Lync/Skype for Business Phone Devices for Individual Users

The Library has five standard options for individual users on Windows PCs.  All are optimized for use with Lync. Individual users who have Macs can request a pair of Apple ear buds (with built-in speaker) from 424 Library IT to work with Lync on a Mac or use one of the four Mac-recommended options below.

The Library’s Stores & Distribution unit orders and stocks Lync/Skype for Business phone devices.  Only Library unit heads (or their designates) may request phone devices for employees in their units, using the Device Order Form Button.  Use the comment box at the bottom of the form to request accessibility equipment when needed.
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Device and Price Description
Type 1 (Windows & Mac) Jabra HeadsetJabra Biz 550 Mono-MS $28.77 This is a wired headband with one earpiece. It plugs into a USB port on your computer. This device has volume and mute control. You must wear the headset to hear your Lync phone “ring” or watch your screen to see a visual alert of an incoming call.
Type 2 (Windows & Mac) Jabra headset duoJabra Biz 550 Duo-MS $33.79 This is a wired headband with two earpieces.  It plugs into a USB port on your computer.  This device has volume and mute control.  You must wear the headset to hear your Lync phone “ring” or watch your screen to see a visual alert of an incoming call.
Type 3 (Windows) Jabra dial phoneJabra DIAL 520 USB $36.24 This is a wired handset (looks somewhat like an older cell phone) that plugs into a USB port on your computer. It has volume and mute control and a dial pad.

This phone has a soft audible alert for incoming calls.  You may also watch your screen for visual alerts.

Type 4 (Windows & Mac) Plantronics Voyager Pro UC V2Plantronics Voyager Pro UC V2 $94.06 If you need some mobility while you work, the wireless USB headset may be the best choice. This is a monaural Bluetooth device worn over the ear. There is a separate dongle that plugs into a USB port on your computer. This device can be used within 33 feet of the computer.

You must wear the headset to hear your Lync phone “ring” or watch your screen to see a visual alert of an incoming call.

Type 5 (Windows) Platronics CalistoPlantronics Calisto 240 $97.08 The model is a Plantronics Calisto 240. It comes with a little stand and has a speakerphone option.
Type 6 (Windows & Mac – no phone display) Polycom CX300 Desktop PhonePolycom CX300 Desktop Phone $156.00 This desktop phone was designed to be used as a regular handset. It has two-line monochrome display, telephone keypad and wideband high fidelity audio.