Out with the old and in with the new! The mainstream support for the Microsoft Lync Phone Edition (LPE) Phones software ended in April of 2018 but the new support will improve many elements including security. This means on November 1st, 2018, the outdated LPE Phones will phase out and stop working.
Fortunately for Microsoft LPE Phone users, Polycom has graciously created a trade-in program where you can replace your devices for new desktop or conference model phones. You won’t want to miss out on these deals!
By October 31st if you still have one of the Microsoft Lync LPE phones you will receive the following discounts for replacements when you bring them in to Polycom:
Discounts for the Polycom CX3000 IP Conference Phones:
- Polycom Trio 8800 – up to $200 off
- Polycom Trio 8500 – up to $150 off
Discounts for the Polycom CX500, CX600 or CX700 Phones and LPE phones:
- Polycom VVX 601 – up to $70 off
- Polycom VVX 501 – up to $60 off
- Polycom VVX 401/411 – up to $50 off
- Polycom VVX 301/311 – up to $40 off
- Polycom VVX 201– up to $30 off
Here are more details on the fantastic replacement phones you’d be getting:
Polycom VVX Business Media Phones
These are cutting-edge desktop phones suitable for any business that deliver the crystal-clear sound of Polycom HD Voice. No matter how loud your workplace is the impressive Polycom Acoustic Fence technology blocks any and all background noise. These phones integrate with Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams and Phone System in Office 365. Whether it’s a colour touch screen phone or a basic 2-line button operated model, these are the best business phones available from Polycom today.
If your business makes a lot of conference calls, you need one of the Polycom Trio phones. The 8500 is perfect for an average sized meeting space because it has 4.3 metres of audio pickup as it offers the clearest and richest audio quality in the world. This will significantly cut down on the need for anyone to repeat themselves. To ensure there is no background noise, this device is also equipped with Polycom Acoustic Fence and it has the patented Acoustic Clarity technology that detects noises that are not speech and mutes the microphone until someone is actually speaking again.
Boasting as a 5-inch colour user-friendly touchscreen, you can set up a Skype for Business call in seconds. Users can additionally use their own devices on the Trio 8500 either wired or wirelessly. With a USB port and Bluetooth technology, it’s easy to place calls using anyone’s individual contacts list.
The Polycom Trio 8800 is ideal for larger conference rooms with more people as it has a pick-up range of over 6 metres. With the same sleek design and incredible Polycom conference call technologies as the Trio 8500, it also has the capabilities to pair with the Polycom Trio Visual+ accessory. This would transform the phone into a device capable of video conferencing with phenomenal audio and visual quality.
Contact Polycom today for video conference call options for your business and for more information on these trade-in deals.
Jeff Crothall, Channel Account Executive, Ingram Micro
+1-905-755-5000 ext 55789 or +1-800-668-3450