Lightware and Lenovo Announce Strategic Partnership to Boost Microsoft Teams Rooms Experiences

Providing Seamless Integration and Enhanced Functionality for Meeting Room Environments

Lightware Visual Engineering, a leading manufacturer of connectivity solutions for the professional integrated systems market and a pioneer in signal management, has announced today a collaboration with Lenovo to combine Lightware’s advanced Taurus devices and LARA control software with Lenovo’s ThinkSmart solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR). The joint solutions are designed to set new standards for collaboration technology by providing seamless integration, enhanced functionality, and user experience across modern meeting room environments.

Lenovo offers a wide range of Unified Communication (UC) solutions for meeting rooms of all sizes, including its ThinkSmart Full Room Kit MTR bundle. This package includes the core computer, control interface, AI-based camera and smart soundbar with microphones, along with Premier Support and premium remote manageability software.

By integrating this technology with Lightware’s Taurus series hybrid matrix switchers and built-in Lightware Advanced Room Automation (LARA) control software, users can unlock the full potential of their Lenovo Microsoft Teams Rooms infrastructure. This includes routing video and USB signals and enables Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) peripherals to connect to the MTR system. After a BYOD call, Taurus automatically switches the video and peripherals back to the MTR system.

In addition, Taurus expands the number of sources that can be integrated with the Lenovo MTR system, supporting USB-C and classic HDMI+USB connections. The Lightware Companion App, installed on the Lenovo core, also provides real-time call status feedback to LARA, enabling smart logic functions, automatic switching, and routing with or without user interaction.

Taurus can also act as a central room controller, with the user interface running inside LARA and presented on the Lenovo display. This enables users to access room control functions, such as volume, lighting, projector/display and many more.

“Lightware is excited to collaborate with Lenovo to enhance meeting room experiences. Our Taurus series and LARA software bring seamless integration and advanced functionality to Lenovo’s ThinkSmart meeting room solutions,” commented Gergely Vida, CEO of Lightware. “Together, we are setting new standards for collaboration technology.”

“Lenovo is collaborating with Lightware to enhance the capabilities of ThinkSmart solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms over Windows,” said Andrea Recupero, Smart Collaboration EMEA Director. “By adding the capabilities provided by Taurus, we can offer customers a more complete and seamless solution for better meeting experiences.”

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