Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect Supports Zoom Rooms
March 4, 2019
Mira Connect touch panel and smart control appliance now brings Zoom Rooms control and room equipment control to users of Zoom Rooms software-defined video codecs.
Zoom Rooms software transforms an off-the-shelf computer into a powerful video and audio conferencing codec, replacing dedicated hardware-based video codecs. Mira Connect controls the Zoom Rooms codec and manages all the other equipment in the room including cameras, microphones, displays, video switchers, DSP audio products, and more.
Using Aveo Systems’ Mira Portal cloud-based platform, Mira Connect can be set up in minutes by simply selecting the equipment and enabling the desired features. The customized user interface is automatically generated for each Mira Connect in the facility. Even when different products are used in each room, Mira Connect provides a similar user experience from room to room. Users can easily launch calls, manage camera sources and content sharing, control volume, and seamlessly manage other products in the room — all through Mira Connect.
“Zoom Rooms utilize ubiquitous USB peripherals for cameras, HDMI inputs and other devices,” said Craig Richardson, Aveo Systems’ CEO. “Many users include DSP audio systems and other devices within the room to improve the audio quality or add the functionality customers require. These devices are not supported by the Zoom Rooms control application, requiring separate controllers and increasing the complexity for collaboration users. With Mira Connect, management of the entire room is now handled easily by a single control panel.”
Mira Connect extends the Zoom Rooms interface that existing Zoom Rooms users are familiar with, enabling easy use and immediate productivity for users.
Additional device controls appear on Mira Connect with intuitive icons that make it easy for Zoom Room users to control the other equipment in the room as well.
Organizations can easily customize their Mira Connect touchscreen with their company logo, preferred background image, and color scheme.
End users greatly value Mira Connect’s remote management capability. Through secure remote access to Mira Portal, the organization’s IT and support personnel are able to provide rapid assistance and remote management from anywhere.
“Deployments of software-based meeting room collaboration tools, such as Zoom Rooms, have skyrocketed in recent years. And while these systems offer strong usability and cost-effectiveness, their user interfaces do not typically consider the other AV devices in the meeting room,” said Ira M. Weinstein, founder and managing partner, Recon Research. “Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect, with its newly released Zoom Rooms support, addresses this issue by providing a single UI for the entire meeting space – not just the collaboration system or codec. And power features like cloud provisioning and remote management make this solution even more compelling.”
Details on how to set up Zoom Rooms operation, as well as other devices supported by Mira Connect, may be found at https://aveosystems.com/blog/.
In addition to Zoom Rooms, Mira Connect supports collaboration products from Polycom, QSC, Symetrix, ClearOne, Cisco, Shure, Biamp, Hall Research, Panasonic, Extron, Bose, Sharp, LG, Samsung, FSR, Klark Teknik, NEC, Epson, and more.
Mira Connect’s intuitive touch screen interfaces makes it easy to:
- dial calls
- adjust audio settings
- manage projectors and displays
- and control the room
all without the cost and complexity of custom programming associated with traditional control systems.
The platform allows integrators to easily install controllers in less time and efficiently deliver remote management services, while reducing system costs and complexity.
For more information on Mira Connect and the Mira Portal cloud management system, visit aveosystems.com.
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