Thanks Tony. Everything you outlined above has worked.
With regards to locking the menu. The only downside I have is that the padlock is displayed, and keypad is locked is placed on the screen of the phone. Do you believe there will be an option in the future to disable the menu option?
One more thing; is there a concept of Daylight saving, and if so how does one configure this?
The Menu on the horizontal softkey can be removed in EPM already. The hard menu key will have a pcode for removal in the 126.96.36.199 firmware due out in mid Dec so that you can remap any of the hard prg keys to whatever you want include have them map to nothing.
Yes the phones have day light savings. Just pick the timezone you want and it will apply the day light savings if that time zone has day light savings.
Not familiar with ‘P64 value’. I’m a little rusty with RedHat (in debian it’s just tzselect) but a little googleing should get you there to set Linux to use NZ times and you will probably have to set your php.ini tz also to Pacific/Auckland so the linux ‘data’ and FreePBX’s php code agree
Thanks Dicko - All appears good on the Redhat/FreePBX/PHP side. The issue I am having is getting the correct timezone set on the phone, using End Point Manager… I have limited options available to me within the EPM GUI.
I tried to look at editing the base files directly; but that required knowing what P64 value to set for New Zealand.
I guess the point is to Sangoma or anyone who tries to mess with Timezones, that you just cant use “hours” offset alone from UTC , obviously any one in the northern hemisphere will not agree with the southern hemisphere as to “summer time” and many timezones are on the :30 minute difference some on the :45 so I would suggest that someone looks at that provisioning and be more “universal” just get past the very limited 24 timezones and occasional exceptions and use the more applicable locales that tzdata provides.
Our phone already support it. It’s just exposing the base file edits as EPM was designed to be for all manufactures and each on is different. You may never have seen it but lots of manufactures support very few options for time zones.
Anyways this is being addressed in EPM for sangoma phones since we control the firmware in the phones and can do whatever we want and we fully support all time zones and any day light savings customization.
True, but many phones will also accept offset time from DHCP, and DHCP time set will be coordinate from the underlying servers tzdata setting. I am pleased that you see the current inadequacies however.
I have friends in Europe (I am in North America) which are in DST at about the same time of the year as but IIRC they start about two week after us and end about a week before us and we are both in the northern hemisphere…