The University of Iowa may provide you with our standard recommended Skype for Business headset:
Plantronics Blackwire C320-M

Any preferences for other devices listed below will need to be paid for by the user's college or department. To ensure the best user experience, all devices must be optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business. Please work with your local IT support staff regarding the purchasing needs of your college or department.

ITS Supported Devices Optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business

Wired Headsets - Monaural Wired Headsets - Binaural | Personal Speakerphones | Desk Phones

Please contact ITS Unified Communications to make a device purchase request. 

Wired Headsets - Binaural

Device Description Price*

Plantronics Blackwire C320-M

*Standard Distributed Device to All Users Unless Otherwise Specified*

Corded binaural headset, volume control, mute, plastic headband, no noise cancelling.


Wired Headsets - Monaural

Device Description Price*

Plantronics Blackwire C310-M

Plantronics Blackwire C310-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, plastic headband, no noise cancelling.


Personal Speakerphones

Device Description Price*

Plantronics P610-M

Corded USB speakerphone for plug-and-play conferencing convenience.

Ability to physically lock this device makes it perfect for shared conference rooms.


Desk Phones

Device Description Price*

Polycom VVX 311

6-line phone delivering HD voice technology and a wide range of business telephony features. 

Ethernet connection required for installation.


Polycom CX300-R2

2-line phone connects and powers through an integrated USB cable for easy installation and use.

Simply connect the phone to any PC running the Skype for Business client.


* Please note that the prices listed for ITS supplied Skype for Business devices are subject to change.

What is the Skype for Business Device Loan Program?

A system has been developed by the Unified Communications team for loaning specified Skype for Business devices out to individuals or departments to try for a 2 week period. The goal of the program is to familiarize users with optimized Skype for Business devices best suited for their needs before committing to a purchase order.

What devices are available for loan?
The devices we are using for this loan program currently include:

  • CX300-R2 Polycom USB phones
  • VVX-201 Polycom VoIP phones
  • P610-M Plantronics USB Speakerphones
  • P340-M Plantronics USB Handsets

How do I request a device to borrow?

  • To request a device to borrow as an individual or department, please follow the link to fill out and submit this Qualtrics survey.
  • After the survey request has been submitted, a member of the Unified Communications team will contact the user to schedule the loan of an available device.

Feedback Survey 
A follow up survey will be sent to participants in order to collect feedback for the Skype for Business Device Loan Program. This information will be used to better serve the needs of our users in the future. We appreciate and look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions - thank you!

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December 8, 2017