Features:

  • User Interface:
    • Newly designed function keys incorporate phone status, DND, call forwarding, presence and avatars in a compact layout.
    • Addressbook and lists now offer multi-selection, multi-delete and column customization by drag and drop.
    • Personalisation of function window characteristics: Button display in the menu bar, confirmation dialogues on deletion of list entries and update of list contents
    • Fax transmission reporting as cover page and e-mail notifications
    • Export of fax journals as PDF or CSV for current fax list selection
    • Concise indication of system-wide DND state, if enabled
  • Administration Interface:
    • New section "Security" assists in avoiding potential misuse of SIP accounts by automatic whitelisting and blacklisting of IP addresses.
    • Setting of minimum password strength in the section "Security" for automatically generated, autoprovisioned or manually set SIP passwords
    • Extended settings in the phone administration provides protection of web interface and administrator logins of phones (Snom, Gigaset Pro, Openstage, Tiptel) by autoprovisioning with consistent usernames and PINs
    • Display and setting of system-wide DND status in the user administration
    • Function key configuration in the user administration
    • Extended user permissions for function keys and iFMC
    • Setting of the call order for call-hunting groups by drag and drop in the group administration
    • Option to have groups not displayed in chat clients (XMPP) by default
    • Fax journal export as PDF or CSV in the statistics section
    • Optional submission of error reports to STARFACE on each manual service restart and update
  • PBX Functions:
    • The IAX phone plugin is no longer supported and will be disabled automatically on update.
    • No automatic restart: The PBX will no longer be restarted every night (former default procedure). Thus, the module Disable Restart is obsolete.
    • Unified Communication Interface (UCI) 2.2 extends the function range by group information and the new STARFACE function keys for integration in CRM/ERP systems.
    • Integrated Fixed Mobile Convergence (iFMC) provides incorporation of mobile phones as devices into the PBX system with parallel call functionality.
    • Quick cal handover (Call2Go) offers easy change between phone devices during a call (also with iFMC) by dialing '**' on the device key pad.
    • Attended Call Transfer during calls (also via iFMC) by dialing '*2' on the device key pad.
    • The group call stategy "Call Hunting" takes account of the set order of group members.
    • The new gruppen strategy "Software Fax2Mail" submits received faxes to each group member by e-mail.
    • Integration of a new default music-on-hold (only on new installations)
  • Phone Provisioning:
    • The phone autoprovisioning is now enabled by default during installation/first configuration.
    • Transferring function keys to a phone now requires the device to be autoprovisioned beforehand.
    • Autoprovisioned access passwords prevent modification of phones by unauthorized persons.
    • Indication of general call redirections in the display and on function keys of OpenStage 20, 40, 60 and 80 devices
    • Access to the PBX call lists from the STARFACE phone menu on supported snom and Tiptel models (Replaces the redial list on snom phones.)
    • Indication and setting of system-wide DND from the STARFACE phone menu on supported Snom and Tiptel models (Does not replace the phone-related DND function on Snoms!)
    • New idle screens for autoprovisioned devices of type Snom 360, Snom 370, Snom 820, Snom 870 and Tiptel IP 286 (no longer on Tiptel IP 284)
    • Firmware update for Snom phones to version 8.4.32 by autoprovisioning
    • Firmware update for OpenStage phones to version V2R1.28.0 by autoprovisioning
    • Firmware update for Gigaset DE410 IP and Gigaset DE310 IP to version 01.00.06 by autoprovisioning
    • Firmware update for Gigaset DE900 IP and Gigaset DE700 IP to version 01.01.10 by autoprovisioning
    • Firmware update for Gigaset N510 IP to version 42.0.0.49 by autoprovisioning
  • New SIP providers:
    • Support of provider Silver Server
    • Support of provider IP Austria
    • Support of provider Sipcall Pro and Sipcall Business
  • Hardware Support:
    • Detection and configuration of Digium B410PF 4xS0 STARFACE model cards
    • Detection and configuration of Digium TE122PF 1xE1 STARFACE model cards
    • Detection and configuration of Digium TE207PF 2xE1 STARFACE model cards
    • Detection and configuration of Digium TMD410PF FXS/FXO STARFACE model cards
    • Only Digium cards with STARFACE Edition firmware get detected and supported!
    • Cards of type Bero*fix are no longer supported.
    • Changed power-off on appliances: In order to shut down the device, the power button has now to be pressed three times within 30 seconds.
  • Update of Core Components:
    • Update of the Linux kernel includes fixes for corrupt file systems and updated network drivers.
    • Changed to Asterisk Business Edition C
    • Migration from Zaptel 1.4 to Dahdi 2.5.0.2
    • Update of the Sirrix driver to version 111111
    • Update of Tomcat to version 5.5.34
    • Update of Postgres database to version 8.3.15
    • Update of JavaVM to version 1.6.0_29
  • Module System:
    • Now ressources can be changed retroactively in the Module Designer.
    • New module function "SendFax" for sending PDF files as fax
    • New module function "EMailGet" for fetching e-mails from POP3 or IMAP e-mail boxes
    • New module function "GetUserForEMail" for identification of STARFACE users by e-mail address
  • IMPORTANT NOTES ON MODULES:
    • Please check the compatibility of your applied modules before updating STARFACE.
    • Be sure to have all your modules up-to-date before updating STARFACE
    • Do not update if your system depends on functions of non-compatible modules
    • Find updated modules for STARFACE 5 on store.starface.de/shop/modules/compatibility.php?userversion=5.0.


Earlier releases...