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[FAQ] What is the Applications functionality of a Polycom Phone?

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[FAQ] What is the Applications functionality of a Polycom Phone?

The Phone offers a Microbrowser functionality that can be used as an Idle screen or a interactive browser.


Quote from the Admin Guide:


Using the Microbrowser and Web Browser


The SoundPoint IP and SoundStation IP range, support an XHTML microbrowser.


The VVX phones handsets support a full Web browser.


Note: The exact functions and performance of the microbrowser and Web browser vary with the model of phone you are using!


The Polycom Trio at present does not support this functionality!


You can configure the microbrowser and Web browser to display a non-interactive Web page on the phone’s idle screen, and you can specify an interactive home Web page that you can launch in a Web browser by pressing the Applications key on the phone or by navigating to Menu > Applications.






  • On the SpectraLink handsets, you can launch the Web browser from the Home screen by selecting Applications.
  • On the VVX 1500 phone, you can launch the Web browser by pressing the App key on the phone or by navigating to Menu > Applications.
  • On the VVX 500, 600, 300 and 400 phone, go to Menu > Applications.

The My Info Portal used to be a Polycom-developed demo application that would allow you access to the latest news, sports, weather, stock, and other news. This is no longer active






The Main or Idle Browser can be set via the phones Web Interface:




It can then be displayed on the phone:




As a use case a SDK can be downloaded from => here <= which contains further details on hosting own content.


This can also be used in conjunction with the <apps/> functionality described in this FAQ post => here <=


Questions around the development should be posted => here <=

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