Note: Please contact its-unified-comm@uiowa.edu before making your purchase. We can provide more competitive group pricing and optimized preparedness for your department or testing needs.

The University of Iowa recommends and may provide as a standard, the Plantronics Blackwire C320-M.

Any preferences for devices below will need to be paid for by the user's college or department.

Microsoft tests devices for functionality with Skype for Business.  Devices which are qualified at the highest level are considered "Optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business" and ensure the best user experience. 

The following Microsoft website lists all these devices and is updated periodically. ITS recommends deploying devices that meet the "Optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business" standards.

The following devices have been tested and supported by ITS for use with with Skype for Business. The devices are available for purchase at the CDW-G eBuy site. See our instructions for using the eBuy site to order Skype for Business devices.

 

Wired Headsets - Monaural Wired Headsets - Binaural | Wireless Headsets | Personal Speakerphones | Desk Phones| Conference Phones | Web Cameras

 

Wired Headsets - Monaural

* Price range: $ < 50,    $$ 51-100,    $$$ 101-200,    $$$$ 201+

Device Description Grade Price* CDW #

Plantronics Blackwire C310-M

Plantronics Blackwire C310-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, plastic headband, no noise cancelling. Entry $ 2671397

Plantronics Blackwire C510-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, padded headband, noise cancelling MIC. Mid $$ 2992566

Plantronics Blackwire C610-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, padded headband, noise cancelling MIC. High $$ 2029374

Wired Headsets - Binaural

* Price range: $ < 50,   $$ 51-100,   $$$ 101-200,   $$$$ 201+

Device Description Grade Price* CDW #

Plantronics Blackwire C320-M

*Standard distributed device to all users unless otherwise specified*

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

Low $ 2654599

Plantronics Blackwire C520-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, padded headband, noise cancelling MIC. Mid $$ 2992568

Plantronics Blackwire C620-M

Corded monaural headset, volume control, mute, padded headband, noise cancelling MIC. High $$ 2029840

Wireless Headsets

* Price range: $ < 50,   $$ 51-100,   $$$ 101-200,   $$$$ 201+

Note: due to network interference issues, ITS is not currently recommending Bluetooth wireless devices for Skype for Business.

Device Description Grade  Price* CDW #

Plantronics Savi W410-M

A monaural "over the head" wireless USB headset , padded headband, noise cancelling MIC, One-touch call answer/end, vol+/-, mute and flash for simple call management. DECT 6.0. Mid $$$ 2997376

PlantronicsSavi W420 M

Plantronics Savi W420-M

A binaural "over the head" wireless USB headset , padded headband, noise cancelling MIC, One-touch call answer/end, vol+/-, mute and flash for simple call management. DECT 6.0. Mid $$$ 3000761

PlantronicsSaviW430-M

Plantronics Savi W430-M

An "over the ear" wireless USB headset , noise cancelling MIC, One-touch call answer/end, vol+/-, mute and flash for simple call management. DECT 6.0. Mid $$$ 294631

Personal Speakerphones

* Price range: $ < 50,   $$ 51-100,   $$$ 101-200,   $$$$ 201+

Device Description Grade Price* CDW #

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 Mid  $$ 3627475

Desk Phones

* Price range: $ < 50,   $$ 51-100,   $$$ 101-200,   $$$$ 201+

Device Description Grade Price* CDW #

Polycom VVX 201

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




Mid



$$$



3923155

Polycom CX300-R2

Two- 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.




Mid



$$$



3461261

Plantronics P340-M

Designed for those with hearing, vision, or dexterity challenges this handset 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.




Mid



$$$



3723618

ITS is currently evaluating IP phones. Check back periodically for recommendations.  

 

Conference Units

* Price range: $ < 50,   $$ 51-100,    $$$ 101-200,   $$$$ 201+

Device Description Grade Price* CDW #

Polycom RealPresence Trio 8800

Marrying legendary voice quality with the additional capabilities of personal content sharing and business-class videoconferencing, Trio can be flexibly deployed anywhere, from huddle rooms to boardrooms. High $$$$ 3870889

PolycomCX5000

Polycom CX5000HD

Engage all your participants by fully involving them in 360-degree panoramic views of your conference room and bring HD video, voice and content together into one, seamless, interactive session. High $$$$ 2909746

Web Cameras

Many vendors provide web cameras.  A list of web cameras optimized for Microsoft Skype for Business is available at this link.  Many of these web cameras are available to the University of Iowa Bookstore Tech Connection.

* Price range: $ < 50, $$ 51-100, $$$ 101-200, $$$$ 201+

Please contact its-unified-comm@uiowa.edu before purchasing anything. ITS can provide more competitive group pricing and optimized preparedness for your department or testing needs.


Skype for Business (Lync) devices recommended by ITS are available for purchasing through the eBuy system.  The eBuy system is the University of Iowa's online procurement systems. 

To use eBuy:

Use your HawkID credentials to login to the eProcurement site.

eBuy Login. One Stop e-Procurement.

Select "eBuy"

Click on CDW-G. Select “Punch Out” on the small menu that opens up.

Navigate to the "University of Iowa Specially priced standards" and select "Unified Communication (Skype for Business) Devices"

Select the category of device.

Then select the specific device and quantity you wish to order. Follow the directions to complete the order.

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 is to familiarize users with optimized Skype for Business devices best suited for their needs before committing to a purchase order through eBuy.

What devices are available for loan?
The devices we are using for this loan program currently include: CX300-R2 USB phones, VVX-201 VoIP phones, P610-M USB speakerphones, and P340-M 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 Coming Soon... 
This survey is to collect feedback for the Skype for Business Device Loan Program so that we may better serve the needs of our users. Please share your thoughts and suggestions - thanks!

Article number: 
102296
Last updated: 
July 17, 2017