The Polycom CX500 IP Phone includes embedded Microsoft Office "14" software so that it can be used within any environments using Microsoft Office "14. The CX500 IP Phone has a large colour display to allow the user to see information such as caller's details. The CX500 uses PoE (Power over Ethernet) to power itself through the network and comes with a tamper-resistant wall mount so that it doesn't have to sit on the user's desk and take up space. The phone takes advantage of the new device-only user modein Microsoft Communications "14" therefore reducing the need of a PC to connect to so that it is possible to be used in such places as lobbies and public areas.
The Polycom CX500 IP Phone uses Polycom's own HD Voice technology to ensure every phone call is crystal clear.