[VoiceOps] Key System Using Polycom VVX

Peter Rad. peter at 4isps.com
Mon Aug 18 22:38:44 EDT 2014

Key system emulation with paging, door buzzers and/or shared line 
appearance are a BITCH on most any hosted platform.    Add in the 
Polycom VVX's, which are not super stable yet, and you have a 
dissatisfied customer.

I agree with the MITEL/Aastra suggestion of the AstraLink 160


Peter Radizeski

> *From:*VoiceOps [mailto:voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org] *On Behalf Of 
> *Colton Conor
> *Sent:* Monday, August 18, 2014 9:59 PM
> *To:* voiceops at voiceops.org
> *Subject:* [VoiceOps] Key System Using Polycom VVX
> Can anyone recommend an onsite IP PBX that fully supports the Polycom 
> VVX series of phones? When I say support I mean auto configure, do 
> firmware updates, etc...I know most all IP PBX's will at least be able 
> to use the VVX as a SIP extension.
> The clients wants to emulate a key system. The IP PBX should support 
> SIP trunks of course for connection to the PSTN. The client also wants 
> the ability to use a local MoH source, paging, and other common key 
> system features that hosted systems don't do very well.
> I was thinking switchvox, but they don't have phone feature packs for 
> the VVX line only the older phones.
> Adtran has the 7060, but according to the latest release notes:
> ADTRAN branded VVX phones (model names ADTRAN VVX 300, ADTRAN VVX 310, 
> VVX 400, ADTRAN VVX 410, ADTRAN VVX 500, and ADTRAN VVX 600) work with 
> NetVanta
> 7000 series AOS release version R10.8.0 and beyond without requiring 
> an additional license key purchase.
> The equivalent Polycom branded phones will not work with release 
> R10.8.0. If you are currently using the
> equivalent Polycom branded phones with the NetVanta 7000 series, you 
> will need to either remain on a
> pre-R10.8 release version or use the ADTRAN branded version of the VVX 
> phones until a licensing
> mechanism can be added to allow the use of Polycom branded VVX models.
> Looks like that won't be a good option since the client already has 
> regular Polycom VVX phones not the ones with Adtran's badge on them.
> Any recommendations?

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