In my opinion the best IP business phones on the market are made by Polycom. Anyone that knows anything about the VoIP Industry knows that! High quality Polycom desk phones combined with Asterisk are a great combination of quality/price. So to that end we’re doing this lab.
Polycom employs several methods of provisioning the SIP phones. For general configuration Sound Point IP have an excellent built web GUI, but for multiple phones Polycom has an XML based system as well. Every Sound Point IP can be provisioned based on MAC address. Polycom’s provisioning method makes use of TFTP, FTP, or HTTP to deliver firmware updates and individual phone settings.
The goals of this post:
- Configure FTP server for Polycom firmware and configuration
- Configure Asterisk SIP extension
- deploy firmware and XML configuration files to Polycom SoundPoint IP 501 SIP phone