Many organizations need a more inclusive and complete solution for interoperability right away. Synergy SKY CONNECT, which was launched earlier this year, can enable organizations to continue to use Cisco and Poly/Polycom devices in meeting rooms with Microsoft Teams.

At Microsoft Ignite, Cisco announced that in the first half of 2023 their latest generation Room OS devices will run Microsoft Teams natively. I applaud this development as users and administrators need simpler videoconferencing experiences when in the office. As significant as this announcement is, it unfortunately does not provide a solution for the 1 million+ older generation but high quality Cisco/Poly SIP devices which do not have the onboard processing power to support both native MTR and Webex device interoperability.

Only 4 of Cisco’s meeting devices will be certified and supported in the first release: Cisco Room Bar, Board Pro, and RoomKit Pro in early 2023; Desk Pro later.

So, what to do if you want to have a Teams meeting today? 

The current situation is that many organizations need a more inclusive and complete solution and cannot afford to wait until mid-2023. Synergy SKY is the solution to this widespread need. Synergy SKY CONNECT was launched earlier this year to enable organizations to continue to use Cisco and Poly/Polycom devices in meeting rooms with Microsoft Teams.

 

Top 5 Benefits gained by purchasing Synergy SKY CONNECT:

  1. Enable Cisco SIP devices to act like a Microsoft Teams Room with a familiar look/feel matching the desktop client experience
    • Meeting equity and consistent user experiences maintained
    • Gain freedom to add Microsoft Teams Room devices as part of your upgrade/expansion plan

  2. Application Sharing, PPT Live, or HDMI sharing from the device
    • Eliminate black screens due to CVI not supporting PowerPoint Live

  3. Macro control for native MS Teams functions users require
    • Roster list, Layout changes, Raise hand

  4. One Touch to Join or Auto Connect devices to Teams, Webex, Zoom, etc
    • Eliminate the need to dial passcodes
    • Join External Meetings with ease – Forward invites to meeting rooms
    • Move between meeting platforms with ease and simplicity

  5. “White Glove" control of SIP devices used to join external and internal Webex, Teams, Zoom, etc

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As a Cisco Certified Solutions Plus Partner, Synergy SKY has made it our mission to solve the workflow challenges which occur in a world of multiple meeting platforms and disparate systems and protocols.

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We were recently awarded an Innovation award for Interoperability by Frost & Sullivan - read why and contact your regional salesperson to get a demo today.

 

 

Michael Peri

Written by Michael Peri

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