After successfully helping one of my followers on twitter with integrating their LifeSize unit with Lync. I just wanted to mention a few key things to take into consideration when integrating your LifeSize unit with Lync.
- Make sure you are running a firmware version that is compatible with OCS/Lync. Version 4.7.13 and later
- Consider where your LifeSize unit is located on your network. If it sits within your DMZ as you may need to open ports on your firewall to allow SIP Registration to your Lync FE Server.
- Consider the Video Quality you require, if you are not running LifeSize HD Video Bridge you will only get VGA based quality on the LifeSize unit.
- Make sure the Lync account that you assign the LifeSize unit has a voice policy that allows outbound dialing otherwise you will be limiting yourself to Video Calls only.
If you have questions, please feel to leave a comment or tweet me @legendarytechy. I will try and assist as much as possible.