Polycom has today released the “v5.1.1b” firmware update for UCS/VVX phones, and this version is now officially Qualified for Microsoft Lync 2013. It contains a handful of new config options, adds support for the expansion module & fixes the recent “SIP 480 bug”. Early-adopters beware: depending upon the link you click on the Polycom website you might end up with an accidental release of an earlier version of the Lync CAB file: 22.214.171.1240. The file you DON’T want is called “Polycom_UC_Software_5_1_1_release_sig_lync.zip”. The correct file is linked below. (Polycom is aware of this – the download link should be corrected soon).
You can find the whole shebang here, but you wouldn’t be the first person to be blinded by the collation of links. Here are the key ones:
Firmware / Software
- UC Software 5.1.1 Rev B (126.96.36.19986) for VVX Business media Phones and SoundStructure [Split]
- CAB file for UC Software 5.1.1 Rev B (188.8.131.5286) for upgrades from Lync Server (correct Lync CAB file)
- Better Together over Ethernet Connector (BToE) Application 2.3.0 (Posted 2nd July 2014)
- Polycom UC Software 5.1.1 Rev B Release notes for VVX Business Media Phones and SoundStructure
- Polycom UC Software 5.1.0 Administrators’ Guide – the online version
- Polycom UC Software 5.1.0 Administrators’ Guide – the PDF (“UC Software 5.1.0 | May 2014 | 3725-49104-004 Rev A”)
If you’re already running the VVXs with a version of 5.0.x using Lync for the firmware provisioning, simply bung the CAB file version of the firmware on the Front-End server, let Pat’s script load it for you, and just approve it from the Lync Control Panel. If you’re not there already, I’ve written a little more about the process here, and my recommended config file is here.
“SIP 480” bug
I can confirm that the “SIP 480” bug I wrote about back in May is not present in Lync Cab file versions 184.108.40.2060 or 220.127.116.1186.
18th July – Updated SIP 480 bug text and updated the BToE link to point to the new v2.3.0 download.