What BCM 200 or 400 software release do I have?

BCM 200 & 400 can use two different client-based management applications. Unified Manager for early releases and Element Manager for releases after January 2007. You can only find the BCM software version via a PC.

If your BCM uses Unified Manager then visit our Unified Manager FAQs.

Locating the software version using Element Manager
To find the software version using Element Manager, open Element Manager from Start Menu> All Programs> Nortel> BCM Element Manager
When you open the Element Manager application the software version will appear as Inventory information prior 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 via 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 applications and 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 versions for BCM 200 & 400 Release 4.0

BCM Release


Software version

BCM 4.0

January 2007 or



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