Delivering superior performance for midsize conference rooms, the Polycom Sound Station IP 6000 conference phone offers a price-to-performance breakthrough for SIP environments.It comes with advanced features, such as broad interoperability and remarkable voice quality.Because the solution is, in hindsight, deceptively simple, clients tended to admit they should have thought of it themselves.Because they hadn’t, they were obviously not as creative or smart as they had previously thought, and needed to call in creative experts. The nine-dot puzzle and the phrase “thinking outside the box” became metaphors for creativity and spread like wildfire in marketing, management, psychology, the creative arts, engineering, and personal improvement circles.For engineers looking to carry phones around to different sites for demonstration purposes then selecting a web server on the Internet makes it very easy to update the phones over the Internet, while for supporting updates for a handful of devices on an internal network then utilizing an existing web server is ideal.Either way once the directory is setup then any device can be manually pointed to the directory and the phone will utilize HTTP to download and apply the firmware.But when trying to update the firmware for a few phones there is a new process which was introduced with the 4.0 release of UCS.This process allows the device to be manually pointed to a Polycom hosted web server distribution point on the Internet to download and install new firmware packages from.
Guilford was one of the first academic researchers who dared to conduct a study of creativity.The correct solution, however, requires you to draw lines that extend beyond the area defined by the dots.At the first stages, all the participants in Guilford’s original study censored their own thinking by limiting the possible solutions to those within the imaginary square (even those who eventually solved the puzzle).As of the writing of this article the Lync specific firmware release is not yet included on the Polycom Hosted Server, so primarily Open SIP only firmware releases will be available using this method.
This same process can also be used to download files from a custom distribution server for use with the Lync Qualified releases, as covered in the next section of this article , but this central distribution point may not include the most recent versions released depending on what features or capabilities were introduced in the last release.
He challenged research subjects to connect all nine dots using just four straight lines without lifting their pencils from the page.