How to use Soundstation ip5000 for video calls

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How to use Soundstation ip5000 for video calls


Here is the situation:

We have a polycom soudstation ip5000 that works great for conference calls.

On the other hand we have a webcam connected to a Mac mini.


The question is :

Is there a way to connect the soundstation to the Mac mini and use the webcam to make video calls ? With skype for example.



thank you for your help.


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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: How to use Soundstation ip5000 for video calls

Hello lumi1,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

The SSIP5000 does not have the connectivity to utilize our Computer Calling Kit described => here <= so you are unable to connect the two devices together. The phones described in above links could be used to utilize the audio connectivity.


Skype utilizes a propitiatory technology that is not directly compatible with the open Video standards that Polycom supports.

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services


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