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USB Audio & Video Devices Comparison Table

USB Desk Phones


Plantronics Calisto P540-M
MSRP Range Qualification Date Recommended Use Wideband Audio Speakerphone Noise and echo cancelling UC presence indicator Plug and play installation Display Call control: Dial pad Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Version Supported Yes Yes Enabled by Lync Yes Yes 2-line display Yes Yes / Yes $$ February 2010 To bridge the gap between phone and PC.

Polycom CX300
$$$ November 2009 USB desktop phone for users who want the look, sound and feel of a conventional enterprisegrade telephone with plug and play ease of use. Yes Yes Enabled by Lync Yes Yes 2-line display Yes Yes / Yes

Polycom CX200
$$ July 2007 USB desktop phone for users who want the feel of a phone to use in conjunction with the Lync PC client. Yes Yes Enabled by Lync Yes Yes None Yes Yes / Yes

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
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Price Range Key: $ -$100 $$ $101-$150 $$$ $151+

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USB Handsets
Plantronics Calisto P240-M
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ August 2011 Softphone communications is a breeze with a device portable enough to travel with a laptop, yet easy enough to use anywhere. Yes Enabled by Lync Yes Yes / Yes Yes No

Jabra DIAL 520 USB


$$ January 2009 Users that need a portable solution for office and/or home based use.

Recommended Use

Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Dial pad Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Call Status Display Wireless Technology Version Supported

Yes Enabled by Lync Yes Yes / Yes Yes No

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
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Price Range Key: $ -$50 $$ $51-$75 $$$ $76+

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USB Personal Speakerphones
Logitech BSP420 USB Speakerphone
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$ July 2011 Perfect for everyday and on-the-fly conference calls with an integrated USB cable and travel case for easy carrying.

Plantronics Calisto 800 Series


$$$ July 2011 Users with private workspace and multiple communication devices. P820-M (PC + mobile phone) P825-M (PC + mobile + wireless mic) P830-M(PC + mobile + home landline) P835-M (PC + mobile + home landline + wireless mic) Yes Up to 33 feet with wireless microphone

Jabra SPEAK 410


$$ October 2010 Users that need a portable solution for office and/or home based use.

ClearOne CHAT 70
$$ June 2009 To fill the need for a hands-free speakerphone for individuals using Lync.

Recommended Use

Wideband Audio Range

Yes 20 feet

Yes 20 feet

Yes 8 feet

Noise and Echo Cancelling

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Call Control

Answer/end calls, mute, volume +/-

Answer/end, dial, hold & switch between calls, mute, volume +/-

Answer/end calls, mute, volume +/-

Mute, volume +/-

Directionality Call Status Indicator Version Supported

360 degrees Yes

Bi-directional 240 degrees/360 degrees with wireless microphone Yes

360 degrees Yes

360 degrees No

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$150 $$ $151-$300 $$$ $301+

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USB Personal Speakerphones
ClearOne CHAT 170 MSRP Range Qualification Date Recommended Use Wideband Audio Range Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control Directionality Call Status Indicator Version Supported $$$ June 2009 HD quality audio conferencing for large group conference environments. Yes 12 feet Enabled by Lync Mute, volume +/360 degrees Yes Plantronics Calisto 420 $$ March 2009 PC users on the go to transform any workplace into a conference room. Yes 20 feet Enabled by Lync Mute, volume +/360 degrees No Polycom CX100 $ July 2007 Users of Communicator and Lync who would like a handsfree calling experience. Yes Unspecified Enabled by Lync Answer/end calls, mute, volume +/Forward-facing Active, mute

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$150 $$ $151-$300 $$$ $301+

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Corded Headsets
Jabra BIZ 2400 MS USB Mono
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ August 2011 Multiuse (Lync and mobile phone) device for users that demand the highest quality audio, design and comfort. Monaural, super soft ear cushions 3-in-1 (Headband, Earhook & Neckband) Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Jabra UC VOICE 250 MS


$ July 2011 Discreet and highly portable headset. Ideal for videoconferencing.

Plantronics Blackwire C435-M


$$ July 2011 Users requiring a portable PC headset.

Microsoft LifeChat LX6000


$$ March 2011 Users seeking comfort with an immersive high quality audio experience

Microsoft LifeChat LX4000


$ March 2011 A high quality economical headset for everyday Lync usage

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Connection Type Version Supported

Monaural, ear gel


Behind-the-ear

Binaural
Convertible mono to stereo

Binaural
Over the head

Monaural
Over the head

Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$60 $$ $61-$100 $$$ $101+

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Corded Headsets
Logitech B530 USB Headset
MSRP Range Qualification Date $ November 2010 Equipped with stereo driers, noise-cancelling microphone and discrete on ear controls Monaural, super soft ear cushions 3-in-1 (Headband, Earhook & Neckband) Yes

Jabra BIZ 360 Duo MS


$ October 2010 A cost-effective, optimized solutions for enterprises deploying voice and conferencing Ear gel Behind-the-ear

Plantronics Blackwire C210-M


$ April 2010 For occasional users of PC audio and video

Plantronics Blackwire C420-M


$$ April 2010 Users requiring a portable PC headset for multiple work locations Monaural Over the head

Plantronics Blackwire C220-M


$ February 2010 Occasional users of PC audio and video

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio

Convertible (monaural/binaural) Over the head

Binaural Over the head

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Noise and Echo Cancelling


Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Connection Type Version Supported

Enabled by Lync
Yes / Yes USB

Enabled by Lync
Yes / Yes USB

Enabled by Lync
Yes / Yes USB

Enabled by Lync
Yes / Yes USB

Enabled by Lync
Yes / Yes USB

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$60 $$ $61-$100 $$$ $101+

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Corded Headsets
Plantronics Blackwire C610-M
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ February 2010 Users with extensive PC communication

Plantronics Blackwire C620-M


$$$ February 2010 Frequent conference call participants

Jabra GN2100 Telecoil


$$$ September 2009 Designed for users with hearing aids

Jabra BIZ 620 Mono MS


$ August 2009 First time Lync users

Jabra BIZ 620 Duo MS


$$ August 2009 First time Lync users

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Connection Type Version Supported

Monaural Over the head Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Binaural Over the head Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Binaural Headband N/A Enabled by Lync No / No RJ9

Monaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Binaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$60 $$ $61-$100 $$$ $101+

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Corded Headsets
Jabra GN2000 IP NC (Mono)
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ August 2009 Users that need ergonomic comfortable headsets for extended wear, and individuals in a noisy work environment Monaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync No / Yes RJ9

Jabra GN2000 IP NC (Duo)


$$$ August 2009 Users that need ergonomic comfortable headsets for extended wear, and individuals in a noisy work environment Binaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync No / No RJ9

Jabra GN2000 OC NC USB (Mono)


$$$ September 2009 Users of voice applications, and individuals in a noisy work environment

Jabra GN2000 OC NC USB (Duo)


$$$ March 2008 Users of voice applications, and individuals in a noisy work environment

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Connection Type Version Supported

Monaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Binaural Headband Yes Enabled by Lync Yes / Yes USB

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$60 $$ $61-$100 $$$ $101+

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Wireless Headsets
Plantronics Savi W740-M
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ July 2011 Office workers with mixed desk phone, mobile and PC communications.

Jabra PRO 9450


$$$ June 2011 Hassle-free transition to Unified Communication with a user friendly solution for both PC phones and desk phones.
Headset and base station Headband, earhook and neckband Yes

Sennheiser DW Office
$$$ May 2011 Users with mixed PC, office, and mobile phone communications looking for comfort calls

Sennheiser DW Pro 1
$$$ May 2011 Users with mixed PC, office, and mobile phone communications looking for comfort calls

Sennheiser DW Pro 2
$$$ May 2011 Users with mixed PC, office, and mobile phone communications looking for comfort calls in noisy Environments

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Wireless Technology Range Talk Time / Stand by Time Version Supported

Monaural Convertible: Over the ear, over the head, behind the head Yes

Monaural Headband, earhook, single-sided Yes Enabled by Lync

Monaural Headband, earhook, single-sided Yes Enabled by Lync

Dual mono Headband, double-sided

Yes

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

DECT

DECT

DECT

DECT

DECT

Up to 350 feet Up to 7hrs / Up to 50hrs 75 days with battery unattached

Up to 150m or 400ft

Up to 350ft

Up to 350ft

Up to 350ft

Up to 10hrs / Up to 39hrs

Up to 12hrs / Up to 100hrs

Up to 12hrs / Up to 100hrs

Up to 12hrs / Up to 100hrs

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$70 $$ $71-$180 $$$ $181+

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Wireless Headsets
Plantronics Savi W440-M
MSRP Range Qualification Date $$$ November 2010 Users in campus-like business environments using a laptop for voice calls and multimedia

Plantronics Savi Office


$$$ November 2010 Users with mixed PC and office phone Communications

Plantronics Savi W730-M


$$$ October 2010 Users with mixed PC, office and mobile phone communications

Plantronics Voyager PRO UC


$$ October 2010 Users with mixed PC, office and mobile phone communication

Jabra PRO GN9460 Mono and Duo


$$$ October 2010 Users in desk and soft phone environments looking for user friendly call control

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Wireless Technology Range

Monaural Convertible over the ear, over the head, behind the head Yes Enabled by Lync

Monaural Convertible over the ear

Monaural Over the ear

Monaural Over the ear

Monaural and binaural Headband, Neckband & Ear Hook

Yes Enabled by Lync

Yes Enabled by Lync

Yes Enabled by Lync

Yes Enabled by Lync

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

DECT

DECT

DECT

Bluetooth

DECT

Up to 300 feet Unlimited talk time with hot swappable battery (additional battery sold separately)

Up to 350 feet

Up to 350 feet

Up to 33ft

Up to 400ft

Talk Time / Stand by Time

Up to 6hrs / Up to 35hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 50hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 35hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 120hrs

Version Supported

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$70 $$ $71-$180 $$$ $181+

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Wireless Headsets
Jabra PRO GN9465 Duo
MSRP Range Qualification Date
$$$ October 2010 Users looking to make calls in very noisy environments while having easy call control for desk, soft, and mobile phone environments Binaural

Jabra GO 6470
$$$ October 2010 Users looking for a Bluetooth headset with easy call control for desk, soft and mobile Phones
Monaural

Jabra PRO 9470


$$$ October 2010 Users with mixed soft, mobile, and desk phone needs working in noisy environments
Monaural

Plantronics Savi W430-M


$$$ April 2010 PC-based wireless user

Jabra GO 6430
$$ October 2009 For the mobile centric soft and mobile phone users

Recommended Use

Earpieces Wearing Style


Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Wireless Technology Range Talk Time / Stand by Time Version Supported

Monaural

Monaural

Headband
Yes

Earhook, headband
Yes

Neckband, headband, earhook


Yes

Over the ear


Yes Enabled by Lync

Earhook
Yes Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

DECT

DECT

DECT

DECT

Bluetooth

Up to 400ft

Up to 400ft

Up to 400ft

Up to 300ft

Up to 300ft

Up to 10hrs / Up to 39hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 100hrs

Up to 9hrs / Up to 32hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 35hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 100hrs

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$70 $$ $71-$180 $$$ $181+

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Wireless Headsets
Plantronics Savi Go
MSRP Range Qualification Date Recommended Use Earpieces Wearing Style Wideband Audio Noise and Echo Cancelling Call Control: Answer/End, Volume/Mute Wireless Technology Range Talk Time / Stand by Time Version Supported
$$ March 2009 Designed for in-office mobile professionals

Jabra M5390 USB


$$ April 2008 For the mobile centric soft and mobile phone users
Monaural Earhook Yes

Jabra GN9330e OC USB


$$$ April 2008 Users that require a long battery life
Monaural Headband, earhook Yes

Jabra GN9350e OC
$$$ April 2008 Lync users and traditional desk phone users
Monaural Headband, neckband, earhook Yes

Monaural Over the ear Yes

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Enabled by Lync

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

DECT

DECT

Up to 210ft

Up to 200ft

Up to 350ft

Up to 350ft Up to 9hrs (PC 6hrs) / Up to 43hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 50hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 60hrs

Up to 6hrs / Up to 43hrs

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

Price Range Key: $ -$70 $$ $71-$180 $$$ $181+

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Webcams
Microsoft LifeCam HD3000
MSRP Range Qualification Date $ August 2011 This true HD camera provides a low cost, compact package, for bright and colorful video. Universal base works on your desktop, laptop, or notebook and the digital microphone provides high-quality audio. 720p

Logitech B525 HD Webcam


$$ April 2011 Ideal for individual mobile video conferencing with a compact, foldable design. The 360-degree swivel makes it easy to broadcast any angle or turn away for privacy.

HP Webcam HD-4110
$$$ May 2011 High Quality HD webcam for business or personal use on Desktop or Notebook PCs.

Logitech B990 HD Webcam


$$$ February 2011 High quality HD video and audio at both close-up and longer distances.

Microsoft LifeCam Studio


$$$ January 2011 When the best wide screen, HD performance is needed for desktop, laptop, or tabletop video conferencing.

Recommended Use

Resolution*

720p

720p

720p

720p

Frames per second


Plug and Play with Lync Call Status Indicator

Up to 30 frames per second


Yes Yes

Up to 30 frames per second


Yes Yes

Up to 30 frames per second


Yes Yes

Up to 30 frames per second


Yes Yes

Up to 30 frames per second


Yes Yes

Version Supported

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

* Lync 2010 video calls support a maximum resolution of 720p which requires quad core processor

Price Range Key: $ -$50 $$ $51-$75 $$$ $76+

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Webcams
HP HD-3100 Webcam HP HD-3100 Webcam
MSRP Range Qualification Date $ September 2011 Affordable HD webcam for business or personal use on desktops or notebook PCs.

HP HD-3110 Webcam HP HD-3110 Webcam


$ September 2011 Affordable HD webcam for business or personal use on desktops or notebook PCs.

Logitech B910 HD Webcam


$$$ August 2010 Perfect for individual and small group video conferencing. Delivers the highest-quality and sharpest way for professionals to meet face-to-face. 720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

Microsoft LifeCam HD6000 for Notebooks


$$ May 2010 The short cable and custom laptop mounting mechanism makes this the ideal HD webcam for the road warrior.

Logitech Pro 9000 for Business Webcam


$$$ August 2009 Takes your video conferencing experience to the next level.

Recommended Use

Resolution* Frames per second Plug and Play with Lync Call Status Indicator

720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

Version Supported

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

* Lync 2010 video calls support a maximum resolution of 720p which requires quad core processor

Price Range Key: $ -$50 $$ $51-$75 $$$ $76+

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Webcams
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HP HD-3100 Webcam Logitech B905 2MP Portable Webcam

HP HD-3110 Webcam Microsoft LifeCam Cinema


$$$

Microsoft LifeCam VX-2000


$

MSRP Range

$$$

Qualification Date

August 2009
Designed with portability in mind for busy road warriors; fits perfectly on a laptop, comes with desktop stand and carrying case. 720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

August 2009
Excellent HD webcam for use with both desktop and laptop PCs.

February 2009
The most cost-effective VGA webcam for both desktop and laptop PCs.

Recommended Use

Resolution* Frames per second Plug and Play with Lync Call Status Indicator Version Supported

720p Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

VGA Up to 30 frames per second Yes Yes

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Product information provided by manufacturers

* Lync 2010 video calls support a maximum resolution of 720p which requires quad core processor

Price Range Key: $ -$50 $$ $51-$75 $$$ $76+

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