Microsoft announces next generation of Skype Room Systems

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At Ignite today, Microsoft announced the next generation of Skype Room Systems (formerly codenamed Project Rigel). Skype Room Systems bring the Skype for Business meeting experience with rich HD audio and video to meeting rooms.

With the new Skype Room Systems, your team can work like you’re all in one place, quickly and easily join meetings, make phone calls, and instantly share content in the room and remotely—all from an elegant touch screen console device. Transform your meeting rooms and make any space a Skype meeting place.

As announced before, Microsoft worked with several partners for Skype Room Systems. Today they announced that Logitech SmartDock for Skype Room System bundles are available to reserve today, and will start shipping in a few weeks. And customers can reserve Crestron’s Skype Room Systems, shipping at the end of this year, and the Polycom MSR Series for Skype Room Systems, which will start shipping early first quarter of 2017.

Skype for Business team also announced the preview of Polycom RealConnect Service for Office365 which enables non-native video teleconference (VTC) systems from Cisco and others to join a Skype for Business meeting. This allows organizations to keep their existing investments and non-Skype for Business endpoint devices can leverage Skype for Business Meetings all in a seamless experience.

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