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
• HP 4120
These phones enable a user to sign in and, if desired, connect the phone to a PC via USB to use it as a USB audio device for Lync Communicator. This is called “USB tethering” or the “better together experience.” The phones offer a full-color LCD screen and ...