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Polycom VVX500 IP Phone Review

4 May 2013 7,619 views No Comment

Initial Impression
Polycom VVX500 is a 12 SIP line performance business media IP phone with world’s best voice capabilities, video playback, and business application integration. More than just a call handling IP phone, Polycom VVX500 delivers best-in-class desktop productivity and high-performance unified communications for those busy professionals that insist on the best. It provides advanced, yet flexible IP communication solutions for any business organization. Polycom VVX500 is an all-in-one knowledge worker productivity tool that fits seamlessly into a wide range of UC (unified communication) environments. VVX500 by Polycom is suitable for today’s busy managers and knowledge workers who demand an expandable office IP phone that keeps up with their multitasking and schedule-juggling.

Polycom VVX500 IP Phone

Phone Design
Polycom VVX500 is a user-friendly IP phone with less dedicated hard keys than previous Polycom models. Designed for a broad range of environments from small-and-medium businesses to large enterprises, Polycom VVX500 IP phone improves productivity by complimenting workplace apps on user’s PC. User can view and manage their Exchange calendars and contacts on Polycom VVX500 and receive meeting reminders while still having access to their corporate directory – all this while waiting for their PC to boot. Users can also extend their PC desktop to include VVX500 IP phone’s gesture-based 3.5-in QVGA TFT LCD multi-touch display, enabling simplified interactions and dialing using their PC’s mouse and keyboard. In addition to being a feature-rich VoIP phone, Polycom VVX500 streams video and offers easy access to useful applications and web content.

Configuration
Polycom VVX500 is designed to make installation, configuration, and upgrades as simple and handy as possible. Setting up VVX500 is a pretty simple process. One of the main advantages about this multimedia IP phone is that it supports Polycom’s new “UC” software. Polycom VVX500 is easy to deploy and simple to manage IP phone. Its enterprise-grade, Web-based, intuitive configuration method gives administrators the ability to easily provision and maintains a large number of phones throughout the entire enterprise. Its interoperability capabilities allow IT departments to leverage previous IT infrastructure investments and achieve easy integration with third-party UC and productivity applications.

Features & Benefits
With built-in Web apps and Digital Photo Frame, Polycom VVX500 provides personalized information at a glance. Polycom’s “My Info Portal” brings stocks, news, sports, weather, and other streamed content directly to phone’s screen. This IP phone comes ready for future expansion modules and accessories. Designed for enhanced interoperability, leveraging, and complementing existing IT investments of any enterprise, Polycom VVX500 delivers superior UC experience bundled with business apps. With broadest call server interoperability in the industry, VVX500 becomes future-proof foundation for any organization’s unified communications strategy.

Polycom VVX500 reduces training time through superior calling features, while providing expandability and investment protection with USB ports for optional accessories and hardware upgrades. Flexible 12-line appearances on this fully-loaded phone with Polycom HD Voice technology ensure crystal-clear voice quality and advanced audio processing. It offers visual conference management with local voice call recording and corporate directory access.

Polycom VVX500 specifications:

  •     Dual USB ports (2.0 compliant) for media and storage applications
  •     WebKit-based Browser
  •     Adjustable base height
  •     Voicemail and videomail support
  •     On-screen virtual keyboard
  •     Screensaver and digital picture frame mode
  •     Voice activity detection and comfort noise generation
  •     DTMF tone generation (RFC 2833 and in-band)
  •     Dedicated RJ-9 headset port
  •     Shared call/bridged line appearance
  •     Local three-way audio conferencing
  •     Two-port Gigabit Ethernet switch
  •     Customizable video call bit rates
  •     Media encryption via SRTP and Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  •     Digest authentication and Password login

Overall
With all these latest features and advancements, Polycom VVX500 helps you stop wasting precious minutes each day and start improving productivity across your organization. This multi-media desktop IP phone brings the power of unified communications to the everyday desktop worker through an innovative touch-screen interface and support for productivity apps. With future wireless and video expansion modules, you can be sure that your today’s investment today will be a wise investment in the future.

Source: Unified IP


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