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RingCentral Rooms - Mac Mini | Set Up Hardware in your Conference Room

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SummaryRingCentral Rooms using Mac Mini - setting up the hardware in your conference room
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Setting Up Hardware in your Conference Room | Mac Mini | RingCentral Rooms


The steps below will guide you on how to set up your hardware for RingCentral Rooms to work in your conference rooms. See also RingCentral Rooms Installation Samples to learn more of the ideal RingCentral Rooms setup.

Before setting up, you need to do following:

NOTE:  RingCentral Rooms works with off-the-shelf hardware. Please make sure all hardware is fully connected and working before installing the RingCentral Rooms app. RingCentral does NOT cover support on any hardware that is used for RingCentral Rooms configuration. Please contact the manufacturers for direct hardware support. See System Requirements for RingCentral Rooms for hardware recommendations and system specifications.  

Step 1:

Connect your HDTV monitor(s) to your Mac mini's HDMI and Thunderbolt ports (if dual screen).

NOTE: In the example below, a Mac mini is used.

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Step 2:

Connect your Mac Mini or Windows computer to the network port using an Ethernet cable (RJ45 cable).

NOTE: In the example below, a Mac mini is used.

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Step 3:

Connect your Logitech PTZ PRO to the USB port.

NOTE: In the example below, a Mac mini is used.

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Step 4:

Connect your Revolabs UC500 to the USB port.

NOTE: In the example below, a Mac mini is used.

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Step 5:

Turn ON your Mac Mini.

Step 6:

Pair your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard to your Mac Mini.

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Step 7:

Turn ON your iPad.

Step 8:

Verify your network connectivity.

Once the setup is complete, you can hide your Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.  The diagram below is the ideal setup. See RingCentral Rooms Setup Samples below to learn more of other ideal RingCentral Rooms setups.
 
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Once your hardware is set up, you are now ready to configure the RingCentral Rooms software.

Step 9:

Downloading and Installing the RingCentral Rooms Controller App on your Mac or Mac Mini in your conference room and for the iPad controller.

Step 10:

RingCentral Rooms Setup Sample

 
MacWindows
Small/Huddle Conference Room
• Mac mini
• iPad mini
• Two HD TVs
• Logitech PTZ Pro
• Revolabs UC500
• Dell Optiplex
• iPad mini
• Two HD TVs
• Aver CAM520
• HuddlePod Air (wireless)
Mid-size Conference Room
• Mac mini
• iPad mini
• Two HD TVs
• Aver CAM520
• Revolabs UC500
• Dell Optiplex
• iPad
• Aver CAM520
• Revolabs UC500
• Two HD TVs
Executive Boardroom - Integrated Audio
• HDTV Monitors
• Mac Mini,
• Aver VC520
• iPad
• DSP System
• Amplifier
• Ceiling Mic
• Ceiling Speaker
 

 

NOTE: Polycom phones are not meant to be the primary speakers for RingCentral Rooms. However, The Polycom Trio 8800 can act as a speaker for the Mac Mini/computer in the meeting, but needs to be connected via USB cable to do this. It can also be setup as a phone in the RC room (Setting Up an IP Phone for RingCentral Rooms). However, it cannot do both at the same time. 

 

See Also:

System Requirements for RingCentral Rooms
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