There are two types of standalone IP phones for Microsoft Lync: fully featured phones, which require a user to be signed in all the time, and basic or common area phones, which can be used without a user credential in public areas or for hot desking with basic functions when a user logs in.
The fully featured phones include the following models and provide a premium experience for users requiring a handset:
• Polycom CX700
• Polycom CX600
• Aastra 6725ip
These phones enable a user to sign in and, if desired, connect the phone to a PC through USB to be used as a USB audio device for the Lync client. They offer a full-color LCD screen and some models include a touch screen.
Per the Microsoft reference design, all phones ...