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January 7, 2022

Firmware Release 1.2(0)SR2 applies to Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) Calling and Unified CM Calling with Control Hub.

This release addresses caveat fixes. It doesn't contain any new or updated features.

Download and install the firmware from the Software Download page. Follow the prompts for cmterm-RoomPhone.1.2.0201-4c142f8f2f.k4.cop.sha512 or cmterm-RoomPhone.1.2.0201-4c142f8f2f.zip.

For firmware installation instructions, see the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager for your Unified CM version.

Caveats

The following list contains the snapshot of severity 1, 2, and 3 caveats that are open for the Webex Room Phone:

  • CSCvw99372 - Webex Room Phone: Calls Drop Randomly When On-Prem User Shares High Frame Rate Presentation.

The following list contains the snapshot of severity 1, 2, and 3 caveats that are resolved for the Webex Room Phone:

  • CSCwa24255 - Update CA bundles Trusted Root Release for the Webex Room Phone.

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August 25, 2021

Firmware Release 1.2(0)SR1 applies to Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) Calling and Unified CM Calling with Control Hub.

This release improves security on the Webex Room Phone. For more information, see the following Cisco Security Advisories:

Download and install Firmware Release 1.2(0) from the Software Download page. Follow the prompts for cmterm-RoomPhone.1.2.0-9d78b5079a.k4.cop.sha512 or RoomPhone.1.2.0-9d78b5079a.zip.

For firmware installation instructions, see the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager for your Unified CM version.

January 15, 2021

The following sections describe the features that are new or have changed in Firmware Release 1.2(0) for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) Calling and Unified CM Calling with Control Hub.

Download and install Firmware Release 1.2(0) from the Software Download page. Follow the prompts for cmterm-RoomPhone.1.2.0-0f6c2a1678.k3.cop.sgn.

For firmware installation instructions, see the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Manager for your Unified CM version.

Support for Cable Sharing on Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Cable sharing is now available during calls and Webex meetings on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) Calling and Unified CM Calling with Control Hub. Previously, Unified CM Calling with Control Hub only supported Cable sharing during meetings.

Users connect the Webex Room Phone to their computer and HDMI screen with the included HDMI cables. For more information, see Share Information and the Webex Room Phone.

This feature doesn't require any configuration. But you need the appropriate routing to Webex.

Support for Join Webex on Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Join Webex is now available for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) Calling. This feature makes it easier for Unified CM Calling users to collaborate with their colleagues.

You don't configure any parameters for this feature. But confirm that the routing is in place so the call goes to Webex. To join a meeting, users tap Join Webex and enter the meeting number, which is in the meeting invitation.

For more information, see Join Meetings from Your Webex Room Phone.

Caveats

The following list contains severity 1-3 defects that are open for the Webex Room Phone for Firmware Release 1.2(0):

  • CSCvw99372 Webex Room Phone: Calls Drop Randomly When On-Prem User Shares High Frame Rate Presentation

The following list contains the severity 1-3 defects that are resolved for the Webex Room Phone for Firmware Release 1.2(0):

  • CSCvw99378 Webex Room Phone: Fails To Register with UCM If Elliptical Curve Security Enabled

  • CSCvw99379 Webex Room Phone: “TFTP Encrypted Config” in the Device Security Profile should Not Be Shown

December 15, 2020

The following sections describe the features that are new or have changed for Webex Calling with Control Hub.

Standby Mode

Your phone now enters Standby mode when you haven't used it for several minutes. This feature reduces your energy consumption.

Configure this feature with the Standby mode parameters on Control Hub.

For more information, see the following articles:

Lock Device Settings

Administrators can lock the following phone settings so that users can't modify them:

  • Language

  • Time zone

  • Device activation

  • Network connection

  • Reset

Parameters lock as a group. You cannot lock individual settings. A hard factory reset unlocks the phone settings.

For more information, see the "Lock Your Device Settings" tab on the Add Features to Cisco Webex Room Phone article at https://help.webex.com/en-us/nz3l3sm/Add-Features-to-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.

Cisco Webex Connectivity

You can now view information on your Cisco Webex connection from your phone. Administrators can use this information to troubleshoot an issue.

Information is available on the following items:

  • Calendar

  • Configuration

  • Credentials

  • Encryption

  • Geo location

  • Metrics

  • Notifications

  • Phonebook

  • Registration

  • Software upgrade

For more information, see the "View Webex Connectivity Information" tab on the Troubleshoot Your Cisco Webex Room Phone article at https://help.webex.com/en-us/nx0rg15/Troubleshoot-Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.

Support for Personal Mode

With Personal mode, users access their personal calendar instead of the room calendar for their meetings. Users can also collaborate with coworkers in a personal meeting space. Users also see their name in the top-left corner of the phone.

Turn on Personal mode from Cisco Webex Settings at https://settings.webex.com/.

For more information, see the "Set Up Your Phone as a Personal Device" tab on the Customize Your Cisco Webex Room Phone article at https://help.webex.com/en-us/nk04cfc/Customize-Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.

Cisco Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams meeting is now available for the Webex Room Phone. For more information, see the "Cisco Webex Video Integration for Microsoft Teams" tab on the Join Meetings from Your Cisco Webex Room Phone at https://help.webex.com/en-us/guipj0/Join-Meetings-from-Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.

Meeting Participant List Enhancement

Users now see the following information when in a Webex meeting:

  • A list of people in attendance.

  • The status of each displayed participate, including the active speaker, the muted participants, and the participant who is screen sharing.

  • A notification if a participant joins or leaves the meeting.

This feature doesn't require any configuration.

For more information, see the "View the Meeting Participant Information" tab on the Join Meetings from Your Cisco Webex Room Phone at https://help.webex.com/en-us/guipj0/Join-Meetings-from-Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.

September 11, 2020

The following sections describe the features that are new or have changed for Webex Calling with Control Hub.

Firmware Upgrade Enhancement

You can now postpone a phone firmware upgrade by 6 hours. This is a convenient way to reschedule an upgrade if you are busy, in a meeting, or on a call.

You can't postpone critical upgrades.

You can also upgrade your phone from Settings , if you want the latest release. This is a convenient way to make sure you have the latest features.

For more information, see https://help.webex.com/en-us/1ois7l/Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone#task_EF2C02582CB977BC16C24FED699F71BE.

Support for Manual Factory Reset

You can now do a manual factory reset on your phone if you can't access the Settings menu. A factory reset returns the phone to the original factory settings.

For more information, see https://help.webex.com/en-us/nx0rg15/Troubleshoot-Your-Cisco-Webex-Room-Phone.