Skype for Business-optimized devices help ensure the best experience for voice/video calls and online meetings. While there are other devices that can work with Skype for Business, devices that are not "Skype for Business-optimized" may not provide the same voice/video quality and/or functionality as Skype for Business-optimized devices.

Washburn ITS evaluates Skype for Business-optimized devices for compatibility, quality, and functionality. The recommended devices below have been evaluated and recommended by ITS.

Washburn ITS has evaluated and recommends the following Skype for Business-optimized devices:

Polycom VVX 310 – VoIP Phone (Primary Phone Deployed on Campus) Picture of Polycom VVX 310 Model Phone
Polycom VVX 410 – VoIP Phone Picture of Polycom VVX 410 Model
Polycom VVX 600 – VoIP Phone
  • Color display
  • Touch controls
  • Shows presence
  • Ability to host conference calls
  • VVX 600 Manual PDF
Picture of Polycom VVX 600 Phone

Plantronics CS540 Wireless Headset

  • Over-the-ear
  • Convertible
  • Requires APPS-51 Connector Below
  • Costs vary around $190
Plantronics CS540 Wireless Headset

APPS-51 Connector

  • Used with Plantronics CS540, C054, and possibly other models
  • Costs $59 per connector
Picture of APPS-51 Connector

Polycom VVX Color Expansion Module

  • Specifically for VVX 310, 410, and 600 Model Phones
  • Allows for 84 Additional Contacts (three different screens)
  • Cost is approximately $190
  • Contact support@washburn.edu if interested in purchasing
  • Department is responsible for purchase
VVX Expansion Module

GET IN TOUCH WITH ITS

Email the Technology Support Center
Email ITS Support

Call us for technical assistance
785.670.3000

Visit the Help Desk
Located in Bennett, Room 104

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