Models And Features

Bria

http://www.counterpath.com/bria.html

Bria iPhone Edition

http://www.counterpath.com/bria-iphone-edition.html

Bria for Microsoft Outlook

http://www.counterpath.com/bria-for-microsoft-outlook.html

eyeBeam

http://www.counterpath.com/eyebeam.html

X-Lite

http://www.counterpath.com/x-lite.html

Known Issues / Configuration Notes

sipXecs 4.0.x - Recommended Version ??

sipXecs 3.10.x - Recommended Version ??

Mfg

Model

Recommended
Firmwmare/Bootrom

Tested
sipXecs Verion

Known Issues

Counterpath

Bria

 

 

 

Counterpath

Bria for iPhone

 

 

 

Counterpath

Bria for MS Outlook

 

 

 

Counterpath

eyeBeam

 

 

 

Counterpath

X-Lite

 

 

 

Notes:

Counterpath Bria

Counterpath offers 3 different versions of Bria. Bria, Bria Professional and Bria for Outlook. Bria Professional offers several advantages over Bria (and other Counterpath products). One of the biggest advantages for sipXecs users is the ability of sipXecs to automatically configure the softphone clients much in the same way that managed hardphones are provisioned.

Provisioning

To provision a Bria Professional softphone, in sipXecs Administration click on Devices -> Phones and then select Bria Professional from the Add new phone... drop-down box.

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The Serial number entry can be a user name or extension. It really doesn't matter what it is. Enter a useful description and if you'd like to manage your Bria Pro phone settings as a group, add a Group name.

Once done, click OK.

You will be returned to the Phones page. Click on the new phone that you just added so that we can add a line to the phone. Fhe following page will be displayed:

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Click on Add Line in the Quick Links section on the right hand side of the screen. Locate the extension you'd like to add to the phone, place a check mark next to it and click the Select button. You will be returned to the Lines setting page for the Bria phone as shown below:

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Click on the OK button, place a check mark next to the new phone and click on the Send Profiles button.

Starting Bria Professional

When launching Bria Professional Username, Password and Provisioning server information is requested.

For Username enter: the user's extension.

For Password enter: the user's PIN (not their SIP password)

For Provisioning Server enter: http://ip.of.sipxecs.server:12000/cmcprov/login

Bria Professional will start, download the .ini file and after a short delay be ready to use with the system.

Configuring eyeBeam

Install the eyeBeam softphone application following the instructions provided by Xten. Launch the eyeBeam application and right-click your mouse and select Settings. Go to SIP Accounts and create a new line as follows:

Note: The example provided above uses DNS SRV. If DNS SRV is not used please enter the fully qualified host name of the sipX server in the field labeled Domain. Add User name and Authorization user name that matches the User ID defined for the user created in sipX. The Password is the SIP Password auto-generated by the sipX Configuration Server and not the PIN. Check Register with domain and don't forget to enable the account (check box at the top).

Enable Presence Indication

The eyeBeam softphone is able to subscribe to and display presence of other users (this uses a peer-to-peer configuration).

Open the right sliding drawer window of the eyeBeam phone. A buddy list appears that at the top indicates your own presence, gives access to received call and dialed call logs, as well as allows the creation of a buddy list. Using the SIP presence capabilities of the eyeBeam softphone you can subscribe to the state of any line registered on a Polycom phone. The state of a line is either changed automatically by the Polycom phone (e.g. when you are on the phone), or you can manually change state using the softkey MyStat on the Polycom phone. The following states are supported:


Contacts can be exported and imported. Therefore, it is easily possible to create a company-wide contact list that can be loaded into all the eyeBeam softphones.

The eyeBeam softphone can be used as a simple attendant console where an assistant can check the state of the line for a group of people.

This feature should also work with Snom phones. However, we have not yet tested this fully.

How to Configure Presence Indication

Nothing has to be configured on the Polycom phone. The default profile generated by the sipX Configuration Server provides all the necessary settings.

On the eyeBeam phone presence has to be enabled as follows:

The presence setting is peer-to-peer because the eyeBeam phone subscribes to the state of every phone directly without using a presence server.

Configuring the buddy list:

Again, this setting is for an installation with DNS SRV enabled. Enter the fully qualified host name of the sipX server if DNS SRV is not used.

The eyeBeam phone allows to setup groups.

Configure X-Lite

Counterpath has been known for high quality SIP softphones for some time. Initially, Counterpath (then Xten) launched X-Pro and the free, but slightly limited version, X-Lite. Their 2nd generation softphone, eyeBeam, then replaced X-Pro in September 2004. The most significant change was the switch to the reSIProcate SIP stack from SIPfoundry. This enabled the phone to support all the advanced NAT traversal protocols and added a lot of functionality. The Counterpath eyeBeam softphone also supports video with consistently high quality.

How to use the Xten eyeBeam Softphone

Settings using the sipX Configuration Server

The Xten family of softphones is not yet supported for plug & play management by the sipX Configuration Server. Adding support would not be too difficult.

All the Xten softphones can be manually configured to work with the sipX system. In order to use it you first have to create a new user in the sipX Configuration Server who will be using the phone. The SIP credentials (User ID and SIP password) then have to be transferred to the phone manually and the phone is configured using its own configuration menu.

Release 3.0 and higher of sipX automatically generate a SIP password when a new user is created. The SIP password has to be programmed into the phone and is required for the line to register. This password is different from the PIN entered on the "New User" page. In order to see or change the assigned SIP password, click on the "Show Advanced Settings" link.

If you would like the softphone to have an entry under Devices in the sipX Configuration Server, you can create an unmanaged phone. The user line can then be assigned to that phone. Even though no profile is generated for this phone, the administrator can see what users and lines are assigned to which phones. Choose a random serial number (12 digits) as an identifier or alternatively you could enter the MAC address of the laptop or PC on which the softphone is installed.

X-Lite does not distinguish realm from domain so you must edit configure DNS SRV so you domain resolves to the machine you have the PBX installed for SIP traffic OR change you realm to be your fully qualified domain name. See this issue for more

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.telephony.pbx.sipfoundry.general/3547

Add a USER who will be using the X-Lite softphone

The Xten family of softphones is not yet supported by ConfigServer. Adding support would not be too difficult. In order to use it you first have to create a new user in the sipX ConfigServer who will be using the phone. The SIP credentials (User ID and SIP password) have to be transferred to the phone manually and the phone is configured using its configuration menu.

Release 3.0 and higher of sipX automatically generates a SIP password when a new user is created. The SIP password is programmed in the phone and required for the line to register. This password is different from the PIN entered on the "New User" page. In order to see or change the assigned password, click on the "Show Advanced Settings" link.

Configure the X-Lite 2.0 phone on Linux

1. Select MENU (the button on the left side of the green telephone button).

2. Double-click on SYSTEM SETTINGS.

3. Double-click on SIP PROXY.

4. Double-click [Default] to set up your sipX user configs for registration here.

ENABLED - yes
DISPLAY NAME - any string
USER NAME - sipX USER ID only
AUHTORIZATION USER - sipX USER ID only
PASSWORD - the PIN you assigned to the user
DOMAIN/REALM - if using DNS SRV records, then enter the domain.com only
(this will also fill in the [Default] menu field on the previus config page)
SIP PROXY - FQDN of the sipX server

4. Click BACK to see the [Default] menu
You should see the entry you made in the DOMAIN/REALM field here.

5. Go back to SYSTEM SETTINGS and then to the NETWORK menu

AUTOSELECT IP - yes
OUT BOUND SIP PROXY - IP of your sipX server
PRIMARY DNS SERVER - IP of your primary DNS server

6. Click BACK

7. Restart the X-Lite phone

Configure the X-Lite 3.0 phone on Windows

1. Right click on Display Area.

2. Select SIP ACCOUNT SETTINGS from Menu.

3. Click on the ADD button.

DISPLAY NAME - any string
USER NAME - sipX USER ID only
PASSWORD - the PIN you assigned to the user
AUHTORIZATION USER - sipX USER ID only
DOMAIN - if using DNS SRV records, then enter the domain.com only
(this will also fill in the [Default] menu field on the previus config page)

4. Click on the VOICEMAIL tab at the top of the window

NUMBER TO DIAL FOR CHECKING VOICEMAIL - set it to 101
NUMBER FOR SENDING CALLS TO VOICEMAIL - 8 and extension (extension 200 would set this to 8200)

5. Click the OK button and then click the CLOSE button on the next window.

6. Phone should register

Force X-Lite to use UDP Transport

  1. Use ***7469
  2. Filter for "transport"
  3. Change "auto" to "udp" for "proxies:proxy0:transport" and "system:network:transport".
  4. Close the window and save changes.
  5. Restart.