10 Juni 2008 9:48
Has anybody used any analog to USB adapter with Microsoft Communicator? Skype has similar products such as the Trust ST 1200 http://www.trust.com/products/product_detail.aspx?item=14485§ion=drivers. I know there are lots of USB devices around but some users do not really want to change their phones and this kind of devices could help migrating them to OCS.
The idea is to connect their old phones to this device, then to their computer. Their telehpone should ring when an incoming OCS call is received and that they are able to dial using their touchpad exactly in the same way they used to...
If you know of any device that is compatible with MOC please let me know.
Thanks in advance,
12 Juni 2008 16:15
Not a good idea because the buttons on the phone won't work any way so they have to work in new ways
Best is to have a USB phone device that looks like a phone
These are codename Catalina USB Phone
Or you can have a Real OCS Voip Phone
13 Juni 2008 8:03
I understand it is not the (best) way to go, but some customers really want it and may help them to switch to OCS. I do not understand why you say the buttons won't work. You only have numbers and * and # signs, but it should be posible to dial telephone numbers and answer using the OCS SDK, as you doo with Skype, for example.
Would like to hear opinions about people who have used devices similar to the one I referred in the original post, but I guess there are not many
Anyway, thanks for the answer.
13 Juni 2008 9:55
I don't use skype, and skype maybe understands touchtone phones
But OCS does not recognize any tones it just works with numbers that work via sip messages
I highly doubt that you would ever get this to work
In my opinion it is better to educate your customer, if they choose a 21st century UC Platform that they have to go with the right phones.