Polycom 501s were designed before the PoE standards were set in stone.  So
the PoE is actually not part of the phone, but part of the special PoE cable
that is optional. So you absolutely need that special RJ45-like cable.

Mike

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[mailto:asterisk-users-boun...@lists.digium.com] On Behalf Of Andy Graybeal
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2010 4:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [asterisk-users] 2 way intercom
recommendationforrestaurantkitchens


> In my experience, the 501 has very good speakerphone quality.  It has 
> 4 programmable buttons so the cooks can hit one button and connect.  
> We have one mounted on the wall in our computer room.  Yes, the 
> speaker is under the handset, but you could take the handset off and 
> tape down the switch if needed.  You could also cover the phone in 
> "glad wrap" (except the speaker of course).
>

Is there a Polycom 501 that is POE and one that isn't?  Or all they all POE?

-Andy


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