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Microsoft Teams Rooms Content Camera to capture Whiteboards

First previewed in March at Enterprise Connect, Microsoft is now rolling this feature out a as part of a Microsoft Teams Rooms Update. You can now connect a second certified webcam from either Logitech or Crestron (rebranded Huddly) pointed at a whiteboard. When you press the Content Camera button it intelligently detects, crops and frames the in-room whiteboard and shares its content with remote...

Microsoft Teams Certified Ceiling Tile Mics and DSPs from Sennheiser, Crestron and Biamp

Noted in the latest Microsoft Teams Room System blog, there was an update on some new certified device types that will really help expand the capability/suitability of Microsoft Teams Rooms for certain scenarios. DSPs (digital signal processor) allows audio processing and mixing and connectivity for various audio devices such as room mics. Ceiling tile mics are an example of the type of device...

Poly, Crestron and Yealink Video Phones Coming to Microsoft Teams

An interesting development at Enterprise Connect, that didn’t get a great deal of press, was the early showcasing of IP video phones for Microsoft Teams. The Poly CCX 700, Crestron Flex P250 and Yealink VP59 will all offer natives Microsoft Teams video calling. Poly CCX 700 will come with a 7-inch multitouch screen and integrated 1080p HD built-in camera. It can also be purchases with a bundled...

A look at the Crestron range of Microsoft Teams Devices

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of a going to the Crestron’s New Jersey Offices. In particular, the focus was on their Crestron Flex range, which supports both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. They have an extensive demo suite, and I also got a behind the scenes tour of some of the prototyping and the extensive testing they do. I’ve been in the UC space for quite a while, and know the...

First Microsoft Teams Phones are Generally Available from Yealink. AudioCodes, Crestron and Polycom coming soon

It’s official, both on the Microsoft documentation and the Yealink website, Yealink phones are the first generally available IP Phones Microsoft Teams. From the Microsoft documentation, it also looks like the Crestron M100 is GA, with more Crestron phones coming soon. Firmware and admin guides are available on the Yealink site: T58A Teams: T56A Teams: CP960 Teams   Teams Phone user...

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