NextGen Skype for Business Room Systems arrive soon
To make your meeting rooms a more collaborative space there are several options. Now I like to make you aware about one option: Microsoft Skype for Business Room Systems (earlier known as Project Rigel). To put it in a nutshell, the SFB Room Systems are collaboration room endpoints to enable your rooms for collaboration by using Skype for Business-capabilities.
- Microsoft Skype for Business Room Systems: https://products.office.com/en-us/skype-for-business/online-meeting-solutions
- Logitech SmartDock: http://www.logitech.com/de-de/product/smartdock
- Creston Surface Dock: http://www.crestron.com/products/line/microsoft-surface-dock-skype-for-business
- Polycom MSR Series: http://www.polycom.com/microsoft-video/ignite-solutions-announcements.html
Due to the fact that these systems are almost like SFB users you’ll only need to create an SFB Meeting Room via Shell and on Exchange you’ll need to associated it / enabled it as resource (room) mailbox for calendar / booking integration. For further details on the deployment of SFB Rooms please click the following link (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt691568.aspx).
In my opinion these SFB Room Systems could help to close a gap in conferencing rooms where no collaboration systems are available and the capabilities are required.