Simple, familiar user interfaces across devices are key attributes people love about Microsoft Teams, and I would argue the same applies to Microsoft Teams Rooms – along with the rich collaboration features and manageability for administrators. The recently announced Poly G-Series Room Solution for Microsoft Teams is one of Poly’s latest certified solutions for Microsoft Teams, delivering a simple, clutter-free experience that’s easy to deploy in any type of meeting room environment.

While there are other types of room applications that may already be in place – such as room automation, environmental control and AV control – it would make sense to consolidate all the controls through a single interface, wouldn’t it? Today, we are thrilled to announce Poly’s partnership with Extron to integrate room automation and AV control capabilities with the Poly G-Series Room Solution for Microsoft Teams. Beginning in late August, customers will be able to access Extron’s powerful AV device control options integrated with Poly G-Series Room Solution for Microsoft Teams through the Poly GC8 touch controller interface. Let’s take a look at the unified AV experience this integration enables.

Room Automation and Control

A simple tap on the Poly GC8 touch controller interface allows users to send commands that trigger automation events such as display control, blinds, lighting and more. Occupancy sensors and room scheduling can be added to automate display on/off and the room status.

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Presentation and USB Camera Control

Presenters have full control of all AV system functions while presenting, including multiple presentation sources to choose from. This extends to Poly USB cameras that support UVC camera control (Poly Studio, EagleEye Cube, and EagleEye IV USB), through the Poly GC8 touch interface as shown below. Of course, cameras such as Poly Studio and EagleEye Cube support automatic framing and tracking capabilities. For these cameras, automatic tracking must be disabled to manually control the camera, but we recommend users keep the automatic tracking on for a hands-free, dynamic video experience.

A Unified AV Experience

In addition to advanced control and automation, Extron provides hundreds of solutions for complete room integration. This will enhance the simplicity of the user experience, further promoting a unified AV experience through a single interface.

Integration will require the Extron application to be loaded on the Poly G-Series compute appliance, and Extron hardware is required to support different functionalities.

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