Device Parameters

The < device/ > parameters—also known as device settings—contain default values that you can use to configure basic settings for multiple phones within your network.

Polycom provides a global device.set parameter that you must enable to install software and change device parameters. In addition, each <device/> parameter has a corresponding .set parameter that enables or disables the value for that device parameter. You need to enable the corresponding .set parameter for each parameter you want to apply.

After you complete the software installation or configuration changes to device parameters, remove device.set to prevent the phones from rebooting and triggering a reset of device parameters that phone users might have changed after the initial installation.

If you configure any parameter values using the <device/> parameters, any subsequent configuration changes you make from the Web Configuration Utility or phone local interface do not take effect after a phone reboot or restart.

The <device/> parameters are designed to be stored in flash memory and for this reason, the phone does not upload <device/> parameters to the <MAC>-web.cfg or <MAC>-phone.cfg override files if you make configuration changes through the Web Configuration Utility or phone interface. This design protects your ability to manage and access the phones using the standard set of parameters on a provisioning server after the initial software installation.