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Microsoft RoundTable integration with IP/PBX RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We have OCS 2007 R2 and third party IP/PBX environment. All enterprise users are enabled for Enterprise Voice Simultaneous Ring (OC 2007 R2 and IP Phone) scenario. We got Microsoft RoundTable device and would like to integrate with our IP/PBX environment.
    We have used Microsoft RoundTable deployment guide (http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details.aspx?familyid=2EDC88BC-4C79-41A6-832A-B02A0CB2F82E&displaylang=en) to achieve this requirement. In this document I have founded that Ethernet port could be usable for remote configuration of the device, diagnostics logging, or automatic image update (If you are not planning to use the Microsoft RoundTable Ethernet port for such purposes, do not plug in the Ethernet cable)

    “Miscellaneous Requirements

    Maximum room size: 25 feet x 15 feet  x 10 feet

    Wired Ethernet to the computer running Microsoft® Office Live Meeting client for video conferencing

    No loud projectors or other machines immediately adjacent to the device

    No loud noises (including typing) next to the Microsoft RoundTable device

    No clutter around the device to block the microphones

    Do not drag the device by the system cable

    Do not pick up the device by the camera head

    Analog phone line

    Follow the manual for optimal setup 

    Power supply for the computer running Microsoft Office Live Meeting client”

    My question is it possible to intagrate this device to IP/PBX environment without analog phone line?

    Monday, July 27, 2009 12:43 PM

Answers

  • No it isnt. Its design is to work in conjunction with either communicator or live meeting via USB. The Analog port is the only way to allow a connection to another PBX.


    Cheers
    Chris
    http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/
    Monday, July 27, 2009 1:13 PM
  • No, the Roundtable device cannot be a VoIP endpoint like the Tanjay (as Office Communicator Phone Edition is not used on the RT).  It must be connected via USB to a workstation running OC with a SIP/EV-enabled OCS user account in order to be used with VoiP calls.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Monday, July 27, 2009 1:18 PM
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All replies

  • No it isnt. Its design is to work in conjunction with either communicator or live meeting via USB. The Analog port is the only way to allow a connection to another PBX.


    Cheers
    Chris
    http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/
    Monday, July 27, 2009 1:13 PM
  • No, the Roundtable device cannot be a VoIP endpoint like the Tanjay (as Office Communicator Phone Edition is not used on the RT).  It must be connected via USB to a workstation running OC with a SIP/EV-enabled OCS user account in order to be used with VoiP calls.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Monday, July 27, 2009 1:18 PM
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  • Thanks for confirmation :)
    Monday, July 27, 2009 1:36 PM
  • Hello Jeff Schertz ,,


    SO ,, what is the main function for Ethernet Port in Roundtable?
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:50 AM
  • I know that RoundTable cannot be used as a standalone videoconferencing device. It requires a PC with access to Office Communications Server 2007 or the Live Meeting 2007 service to provide the full user experience. (Customers can either permanently place a PC in each conference room in which a RoundTable is installed, or have one of the meeting attendees connect the RoundTable device to his or her laptop and join the Live Meeting using the laptop.)  However, RoundTable can be used as a standalone, audio-only PSTN speakerphone.



    SO ,, what is the main function for Ethernet Port in Roundtable??????
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 11:49 AM
  • The ethernet port on the device is only used for remote management, software updating (via Device Update service) or diagnostic logging.  Typical usage of the device is USB-only.


    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    • Proposed as answer by Amr - Nassar Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:39 PM
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 1:42 PM
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  • thank you but I'm sad :(
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 2:39 PM