Release notes for Zoom Phone Appliances

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Upcoming Release

Details about upcoming releases will be posted as they become available.


Current Release

January 9, 2021 version 5.9.3 (653)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes 

Previous Releases

Note: The information in the past release notes may have been superseded by subsequent release notes. Please review all current release notes carefully.

December 20, 2021 version 5.9.0 (618)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Display gender pronouns 
      If enabled by account admins and added to their profile by either the user directly or through SAML mapping, a user’s gender pronouns are displayed in their contact card and as part of their display name in meetings and webinars.
    • Improvements to meeting invitations 
      Meeting invitation requests are more visible on small displays. 
    • Transfer meetings between devices 
      Seamlessly transfer meetings from mobile/desktop devices to a Personal Zoom Room device. 
  • In-meeting features
    • Optional Reclaim Host when rejoining 
      When the original host of a meeting rejoins, they are now given the option to reclaim host controls or remain as a participant or co-host, in order to not disrupt the current host.
    • Participant list improvement to Smart Gallery 
    • Profile pictures return when Focus Mode is turned off 
    • Gallery view default 
      The Zoom Room’s video will appear in the second place of the gallery view by default. 
    • On-screen speaker label 
      The active speaker label will appear consistently during a screen share and when the active speaker’s video is off. 
    • Attendee annotation 
      Meeting hosts can allow or prohibit attendee annotation on shared content.
    • Follow meeting host video order 
      Meeting hosts on the Zoom client can drag and drop participant videos into a different position in gallery view and then broadcast this change to participants in a Zoom Room.
    • Disable annotation during a screen share 
      Zoom Rooms Touch users can disable annotation during a screen share. 
    • Improvements to large meeting experience 
  • Zoom Phone Appliances
    • Ability to add/delete contacts
    • Call Park
      Parking a call allows you to hold calls in a virtual location and retrieve them from a desk phone or client.
    • Support for Yealink VP59 HDMI
      Yealink VP59 devices have an HDMI out port that allows users to extend the device’s view to an external display monitor. Users can switch the view between the VP59 screen and an external display.
    • Support for End-to-end (E2E) encryption on phone calls
    • Support for voicemail transcription
    • Support for Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)
    • Support for audio Intercom calls
    • QR code login for shared office/common area devices

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

November 8, 2021 version 5.8.3 (388)

New and enhanced features

  • Zoom Phone Appliances
    • Filtering contacts on display
      Users can choose to display only personal contacts or all contacts from the organization directory. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

September 29, 2021 version 5.8.0 (293)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Support for IPv6 
    • Enhanced user interface and user experience
      Enhancements have been made for signing-in, sending invites, changing in-meeting settings, and participants on touch devices. 
    • Spam call indicator
      Users can see a spam call notification if one is detected.
    • Joining personal meetings (PMI)
      Users can populate their “location” field with their PMI which allows others to join that personal meeting ID.
  • In-meeting features
    • Immersive view 
      Recreate the feel of your class or conference room by placing video participants onto a single virtual background. Participants are automatically placed onto provided scenes, but the host can upload their own custom background and adjust the arrangements as needed. 
    • Breakout rooms management 
      Meeting hosts can use the features of breakout rooms with a Zoom Rooms controller or touch screen. 
    • Additional security features
      Hosts can hide profile pictures, suspend participant activities and start video for participants. 
    • Focus mode
      In focus mode, only the host can see participants’ videos or profile pictures when video is off. Participant screen sharing can only be viewed by the host, who can switch between multiple shared screens and allow participants to view others’ shared screens. Administrators can enable Focus mode for use in meetings via the web portal.
    • Additional non-verbal feedback 
      Attendees can click the coffee cup icon in the reactions menu during a meeting to indicate that they are temporarily away.
    • Improvements to non-verbal feedback
      Users who raise their hand in a meeting will have their feedback more prominently displayed in their participant window on the Zoom Room display.
  • Management features
    • Customize recording disclaimer
      Administrators can customize the text of the recording disclaimer that is displayed to participants. 
    • Limit screen sharing for external meetings
      Administrators can restrict specific internal participants from screen sharing in a meeting with external participants. 
    • Untrusted certificate alert 
      Administrators will receive alerts for untrusted certificates on their dashboards in the web portal. 
    • Remote meeting controller enhancements 
      The text of the privacy disclaimer that is displayed to administrators when taking control of a meeting has been improved. Breakout room participants will receive a message that the meeting is being controlled by an administrator. All participants will be notified when an administrator stops controlling the meeting.
  • Zoom Phone Appliances
    • Support for portrait view with Yealink MP54 series
    • Support for Yealink MP 56, 58
    • Block phone numbers
      Users can review recent call history and block specific numbers.
    • Zoom Phone paid license requirement
      Users will need a paid license rather than a basic license to use Zoom Phone Appliances.  
    • Support Zoom Phone Common Area Phone (CAP) License
      Organizations with CAP licenses can assign them to Zoom Phone appliances and allow users to sign in as guests.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

August 12, 2021 version 5.7.5 (83)

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

July 27, 2021 version 5.7.3 (58)

New and enhanced features

  • In-meeting features
    • Active Apps Notifier Enhancements
      The Active Apps Notifier will only be displayed to attendees if an app has accessed data during an on-going meeting. When the Notifier is displayed, it will categorize the type of meeting data that the third party app is accessing. 
    • Mute and Video Off when joining a recorded/live streamed Meeting 
      When a Zoom Room joins a meeting that is already being recorded and/or live streamed, they will join with their video off and muted until they consent to the recording prompt. After consenting, they will be able to unmute and turn on their video, if the host allows them to. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

June 29, 2021 version 5.7.0 (1439)

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • STIR/SHAKEN compliance
      STIR/SHAKEN is an industry standard to prevent fraudsters from initiating calls from the numbers they don’t own. As required by FCC, Outbound PSTN calls from Zoom endpoints with Zoom provided US phone numbers will include attestation of the caller ID.
  • In-meeting features
    • Panelist and host controls in a webinar 
      Zoom Rooms that join a webinar as a panelist or a host will be able to view and/or manage attendees.  
    • In-meeting chat replies
      Meeting participants in a Zoom Room can reply to in-meeting chat messages with a Zoom Rooms controller or using a Zoom Rooms touch screen. 
    • Support for language interpretation 
      This allows meeting hosts to designate interpreters for their Zoom meeting or webinar on the Zoom web portal or during a Zoom session. Interpreters will hear the main audio channel and can speak into the language channel which they’ve been assigned. Participants choose which audio channel they would like to hear.
  • Zoom for Home features
    • OnZoom meeting display
      Meeting hosts will be able to distinguish between regular meetings and OnZoom meetings when looking at their meeting lists.
    • Binding code login
      A user that logs in to the Zoom web portal can then log in on the Zoom for Home device with a binding code.
  • Zoom Phone Appliances
    • Hot desking 
      The hot desking feature allows phone users to use their extension number and PIN to temporarily sign in to a provisioned desk phone.
    • Speed dial/BLF, support 
      Any line key customizations made in the Zoom web portal will display on Zoom Phone appliances. This includes line keys for speed dial and busy lamp field (BLF). Speed dial allows users to easily dial a number by pressing a line key. BLF allows users to see the call status of another internal line.
    • Emergency address management 
      Users will be prompted to enable location sharing if their admin enables nomadic emergency services. Users can also add or update their emergency address.
    • Nomadic emergency services 
      Nomadic emergency services provide the ability to dynamically detect and report a user's location for emergency calling. Account owners and admins define locations, specifying a street address, IP addresses ranges, and/or wireless access point identifiers. When a phone user places an emergency call from within a defined location, the associated emergency address will be sent to emergency responders.
    • UI enhancements 
      Various UI enhancements to improve the user experience for features like joining meetings, sharing screen, viewing notifications, and recording calls.
    • Call Recording 
      User can start/stop call recording directly from the in call control option.
    • Ability to block user to sign in to unmanaged Zoom Phone Appliances 
      Administrators can block users' ability to log in to their Zoom accounts on unmanaged devices. 

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements

June 6, 2021, version 5.6.7 (1288)

New and enhanced features

  • Enhanced data privacy notices
    In-context user education for various features, such as whiteboard, closed captioning, and others, informs the user who can see, save, and share the information before they provide it.
  • Recording consent
    Zoom Rooms will need to consent to the meeting being recorded when joining a meeting or when someone starts recording the meeting. 
  • Active Apps Notifier
    When someone in a meeting or webinar is utilizing any app that has access to real-time content or personal information during a meeting, participants are given real-time notice of usage. Details of which apps have access and which participant is using the app are displayed, and clicking on the app opens the Marketplace page to provide more information.

Resolved issues

  • Minor bug fixes

May 30, 2021, version 5.6.6 (1240)

New and enhanced features

  • Zoom Phone Appliances (GA)
    Zoom Phone Appliances is out of the Beta phase and generally available.

March 28, 2021 version 5.6.0 (1082)

New and enhanced features

  • Zoom Phone Appliances (Beta)
    • Support for Poly CCX 700, Poly CCX 600 with Camera, and Yealink VP59
      Users can setup a Poly CCX 700, a Poly CCX 600 with camera, or a Yealink VP59 device with a dedicated Zoom client. From the home screen, users can interact with the following features: multiple lines, voicemail, call/transfer/conference, escalate to Zoom meeting, and join/start/control that meeting. In addition, users can access information about recent meetings, their schedules, and their favorite contacts. User presence and call history are also displayed. 
    • Zoom Phone calling features supported 
      • Call Hold / Resume
      • Mute
      • Call Transfer
      • Consultative
      • Direct Transfer
      • Transfer to Voicemail
      • Call Waiting
      • Call Conferencing
      • Shared Line/Shared Line Group
      • Voicemail
      • Dial by Name
      • Do Not Disturb
      • Caller ID Block
      • Call Queue Group
      • Call Logs 
      • Emergency calling 

Resolved Issues

  • Minor bug fixes

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