Mobydick 7.12 Release - Auerswald Provisioning, Outbound Trunk Selector

mobydick 7.12 Release - New Phones - Outbound Trunk Selector within the mobydick client and so much more.

Cloud Telephony
mobydick 7.12 delivers a significant number of “under the hood” additions, modifications and improvements. This also includes mobydick 7.12 being the first mobydick phone solution that is cloud compatible and provides the foundations on which future mobydick phone system versions will be further enhanced. To this end, the development of mobydick 7.12 ran in parallel to achieving the first milestone of the mobydick Cloud Stack which will be fully functional with mobydick 7.13 next quarter.

Auerswald Support

mobydick 7.12 sees the addition of Autoprovisioning and Interoperability support for Auerswald GmbH’s superb range of Android based IP Phones, meaning end users are now able to benefit from the ease of use and familiarity of their Android Smartphones, directly on their desktop without losing any of the functionality that mobydick interoperability delivers.

For mobydick phone system administrators, the new support also delivers significant time saving and ease of device commissioning benefits. Thanks to the transition from the previous tabular device configuration settings to a XML menu editor, device family management in mobydick 7.12 has been greatly simplified, enabling admins to simply copy and paste the settings and customising them to meet specific device / user requirements. This transition will be available for Snom, Yealink & Aastra (Mitel) phones in mobydick 7.13.

Outbound Trunk Selector within the mobydick client

With mobydick 7.12, it is now possible for mobydick end users to select the phone number (meaning trunk) they use when making calls from a drop down list. Enabling this function has numerous benefits including allowing end users to decide on the most appropriate number without needing the corresponding “In-Prefix” associated to each trunk. What’s more, this new functionality also reduces the need for mobydick phone system administrators having to configure multiple least cost routing call rules when multiple trunks are in operation and when used appropriately can produced significant cost savings which will make the finance team happy.

Copy/Paste Licences

mobydick 7.12 brings about a change in the methodology behind how licences are issued and kept up-to-date thanks to migrating away from the old md-lic packets to a mobydick licence key that can be copied and pasted directly eliminating the need for packet downloads and uploads when managing licences. In addition, should a mobydick licence become invalid due to new user values or software maintenance contract extensions for example, mobydick will revert back to the community version. This will provide mobydick system administrators to access the commander where they will be able to use the newly integrated “Check for licence updates” tool or paste the new licence key directly into the licence overview section of mobydick, meaning they can get the mobydick phone system operational again with the minimum of fuss and in no time at all.

Database Backups

The mobydick Database backup tool has been greatly improved and now automatically includes music on hold and customised prompts as well as providing mobydick phone system administrators with more flexibility in what is included by providing options to include recordings, faxes and voicemails.

Conference Rooms

The mobydick Conference Rooms no longer use the MeetMe application, but rather have been migrated to the newer more stable Confbridge. MeetMe has been deprecated and also lead to problems and stability issues within the conferencing system, whereas Confbridge delivers greater stability. However, this does mean that for the time being the little used dynamic Conferencing functionality as been removed until the Confbridge integrate has been expanded to support dynamic conferencing.

**New Debian System & Asterisk Certification
The mobydick phone system has been upgraded to Debian 7 (Wheezy). Wheezy is approximately 25 – 30% quicker than Debian 6, which in turn provides additional benefits in terms of the number of users the various mobydick appliances can support. This also applies to virtualised instances thanks to Wheezy providing an optimised platform for vmWare and Hyper-V virtualisation solutions.

Furthermore, upgrading to Wheezy ensures that the mobydick Linux platform will continue to be supported until May 2018 as well as ensuring continuing security updates for the system can be implemented as does the upgrade to asterisk 11.6-cert 12 which delivers a greater spectrum of security features.

Further Modifications

md-cmd 7.12.00

  • Support for junghanns cards removed
  • PHP-Version updated to 5.6
  • conf_bridge-based conference rooms integrated
  • dynamic conference rooms removed

md-updater 1.12.00

  • Added support for copy-paste licenses
  • Update blocker installed, if a junghanns card is in operation

ex-mobydick 2.11.00

  • RE 8u74 integrated
  • Kernel 3.16 for 64bit-Versionen integrated
  • Kernel 3.2 for 32bit-Versionen integrated

For the full release notes, please refer to our release notes