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Polycom and Lync integration for Video Conferencing

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Polycom and Lync integration for Video Conferencing

I'm new to video conferencing.


With a VMR the participants of the room are not displayed.  We are currently using Lync users only.  Eventually we'll tie into our Tandberg solution.  Looking for information on how to create a user friendly cohesive environment.


The room needs to display all of the users in attendance, this does not happen, only shows my name and the VMR number

Can controls be made available to the host, owner of the VMR?  This would be to mute participants, things like this.

Need to have video, audio and IM only participants in a conference.


Thanks for the help!




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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Polycom and Lync integration for Video Conferencing

Hello Applehead,

welcome to the Polycom Community.

I am unsure if I can follow you post but are you asking for a new solution or need help with an existing Polycom solution?


A RMX would do what you are after and I can only recommend to contact a Polycom Reseller.


Our Polycom Colleague Jeff Schertz demonstrates some of the solution in his blog => here <=

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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Polycom Employee

Re: Polycom and Lync integration for Video Conferencing

Currently all third-party video conferencing bridges integrate with Lync as a Lync endpoint, not as an actual MCU like the Lync AVMCU does.  So although you can place a call and see the continuous presence layout this is still performed as a peer-to-peer call in Lync and thus there is no attendee list or CCCP-based conferencing controls available (mute, disconnect, etc).



Jeff Schertz - Microsoft Solutions Architect [Blog]
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Occasional Visitor

Re: Polycom and Lync integration for Video Conferencing


In a scenario where say 3 Lync 2013 callers are bridged on the AVMCU, how could they extend the call to include a Polycom endpoint? Presumably, if you just dial the URI of the endpoint from Lync then would it just bridge it in on the AVMCU resources?

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