Solution Comparison: Hot Desking versus DLS MobilityAdded by IBM on November 30, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|Hot Desking and DLS (Deployment Service) Mobility are two of the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony features that provide support for mobility solutions.However, Hot Desking and DLS Mobility differ both in how they are implemented as well as in the scope of functions they provide to end users.
Hot Desking and DLS (Deployment Service) Mobility are two of the Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony features that provide support for mobility solutions.However, Hot Desking and DLS Mobility differ both in how they are implemented as well as in the scope of functions they provide to end users.
It is important to note that hot desking and DLS mobility are not mutually exclusive features. In many enterprises, only a portion of the workforce needs the added enhancements provided by DLS mobility. In this case, any number of the enterprise's phones could be enabled for DLS mobility, with user licenses then being purchased for only those employees who need DLS mobility.
Table 1. Solution Comparison: Hot Desking versus DLS Mobility
Parent topic: User Mobility
|Hot Desking||DLS Mobility|
|Controlled and configured by Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony||Controlled and configured by a separate deployment (DLS) server.|
Additionally provides the DlsAPI web service interface that allows third-party applications to connect to the DLS and to drive all mobility actions (logons, logoffs, create mobile users, etc.).
|Available for optiPoint 410 S or optiPoint 420 S SIP telephones only.||Available for most Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony SIP telephones: |
optiPoint 410/420 Economy, Economy Plus, Standard, and Advance
OpenStage 20, 40, 60, 80
|The number of hot desking users is limited by the number of dynamic Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony user licenses.||Supports up to 100,000 devices. These can be HFA, SIP, or mobility-enabled SIP devices, or mobile users. Refer to DLS documentation for details|
|Requires one Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony dynamic license per user.||Requires one Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony dynamic user license and one DLS Mobility license per mobility-enabled user. |
|The remote office telephone and the home office telephone must be hosted by the same Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony, and both must be in the same business group.||All devices used by a subscriber must be located on the same DLS server.|
|Transfers only Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-based features to the remote office telephone.||Transfers the following to the remote device:|
Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-based features.Note that the size of the non-managed user data should not exceed 200 Kbytes. Therefore, it is recommended that screen savers, logos, ringtones, and the like NOT be saved as non-managed user data. The size of this data will have a significant impact on the DLS performance as well as on the number of mobile users that are supported. Refer to the DLS documentation for details.
All personal data, such as call numbers, passwords, and privileges.
Customized key configuration and layout, including screen savers.
Advanced user data such as caller lists and display module data.
|Does not support the following Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-features on the remote office telephone:|
|Supports all Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-based and all telephone-based features assigned to the user.|
|Does not provide status information for the following Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-based features on the remote office telephone:|
|Provides accurate status indications for all Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-features, including call forwarding and DND.|
Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony-based Call Forwarding Features