"Optimised for Lync" headsets

Joakim Tjernlund Joakim.Tjernlund at infinera.com
Wed Mar 21 19:07:41 EDT 2018

On Wed, 2018-03-21 at 22:24 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
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> On Sun, 2018-03-18 at 07:14 +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > There are a few USB headsets which seem to have additional features for
> > Lync, e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0069P3V4M
> > 
> > These can allegedly ring, the button on the headset can be used to
> > answer/end calls, and the mute function is integrated with the protocol
> > — so if someone else on the call mutes you, you can unmute yourself
> > with the button on the headset, etc.
> > 
> > Since I've got to the point where almost all of my day-to-day meetings
> > are done through Pidgin, this would be really useful. It *really*
> > sucks, when I want to take myself off mute to say something, to spend
> > 20 seconds hunting for the Pidgin call window to press the button :)
> > 
> > Has anyone worked out how they work? A Windows user with the real
> > drivers, and USB sniffing as described at
> > https://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureSetup/USB#Windows would be really
> > useful...
Nice! I got a Jabra headset too(dunno if it has this capability though)

> I have this working, with a plugin that monitors the media streams for
> mute/unmute events and synchronises the state with the headset:
> http://git.infradead.org/users/dwmw2/pidgin-headset.git

What, no meson !:)

> Now when the conference server mutes me, my headset shows that status,
> and I can use the button on the headset to unmute myself.
> I've done this for my Jabra headset, based on example code from Jabra
> (thanks). Would be good to support other devices like Plantronics,
> perhaps...

The PRs you sent the other day, can you send them as patches too?
I would like to try they out but I don't have the motivation to start messing
with mercurial as well.


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