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Zoom Rooms Are Now More Intelligent and Collaborative Than Ever
June 25, 2019 by Esther Yoon

Since the start of 2019, Zoom Rooms, a conference room solution with an “it just works” reputation, has had over 60 enhancements rolled out. Zoom Rooms customers reap the benefits of Zoom’s high velocity of product development, which is rooted in three pillars: simplicity, reliability, and innovation. 

In this post, we’ll cover some key highlights from the May and June Zoom Rooms releases. You can watch our highlight video below as well.

In-room people counting 

The Zoom Rooms dashboard will now be able to provide data on the number of in-room attendees, providing insight on room utilization and meeting attendance. This is a part of the Zoom Rooms software and will work with any camera. Available on Mac. Coming soon for Windows and Chrome OS.

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View meeting chat

Zoom Rooms can now show meeting chat messages via the room display and the room controller. Available on Mac and Windows.

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Zoom Rooms for Touch gets auto shape detection and more

Zoom Rooms for Touch is becoming a popular go-to solution for huddle spaces and small meeting areas due to its ability to provide video conferencing and interactive whiteboarding. The recent release enhancements include:

  • Auto shape detection
  • Pen thickness adjustment
  • 10 points of touch
  • Support for multi-share
  • Ability to invite participants in via a SIP/H.323 IP address while in the meeting
  • View and configure wifi and network settings

Available on Windows Zoom Room for Touch.

Make outbound SIP/H.323 Calls without additional licenses

Zoom Rooms can now call out to SIP or H.323 room systems without a Conference Room Connector license, Zoom’s interop bridge solution. Conference Room Connector licenses will still be required on the meeting host’s account to allow any SIP or H.323 devices to join a Zoom meeting. Available on Mac and Windows.

One-touch to join third-party meetings from Zoom Rooms

With a single tap of a button, join third-party meetings from your Zoom Rooms with video and audio. Zoom Rooms support this feature with Webex, GoToMeeting, Teams, and Skype for Business meeting invitations. Once in the meeting, users with the Zoom client on their desktop will be able to use one-click proximity share to cast a desktop into the meeting. To use this feature, the third-party meeting invite must provide SIP or H.323 meeting access. Available on Mac and Windows. Get the details in this support article.

Settings to automatically start or end scheduled meetings

Admins can now choose to have Zoom Rooms automatically start or end meetings based on the scheduled time. Zoom Room admins also can choose whether they want to show upcoming meeting alerts on just the controller, or both the controller and the display. Available on Mac and Windows.

Enhanced room control capabilities

The Zoom Rooms controller now includes more capabilities to make sure meetings run flawlessly. They now include the ability to:

  • Rename cameras
    • Available on Mac.
    • Available on iOS and Android.
  • Turn camera auto-framing on/off (for supported cameras)
    • Available on Mac and Windows.
    • Available on iOS and Android.
  • Hide Digital Signage Only Rooms in Contacts List
    • Available on Mac.
    • Available on iOS and Android.
  • Allow hosts to enforce participant mute
    • Available on Mac and Windows. 
    • Available on iOS and Android.
  • Allow users to see the time, sharing key, and room name on screen during a meeting
    • Available on Mac and Windows. 
    • Available on iOS and Android.

For more information on Zoom Rooms, visit zoom.com/zoomrooms. View the release highlight video below. For a comprehensive overview of all the features in the recent releases, visit our release notes. For immediate status updates when Zoom Rooms releases are pushed out, sign up for our release alerts here.


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