Display name of dialed extension with Polycom IP 550 phone


#1

We have a phone system running Trixbox 2.8 with Asterisk 1.6. I would like to have my Polycom SoundPoint IP 550 telephones display the caller ID name of the extension I am dialing. Currently when I dial an internal extension, the phone shows:

To: 800

800

I would like it to show:

To: John Doe

800

I am able to display the caller ID of the person I am calling on other systems by enabling the “Use Directory Names” within the Polycom phone browser and creating contact list XML files on the phone system. However, I have tried setting this option and adding the contacts list the phones on this system with no change. Is there another option that I am missing?


#2

You want Asterisk 1.8 and it’s support for Connected Line updates via Remote Party ID or P-Asserted Identity.

See the sendrpid and trustrpid parameters in sip.conf for Asterisk 1.8


#3

I am able to do this on other Asterisk 1.6 boxes with seemingly the same configuration. Which is why I’m confused as to why it’s not working on this system.


#4

What’s confusing is why it is working on the other systems, as Asterisk 1.6 just doesn’t have that capability.


#5

I figured this one out. The firmware on the Polycoms was old. I updated to 3.3 and this worked. The Polycom phones pull the information off of the contact list XML file.

Thank you