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2017-09-26 New software stripe release for Linux distributions, v6.7

26th September 2017

Aculab is pleased to announce the release of updated telephony software components, for Linux distributions, following successful QA testing. We strongly advise you to update to these new versions.

It should be noted that version 6.7 software is 64-bit only. The new stripe supports cumulative bug fixes and improvements, and includes the new licensing tools that were recently introduced with version 6.6 software.

The Linux version of the 6.7 software is designed for use on 64-bit Linux distributions running v3 or v4 kernels.

In addition, the 6.7 stripe release has been fully tested with the following VM environments:
  • VMWare vSphere ESXi
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2012

The latest 6.7 full release supports the following media processing products from Aculab – Prosody S version 3, revision 3 Prosody X PCIe boards, and the Prosody X 1U chassis, both Enterprise and HA variants.

The updated telephony software components, together with release notes, are now available for download via the Aculab installation tool (AIT) which is available on the software downloads page of Aculab’s website.

Please note that we have also introduced a 64-bit version of the AIT and we advise the use of this new version for these 64-bit 6.7 packages.

Customers can download the software components using the AIT from the UK and US servers that host the software libraries now.

Users of the AIT do not need a password and user name to run the installation package and download Aculab software. However, Aculab strongly recommends that users employ a unique, company specific user name and password. Please contact Aculab technical support via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to validate your user name and password.

Support information for the old 6.6 release

With the introduction of v6.7 Aculab telephony software, version 6.6 software has entered controlled release status and is no longer recommended for new designs.
Support for customers using version 6.6 software for Linux distributions will continue for a period of 12 months from the date of this notification, until 26th September 2018. During the support period, bug fixes on v6.6 software will be processed; however we will not accept requests for any new functionality on v6.6. All requests for new functionality will be considered for the latest software version only, v6.7

Key dates summary

26th September 2017 – v6.7 software for Linux 64-bit distributions released, supersedes v6.6; both v6.7 and v6.6 available on the AIT.
26th September 2018 – End of support for v6.6 Linux software, v6.6 for Linux removed from AIT

Note: As per our email communication in September 2018, the date for the end of support for v6.6 Linux software has been extended to 31st December 2018.