Single meeting solution
WyreStorm’s Meeting Room Kit offers what the company describes as a flexible, single-manufacturer system for conference and meeting rooms. The concept was born out of the recognition that the majority of the more complex solutions on the market require significant configuration and are capable of far more functionality than the majority of customers will ever use, while the leaner solutions don’t quite offer enough.
‘For customers, the choice is typically to either go big and pay big for a system they will not fully use, which offers a poor return on a considerable investment. Or mix and match separate products from different manufacturers to try and create a system that meets their requirements, which complicates specification and installation; increasing the chance of compatibility issues and potential points of failure,’ reflected Adrian Ickeringill, WyreStorm EMEA general manager. ‘With the WyreStorm Meeting Room Kit, we wanted to offer an unrivalled ease of use and connectivity for the end user, with seamless switching, enhanced audio, simple room control using a static in-wall touch screen and more advanced control with customers’ own mobile devices. This simplicity extends to the integrator, with ease of specification, installation and configuration thanks to one product code ordering with one-price.’
The solution is based on WyreStorm’s SW-0501-HDBT 5x1 HDBaseT presentation switcher featuring ScreenLink screen sharing and collaboration software which supports both wired and wireless screen sharing from up to 26 Windows and Mac laptops/computers simultaneously. The SW-0501-HDBT offers switching and auto scaling of four HDMI and one VGA sources to the display or projector up to 100m with HDBaseT or the mirrored HDMI output for local connection. Included in the pack are a WyreStorm in-desk connection plate, 2m and 10m pre-made Cat-6 cables for HDBaseT transmissions and a selection of WyreStorm HDMI cables to cover all connections needed between sources, switcher and display.
Features of the SW-0501-HDBT include support for 1920x1200p at 60Hz, microphone input with phantom power, stereo inputs and auto-mix stereo audio output. The ScreenLink software allows up to four computers to be displayed at the same time through a variety of configuration options; including single, dual and quad-view modes.
The audio portion of the system includes the manufacturer’s AMP-001-010 HDBaseT receiver with Class-D digital audio amplification for connection to wall or ceiling speakers.
In terms of control, a variety of options are available for the SW-0501-HDBT, including front panel, built-in web interface and CEC support for on/off commands for screens and projectors. RS-232 inputs on the presentation switcher connect to the pre-programmed WyreStorm touch screen keypad with the included 10m cable.
Additionally, WyreStorm’s Enado browser-based control system and a wireless router are both included. Enado enables BYOD connectivity, with the customer able to add their own personal control devices, such as smartphones, tablets or laptops, using in-room QR code scanning or clicking an email or link. WyreStorm describes the result as ‘one-touch system control’ of not only sources, projector and presentation switcher, but also audio settings, lighting, blinds and temperature.