensions

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-27 d43c34aee86

You can now upload custom icons for Panels or Action Buttons from the User Interface Extension Editor in the web portal.

Web Portal User Interface Changes

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

The web portal has been updated to align with the visual style of Control Hub. A vertical menu with tabs has been introduced and there is a search box to help you find the moved settings. Visual improvements have been made to the Macros Editor, the UI Extensions Editor, and the Audio Console.

Add Your Title to Your Name Label

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

You can now add your title below your name label when you sign up for face recognition. You can also add your title if you have already signed up. Read here how to sign up and add your name label and title.

Floating Content Controls on Webex Boards and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

A new floating toolbar is available, giving you a quick access to sharing options, annotations, and touch redirect.

Black Canvas

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

You can change between black and white canvas when you’re using the whiteboard. Read this article for more information.

4x4 Participants Shown in Grid View Layout

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

The Grid View layout now shows up to 4x4 meeting participants. Grid View is the default layout that appears when a user joins a Webex meeting from a Cloud-registered Room or Desk series device.

A 4x4 Grid View requires a minimum call rate of 2Mbit.

Additional Host and Co-Host Functionality on Paired Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-11-11 40a133064c6

When you’re hosting or co-hosting a meeting and paired with a device from your Teams client or Webex 40.11, the device becomes a co-host too. This means the device will support some additional options it doesn’t otherwise have. For example, as a co-host you can mute some or all participants, lock and unlock the meeting, and end the meeting for everyone or just for yourself. Read more about co-hosting functionality, here.

USB Forwarding

Release ID: Room OS 2020-10-26 d97b604b745

You can connect a USB mouse and/or keyboard to your Desk Pro, and use them for your laptop. Read more about it here.

Noise Removal

Release ID: Room OS 2020-10-26 d97b604b745

Use the new noise removal capability to filter out distracting noises from your environment in meetings. For more information, see Noise Removal for Webex Boards, Desk Pro, and Room Series.

Whiteboard Overview on Webex Boards and Desk Devices

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-10-05 c1b06c8ee79

You can zoom out up to 10x to get a better overview of the entire whiteboard.

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 Pairing

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 of Whiteboards and Digital Signage

Release ID: RoomOS 2020-05-06 cf2befca38d

To take screen-shots of the whiteboards and digital signage, you now need to add Remote Monitoring option key from the local web interface. Without the Remote monitoring option key, the screen-shots will be gray if whiteboarding or when digital signage is on-screen.

With the Remote Monitoring option key installed, you can take screen-shots of:

  • Touch user interface

  • On-screen menus, buttons, and notifications

  • Whiteboards

  • Digital signage

Without the Remote Monitoring option key installed, you can take screen-shots of:

  • Touch user interface

  • On-screen menus, buttons, and notifications

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.