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Cisco IP Phone 7970G and 7971G-GE Release Notes for Firmware Release 7.0(1) for Cisco CallManager Versions 3.3, 4.0 and 4.1
June 30, 2005
These release notes are for use with the Cisco IP Phone 7970G and Cisco IP Phone 7971G-GE for firmware version 7.0(1) running on Cisco CallManager 3.3.3 SR2 or later.
These release notes provide the following information:
For detailed information about administering or using the Cisco IP Phone 7970G and the Cisco IP Phone 7971G-GE, refer to the following documentation references.
Cisco IP Phone 7970G/7971G-GE
•Cisco IP Phone 7970 Series Administration Guide for Cisco CallManager, Models 7970G and 7971G-GE
•Cisco IP Phone 7970 Guide 7970G/7971G-GE
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco IP Phone 7900 Series
These documents are available from the following location on Cisco.com:
Cisco CallManager Administration
•Cisco CallManager Administration Guide
•Cisco CallManager System Guide
•Cisco CallManager Serviceability Administration Guide
•Cisco CallManager Serviceability System Guide
•Bulk Administration Tool User Guide for Cisco CallManager
•Cisco CallManager Features and Services Guide
These documents are available from the following location on Cisco.com:
New and Changed Information
The Cisco IP Phone firmware release 7.0(1) provides feature enhancements for phone models in the Cisco IP Phone 7970 series (models 7970G and 7971G-GE).
Enhancements supported by the 7.0(1) firmware release include support for phone features introduced in Cisco CallManager release 4.1(x). For more information about Cisco CallManager 4.1(x) features, refer to Release Notes for Cisco CallManager Release 4.1(x):
The topics below summarize enhancements provided in the 7.0(1) firmware release.
•Cisco CallManager Security Enhancements
The 7.0(1) firmware provides support for security enhancements introduced in Cisco CallManager 4.1(2). These enhancements include secure Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) and Certificate Authority Proxy Function functionality (CAPF), which is used to install locally significant certificates (LSC).
Note The document Release Notes for Cisco CallManager Release 4.1(2) states that the Cisco IP Phone model 7970 does not support security features. That statement does not apply to a Cisco IP Phone 7970 Series model that is running firmware version 7.0(1) or later.
•Support for the Cisco IP Phone 7914 Expansion Module
The 7.0(1) firmware provides support for using a Cisco IP Phone 7914 Expansion Module with phone models in the 7970 Cisco IP Phone series.
For more information, refer to the Cisco IP Phone 7970 Series Administration Guide for Cisco CallManager, Release 4.1. End-users can also refer to the Cisco IP Phone 7914 Expansion Module Phone Guide.
The 7.0(1) firmware provides localization support for the Cisco IP Phone 7970 series.
Upgrade Issue for 6.0(x) to 7.0(1)
When upgrading from a 6.0(x) load to a 7.0 load, the following settings are lost (see CSCsa89698 in the "Known Problems" section):
•Volume (all volume settings)
Supported Cisco CallManager Versions
This firmware release, 7.0(1), is compatible with the following releases of Cisco CallManager—shown for each phone model:
•Cisco IP Phone 7970G
–Cisco CallManager 3.3(4) or later release
–Cisco CallManager 4.0(2a) or later release
–Cisco CallManager 4.1(2) or later release
•Cisco IP Phone 7971G-GE
–Cisco CallManager 3.3(5) or later release
–Cisco CallManager 4.0(2a) SR2a or later release
–Cisco CallManager 4.1(2) SR1 or later release
This firmware release provides support for new telephony features provided by Cisco CallManager 4.1. For a full description of the new phone features introduced in Cisco CallManager 4.1, refer to the Release Notes for Cisco CallManager Release 4.1(x):
Note All open issues from the 6.0(3) SR1 firmware release have been resolved in the 7.0(1) firmware release. The 6.0(3) SR1 release notes reside at the following location:
Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity level. These release notes contain descriptions of bugs with severity level 1, 2, or 3. In some cases, bugs with lesser severity levels are also included, depending on the issue.
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