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Microsoft Teams Room Device 2/2

This is the second article about the Microsoft Teams Room Device solution, this time with a focus on the Microsoft Solution (The Microsoft Teams Room Device software).

The Microsoft Teams Room solution provide everything that you need to have a convenient Meeting Solution for Microsoft Teams (or Skype for Business)!

I do most of my online Meetings with Microsoft Teams! Just a few are Skype for Business based. Both work very well and smooth. It’s really just one click and you are in the Meeting.
I need to present (Slides and screen-sharing), and both of my use cases are very easy to use. Here comes my setup into the game: I have a dedicated content monitor!

Microsoft Teams Room Device 1/2

Since a while I have a Microsoft Teams Room Device in use. Here are my first impressions and some opinions about it.

My Room System is based on an HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms G2 Audio ready in combination with a Logitech Rally Plus. So I decided to split this in half: This article is about the HP Hardware and the rest of the setup. The next one will be more about the Microsoft Teams Rooms Solution on top of it.

Logitech Rally Plus

I upgraded one of out Conference rooms from a Polycom Trio 8800 to a Logitech Rally Plus system last week.

Main reason for the change/switch: Support for more Video conferencing software!

The Polycom Trio 8800 in combination with the Visual+ is a great solution for our Skype for Business infrastructure. It was OK with Microsoft Teams (as Audio only solution). But many of our customers and partners use different services! We have to use a lot of Zoom and WebEx lately, in an addition to our own Microsoft Teams video meetings.

A while ago, we already placed a dedicated PC into the conference room to join all the different meetings. We mostly used the Trio in USB Mode and we also evaluated the “Poly Pass Through” driver. It worked but switching around the different modes and configurations wasn’t perfect. And we needed a better camera, the Logitech C930e is a bit outdated!

Poly Elara 60 WS my impressions

About 8 weeks ago, I switched from a Polycom VVX 601 Desk phone with Plantronics Savi 8220 Headset to a Poly Elara 60 WS for Voyager Focus. I already had the Voyager Focus headset, so it was a perfect match.

Poly Elara 60 WS
Poly Elara 60 WS

The idea and concept of the Elara 60 makes perfect sense for me: Have a companion device for my main device, an Apple iPhone X in my case, that makes call handling better and easier. And I’m a heavy Microsoft Teams User, the dedicated Teams key makes perfect sense for me.