USB audio and video devices

USB audio and video devices

Find USB audio and video devices that are optimized for Microsoft Lync, including desk phones, personal speakerphones, corded and wireless headsets, corded handsets, and HD webcams.

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About "Optimized for Lync" devices

USB audio and video devices are tested and qualified for Lync through the Compatible Devices Program. USB desk phones and handsets, personal speakerphones, corded and wireless headsets, and HD webcams Optimized for Microsoft Lync are tested to provide the following:

  • Lync User Experience
  • Plug and play: once connected, a device registers on Lync server and is ready to use
  • First run experience: Automatic detection of a device with a direct link to user guide and other useful tools and documentation
  • Mute/unmute across PC and device
  • Audio quality (embedded in the device): no echo or excessive glitches, echo cancellation across devices, wideband / Microsoft media platform with RT audio
  • Anti-flicker support for webcams (global powerline frequency) admin experience

Administrator Experience

  • TSANet: Device makers and Microsoft participate in common support infrastructure (TSANet) for rapid resolution of support tickets
  • Firmware and fixes remote software update and contractual SLA for hardware updates
  • Lync test specifications and tools

All peripherals Optimized for Lync work with Lync 2013, Lync Online, and Lync Server 2010.