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O365247
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Hi are there plans to include screen control via CEC (even if inline USB to CEC) like you can with Zoom room systems.

As currently screens have to remain on permanently, as if you put MTR PC in sleep mode, any incoming calls are rejected while the system is waking up and screen settle into correct layout. 

 

Room sensors for occupancy to wake the screens? Azure Digital Twins support?

 

Can users turn the system into a sleep mode if the room is not being used for Teams call? Users have requested this for privacy concerns.

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@Ilya Bukshteyn  can you help with this ? 

Re: Introducing Microsoft Teams Rooms 

 


@O365247 wrote:

Hi are there plans to include screen control via CEC (even if inline USB to CEC) like you can with Zoom room systems.

As currently screens have to remain on permanently, as if you put MTR PC in sleep mode, any incoming calls are rejected while the system is waking up and screen settle into correct layout. 

 

Room sensors for occupancy to wake the screens? Azure Digital Twins support?

 

Can users turn the system into a sleep mode if the room is not being used for Teams call? Users have requested this for privacy concerns.


 

Solution

@O365247 MTR systems are configured by default to turn off displays after x mins (sorry can't remember default setting, but also super easy to change) at the Windows level.  If MTR is used with displays which do not have wake-on-signal capability, then an HDMI-CEC injector should be used; we recommend the Extron HD CTL 100, which can also be paired with an occupancy sensor, but other similar devices from Crestron and others can also be used).  All MTR systems have PIR occupancy / motion sensors built in, but external sensors can also be added to the HDMI control system if desired (again, see Extron HD CTL 100 or Crestron systems or similar).

We do not recommend setting MTR systems to fully go so sleep (vs. only turning off displays) because of the issues you mention; when waking up the system has a delay in establishing a connection to the server / service, during which time it is not fully usable (including not able to take incoming calls).

We do not support having a user initiated action to have MTR turn off displays. 

@Ilya BukshteynThanks for the great response.  Are you aware of any of the MTR systems having CEC support built in?  That would really clean up the install process.  I know that the smartdock doesn't but maybe some others have implemented this?  Since the occupancy is already built into MTR it would be great to have proper display power control without the extra hardware.  

 

 

@Glenn Chubak none of the Surface Pro systems can support CEC.  Our recommendation for CEC today is similar to what Zoom does, which is to add a CEC injector. We recommend one from Extron which (unlike the one Zoom recommends) is fully automatic and does not need a USB connection and driver. @Sohail Tariq do you happen to have the model # of that Extron HDMI-CEC injector?

@Ilya Bukshteyn @O365247 

Here is a link to the Extron HD CTL 100 Workspace Controller Ilya is referring to..

 

part # 60-1633-01

https://www.extron.com/article/hdctl100ad

 

Out of the box it is configured to control a display via CEC but can also be setup to provide IR or RS232 control… and you can rely on video signals or external sensors to trigger the control commands.

 

Setup/ configuration is fairly simple… here is setup guide we published for how to properly deploy the HD CTL 100 with a MTR (or Skype Room System)

https://www.extron.com/download/files/userman/68-3064-52_B__HD_CTL_with_MTR.pdf

 

hope this helps!

 

/osbaldo

 

 

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