Skype Room Systems v2 requirements

This article summarizes the requirements for supporting Skype Room Systems v2.

Your deployment will involve account creation as described in Deploy Skype Room Systems v2 and setting up a meeting console as described in Configure a Skype Room Systems v2 console.

You may also need to refer to:

Note

Skype Room Systems v2 is intended for use with Skype for Business Server 2019, Skype for Business Server 2015, Microsoft Teams, or Skype for Business Online.

Earlier platforms like Lync Server 2013 aren't expected to work with Skype Room Systems v2.

Note

If using an on-prem Exchange server, Skype Room Systems v2 requires the use of Exchange Server 2013 SP1 or later.

Hardware requirements

Skype Room Systems v2 can scale to different room sizes through accessories depending on audio and video peripherals. The hardware listed in this article supports both Skype and Teams meeting modes. Audio and video peripherals connect to Skype Room Systems v2 via a USB or HDMI connection on the docking device. You will also need:

  • A 32GB or larger USB disk you will configure as bootable Windows installation media for Windows 10 Enterprise.

  • One of the following tablets or consoles:

Supported tablets

Tablet Processor RAM Disk
Surface Pro (2017) Core i5 8GB 256GB
Surface Pro (2017) Core i5 8GB 128GB
Surface Pro (2017) Core i5 4GB 128GB
Surface Pro 4 Core i5 8GB 256GB
Surface Pro 4 Core i5 4GB 128GB

Note

Core M3 processors are not supported.

Supported consoles

Console Processor RAM Disk
Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Core i5 8GB 128GB
HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms G2 Core i5 8GB 128GB

Certified firmware versions for USB audio and video peripherals

Skype Room Systems v2 peripherals Firmware version certified for Skype Room Systems v2
Logitech BRIO
v240
Logitech MeetUp
Audio - 1.0.172
Video - 1.0.156
Logitech ConferenceCam Connect
1.1.248.0
1.1.684
Logitech Group
8.5.778
Logitech 930e
8.0.914
Logitech PTZ Pro
1.1.219
Logitech PTZ Pro 2
Polycom RealPresence Trio
5.4.4.7511
Polycom EagleEye IV
1.0.0
Polycom CX5100
1.2.0.70232
Sennheiser SP 220 MS
2.0.12.0
Sennheiser SP20
1.2.15
Jabra 510
2.10.0
Jabra 710
1.8.0
Jabra 810
1.2.23
Yamaha YVC-1000
100c
  • USB extenders:

    • USB ports on tablet docks are USB 3.0 compatible. You can use a USB 2.x extender, but doing so will limit you to USB 2.x speeds on the far end and doing so is not recommended for USB 3.0 peripherals.

    • An extender must meet USB 2.0 or newer specifications.

    • Tablet docks support at least two stages of external USB hub extension. If need to connect more than two USB hubs in series, you will need to check with the dock manufacturer to confirm doing so is supported.

  • Wired GbE connection in the room. Ethernet cable of appropriate length.

  • Up to two 1080p displays with HDMI connections. HDMI cables of appropriate length.

    Note

    A consumer TV used as a front of room display needs to support/enable the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature of HDMI so that it can switch automatically to an active video source from standby mode. This feature is not supported on all TVs.

Note

Skype Room Systems v2 does not use a keyboard. If needed, the Admin should use the on-screen keyboard. A USB keyboard or mouse will be required when imaging the Skype Room Systems v2 device.

The following tables provide recommendations for peripherals based on room size:

Skype Room Systems v2 Certified Audio Peripherals

Room Type Number of People Recommended maximum distance from microphone to person speaking Device by maximum room size Comments
Focus
10' x 9'
2-4
1.5m
Logitech Connect
The Logitech Connect devices include a camera so it must be positioned at the front of the room (not center of table) to capture local meeting attendees.
Small
16' x 16'
4-6
2.0m
Jabra 510
Sennheiser SP20
Playback volume may be limited for larger rooms.
Medium
18' x 20'
6-12
2.4m
Jabra 710
Jabra 810
Logitech MeetUp
Logitech Group
Polycom Trio
Polycom CX5100
Sennheiser SP 220 MS
Yamaha YVC-1000MS
The Logitech MeetUp includes a camera so it must be positioned at the front of room (not center of table to capture local meeting attendees).
In general, rooms with long rectangular or u-shaped tables may benefit from additional satellite microphones.
SP 220 MS must be used in daisy-chain configuration.
Large
15' x 32'
12-16
3m
This distance also applies to the area covered by each additional satellite microphone connected to the audio device in question.
Logitech Group + satellite mics
Polycom Trio+ satellite mics
Polycom CX5100 + satellite mics
Sennheiser SP 220 MS
Yamaha YVC-1000MS + satellite mics
All audio devices listed in this row support satellite microphone options.
CX5100 includes a built-in 360 degree camera so that the device can be positioned in the center of table.
SP 220 MS must be used in daisy-chain configuration.

Skype Room Systems v2 Certified Video Peripherals

Room Type Number of People Device by Optimal room size Comments
Focus
10' x 9'
2-4
Logitech Connect
Logitech MeetUp
Polycom CX5100
Small
16' x 16'
4-6
Logitech C930e
Logitech MeetUp
Logitech BRIO
Logitech PTZ Pro
Polycom MSR
Polycom CX5100
Logitech PTZ Pro often bundled with Logitech Group
Medium
18' x 20'
6-12
Logitech MeetUp
Logitech BRIO
Logitech PTZ Pro
Polycom MSR
Polycom CX5100
Large
15' x 32'
12-16
Logitech PTZ Pro
Polycom MSR
Polycom CX5100

Note

Front of room display resolution should be set to no greater than 1920x1080p.

Required Software Downloads

To build your own Skype Room Systems v2 image, follow the instructions in Configure a Skype Room Systems v2 console. Those instructions will guide you through downloading all necessary software for the installation process.

Note

IT professionals will need access to Windows 10 Enterprise ISO files through their volume licensing agreement.

In addition, you will probably want a copy of SkypeRoomProvisioningScript.ps1, often used to provision Skype Room Systems v2 accounts.

See also

Plan for Skype Room Systems v2

Deploy Skype Room Systems v2

Configure a Skype Room Systems v2 console

Manage Skype Room Systems v2

Skype for Business add-on licensing