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VVX Screensaver

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VVX Screensaver



Can anyone please advise me on setting a screensaver on a VVX601? 


Since I do not want to use USB sticks I am using a page on our website.  The page is just a PHP script to select a 480*272px image from the folder at random.


I came up with the configuration below, but managed to get it wrong.  What I have ended up with is my images displayed as a ‘background’ (with the Voicemail / Time header and New Call / Forward /etc. footer), and default Polycom images displayed full screen as a screensaver.






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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: VVX Screensaver

Hello @Westyfield2,

welcome back to the Polycom Community.

It is always useful to include the currently used UC Software version as issues experienced or a question asked may already be addressed in a newer release.

This also allows yourself and others to check against current software release notes, Administrator Guides or FAQ post’s.

The above is also stated in the "Must Read First" and is the absolute minimum requirement every new post should include. .

In addition providing us with this basic information gives Polycom an idea what Software Versions are used in the field and avoids wasting time trying to troubleshoot issues which have already been addressed.

Therefore the Polycom VoIP FAQ contains this post here:

Question: How can I find out my SIP or UC Software Version of my Phone?
Resolution: Please check here


Some of the parameters used are for selected Phone models only:



From the UC Software 5.8.0 Admin Guide:


  • You can use this parameter with the VVX 300 and 400 series phones.


I suggest you check the admin guide and maybe try to use the Idle Display Home parameter instead. 

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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Occasional Advisor

Re: VVX Screensaver

Polycom VVX601 - Version

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Occasional Advisor

Re: VVX Screensaver



I have got it working using the below two configuration settings:


This shows just my images URL without any accidental default images.


Two questions:


  1. What parameter do I use to set the wait time before it begins?
  2. My images are shown in the middle of the display with the header and footer above and below.  Whereas the Polycom default images was full screen without and headers and footers.  How do I make my images full screen to avoid the menu buttons causing screen burn-in?



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