The phone "under the hood" is still the same, as you learned from the past 25 years. It works as before, however it got a very new User Interface on the Display and a completely new web interface, we call it "Phone Manager".
Currently, our new Webuser Interface, the "Phone Manager" is accessible only via HTTPS and we moved the good old WEB-UI to the port 3112, however with HTTP only.
On the "PUI" you will see, that some features were re-designed and some of them are new. These are listed below.
How to connect and setup your new phone, you can read into this article: Setting up a Snom Deskphone
When planning the new D8xx series, we decided to make many things completely new, including the web interface (Phone Manager). Since we have started from scratch, not all functions are so perfect that we would like to release them today (January 2023). In the following table you will find the functions listed and when they are expected.
|Keyboard Lock||Q2 - 2023|
|Dialing Plan||Q1 - 2023|
|Minibrowser||Q1 - 2023|
|Q3 - 2023|
|Q2 - 2023|
|Q2 - 2023|
The Welcome Screen provides some basic information about the phone, also the IP address where the Phone Manager, the new Web Management Tool of the Snom D8xx, can be reached.
This screen is driven by the PUI language setting, which is in factory default empty. Once this setting has a value the screen is not shown anymore, this screen exchanges the old installation wizard of the phone, where we asked for the timezone, or for the registrar; The Wizard did not completely disappear, but will be reworked to do more.
The screen can also be dismissed by pressing the X (Cancel) button on the phone.
Differently to the D1xx, D3xx and D7xx phones, the login to the Phone Manager requires either user credentials or admin user credentials. I.e. the credentials you use to log in define the level of access you will have.
The old web server is still available, with HTTP on the Port 3112.
To configure your Snom phone there used to be common usernames and passwords for the phone interface (PUI) and the web interface (WUI). With the new D8xx series we have introduced a new level of security by completely separating the credentials for the phone interface and the web interface. New settings for the web interface / Phone Manager (webserver) have been introduced and the old known "admin_mode_password" setting now controls only the "admin password" for the phone interface (PUI), unlike all previous series.
The phone runs in "user mode" by default. And it is as usual possible to set this into the "admin mode", provided that this possibility was not deactivated by means of provisioning in the "admin_mode" setting.
The web interface (Phone Manager), internally also referred to as the web server, has been given the following new setting, via which user names and passwords can now be configured autonomously:
The new setting parameter locale defines the date and number format on the phone.
With devices of the D1xx, D3xx and D7xx series, only one address book existed. If an address book was sent to the phone via XML or HTTP, all local address book entries were automatically overwritten. Exceptions are Metaswitch and LDAP, because no address book data is sent to the phone, but the address data is retrieved in realtime from the server.
With the devices of the D8xx series it is new that we have two address books, a local and a provisional one. Entries in the local address book are now specially marked and no longer overwritten when provisioning a global address book from the PBX. Nothing has changed for LDAP address books. These can still be integrated.
The D8XX has one directory screen, which can be opened with the F_ADR_BOOK. On this screen the Local, Imported and all other, server based, directories are accessible.
In live- and pre-dialer, if the onput is empty, then you can see the dialed numbers on the screen
If there was no keypress for a longer time, the screen is closed and the phone returns into the idle mode
With the dialing buffer empty, user can move the cursor to highlight a dialed entry; the softkey bar shows the Blind xfer softkey and Dial softkey.
The Snom D8XX Phones are equipped with Ambient Light Sensor, these will make possible to show / hide the function keys and decrease / increase the backlight.