Mira Connect supports Liberty AV Video Switchers

Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect smart touchscreen appliance now controls the Liberty AV INT-HD52 and DL-S3H1V-C presentation switchers and the DL-HDM44A-H2 and DL-HDM88A-H2 video matrix switchers over ethernet. Mira Connect manages the source selections, making it easy for users to change sources across one or more displays in the room.

To control the Liberty AV switchers, select your room in Mira Portal, and click ADD and select Liberty AV Video Switcher from the equipment list. Choose the desired switcher from the list of models.

Next, enter the IP address of the switcher and navigate to the VIDEO INPUTS tab. Enable the desired video inputs to use, select an icon, and enter labels and descriptions that will be helpful for the users.

To use the outputs from the Liberty AV Video switchers, add a display and enable an input on the display (HDMI 1 on an LG display in this example), and select ‘Use Sources Connected to Other Equipment…’. Select the Liberty AV video switcher and then choose the desired output, HDMI2 in this example, from the Liberty AV video switcher that will feed the display’s input.

On Mira Connect, the display menus will be created automatically, making it easy for users to select which video source input on the Liberty AV switchers to view on their display. Below is an example of the Mira Connect user interface using four displays, each one using a different output from the Liberty AV video matrix.

For more information, see Aveo Systems’ Liberty AV integration guide.

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NEC Display Universal Driver

Mira Connect expands support for NEC displays with a new universal driver. NEC displays may now be controlled over Ethernet or RS-232 (using a Global Cache IP2SL interface). Using Mira Connect’s remote control capability, NEC displays can be controlled from anywhere through Mira Portal.

To get started using your NEC display, select an organization, site, and room in Mira Portal. Next, add an NEC Multisync display from the equipment list, choosing the Universal driver. While not every NEC display will support every input available to the universal driver, enable the inputs that will be used on your NEC display.

Next, navigate to the VIDEO INPUTS tab and for each input you’d like to use, enable the desired video inputs, select an icon, and enter a label and description. Press ADD EQUIPMENT when done.

For detailed instructions for integrating NEC displays with Mira Connect, see Aveo Systems’ NEC Multisync integration guide. To learn more about using Mira Connect, see our training videos. With our UI Preview capabilities, you can get started today.

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Mira Connect supports Monoprice Blackbird Video Switcher

Mira Connect supports the Monoprice Blackbird Pro 4K 4×4 matrix switcher for video management in cost-sensitive installations. Using a Global Cache IP2SL (RS-232 to IP) device to connect to the RS-232 port on the Monoprice switcher, Mira Connect manages the source selections of the Monoprice video switcher, allowing users to easily change content sources routed to the four outputs of the Blackbird video switcher. Users can also manually select sources from the switcher’s front panel buttons and Mira Connect will automatically update to show the status of the system.

To get started, select your room in Mira Portal, add a Monoprice Video Switcher from the equipment list, and choose the Blackbird 4K Pro 4×4 model.

Enter the IP address of the Global Cache IP2SL and navigate to the VIDEO INPUTS tab. Enable the desired video inputs, choose an icon, and enter labels and descriptions.

To use the different outputs from the video switcher, add one or more displays (or other equipment), enable an input on the display (HDMI 1 on an LG display in this example), and select ‘Use Sources Connected to Other Equipment…’. Select the Monoprice video switcher from the list and choose the desired switcher output, HDMI 2 in this example, from the video switcher that is connected to that display’s input.

On Mira Connect, the menus to select the video signals are created automatically, making it easy for users to choose which video source input to view on their display.

For more information, see Aveo Systems’ Monoprice Blackbird integration guide. For a list of displays supported by Mira Connect, see our equipment list.

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Mira Connect Delivers Happiness to Zoom Users

The number of Zoom collaboration users is growing every day, making it easy for users to brainstorm, collaborate, create shared experiences, and improve communications within and beyond the boundaries of the workplace. Zoom offers mobile apps and Zoom Rooms software-defined video codecs for dedicated collaboration spaces and conference rooms.

Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect smart touchscreen appliance enhances Zoom’s user experience by controlling Zoom Room systems and all of the other equipment in the room, delivering further happiness to Zoom users.

Mira Connect

Simplify the room with one controller – Mira Connect

Mira Connect is an intuitive user interface that controls the audio, video, and collaboration products that are used in conference rooms. With an ever-growing list of equipment supported by Mira Connect, you can now easily control your entire room. Launch video calls, dial PSTN numbers, automatically enter PIN and access codes, change inputs in your displays, power on the projectors, switch USB sources to your computer, and more. Some of the manufacturers we support and partner with are shown below.

Mira Connect Supported Equipment

Configured using our secure cloud-based platform Mira Portal, Mira Connect is an easy-to-set-up and easy-to-use system that truly simplifies control. No programming is required to set up the system, because we’ve done the work for you. Simply add the equipment to your room, enable the options you need, and your system is ready to use.

Zoom users can now manage the Zoom Room system and extend the Zoom Room user experience to the rest of their room. In addition to controlling the Zoom Room video system, Mira Connect controls the displays, cameras, projectors, video switchers, DSP audio systems, and more.

It makes users happy to need only one easy-to-use controller in their room.

Mira Connect’s user experience is familiar

We’ve designed Mira Connect’s user interface to be familiar to Zoom users. Users accustomized to Zoom will feel very comfortable launching and managing Zoom calls using Mira Connect. Starting a call is as easy as selecting the desired participants from the Zoom directory, and pressing the MEET NOW button.

Meetings can also be launched directly from Mira Connect’s dial pad or joined with one-touch of calendar invitations. Mira Connect integrates easily with Microsoft’s Office 365 Calendar for the room and shows multiple days of meetings on its calendar, and Mira Connect can directly integrate with the Zoom Room calendar.

And Mira Connect does a lot more

With Mira Connect, users and partners can:

  • Remotely control the system with the Mira Connect user interface in their browser
  • View a dashboard of the rooms and equipment status in each room
  • Receive instant text messages if any equipment issues arise (before users are even aware of these issues) Mira Connect sends instant messages
  • Add custom camera labels to make it easy for users in the room
  • Easily replicate the equipment set-up in Mira Portal when installing multiple rooms
  • Easily make changes to equipment settings or change equipment in Mira Portal
  • Customize Mira Connect’s background image, logo, and colors to match the company’s branding

Can I experience Mira Connect before purchasing?

Yes! Aveo Systems added the UI Preview feature to Mira Portal so you can simulate all the equipment in the conference room and experience the Mira Connect user interface using only your browser.

UI Preview simulates the Zoom Room system too – including a directory of users for making simulated calls and test driving the entire experience within seconds of creating a Mira Portal account.

To get started with UI Preview, create a free, no-obligation, account in Mira Portal. Once an account is created, Mira Portal starts a tutorial that automatically creates an example organization for you to experience.

Setting up a Mira Connect is just as easy as previewing the system

Once you’ve created an account in Mira Portal and have your organization, site, and room, instead of simulating the equipment, you can pair an actual Mira Connect to the room. In no time, your Mira Connect will connect to the equipment in the room, create the familiar user interface automatically, and your room is ready for your first meeting, making users happy to have their rooms set up easily and quickly.

We’ve created easy-to-follow integration guides for all supported equipment families. You can find the integration guides on our website, including how to integrate Mira Connect with a Zoom Room system.

For more information, see our website, e-mail us at sales@aveosystems.com or call us at (678) 653-7090. We want to share our Zoom happiness with you.

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Mira Connect Enhances Polycom’s Conferencing Solutions

Polycom’s products have traditionally set the standard for high-quality audio and video conferencing experiences. As a market leader, Polycom’s products are installed every day around the globe.

In each of these installations, the user interface (UI) options for dialing, controlling mute, volume, and camera positioning range from an infrared remote to a Polycom RealPresence Touch panel (RP Touch) and to a more fully-featured control system based on the customer’s needs and other equipment to be controlled.

SoundStructure and Group Series

For rooms that need better audio quality, including support for more microphones, sound-reinforcement, feedback elimination, multiple audio input or output sources, split/combine multiple rooms, or just want better sounding audio, a Polycom SoundStructure is often the go-to product for Polycom partners and customers. While there are other excellent DSP audio products that can be used, integrating SoundStructure with Group Series codecs using ConferenceLink and Polycom’s digital microphones is very popular.

While adding a SoundStructure improves the audio experience and capabilities, Polycom’s RP Touch control can’t control both Group Series and SoundStructure together, limiting the UI options to multiple RP Touch panels, one each for Group Series and SoundStructure, or more custom-programmed solutions. Either option brings significant costs, complexity, an increase in project resources and time required to complete the installation, and increased user training costs. Custom programmed solutions also create a maintenance liability when changes are needed to the system.

Why does improving the audio quality of the system – always a good thing – increase the control system complexity – always a bad thing?

Mira Connect to the Rescue (Hint: it’s a good thing!)

Mira Connect is a control system and user interface that is easy to set up and even easier to use. Mira Connect controls Polycom Group Series and SoundStructure products. And more. A lot more. Mira Connect also is a great choice for a user interface and control system when using the Group Series or SoundStructure alone.

And Mira Connect supports many other audio and video products, including displays, video switchers, projectors, DSP audio devices, and other video conferencing solutions including Zoom Room systems and Cisco Telepresence products. This makes Mira Connect perfect for customers transitioning to Polycom Group Series products.

Designed by former Polycom SoundStructure team members, Mira Connect reduces the friction of traditional control systems by lowering the cost and complexity for partners and users and by presenting an intuitive user interface created automatically based on the equipment in the room and the features enabled.

Mira Connect is configured through the cloud and can be managed remotely. Simply add equipment to the room, enable the desired options for the equipment, and Mira Connect creates the user interface automatically.

Moving a Mira Connect from one room with equipment to another room is as simple as unpairing from the old room and pairing the Mira Connect with the new room. The system is reconfigured immediately.

Mira Connect provides an intuitive and consistent user experience regardless of the underlying collaboration equipment. Perfect when you have different rooms with different equipment.

One-Touch Dialing

Mira Connect natively supports one-touch dialing of video and audio calls by integrating with the Office 365 Calendar or with the calendar of the Group series video codec. No external servers are required to support one-touch dialing. Mira Connect can also automatically dial PIN numbers to start your calls smoothly. Simply press the green call button on the scheduled meeting screen to start your call.

Once in the call, Mira Connect makes it easy to start sharing content with a simple press of a button on the display menu.

With multiple camera support, camera presets with extra labels for the users, multiple display management and more, Mira Connect controls the entire room. SoundStructure is easily controlled including dialing audio calls, controlling mute, adjusting volume, and more.

Remote Management

For users who want help in the room, Mira Connect can also be securely controlled remotely, making it easy for partners or IT teams to provide assistance from their browser. Equipment and settings in the room can be updated from the cloud, making it easy to remotely manage the room.

Mira Connect can also send text messages when rooms go offline – informing the AV/IT team about potential room issues before users notice anything is wrong. This feature multiplies the effectiveness of the AV/IT team, making life easier for the team and for users.

Mira Connect – Try an online demo

You can test drive the Mira Connect user experience with our UI Preview feature by creating a free, no-obligation, account in Mira Portal, our cloud management platform. Once an account is created, Mira Portal starts a tutorial that automatically creates an example organization and shows you how to view the user interface in your browser. The tutorial includes a Real Presence Group Series and SoundStructure.

Aveo Systems created the UI Preview feature in Mira Portal so you can simulate all the equipment in the conference room and experience the Mira Connect user interface using only your browser. UI Preview includes a calendar with meetings for one-touch joining of calls allowing you to test drive the entire experience within seconds of creating a Mira Portal account.

For more information about using Mira Connect with Polycom’s products, see our Group Series integration guide and the SoundStructure integration guide.

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Mira Connect Adds Extron SW USB Switchers

Mira Connect extends its control of Extron Video Switchers to include Extron’s SW USB switcher series. Extron’s SW USB switcher series make it easy to use one set of USB peripherals with multiple computers. Applications include assigning USB room resources to a computer for software-defined collaboration applictions.


To get started using your Extron USB switcher, select an organization, site, and room in Mira Portal and add an Extron Video Switcher from the equipment list, choosing an SW USB switcher model.

Next, enter the IP address of the Global Cache IP2SL IP to serial interface, enable the desired PC inputs, choose an icon, and enter user-friendly labels and descriptions for the inputs.

Pair a Mira Connect to the Mira Portal room to control the room, or use the UI Preview feature to experience the user interface in your browser.

On Mira Connect, the display menus are created from the Mira Portal entries and show which inputs are available. This makes it easy for users to select the desired input.

For more details about integrating Extron’s products with Mira Connect, see Aveo Systems’ Extron integration guide. To learn more about using Mira Connect, see our training videos. With our UI Preview capabilities, you can get started today.

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Mira Connect Supports Panasonic Projectors

Mira Connect now controls Panasonic projectors, making it easy to manage input sources of your projector using an Ethernet or RS-232 connection. And with Mira Connect’s remote control capability, Panasonic projectors can be controlled from anywhere through Mira Portal. It’s now easier than ever to integrate and control Panasonic projectors used with video conferencing systems, video switchers, and more with Mira Connect.

To get started using your Panasonic projector, select an organization, site, and room in Mira Portal and add a Panasonic projector from the equipment list, choosing the Universal driver. While not every Panasonic projector will have every input supported by the universal driver, select the inputs that will be used on your Panasonic projector.

Next, enter the IP address of the projector, enable the desired video inputs, choose an icon, and enter user-friendly labels and descriptions for the inputs. If controlling the projector over RS-232, for example sending control through an HDBaseT connection, enter the IP address of the Global Cache IP2SL IP to serial interface.

Pair a Mira Connect to the Mira Portal room to control the room, or use the UI Preview feature to experience the user interface in your browser.

On Mira Connect, the display menus are created from the Mira Portal entries and show which inputs are available. This makes it easy for users to select the desired video source, whether that source is connected directly to the projector or through a video switch that feeds to the projector. Users get the source they want from one intuitive menu.

Below is an example of the Mira Connect user interface with a Panasonic Projector. Add video switchers, video conferencing, audio conferencing, multiple projectors and more with Mira Portal to build the system as you need.

For more details about integrating Panasonic projectors with Mira Connect, see Aveo Systems’ Panasonic Projector integration guide. To learn more about using Mira Connect, see our training videos. With our UI Preview capabilities, you can get started today.

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Mira Connect supports Hall Research Video Switchers

Mira Connect now supports Hall Research’s HSM-44-BX, HSM-88-4k, SC-1080R, HSM-04-04, and SW-HD-4 matrix and presentation video switchers. Mira Connect intuitively manages video source selection, making it easy for users to select different video sources to other connected devices such as displays, projectors, and video conferencing systems in the room.

To get started with Hall Research’s products, select your room in Mira Portal and add a Hall Research Video Switcher from the equipment list, and choose the desired model from the list.

Next, enter the IP address of the switcher, enable the desired video inputs to use, choose an icon, and enter meaningful labels and descriptions as shown in the following figure.

To use the outputs from the Hall Research Switcher, add a display or another device that wants a video input. In this example, we enable an input on the display (HDMI 1 in this example), and select ‘Use Sources Connected to Other Equipment…’. Select the Hall Research video switcher as the connected device and then choose the desired output, HDMI2 in this example, from the Hall Research video switcher that will connect to the display’s input.

On Mira Connect, the display menus will be created automatically, making it easy for users to select which video source input on the Hall Research switchers to view on their display. Below is an example of the Mira Connect user interface.

You can pair a Mira Connect to the room to see and use the system immediately, or use the UI Preview feature on Mira Portal to experience the user interface in your browser before having a Mira Connect. See our blog post about the UI Preview feature to learn more.

For more information about integrating with Hall Research’s products, see Aveo Systems’ Hall Research integration guide.

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Mira Connect adds Extron DTP CrossPoint Series

Expanding Mira Connect’s integration with Extron presentation video switchers, Mira Connect now supports the Extron DTP CrossPoint Series, including the 10×8, 8×6, 8×4, and 8×2 matrix switchers.

To get started, add an Extron Video Switcher from the equipment list, and select the desired model from the list of models.

Next, enter the IP address of the unit (or IP address of the GlobalCache IP2SL interface for models that require RS-232 control), enable the desired video inputs to use, choose an icon, and enter meaningful labels and descriptions as shown in the following figure.

To use the outputs from the Extron Matrix Switcher, add a display and enable an input on the display (HDMI 1 in this example), and select ‘Use Sources Connected to Other Equipment…’. Select the Extron video switcher and then choose the desired output, HDMI2 in this example, from the Extron Matrix Switcher that will feed the display’s input.

On Mira Connect, the display menus will be created automatically, making it easy for users to select which video source input on the Extron Matrix Switcher to view on their display. Below is an example of the Mira Connect user interface.

For more information, see Aveo Systems’ Extron integration guide.

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Mira Connect integrates with Biamp Tesira

Mira Connect and Biamp Tesira DSPs are a powerful one-two punch for collaboration rooms. With just a few clicks on Aveo’s cloud platform, Mira Portal, users can have a fully-configured and easy-to-use control system with a dialer, sound reinforcement control, and more, to complement Biamp’s outstanding audio conferencing performance.

Mira Connect controls other equipment in the room too – including displays, video switchers, video codecs, PTZ cameras, and more – making it the only control system and user interface required in your rooms.

To get started, use Biamp’s Tesira Design software to create the DSP’s audio processing, including VoIP and POTS telephony interfaces. Next, pair your Mira Connect with your room you’ve created in Mira Portal, add the Biamp Tesira DSP to the room from the Equipment list, enter its IP address and then press ‘Add Equipment’.

Mira Connect automatically connects to the Biamp Tesira DSP and gathers information about the Biamp instance tags that Mira Connect uses to control the system.

Edit the equipment in Mira Portal and select the instance tags for each feature you’d like to enable – microphone mute, volume control, telephony, sound reinforcement, and more. The instance tags are available in the pull down lists for each feature in Mira Portal so you don’t have to remember the names or worry about misspelling them.

You can add more equipment, customize the background image and colors, add a logo, and integrate with Office 365 Calendar for one-touch dialing. See the Mira Connect user interface example below.

For more information about the Biamp Tesira integration, see our Mira Connect and Biamp Tesira integration document available from our supported equipment page. For example systems using Biamp and Mira Connect together, see our application diagrams.

To learn how you can customize the user interface in minutes, see our Creating the User Interface article and relevant links. Use Mira Portal’s UI Preview feature to quickly visualize your designs using only your browser.

See the Mira Connect product page for datasheets and more information about Mira Connect.

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