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Video solutions qualified for Lync

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:

  • Video endpoints enable direct registration as an end point on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server.
  • Video infrastructure to enable multipoint video conference bridge with Lync users and enable standards based VTCs to connect via a gateway.

Always check if your Lync version was tested to interoperate with the video systems.

For more information on which products are currently under test read the UC Communications Team blog February 23, 2011 Choice, innovation, and quality of experience from Lync audio and video device partners.

Download the Lync Video Hardware Comparison Tables.

Video endpoints

 Polycom HDX 6000Polycom HDX 7000Polycom HDX 8000Polycom HDX 4500
Qualification DateJan-13Jan-13Jan-13Oct-12
Searchable from Lync ClientYesYesYesYes
Point-to-Point CallsYesYesYesYes
Lync ConferenceYesYesYesYes
HD Video (RTVideo)YesYesYesYes
Audio (wideband, narrowband)YesYesYesYes
Presence (available, busy, offline)YesYesYesYes
Firewall Traversal (ICE v19)YesYesYesYes
Encryption Support (TLS and SRTP)YesYesYesYes
Auto AnswerYesYesYesYes
Version SupportedLync Server 2010Lync Server 2010Lync Server 2010Lync Server 2010

 LifeSize Team 220LifeSize Room 220LifeSize Express 220LifeSize Passport
Qualification DateDec-12May-11May-11Apr-11
Searchable from Lync ClientYesYesYesYes
Point-to-Point CallsYesYesYesYes
Lync ConferenceYes*NANANA
HD Video (RTVideo)Yes*NANANA
Audio (wideband, narrowband)YesYesYesYes
Presence (available, busy, offline)YesYesYesYes
Firewall Traversal (ICE v19)YesYesYesYes
Encryption Support (TLS and SRTP)YesYesYesYes
Auto AnswerYesYesYesYes
Version SupportedLync Server 2010,
Microsoft OCS Server 2007 R2
Microsoft OCS Server 2007 R2Microsoft OCS Server 2007 R2Microsoft OCS Server 2007 R2
* Enabled by LifeSize® UVC Video Engine for Microsoft Lync 


Video infrastructure

 Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) 2000Polycom RealPresence Collaboration Server (RMX) 1500Radvision SCOPIA Video Gateway for Microsoft Lync
Qualification DateDec-12Aug-12Dec-11
Description / Product TypeMCUMCUGateways
Searchable from Lync ClientYesYesYes
Point-to-Point CallsYesNA for MCUsYes
Multipoint Calls with
Continuous Presence
YesYesNA for Gateways
Lync ConferenceYesYesYes
HD Video (RTVideo)YesYesYes
Audio (wideband, narrowband)YesYesYes
Presence (available, busy, offline)YesYesYes
Video calls over UDP and TCPYesYesYes
Firewall Traversal (ICE v19)YesYesYes
Encryption Support (TLS and SRTP)YesYesYes
Bandwidth Management (CAC)YesYesYes
H.323 to SIP SignalingYesYesYes
H.264 to RTVideo MediaYesYesYes
Version SupportedLync Server 2010Lync Server 2010Microsoft Lync Server 2010,
Lync Online Dedicated,
Microsoft OCS 2007 R2

Notes:

  • Product information is provided by the hardware manufacturers.
  • Lync Server 2010 is backward compatible with products qualified for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, excluding Lync 2010 new features.