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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Standalone IP Phones

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.

Note

Per the Microsoft reference design, all phones ...

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