Skype for Business-optimized devices

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 if interested in purchasing
  • Department is responsible for purchase
VVX Expansion Module


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