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stewart-ross asked ·

RingCentral Rooms - Windows option NOT Mac or Macmini

Hello

I have the kit list for Ringcentral Rooms however it indicates that an Ipad & Macmini is required.  We are mainly a laptop & windows based users.

Is the IPad & Macmini a requirement or can we control from users laptops?

Thanks

Stewart
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dierdre answered ·
Hi Stewart, 

iPad or Mac mini is one of the other devices you can use with RingCentral Rooms, not a requirement. Your laptop and Windows computers will work fine. :)
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Just wanted to clarify for all viewers.  The controller does require an apple device.  Download the  RingCentral RoomsTM  User Guide


System Requirements for RingCentral Rooms
You must connect and verify operation of all hardware before installing theRingCentral Rooms software on the Mac and iPad controller. Mac computer with Mac OS 10.9 or later For single monitor: Intel CoreTM i5 2 GHz processor or higher For dual monitors: Intel Core i7 3 GHz processor or higher Apple iPad or iPad miniTM with iOS 7 or later (as a control) Camera and audio system (microphone and speaker) Monitor(s) Requires RingCentral Office subscription with RingCentralMeetingsSharing content by AirPlay requires: Mac or iOS AirPlay-compatible device Ethernet or Wi-Fi network (using 802.11n technology)
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stewart-ross answered ·
Thanks, our security setup at present is windows devices only so the room based system isn't an option then for us.
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I'm working on getting more clarification and details put into the user guide. I realize it's not clear enough. 
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A little more clarification  

iPad is the keyboard to control the Mac machine.  Rooms appinstalled in the iPad is like a Meetings app" to let you start or join ameeting (no scheduling).  So if a company wants to set up Rooms in aconference room, Mac and iPad are required. To start/join a meeting from a Room system, you can only do itfrom iPad.
I can't give, or guarantee any ETA, but Windows support is under discussion and hopefully available early next year. 
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randy-boyd answered ·

Over at Zoom, they've added the Intel NUC as an approved device.  I believe RC will be doing so also, sometime in 2017.  It won't change the Ipad requirement though, as I understand it.


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But this doesn't share the content to other participants in the meetingwhich is what I'm hoping to accomplish. 
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the person plugged into the HDMI that is projecting in the room also then joins the meeting and shares their content.  They prefer doing it this way, because the in-room screen acts a second monitor to their laptop, and they just share that 2nd monitor.

I'm fine doing the same thing with the single monitor of my laptop.  If I need the dual monitor function, then I only share the app that I want to present (powerpoint)

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are there specific settings on the Ring Central Config. that need to be enabled for this to work?
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No specific config needed for the use case described by Randy. Just plug in the HDMI cable into the laptop sharing the screen and click "Share" in the Meeting app on the laptop. The screen will be shared and viewable by people in the conference room (via the TV) and other users in the meeting that are not on the bridge (via the screen sharing function).
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I am attempting this now. When i plug the laptop to the HDMI, Ring Central does not automaticly show the content. Why is this?
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stewart-ross answered ·
I think what we will end up doing in running a mini PC behind the screen with a wireless keyboard and mouse and hooking up a Logitech Group Camera system and use the RC meetings premium option.  Lose a bit of functionality I guess but a decent start
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