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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.2(1) for SIP

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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.2 (1) for SIP

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Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.2 (1) for SIP

Contents

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

Support Millisecond Resolution for RingOnOffTime

Power-Denial Control

Enhancement to Dial Plan 'N' Rule

Resolved Issues for Release 3.2 (1)

Documentation Updates

Resetting the Cisco ATA to Factory Default Values

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco.com

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information


Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.2 (1) for SIP


Updated November 20, 2008

These release notes describe enhancements and resolved issues for the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188 for Release 3.2 (1) for the SIP protocol.

Refer also to the Release Notes for the Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Release 3.2 for information about that release:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/atarn/atarn3_2.htm

In addition, refer to the Cisco ATA administrator's guide for your protocol at the following location:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/ataadmn/index.htm

The term Cisco ATA refers to both the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188.

Contents

These release notes provide the following information:

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

Support Millisecond Resolution for RingOnOffTime

Power-Denial Control

Enhancement to Dial Plan 'N' Rule

Resolved Issues for Release 3.2 (1)

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Introduction to the Cisco ATA Analog Telephone Adaptor

The Cisco ATA is an analog telephone adaptor that allows traditional analog telephones to operate on IP-based telephony networks. The Cisco ATA supports two voice ports, each with its own independent telephone number.

Two Cisco ATA products are available to Cisco customers—the Cisco ATA 186 and the Cisco ATA 188. Both products run the same software and have two voice ports. The Cisco ATA 186 has one RJ45 port that provides access to an Ethernet network. The Cisco ATA 188 has an Ethernet switch and two RJ45 ports—one for accessing an Ethernet network and one for connecting a downstream Ethernet device such as a PC.

Downloading and Upgrading the Software

Before you can use the Cisco ATA Release 3.2 (1), you must first download and upgrade the Cisco ATA software. You can download the software, after logging in, at:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ata186


Note If you are using the Cisco ATA executable-file-upgrade method, check with the administrator of the TFTP server to make sure that the TFTP upgrade method is disabled. Otherwise, the Cisco ATA might downgrade to an old image via TFTP.


For more information about downloading and upgrading software, see the Cisco ATA administrator's guides for the signaling protocol you are using. The administrator's guides can be found at the following location:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/ataadmn/index.htm

Support Millisecond Resolution for RingOnOffTime

The Cisco ATA now offers milliseconds resolution for the ring ON and OFF time as specified in the RingOnOffTime parameter.

If ring ON or OFF time is greater than 100, the unit of time is in milliseconds. If the time is less than 100, the unit of time is in seconds.

For detailed information about the RingOnOffTime parameter, see the administrator's guide:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/ataadmn/sip30ad/sip88ape.htm#wp1116754

Example

To specify a ring ON time of 0.75 seconds, ring OFF time of 7.5 seconds, and ring frequency of 25, the parameter value is 750,7500,25.

Power-Denial Control

Newer Cisco ATA 186/188s offer power-denial on both FXS ports.

These newer models can be identified by a -A suffix in the product ID.

Polarity parameter bit 4 can be used to enable or disable power denial on both FXS ports. When the bit value is 0 (default), power denial is enabled. When the bit value is 1, power denial is disabled.

For more information about the Polarity parameter, see the administrator's guide:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/ataadmn/sip30ad/sip88ape.htm#wp1027166

Enhancement to Dial Plan 'N' Rule

This is an extension of the original dial plan 'N' rule that is described in the Cisco ATA 3.2 Release Notes at the following location.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/atarn/atarn3_2.htm#wp144936

The dial plan 'N' rule introduced in release 3.2 has been enhanced to apply to all outgoing numbers, including emergency numbers.

Syntax

The enhanced dial plan 'N' rule syntax is as follows:

NTn1+n2+n3+n4(tttt)

where:

T—The letter used to indicate the available options in applying the N-rule. These options are:

A—Do not apply normalization and denormalization.

B—Do not apply normalization; apply denormalization only.

C—Apply normalization without adding the leading plus sign; do not apply denormalization.

D—Apply normalization without adding the leading plus sign; apply denormalization also.

E—Apply normalization and add the leading plus sign; do not apply denormalization.

F—Apply normalization and add the leading plus sign; apply denormalization also.

n1—The international prefix (IDD: International Direct Dialing).

n2—The local country code number (CC: Country Code).

n3—The national prefix (NDD: National Direct Dialing).

n4—The local area code (NPA: Numbering Plan Area).

tttt—The triggering subrule for normalization. This could be a subrule matching with or without the leading logical not (^).

Examples

The following examples assume a telephone number in San Jose, CA with an area code of 408.

1. NF011+1+1+408(.r5-)

This command applies normalization to outgoing numbers with a length not less than 6; also applies denormalization.

2. NF011+1+1+408^(...|.r4):

This command applies to outgoing numbers except these with length 3 or 5; also applies denormalization.

Resolved Issues for Release 3.2 (1)

Table 1 lists DDTS issues that have been resolved in Cisco ATA Release 3.2(1).

Table 1 Resolved Issue for Release 3.2 (1) for SIP  

DDTS Number
Summary

CSCeg37132

The Cisco ATA fails to send INVITE to backup proxy when the primary fails.

CSCeg48584

Display-name missing double quotes found in original SIP header URI.

CSCeg49581

No branch value in Via header in initial INVITE after fail-over.

CSCeg54234

The N-rule will apply to all outgoing numbers. This is an enhancement to the existing N-rule. For more information, see the "Enhancement to Dial Plan 'N' Rule" section.

CSCeg66456

Refer-To URI is incorrect.

CSCeg69787

No ring on first incoming call after performing an attended transfer.

CSCeg74127

Missing Contact header in NOTIFY request.

CSCeg75171

Setting Toll Control with PIN does not work.

CSCeg87927

INVITE with lower CSeq is sent for the same call leg after failover.

CSCeg83919

501 response sent to NOTIFY resulting in call transfer failure.

CSCsa64440

The Cisco ATA should resubmit INVITE with correct SIP BRANCH value.

CSCsa64528

The Cisco ATA complies to draft-ietf-sip-session-timer-8 for compatibility with BTS.

CSCsa67666

Issues occur with the processing of DNS packets.

CSCsa69825

423 response with Min-Expires value > 3600 is ignored.

CSCsa75169

Retransmitted INVITE to backup proxy has Cseq 0.

CSCsa77917

The Cisco ATA is unable to set the UI password.

CSCsa93582

Cisco ATA186 issue in which the symbol % appears in the SIP Via header branch parameter.

CSCsb02367

Factory reset does not change some configuration parameters to default values.

CSCsb06065

Inaccessible DNS servers cause the Cisco ATA to perform an invalid DNS query.

CSCsb08821

Record-Route in 18x response is not processed.

CSCsb11015

Cisco ATA Semi-Attended Transfer behavior undesirable.


Note For this fix to take effect, you must use the latest 3.2(1) default CallCmd value that is shown in the file sip_example.txt.


CSCsb11471

For correct SDP answer, the 1xx response must be sent reliably.

CSCsb11824

Web interface displays raw text instead of HTML.

CSCsb19289

Record-Routes in INVITE are not copied into 1xx responses.


Documentation Updates

The Cisco ATA 186 and Cisco ATA 188 Analog Telephone Adaptor Administrator's Guide (SIP) (2.15, Rev B0) contains inaccurate information about how to save a factory reset. The following updated procedure provides the correct information.

Resetting the Cisco ATA to Factory Default Values

It is possible that you may, under some circumstances, want to reset the Cisco ATA to its factory default values. For example, this is the only way to recover a forgotten password without contacting your Cisco representative.

To perform a factory reset, you must use the voice configuration menu and follow these steps:

Procedure


Step 1 Press the function button on the Cisco ATA.

Step 2 Press the digits 322873738 (FACTRESET) then press # on your telephone keypad.

Step 3 Press * on your telephone keypad to confirm that you want to reset the Cisco ATA, then hang up the phone.


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http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/voice/ata/index.htm

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