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[FAQ] What Software Version will Polycom ship phones with ?

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[FAQ] What Software Version will Polycom ship phones with ?

What Software Version will Polycom ship phones with ?

 

Polycom periodically updates the shipping configurations of the SoundPoint IP, SoundStation IP, Polycom Trio and VVX business media phones.

 

The Polycom® Engineering Advisories and Technical Notifications page => here <= lists the Product Shipping Configuration Change Notice.

  

Why does Polycom not ship the devices with the latest Software?

 

Many of our Partners => here <= have interoperability tested our various phone models and require a certain software level in order to ensure compatibility in the field.

 

In order to maintain up-to-date interoperability these shipping changes are carefully planned to ensure minimum disruption in the field.

 

As with all Polycom IP phone products, End customers should refer to their Polycom VoIP-certified channel partner for technical support and product assistance.

 

Do I need to update my Phone in order to use it?

 

In most cases there is no requirement to update or downgrade the phone in order for it to work. A new / different Software may be required in order to archive compatibility with a certain SIP switch. These details should be provided by the SIP Partner.

 

A individual phone usually only requires => these <= simple SIP registration details to work.

 

A detailed post on how to upgrade or downgrade can be found => here <=

 

Our Support team may ask for the Phone to be upgraded if issues are raised via a Polycom reseller.

 

Can I order / purchase and individual or multiple phones with a specific Software version?

 

Such requests need to be raised with your Polycom reseller.

 

Can I order a Phone in LYNC or Skype for Business mode ?

 

Specific stock keeping units / SKU for the Microsoft Lync edition can be placed for the VVX range. Please work with your Polycom reseller.

 

-018 should be for LYNC deployments

-019 should be for Skype for Business deployments




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