Lightware and Lenovo announce collaboration to boost Microsoft Teams Rooms experiences

Lightware Visual Engineering has announced a collaboration with Lenovo to combine Lightware's advanced Taurus devices and LARA control software with Lenovo's ThinkSmart solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR).

Lenovo offers a wide range of unified communication (UC) solutions for meeting rooms of all sizes, including its ThinkSmart Full Room Kit MTR bundle. This package includes the core computer, control interface, AI-based camera and smart soundbar with microphones, along with premier support and premium remote manageability software.

With the collaboration, this technology can now be integrated with Lightware's Taurus series hybrid matrix switchers and built-in Lightware Advanced Room Automation (LARA) control software to build a Lenovo Microsoft Teams Rooms infrastructure. This includes routing video and USB signals and enables Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) peripherals to connect to the MTR system. After a BYOD call, Taurus automatically switches the video and peripherals back to the MTR system.

In addition, Taurus expands the number of sources that can be integrated with the Lenovo MTR system, supporting USB-C and classic HDMI+USB connections. The Lightware Companion App, installed on the Lenovo core, also provides real-time call status feedback to LARA.

Taurus can also act as a central room controller, with the user interface running inside LARA and presented on the Lenovo display.

Gergely Vida, CEO of Lightware, commented: "Lightware is excited to collaborate with Lenovo to enhance meeting room experiences. Our Taurus series and LARA software bring seamless integration and advanced functionality to Lenovo's ThinkSmart meeting room solutions. Together, we are setting new standards for collaboration technology.”

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