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IP Phones Optimized for Lync (firmware tested: Lync Phone Edition), and Compatible IP Phones Tested and Qualified for Lync (firmware tested: Lync hardware; manufacturer's software).
Optimized for Lync
Firmware tested: Lync Phone Edition
Powered by Lync Phone Edition these phones have full support to PBX functionalities, access to calendar and contacts, rich conferencing, extended functionalities when connected to the PC, and integrated security and manageability.
Built from the ground up for Lync, these phones come in different models designed to meet specific business needs, including a rich information worker experience, a basic desk phone, common area phone, or conference room phone.
Compatible IP Phones Tested and Qualified for Lync
Firmware tested: Lync hardware; manufacturer's software
Compatible IP phones run manufacturer OS and do not require gateways for interoperability. They are fully tested and qualified to provide direct connectivity, core call functionality, presence awareness, and server management and provisioning.
Phones under this program are currently being tested for compatibility with Lync Server 2013. Lync Server 2013 is backward compatible with products qualified for Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, excluding Lync new features. Firmware may work with other versions, although not explicitly tested. Always check if your Lync version was tested with the interoperable IP phones available.
See the IP Phones area of the Lync solutions catalog for a complete list of IP phones that are tested and qualified for Lync.
Find USB audio and video devices that are optimized for Microsoft Lync, including desk phones, personal speakerphones, corded and wireless headsets, corded handsets, and HD webcams.
See the Audio and video devices area of the Lync solutions catalog for a complete list of wireless and corded headsets, USB desk phones and handsets, personal speakerphones, and webcams that are Optimized for Lync.
USB desk phones and handsets, personal speakerphones, corded and wireless headsets, and HD webcams Optimized for Microsoft Lync are tested to provide the following:
Lync User Experience
All Optimized for Microsoft Lync and Optimized for Microsoft Communicator USB peripherals support both Lync Server 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
This program qualifies devices for Windows; for more information on device compatibility with Mac, please read our blog topic: What devices have been certified for Mac?
Lync Room Systems are designed to extend the Lync meeting experience to the conference room. A Lync Room System includes all the required hardware and Lync Room System Edition software. The hardware includes, at a minimum, one or two large touch-enabled displays, high definition video cameras and microphones, and a console in the conference room that enables participation without a laptop or desktop from within the meeting room. These products have been tested and are optimized for Lync.
See the Lync Room Systems area of the Lync solutions catalog to learn more about Lync Room Systems.
Microsoft tests and qualifies meeting room solutions for Lync under the Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) and Compatible Devices Program. Meeting room solutions Optimized for Lync offer high-quality audio and video and reduce the need to set up and troubleshoot equipment.
Microsoft tests and qualifies video teleconference systems (VTCs), multipoint control unit (MCUs) or conferencing bridges, and gateways for interoperability with Lync through our Video Interoperability Program. Our Video Interoperability program tests:
Always check if your Lync version was tested to interoperate with the video systems.
See the Meeting Room Devices and Solutions area of the Lync solutions catalog to learn about audio and video conferencing solutions tested and qualified for Lync.
With software-based telephony, Lync enables workers to use their PCs as complete unified communications endpoints. PCs that are Optimized for Microsoft Lync empower workers to use all the tools and features of the platform without the need of any USB peripheral. These machines are tested to deliver:
See the Lync solutions catalog Computers (PCs) area in the Lync solutions catalog for a complete list of PCs Optimized for Lync.