RingCentral Rooms - Windows option NOT Mac or Macmini

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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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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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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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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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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