Polycom provides new UC software update for its VVX Business Media Phones, meeting latest Microsoft third party requirement

New features in version 5.6.0 available for Open SIP and Skype for Business customers.

  • Supports Dial Plan Normalization and Multiple Emergency Dial Plan
  • Enhanced Skype for Business user interface and conference functions

LONDON, UK - Jul 19, 2017: 

Polycom has released a new update for its range of PolycomÒ VVXÒ Business Media Phones. Polycom UCS 5.6.0 is the telecommunications industry’s broadest and most feature-rich software for IP-enabled devices running Open SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) or Skype for Business environments.

The software enables Polycom’s partners and customers to manage their communications easily and efficiently via their Polycom desktop phones. The latest release UCS 5.6.0 launched now includes several BroadSoft integration features such as BroadSoft Server Based Call Waiting, Server Based Last Call Return, and Remote Party Disconnect Alert Tone, all enabling the end users to further enhance their communications experience with optional features and benefits.

For Skype for Business installations, UCS 5.6.0 provides enhancements to Device Lock, as well as support for the Siren7 codec, Multiple Emergency Dial Plans, Dial Plan Normalization, and Single Sign-On with third party solutions.

These enhancements further improve the Skype for Business experience on VVX Business Media phones while meeting the latest requirements from Microsoft for its 3rd Party Interoperability Program (3PIP).

This release also features several VVX D60 features such as MAC address-based base station pairing, active call handoff between VVX and D60, Manual Base Station pairing and maximum headset per base station limitations.

For more details on UCS 5.6.0 capabilities, please read the UCS Features Summary or visit the Polycom voice page.

About Polycom, Inc.

Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit www.polycom.co.uk, or connect with us on TwitterFaceBook and LinkedIn to learn more.

In September 2016 Polycom announced the completion of its acquisition by affiliates of Siris Capital Group, LLC (“Siris” or “Siris Capital”) in a transaction reflecting an equity value of approximately $2.0 billion in cash. In connection with the closing of the transaction, the company, which continues to operate as Polycom, Inc., is wholly owned by affiliates of Siris Capital.

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