You will get a sneak peak into some of the new and upcoming features that are going to be included in the Webex Wireless Phones.
Whenever a new feature is made available for the Webex Wireless Phone 840 or 860, this page will be updated. The features that are currently being developed can be found under the Coming Soon tab.
Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 Release 1.5(0)
The Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 are now compatible with the 1.5(0) release of Webex Wireless Phone. Additionally to the features that were available in previous versions, the 1.5(0) release provides the following new features in addition to the previous versions:
Webex Wireless Phone Configuration Management tool to deploy and configure multiple phones
You will be able to deploy and configure multiple Webex Wireless Phones without having to resort to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) applications thanks to our new tool. Using this tool, you can also prevent users from accessing apps or settings which you don’t want them to have access to.
Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 Release 1.4(0)
The Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 are now compatible with the new 1.4(0) release of the software. The 1.4(0) release of the server is not only packed with all the features that were included in the previous releases, but also contains the following features:
Cisco Extension Mobility Cross Cluster
It is possible to connect to a phone from a remote cluster using the extension mobility cross cluster feature allowing the user to keep the settings of their phone.
Synchronize Contacts Through Cisco Unified Communications Manager
By configuring the LDAP directory in this way, you will be able to offer your users the ability to use the Corporate Directory feature from their mobile devices.
Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 Release 1.3(0)
For the Webex Wireless Phones 840 and 860, the 1.3(0) release is now available. The 1.3(0) release comes with a number of other features in addition to those previously included in 1.2(0), including:
It is possible to configure a phone to have as many as six different phone numbers in the multiple line feature. The phone numbers and color codes for each line are distinct from one another. All lines can be used by a user for making and receiving calls. Users can have up to four simultaneous calls on a single line if their phone is configured to allow multiple calls at the same time.
Cisco Extension Mobility
Using the extension mobility feature, users can log in to their account and use different phones at different times through a simple log in process. Upon logging into a phone, the phone uses the configuration stored in the user’s profile, which includes their telephone numbers, speed dials, and privacy settings, to access the user’s profiles. Logging out results in the user-specific settings being removed from the phone, and the default configuration of the phone is applied in their place.
It is possible to have the same phone number configured on a number of different phones using the shared line feature. All the phones associated with the shared line ring when someone calls the shared line, and anyone with access to the shared line is able to answer the call.
Users with shared lines can make use of the privacy feature to view the status of shared calls or to barge into a shared call if so desired. You have the option of enabling or disabling the privacy feature for each phone or for all phones in a cluster at any time.
It is possible to set the auto answer feature on a phone so that when a call is incoming, it will automatically connect to the incoming call after a few rings.
Line Text Label
Instead of using the directory number to access the phone line, users can set a text label for the specific phone line as an alternative to utilizing the directory number.
It can be noted that the Webex Wireless Phone 840 and wireless phone 860 are currently available in the European Union (EU).
Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 840S Release
It is now available in North America, Australia, and New Zealand for the Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 840S. Webex Wireless Phone 860 and 860S have a similar design and functionality to the Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 840S, in spite of being smaller in size than the Webex Wireless Phone 860 and 860S.
Webex Wireless Phone 840 and 860 Firmware Release 1.2(0)
For the Webex Wireless Phone 860 and the Webex Wireless Phone 840, the 1.2(0) firmware version is available as a free download. Furthermore, the 1.2(0) firmware also includes the following features in addition to those from the 1.1(0) firmware, as well as those from the 1.1(0) firmware:
DHCP Option 66 Support
Additionally, this release also supports the DHCP option 66 in addition to the DHCP option 150. In the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server configuration, DHCP option 66 is used to automatically configure the server address. The server name is in an ASCII format, rather than an IP address format, and is supported by a single server IP address.
Sounds Settings in the Custom Settings App
Using the Sounds settings on your Android device, you can choose what sounds will be used for your ringtones, notifications, and alarms. Each one of these can also be customized with a different sound.
Advanced Data Formatting in ScanFlex
A ScanFlex application can be configured to accept barcode symbols and perform custom actions in accordance with the Advanced Data Formatting settings.
Webex Wireless Phone 860 and 860S Release
A wireless smartphone that is rugged, enterprise grade, and can be used with your wireless network, this smartphone provides voice communication utilizing Cisco Unified Communications Manager and access points that are part of the Cisco Unified Communication solution. In North America, Australia, and New Zealand, these new phones come with firmware release 1.1(0), and the new version is available now.
For more information about the phones, see https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collaboration-endpoints/webex-wireless-phone/index.html.
For support documentation, see: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/collaboration-endpoints/webex-wireless-phone/series.html.
We are sharing details about some of our upcoming releases, but please keep in mind that the release dates and the features themselves may change as we continue to develop the program. The article can be subscribed to, so that you will receive updates as soon as any changes are made.