Teams rooms system on a regular pc
In our company we have a computer in each meeting room, with all the required device to run a proper meeting and we find it's quite expansive to replace all the devices (who are working) by surface hub or other teams rooms systes.
Therefore, may I suggest to allow the installation of teams system rooms on a regular pc (example a nuc), a bit like the kiosk mode from windows 10 and itune? Or to other device?
this would be part of a sustainable approach
a bit similar to that topic but extended to other device: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37995112-teams-rooms-running-on-a-raspberry-pi-4
IT analyst commented
I second this notion.
Completely unethical, wasteful, and greedy business practice that MS has adopted for 365.
It is absolutely insane that some of these "room" systems comprised of B rate Logitech hardware are priced in the 10's of thousands of dollars. They are purchasing these components for pennies on the dollar and marking up the final package 2-300%
The only alternative is to build a surface (also a massively overpriced piece of hardware) as a makeshift console, which is a huge waste and pain, this is about as rediculous as buying the room system.
Not to mention billions of dollars of hardware that they are forcing customers to replace with worse, more expensive hardware.
There is no reason an existing Cisco or other teleconferencing room system shouldn't work with the proprietary POS that teams is.
We have 1 teams room system and has been nothing but problems since day 1.
Keny Schmeling commented
@panarek The way you described does not work in my case.
I have no SRS/TRS (Skype/Team Room System) dock or console. Therefore I cannot get passed the initial setup after launching the TRS app (v126.96.36.199 @ Win 10.0.19042.1110).
And yes, I have created the config file after creating the user with "net user Skype password /ADD".
Jacob Stamm commented
We already have conference rooms with shared Windows PCs and attached TVs, webcams, and mics. The fact that I can't take that existing hardware and install an app (or even just some configuration within the Teams desktop app) to turn it into a Teams room is ridiculous. Zoom allows this. We refuse to purchase thousands of dollars in hardware just because Microsoft is deciding not to make things easy for their customers. Release an MTR app for Windows 10 and let us get on with our lives.
We have 7 rooms in our company, all of which used to work with dumb clients for Zoom, Skype, FaceTime etc. They're all Macs and equipped with a good Logitech Conference Cam. Being a Mac-only company, we really don't want to burden ourselves with a Windows machine. Zoom shows how this can be done properly, it's time for Microsoft to follow.
I'm admin in a very small company and really inerestet to get running MTR on a regular PC. Because i dont have so much expirience with this kind of software, does anyone have mor detailed instructions to set up? Thanks in advance to all.
@pepe1990 It was very difficult ...
I downloaded the application from MS Store and installed ... ;-)
All it took was to bypass the first run with this configuration file ...
"Create a skypesettings.xml, content as below, and encode as UTF-8
Copy skypesettings.xml to:
Restart the device
Change SRS account in SRS setting."
@panarek how did you manage to get this to work on your Dell optiplex?
I'm running Teams Room on a nice little Dell OptiPlex. The only thing I still lack to perfection is that it works in Kios mode.
I actually believe that MTR can be installed on any PC. For example - we have the Intel NUC PC from Logitech and they have provided us with an image for the Intel NUC to reinstall Windows 10 IoT to it. Once this is installed you then just need the configu from the Microsoft Documentation so that you can save the Teams app (Skype Room Systems) installed from the Microsoft Store and this is now possible to do manually.
So basically it does now seem like this is possible to do.
Intel NUC PC are perfect because of their size and the ports available on them.
Dave Moore commented
YES! Democratize the hardware choices. Microsoft once quoted on stage saying "we don't want customers to create Frankenstein room systems". Microsoft, please follow the user here.
Blue Nova commented
The Teams room app should be able to run on any Windows 10, Windows 10 ltsb and Windows 10 IoT device.
Also add a room controller app for iOS and Android similar to how Zoom's Zoom room controller app works. This idea of having the Teams room computer sitting on the conference table is 10 years out of date at least.