This only applies to devices which are already running at least version 4.0.0 of the UCS firmware.
In previous versions (Polycom SIP software 3.x or earlier) this manual process was not available.
New devices like the VVX500 and Spectra Link phones have only ever shipped with 4.x UCS releases, while older devices like Sound Point IP phones may still have previous 3.x SIP releases on them.
In order to utilize Lync integration a This process can be used on any of the Polycom SIP Phones which support 4.x software today (Sound Point IP, Sound Station IP, VVX, and Spectra Link models).
For engineers looking to carry phones around to different sites for demonstration purposes then selecting a web server on the Internet makes it very easy to update the phones over the Internet, while for supporting updates for a handful of devices on an internal network then utilizing an existing web server is ideal.
Either way once the directory is setup then any device can be manually pointed to the directory and the phone will utilize HTTP to download and apply the firmware.
Normally this will repair software errors in most cases and you can change/add languages as well.
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To create a custom software distribution a software package must first be downloaded, the firmware files extracted, and then a configuration file created and modified.
There is still some initial setup required but this is a basic as creating a single XML file and then dropping it an the desired firmware files directly into any web server directory.
For example the recent 4.1 release is only providing Lync-specific features so devices currently used with other SIP platforms (.e.g Broadsoft, Avaya, Nortel, etc) should not install this update and should remain on 4.0 software for now.
For this reason it may be necessary to download the available software package for the 4.1 release and then create a custom distribution server to point the devices to.
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