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UNIStim Question

UNIStim Question

UNIStim Question

So here's a question: what is in the UNISTim firmware? Is it possible to upload it into any other brand of IP at all?


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RE: UNIStim Question

I think it's proprietary to Nortel system/sets only.


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RE: UNIStim Question

Nop UNISTim is Nortel oriented protocol. Avaya adopted in Nortel rebranded sets but it is still a Nortel proprietary protocol.


RE: UNIStim Question

I get that - but software is software...what I was wondering was how different could the the circuitry, memory or processors be on the average IP phone - are there any generics that might possibly take any kind of firmware?

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RE: UNIStim Question

I have used a I2004 and I2002 on my Asterisk Server as Unistim.

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RE: UNIStim Question

Depending on a processor used on the IP phone you select, you maybe able to execute the firmware - however that doesn't mean it will work. Every phone has different I/Cs and drivers it needs to talk to. The chance of any driver or I/C actually understanding what the Nortel firmware is telling it to do is pretty much nil to none. Nortel made everything themselves, so it's their I/Cs (or mostly their I/Cs), their boards, their drivers, their everything. The chance of other manufactures using the same commands to drive their I/Cs and "stuff" is very unlikely. I can't see how this would ever work.

RE: UNIStim Question

Thanks TheMitelGuy... that makes sense - I guess if one had a reference for the hardware, one could write their own firmware - sadly my knowledge of assembler was last used in about 1982 to pass a computer programming course! HAHAHA.

Obviously, its not commercially feasible or even advisable to write new firmware for every piece of hardware that comes up - but as a hobbyist, it interests me how the guts of these things work. It would be interesting if there were a generic firmware "editor" that could be used to create custom firmware for obsolete or equipment that can't be replaced with anything currently available...

Thanks for the thoughts everyone!

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