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

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USB Handsets

Sometimes there’s no need for a deskphone, but a user insists on having a handset form factor. These devices connect to a user’s PC through a USB but provide the familiar user interface and look and feel of a traditional phone handset. From the PC’s perspective, the handset is just another audio device for Lync Communicator. However, for the user, the handset is a familiar tool that works the same way as the legacy phone. This can be a great tool to begin the process of empowering nontechnical users with UC. The Plantronics Calisto 540 shown in Figure 24.4 shows off a caller ID screen and powerful speakerphone.

Figure 24.4 Plantronics Calisto 540

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