October 18, 2022

Headset firmware 3.0(0.1)

COP file update

This firmware release includes updates for the Cisco Headset 320 Series, Cisco Headset 720 Series, and the Cisco Headset 730.

For information on new Cisco Headset 320 Series, 720 Series, and 730 releases see:

June 28, 2022

Headset firmware 2.3(201.1)

Minor bug fixes

This firmware release fixes pairing and conferencing issues with the 560 Series.

COP file update

This firmware release includes updates for the Cisco Headset 730 and Cisco Headset USB HD Adapter.

For information on new Cisco Headset 730 and USB Adapter releases see:

March 10, 2022

Headset firmware 2.3(101.2)

Minor bug fixes

This firmware release fixes issues with 560 Series audio delays and interoperability with the Webex App.

August 9, 2021

Headset firmware 2.3(1)

Cisco Accessory Hub Support for Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series

Cisco Accessory Hub can recognize and upgrade Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series headsets that have firmware 2.3(1) or later.

Cisco Accessory Hub is a web application that enables you to upgrade your headset firmware without access to a Cisco IP Phone, Cisco Jabber, or the Webex app. You can also see your headset serial number and firmware version through the web application.

To use the Cisco Accessory Hub, simply go to https://upgrade.cisco.com/accessories, connect your headset to the USB port on your computer, and follow the instructions on the screen.


 

Cisco Accessory Hub is currently supported only on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge based on Chromium, version 92 or later.

Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series Upgrades on the Webex VDI app for Linux

You can upgrade your Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series firmware on the latest version of the Webex App for Linux. When you use Webex with the Cisco Headset 500 Series, your headset firmware automatically updates. A pop-up notification tells you when an update is available and prompts you to start the upgrade.


 
You need headset firmware 2.3(1) or later to initiate the upgrade in the Webex app for Linux.

Cisco Headset Integration with Cisco Jabber VDI for Linux

The Cisco Headset 500 Series supports call controls on the latest version of Cisco Jabber VDI for Linux.

You can:

  • Answer, end, and reject calls

  • Hold and resume calls

  • Adjust headset volume (local volume control only)

  • Mute and unmute your headset

  • Adjust and reset local headset settings

  • Collect and send headset logs

  • View and administer headsets through Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration


 
You need headset firmware 2.3(1) or later to upgrade the headset.

Cisco Headset Support Through Webex on macOS for ARM64

Cisco Headsets are fully compatible with the macOS (Apple M1 Chip) version of the Webex app.


 
Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series headsets with headset firmware 2.2(1) or older won't be able to upgrade or report inventory to Control Hub with the Webex app for macOS (Apple M1 Chip).

COP File SHA-512 Enhancement

Beginning with Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 14.0, all headset loads must be encrypted with the SHA512 hashing algorithm and end with the file name .cop.sha512.

Downgrade Support on the Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series

Cisco Unified Communication Manager administrators can downgrade the Cisco Headset 520 Series and Cisco Headset 530 Series from newer firmware loads.


 
You need Phone Firmware or Cisco Jabber 14.1 or later to downgrade the Cisco Headset 520 or 530 Series.

Multi-app Call Control with the Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series

We simplified multi-app call control in the Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series so you can manage active calls on more than one calling app at the same time. For example, you can mute an active call on Webex and then answer an incoming call on Cisco Jabber through the Jabber UI. While on the Jabber call, your headset call controls interact with that call. When the Jabber call is complete, you can resume your original Webex call and retain control through your headset.

December 3, 2020

Headset firmware 2.2(1)

Cisco Headset 560 Series call controls in Webex Meeting with multiple open soft-clients

The Cisco Headset 560 Series offers users an improved call control experience in Cisco Webex Meetings when you have other calling apps open. Previously, the Cisco Headset 560 Series would occasionally experience unexpected behaviors when multiple calling apps were open.

Cisco Headset 560 Series DECT audio improvement

The Cisco Headset 560 Series Narrow Band setting uses DECT codec G.727. This codec offers a better audio experience when the radio signal is too low or is experiencing interference.

Cisco Accessory Hub

You can use Cisco Accessory Hub with Google Chrome, version 86 or later.

Cisco Accessory Hub is a web application that enables you to upgrade your Cisco Headset 500 Series firmware without access to a Cisco IP Phone, Cisco Jabber, or the Webex App. You can also view your headset serial number and firmware version.

To use Cisco Accessory Hub, simply go to https://upgrade.cisco.com/accessories, connect your headset to the USB port on your computer, and follow the instructions on the screen.

For more information, see Upgrade your headset on Cisco Accessory Hub.

Headset inventory through Webex Meetings

Headsets connected through a USB cable to the Webex Desk Pro now appear on the Devices page in Control Hub. Webex administrators can track headsets by model, serial number, firmware version, connection status, and connection history.

Headset ringtone setting on Cisco IP Phones

You can change your headset ringtone behavior through the Preferences menu on the Cisco IP Phone 7800 and 8800 Series. The setting saves to the phone and applies to any Cisco headset that connects.

If you use the Cisco Headset 560 Multibase, you need to press on the base for your ringtone changes to take effect.

By default, your phone follows the behavior of the phone ringer settings. Select On if you want to hear the phone ring whenever you have an incoming call. Select Off if you don't want to hear any ring through your headset when there's an incoming call.

This feature requires a Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series or Cisco IP Phone 7800 Series model with phone firmware version 14.0(1) or later.

June 15, 2020

Headset firmware 2.1(1)

Cisco Headset 560 Series conferenceing is enabled by default

The Cisco Headset 560 Series conferencing feature is enabled by default with Headset Firmware Release 2.1(1). You can disable the feature in Cisco Unified CM Administration.

Cisco Headset 560 Series Multibase automatic switching enhancement

Firmware Release 2.1(1) introduces improved auto-switch functionality in the Cisco Headset 560 Series Multibase. The multibase now only automatically switches between sources when there isn't already an active call on the selected source. Previously, the Multibase occasionally switched sources regardless of the current call status.

To switch sources during an active call, place the current call on hold and manually press the source you want to switch to on the multibase.

Cisco Headset 560 Series powers off after 10 minutes

To conserve the battery, the Cisco Headset 560 Series powers off if it doesn't pair with a base within 10 minutes. The headset automatically powers back on and pairs when it is securely placed onto a powered base. You can also press and hold the Call button for 4 seconds to turn on the headset.

Extension Mobility login with Cisco Headsets

Extension Mobility uses can start their sign in when they plug their Cisco Headset 500 Series or Cisco Headset 730 into somone else's phone. To support this, enable Headset-based Extension Mobility in Cisco Unified Communications Manager for your phones.

Not the following items as you use Extension Mobility:

  • The Cisco Headset 500 Series needs to connect to the phone with the USB or Y-cable. You can also pair and connect to the phone through the Cisco Headset 560 Series Standard Base or Cisco Headset 560 Series Multibase.
  • The Cisco Headset 730 needs to connect to the phone with the USB cable. Bluetooth and the Cisco Headset 730 USB Adapter aren’t supported.

When the user connects the headset into a phone, the phone checks with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) to discover if the headset serial number is mapped to a user.

  • If the mapping exists, the phone displays the Extension Mobility screen and displays the user ID associated with the headset. The user enters their PIN to sign in.
  • If the mapping doesn't exist, the user sees a headset association page and enters their user ID and PIN. The phone relays the headset serial number to the Unified CM, which maps the headset to the user. Then the Extension Mobility sign-in screen displays. The user changes the user ID to their user ID and enters their PIN.

    The next time the user plugs their headset into a phone, the Unified CM finds the user ID, based on the headset serial number.


     
    With Unified CM Software Release 12.5(1)SU3, you can disable the requirement for the PIN input when the headset is register to a user.

The user automatically signs out of Extension Mobility when they unplug the headset or after a predetermined inactivity time.

The user can also be signed out automatically if the Cisco Headset 560 Series is taken too far from the base. In this case, if the headset reconnects with the base before the inactivity timer expires, the user doesn't need to sign in again.

Users can associate their headset with their user ID from the Accessories menu on the phone.

Administrators can associate the headset with a user in Unified CM from the User Management page.


 
If the headset is upgrading or the user is on a call, the association can't be made. The user must wait until the upgrade is finished or the call is finished before they perform this procedure.

This feature requires:

  • Unified CM:
    • Software Release 11.5(1)SU8 or later
    • Software Release 12.5(1)SU3 or later

    The feature requires configuration of new fields in the Service Parameter Configuration administration page. The feature also needs the Cisco Headset Service to be active on the Unified CM.

For more information on Extension Mobility, refer to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Configuration Guides.

Headset inventory on Control Hub

Headsets connected to the Webex App now appear on the Devices page in Control Hub. Webex administrators can track headsets by model, serial number, firmware version, connection status, and connection history.

Headset upgrades on the Webex App

You can upgrade your Cisco Headset 500 Series firmware on the latest desktop version of the Webex App. When you use Webex with the Cisco Headset 500 Series, your headset firmware automatically updates. A pop-up notification tells you when an update is available and prompts you to start the upgrade.

Headset upgrade source on IP Phone web page

The Device Information section of the Cisco IP Phone web page now includes the headset firmware upgrade restriction setting.

This feature has no user impact.

Support of Webex for VDI Linux

The Cisco Headset 500 Series supports call controls on the latest version of Cisco Webex Teams for VDI Linux machines.

You can:

  • Answer, end, and reject calls

  • Hold and resume calls

  • Adjust headset volume

  • Mute and unmute your headset

Cisco Headset and Finesse Integration

Cisco Headset and Finesse Integration improves productivity of contact center agents by giving them the ability to change the agent Ready/Not Ready status right from their Cisco headset. When this feature is turned on, the headset Mute button acts as a Ready/Not Ready button when the call agent is idle. This lets the agent control whether they are ready to take another call without having to go into the Finesse desktop. All agent status is synced between the headset and Cisco Finesse so that the current status is known by both. During calls, the headset Mute button retains existing functionality as a Mute/Unmute button.

This feature is available as a preview feature with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Release 11.5(1)SU8 and is targeted to Contact Center deployments. You can deploy the feature for internal testing and development, but it's not recommended that you deploy the feature in a production environment. All support requests to Cisco TAC are treated as severity-level 4. Full support is expected to be added in a future release.

To use the feature, you must turn the feature on via an enterprise parameter. The configuration menus become active only after the enterprise parameter is enabled.

More information on this feature will become available when Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Release 11.5(1)SU8 is released.

December 19, 2019

Headset firmware 2.0(1)

Cisco Headset 560 Series multibase enhancement

Users can answer incoming calls from any connected source with the headset Call button.

Cisco Headset 560 Series DECT enhancement

The default Cisco Headset 560 Series DECT frequency is now Medium Range. Administrators can modify this setting in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

This feature requires Cisco Unified Communications Manger 11.5(1)SU7 or later or 12.5(1)SU1 or later. Older versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager can change the setting through direct edits to the defaultheadsetconfig.json file.

Cisco Headset administrator controls

Cisco Unified Communication Manager administrators can restrict headsets to only accept firmware upgrades from Cisco Unified Communication Manager devices with the Firmware Source parameter.

This feature requires Cisco Unified Communications Manger 11.5(1)SU7 or later or 12.5(1)SU1 or later. Older versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager can change the setting through direct edits to the defaultheadsetconfig.json file.

Cisco Webex DX Series call logs

Cisco Webex DX70 and DX80 now include headset information in the call logs.

Electronic hookswitch control enhancement

Electronic hookswitch control on Cisco IP Phones for connection with the Cisco Headset 560 Series is now enabled by default and can be disabled by end users.

This feature requires phone firmware 12.7(1) or later.

Support for Jabber for Windows 10 64-bit devices

The Cisco Headset 500 Series supports Cisco Jabber on Windows 10 64-bit devices.

Support for Cisco UC-One

The Cisco Headset 520 Series and Cisco Headset 530 Series support calls on Cisco UC One.

June 20, 2019

Headset firmware 1.5(1)

Cisco Headset 560 Series enhancements

With Firmware release 1.5(1), users can do more with their Cisco Headset 560 Series. They can:

  • Pair up to three additional headsets on a standard base or multibase to quickly connect to the same call.

  • Hear improved music playback quality on Mac computers.

  • Save up to four Bluetooth devices on the multibase.

You can view headset information in the Problem Report Tool (PRT) logs.

The multibase is supported on the Cisco Jabber mobile app.

General Cisco Headset 500 Series enhancements

Cisco Headset 500 Series users connected to a Cisco IP Phone can now hear the ringtone of incoming calls on their headsets. Cisco Headset 560 Series Multibase users can hear the ringtone on both the selected and unselected sources.

The Cisco Headset 500 Series have improved call quality on Cisco Webex DX devices.

The Cisco Headset 500 Series has full call control on the Webex App.

Headset serviceability features

You can manage and control your Cisco headsets from the Device > Headsets page on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

You can:

  • Apply customized settings and control default templates

  • Track deployed headsets and generate inventory reports

  • Upgrade and manage headset firmware

  • Troubleshoot headsets and gather metrics

The headset serviceability features require Cisco Unified Communications Manager 12.5(1)SU1 or later.

Generate a Problem Report Tool log from Cisco Unified Communications Manager

You can generate a Problem Report Tool (PRT) log from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration. This allows you to collect the phone logs without generating a report from the phone. With this release, headset information is also displayed in the log, which you can use for troubleshooting.

You generate the PRT log in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration with the Device > Phone page.

You need to add a server addres to the Customer Support Upload URL field on Cisco Unified Communications Manager before you generate the PRT log.

This feature requires Cisco Unified Communications Manager 12.5(1)SU1 or later.

Jabber headset enhancements

Jabber users can adjust their headset equalizer and sidetone settings. This feature requires Cisco Jabber version 12.6 or later.

Jabber administrators can view headset inventory and remotely configure headsets. This feature requires Cisco Jabber version 12.6MR or later and Cisco Unified Communications Manager 12.5(1)SU1 or later.

January 28, 2019

Headset firmware 1.0(2)

Multibase support

This release provides support for the Cisco Headset 560 Series Multibase. The multibase allows you to connect to multiple sources and provides a superior wireless office experience. Users can connect to up to three call sources at one time and switch between the sources using the Multibase buttons. The Multibase also offers call connectivity with Bluetooth devices.

The Multibase is compatible with the same devices as the Standard Base.

Enhanced Standard Base functionality

You can answer and end calls when you lift and set down your Cisco Headset 560 Series on the Standard Base.


 
This funcitonality is native to the Multibase.

User interface support for Webex Meetings and Cisco Webex DX Series

Cisco Headset 500 Series has fully integrated support with the USB connector for:

  • Cisco Webex Meetings on both Windows and Mac operating systems.

  • Cisco Webex DX Series running Firmware Release 9.3 or later.

New upgrade options for Cisco Headsets on Cisco Jabber

You can upgrade your headset through the Cisco Jabber desktop application (software version 12.5 or later).

Remote configuration of headset parameters for On-Premises Phones

You can remotely configure your Cisco Headset 500 Series parameters for use with your on-premises phones. It's a convenient way to set up or modify your organization's default headset settings on Cisco IP Phones.

To configure the settings, download the defaultheadsetconfig.json file from the Cisco Software Download website and follow the instructions found in the readme file.

Remote configuration requires:

  • Cisco IP Phone 7800 Series and Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series Firmware Release 12.5(1) or later.

  • Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 10.5(2), 11.0(1), 11.5(1), 12.0(1), and 12.5(1) and later.

You can configure these settings:

  • Speaker Volume

  • Microphone Gain

  • Sidetone

  • Equalizer

  • Audio bandwidth

  • Bluetooth

  • DECT Radio range

Upgrade your phones to the latest firmware release before you apply the defaultheadsetconfig.json file.

None enhancements

Headsets have additional tone alerts to notify users when they press and hold the call button to end a call.


 
Different sources may have different tone settings. There may be a variance in the quality and volume of the tone depending on the selected source. This is noticeable when a Bluetooth device connects or disconnects from the Multibase.

Open bugs

The bugs listed in the following table describe unresolved bugs in the most recent firmware release. Refer to the Bug Search Toolkit for more information.

There are no open bugs in the current release.

Resolved bugs

The bugs listed in the following tables were resolved in past releases.

Headset firmware 3.0(0.1)

There are no major resolved bugs in this release.

Table 1. Headset firmware 2.3(201.1)

Bug ID

Description

CSCwa61849

8 kHz Stereo audio support using Music call on 560 MD.

CSCwb09234

Cisco 520 Headsets and Webex prevents auto-lock on Windows

CSCwb31003

Cisco 532 Headset mic volume level starts low on all calls and gradually gets louder as you talk

CSCwb47929

560 MD conference issue - when pairing a guest, there will be buzz noise and lost pair

CSCwb72432

560 headset docked on new multibase connects with previously paired multibase

Table 2. Headset firmware 2.3(101.2)

Bug ID

Description

CSCwa95493

Cisco 560 Headsets and Webex prevents auto-lock on Windows

CSCwa22258

Cisco 562 headset has 5-15 second delays after the call is connected before audio can be heard

Table 3. Headset firmware 2.3(1)

Bug ID

Description

There aren't any major bug fixes in this release.

Table 4. Headset firmware 2.2(1)

Bug ID

Description

CSCvw09995

Cisco Headset 561/562 have some noise when connect to Dell PC via micro USB

Table 5. Headset firmware 2.1(1)

Bug ID

Description

CSCvs23002

The battery indicator LED on the base occasionally falls to one light after the headset unpairs from the base.

CSCvt85607

Bluetooth turned on when the base exits lot6 mode.

Table 6. Headset firmware 2.0(1)

Bug ID

Description

CSCvn66483

Bluetooth doesn't reconnect when call source comes back into range.

CSCvn73816

Power off tone is too low when music is playing on a Windows 10 source.

CSCvp97802

Volume on a call gets louder but quickly drops when the volume button is pressed.

CSCvq03392

Tuning settings in Jabber display incorrectly when the active source is not USB2.

Table 7. Headset firmware 1.5(1)

Bug ID

Description

CSCvo01194

There is noise in the headset when the multibase switches from an IP-Phone source to the Bluetooth source.

CSCvn79632

There is noise in the headset during an active call through Bluetooth.

CSCvn77884

Headset and base disconnect and reconnect unprompted.

CSCvn29436

Ringback tone lingers in the headset

You can download new Cisco Headset 500 Series firmware in the following places:

Table 8. Cisco Headset 500 Series Firmware Availability

Source

About

Connection

More Information

Cisco Accessory Hub

The Cisco Headsets web tool enables you to download the latest Cisco Headset 500 Series firmware through a USB connection. You can also upload older firmware versions to your headset from your desktop. You can find older headset firmware versions on the Cisco Software Download page.

USB

Upgrade Your Headset with Cisco Accessory Hub

Cisco Webex

You can download the latest headset firmware through a USB connection. Webex desktop app prompts you to update your headset whenever there is a new firmware version available.

USB

Upgrade Your Cisco Headset to the Latest Release on Webex

Cisco Jabber, version 12.8 or later

You can download the latest headset firmware with Cisco Jabber for Windows or Mac through the USB cable. Jabber prompts you to update your headset whenever there is a new firmware version available.

USB

Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series

You can download the latest headset firmware with the Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series through a USB connection. Your phone prompts you to upgrade whenever new firmware is available.


 

Your phone must have firmware release 12.7(1) or later and connect to Cisco Unified Communications Manager version 11.5(1)SU7 or later, or 12.5(1)SU1 or later.

USB

The Cisco Headset Software Release cop file contains the firmware for the, Cisco Headset 320 Series, Cisco Headset 500 Series, Cisco Headset 720 Series, Cisco Headset 730, and the Cisco Headset USB HD Adapter. The following table describes the firmware releases in the cop file.

Table 9. COP File Contents
Firmware Release

Cisco Headset 320 Series

Cisco Headset 520 and 530 Series

Cisco Headset 560 Series

Cisco Headset 720 Series

Cisco Headset 730

Cisco USB HD Adapter

3.0(0.1)

1-1-0001-9*

15-18-28*

2-4-0001-9*

1-10-0-93*

1-11-0-165*

1-3-28*

2.3(201.1)

N/A

15-18-28*

2-3-0001-4

N/A

1-9-0-88

1-3-28*

2.3(1.15)

N/A

15-18-26

2-3-0001-4

N/A

1-8-0-213

1-3-12

2.3(1)

N/A

15-18-26

2-3-0001-4

N/A

1-7-0-138

1-3-12

*—Latest available firmware