We have looked a various handsets, focusing on the quality and performance of the handset.
Oor key requirements for the device (above all the standand stuff) was:
- 802.1x pass through,
- 1Gbps Interface
- 802.1x Support
We ended up looking at the following models:
This was quite a nice phone, however we were not able to customise the GUI enough, options still remained where the end user could change settings that would make the phone fail to work as expected. We also found the GUI to be slow - where you could dial a number and have finished failing before the screen would start showing the number you dialled.
Limited country tones available. No way to have custom tones. Eliminated for our purposes
Phone was nice enough, but it’s interface was slow - slower than the Yealink.
Polycom VVX310 and VVX410
Wow, this is light years ahead of the others in terms of flexibility to set up the phone. You can remove anything from the GUI, the performance of the GUI is great, voice quality is amazing. Worst part of the Polycom was having to learn the structure of the OTT provisioning files. Full credit to them, they have documentation that covers this well.
As a result, we have moved forward with the Polycom devices, but would like to make use of some of the Phone Apps. Is there any plans to support Polycom devices in the future?