Polyvision is a freePBX module that provisions a Polycom voice IP phone.
FreePBX is a front end Graphical User Interface (GUI) that controls
Asterisk PBX systems. Polyvision is an add-on to freePBX GUI.
In other words, configuring Polycom phones become simpler.
I have always enjoyed the concept of open source ideology mainly because
it's widely available. As a result to this ideology, Asterisk became a
reliable phone system in which created freePBX, thus creating this module.
I hope this ideology encourages others to enjoy open sources as much as
I believe freePBX is missing an important module that allows the
configuration of phones. End users can experience hardships while setting
up phones for Asterisk. How do I know this? I am a victim of this case.
I punched myself many times when a phone was not working correctly resulting
to unhappy clients. Most of the time I caught the mistakes, however on
certain occasions, few errors were discovered by the clients. This is where
I hurt myself. I am not sure if you know this, but kicking yourself often can
be a painful experience. With this module, I am hoping to stop from hurting
myself and prevent others from doing so.
I picked Polycom phones for a reason. Trust me, Polycom phones are very
flexible, stable, and reliable than other phones.
Remember, the key is to prevent hurting yourself.
Please report any bugs you find. As a system administrator and developer,
I think I am quite smart, but we are all human beings.
We all make mistakes. I am pretty sure there are bugs in this module.
I cannot fix them if I do not know them.
Credit Should Be Given Where It is Due:
- Unknown Person from freePBX (www.freePBX.org)
document - http://www.freepbx.org/trac/wiki/DevicesTakeTwo
I read many documents but this gave me some good ideas.
I have to thank him/her for this.
- Robert Dawson, a co-worker of mines from
mindSHIFT Technologies (www.mindshift.com).
Rob is just a cool guy who do not mind helping.
I am sure he kicked himself many times with
silly Asterisk problems but I by passed
some of the pain because of him.
- Polycom.com - They provided excellent
documents of their IP voice phones.