I've just purchased a Polycom Soundstation2 unit but cannot connect it to an Avaya S8300 PBX, I have tried with both a Digital and Analog ports but cannot get a dialling tone under either, I can plug a normal handset into the port and it works fine. Can anybody advise of the station type that should be used on the PBX to get this to work (I've been using 2500 for Analog). The cabling is obviously OK to get the normal handset to work so it can only be a cetting or the Polycom unit itself.
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Apologies for the delay in coming back to you I have been out of the office recently. The only detail on the underside of the unit is Soundstation2 and a part number of 2201-16000-601.
The port was originally wired as digital on the Avaya switch and worked fine, I will try rewiring to an Analog port to see if a normal analog phone works.
My understanding was that the unit could be wired as analog or digital and the Interface Module performed the translation, is this not correct?
according to the Part Number it is an analog SoundStation 2 and can only be used with analog lines.
Is this a second hand unit or new?
There is an Avaya direct connect version for digital lines.
Each unit only works for their respective usage, i.e. Analog SS2 only for analog and SS2 Direct Connect for compatible digital ports.
I've finally had a chance to play with this set-up and I can get an analog phone to work fine but all I get from the Polycom device is a sould like a submarine depth charge and I can't get a dialling tone at all.
Ignore my last post, I've gone through the part by part troubleshooting by swapping the unit, adapter and cable from a working Polycom system and the issue was with the cable to the floor port from mthe adapter, I have replaced this and the unit is now working fine.