The Polycom SIP phones support a few different methods for software updates, most commonly utilizing a central FTP provisioning server so that all devices will check a single distribution point for configuration changes and new firmware images.The previous article mentioned above contains links with more details on enterprise deployment and management practices.
In the 4.x UCS release these were merged into the same binary file.This add-on is not supported by the Kodi Team or the XBMC foundation.Please do not post questions on the tv website relating to this add-on.For engineers looking to carry phones around to different sites for demonstration purposes then selecting a web server on the Internet makes it very easy to update the phones over the Internet, while for supporting updates for a handful of devices on an internal network then utilizing an existing web server is ideal.Either way once the directory is setup then any device can be manually pointed to the directory and the phone will utilize HTTP to download and apply the firmware.This add-on and its repo are available through fusion.
Industry-standard License Key We are replacing Username & Password with industry-standard License Keys.
For example the recent 4.1 release is only providing Lync-specific features so devices currently used with other SIP platforms (.e.g Broadsoft, Avaya, Nortel, etc) should not install this update and should remain on 4.0 software for now.
For this reason it may be necessary to download the available software package for the 4.1 release and then create a custom distribution server to point the devices to.
Real-time status and usage The new ESET License Administrator brings enhanced visibility to license status & real-time usage.
Deactivating and recouping It provides the option to deactivate selected units, in case of theft or loss, and to recoup these licenses back to the license pool.
Also this process can be used to downgrade software if needed as multiple versions can be stored in the same location and a menu will be presented to allow the desired version to be installed.