Benefits of Polycom Phones

February 23, 2011 by Arthur Miller

polycom_logoChoosing the right phone for your VoIP Phone System can play an important role in your voice over IP experience.  Polycom phones have long been touted as the go to SIP based phone, and for good reason. 

Polycom phones offer excellent sound quality across a wide range of models, unique features, and advanced applications.  The below information is a brief overview of the variety, features, and applications that distinguish Polycom phones as an industry leader.

Variety

Polycom offers a wide range of pricing and features across their SoundPoint IP product line.  Below is a list of the phones and distinguishing features. 

Enhanced Desk Phones

  • Polycom IP670
    • 6 line appearances
    • Color screen
    • 10/100/1000 Gigabit ethernet switch
    • Built in USB port
    • Expandable to support sidecars
  • Polycom IP650
    • 6 line appearances
    • 10/100 ethernet switch
    • Back lit display
    • Expandable to support sidecars
  • Polycom IP560
    • 4 line appearances
    • 10/100/1000 Gigabit ethernet switch
    • Back lit display
  • Polycom IP550
    • 4 line appearances
    • 10/100 ethernet switch
    • Back lit display
  • Polycom IP450
    • 3 line appearances
    • 10/100 ethernet switch
    • Back lit display

Basic Desk Phones

Conference Phones

  • Polycom IP5000
    • 7 foot pickup range
    • Designed for rooms with up to 6 Participants
  • Polycom IP6000
    • 12 foot pickup range
    • Designed for mid-sized conference rooms
    • Optional extended microphones
  • Polycom IP7000
    • 20 foot pickup range
    • Designed for larger conference rooms
    • Optional extended microphones
    • Large display to support advanced applications
    • Supports Polycom video conferencing

Video Phones

  • Polycom VVX1500D
    • One-touch video calling
    • Six-line, color touch-screen
    • Adjusted
    • H.323 Video and SIP Telephony
    • Customizable Polycom API

Features

Polycom SoundPoint IP phones share these common features:

  • Large White Back Lit Display
  • Intercom Support
  • Numerous dedicated function keys for
  • Configuration via XML, uploaded via FTP/TFTP or HTTP, HTTPS, or FTPS.
  • Shared Line Appearances
  • Electronic Hook switch Support for Polycom IP321, IP331, IP430, IP450, IP550, IP560, IP650, IP670

Polycom Productivity Suite

Polycom’s Productivity Suite, which can be purchased from a VoIP Supply sales representative, offers the following benefits:

Corporate Directory Access

  • Connect your SoundPoint IPXXX to any LDAP compliant data store
  • Search for contacts via the phones display

Visual Conference Management

  • Arrange a four-party conference call from the phones display
  • Eliminates the use of conference call codes

Local Call Recording (IP650 and IP670 only)

  • Allows users to record a conversation via the USB drive

Voice Quality Monitoring

  • Intended for IT managers and Service Providers
  • Measures the quality of a VoIP Call in Real Time

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