What BCM450 software release do I have?

You can find the BCM software version via a PC, using Element Manager or an internet browser connecting to the BCM.

Locating the software version using Element Manager
To find the software version via Element Manager, open Element Manager from the Windows Start Menu> All Programs> Nortel> BCM Element Manager or Avaya> BCM Element Manager
When you open Element Manager, the software version will appear as Inventory informationprior to connecting to the BCM system. It will be in a format similar to – look this up in the table below to find the release number.

Screen shot of BCM Element manager highlighting software version

Locating the software version using a web browser
There may be a shortcut icon on your Desktop or it may have been saved in your favourites. Alternatively type the IP address of the BCM in the address bar of your browser.

If using a direct cable connection from your PC to the BCM, the IP address will be:

If the BCM is connected via a LAN, enter the IP address that was allocated to the BCM on installation.
Open the BCM web page in your web browser and then click on Documentation

If the Application Launcher appears, you have a later release of BCM. In this case, from the Application launcher click and open BCM Element Manager or Administration applicationsand then Documentation.

In either case, the documentation web page will open and display the Software version of the BCM system.

The documentation web page will open and displays the Software version of the BCM system as shown in this image

The table below shows software releases for BCM 450

BCM Release


Software version

BCM 450
Release 1

October 2008

BCM 450
Release 5

December 2009

BCM 450
Release 6

October 2010

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