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Licenses are used on the innovaphone gateways to enable specific features so that the customers have to pay for features only, which they actually use. There are 3 different types of licenses: For the Gateway (Relay), the PBX and DECT.

Gateway Licenses

Enables the use of the number of DSP channels as specified in the license. A DSP channel is needed for each call to a ISDN interface, an analog Interface or a conference interface. If no license is availabe the call is rejected.
Enables the use of a ISDN Basic Rate Interface. Only licensed interfaces are displayed in the user interface and can be used for calls. Which interface is enabled is chosen by a default sequence. If other interfaces are desired, interfaces can be disabled, which means they do not consume a license.
Enables the use of a ISDN Primary Rate Interface. Only licensed interfaces are displayed in the user interface and can be used for calls. Which interface is enabled is chosen by a default sequence. If other interfaces are desired, interfaces can be disabled, which means they do not consume a license.
Enables the gatekeeper functionality on version 7,8 and version 9. Which means the gateway VOIP interface type 'Gatekeeper/Registrar' is available.

Built in Licenses

Since the release of version 7 some hardware platforms already come fully equipped with all necessary interface licenses. The units are:

  • IP22
  • IP24
  • IP28
  • IP38
  • IP302

This includes also the required Channel licenses. Built-in licenses are not shown in the Licenses table in Gateway / General.

PBX Licenses

All PBX licenses contain a version number, which is indicated by <v> in the follwing text (Example: Port<v> for Version 9 is Port9).

If on a PBX licenses of the same type but with different versions are installed, the lowest version is used for all licenses of this type (Example: If Port8=50, Port9=100 and Port10=50 is installed, the effective license is Port8=200).

For licenses used on the PBX itself (Port, IPVA, Mobility, Voicemail, Standby) the version must be at least the version of the PBX (Example on a PBX Version 9, Port8 cannot be used, but Port9, Port10, ...).

For licenses used by external applications (SoftwarePhones, Operator, QueueMonitor, Reporting), the version of the external applications defines which license is needed. (Example: On a PBX Version 9, an Operator8 license maybe installed).

Port License. To register endpoints at PBX objects. Multiple endpoints can register at one object and only one port license is used. A port license gets used when an object has at least one registration. Objects without registration do not use licenses.
Enables the Port<v> license on an IPVA platform. For each Port<v> license used on an IPVA an IPVA<v> license is needed. Usage here refers to the fact that a Port license is actually used to do a registration on a PBX object. Port licenses just stored on the PBX (e.g. with a license master) do not require an IPVA license.
License to enable Standby operation. Must be at least the same as the port license. With this license a PBX accepts registrations from endpoints not configured for this PBX, which should happen only if the PBX where the endpoint is configured for, is not available. A standby license installed without a port license does not do anything.
License to enable the innovaphone Voicemail script for the complete system. At least the same number of Voicemail<v> licenses as Port<v> licenses must be installed for this license to work. Please note that from V10, there is a new voicemail per-user licensing scheme available. See VoicemailUser below
License to enable the myPBX client for a single user.
License to enable the Video Codec, which is part of the myPBX launcher for a single user.
License to enable the Voicemail script for a single user. This is an alternative to the Voicemail<v> license.
License to enable Mobility function for a user object.
License to enable Fax functionality for a single user with the innovaphone Fax Server running on the Linux Application Platform.
Combines the myPBX, Video, VoicemailUser, Mobility and Fax license
License to use a innovaphone software phone (not for the Bria softphone)
License to use the innovaphone operator software.
License to use the PBX queue monitor , one license needed per queue monitor.
License to enable Reporting for a single PBX object.

Port licenses are used for trunk, executive, gateway ,user and PBX objects (for registering slave and dyn PBXs).

Central licensing concept (License master)

If no Port license is installed locally on a slave/standby PBX it obtains automatically all PBX licenses from the master. If this option is used, Port licenses need to be installed for the total number of endpoints in the system on the master.

In a system of distributed PBXes (Master PBX and multiple Slave PBXes), the Slave PBXes with locally installed licenses can be mixed with the Slave PBXes obtaining their licenses from the Master PBX.

A slave/standby stores the received license in flash memory so it can still operate even if the master is not available.

The license updates between master and slaves are sent in intervals of approximately 10min to limit the bandwidth usage. Because of this it may happen that temporarily more licenses can be used than actually available.

It is possible to use a V9 Slave and a V10 Master Firmware.

DECT Licenses

Multicell The Multicell license enables the Multicell master and defines the System Identification (ARI) on the wireless side, installed on the IP1200.