We are implementing unified communications/VOIP phones at our organization using Microsoft Lync and Polycom handsets.
A few places have asked about the ability to use an incoming call light, in particular the radio and TV studios, but no one seems to be able to find a device that will light up with incoming UC calls or even something that can be attached to units like a Polycom CX-300, CX-500, CX-600.
I have seen talk of "hacking" the Polycom handsets to use the onboard LED and basically just extend the wires to another location, but in addition to looking horrible and voiding the warranty on our new devices, it wouldn't be that bright.
Has anyone else seen this need and/or a solution? There aren't many users who need this, but the ones that do really do. I imagine that other TV & radio stations would have something in place, not to mention nursing homes and other places where folks are hard-of-hearing.
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Our SoundStation range is LYNC compatible and turns on the Display light when a Call comes in.
This may not be enough in your case but I am not aware of any LYNC compatible ATA where you could connect a light. All these devices (not manufactured by Polycom!) usually only use SIP.
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Steffen, thanks for the reply. I'll have a look at the Sound Station range.
Anyone else, keep me posted if you see something else. Maybe I'll need to get a reply or an Arduino kit and tackle it myself. :)