25. May 2020
Yealink MVC500 – Microsoft Teams Room
Microsoft Teams is growing and it is hard to imagine companies without them.
We switched from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams some time ago and now it’s time to upgrade our meeting rooms.
Last year at Ignite in Orlando, I looked at the new team hardware and looked at the new solutions from Logitech, Poly and Yealink.
Today we take a closer look at the Yealink MVC500. Already in Orlando I was quite impressed by the value of the hardware and I really wanted to take a closer look at it.
Our customers are also asking us more and more questions about recommendable solutions for Microsoft teams, as online meetings are increasingly used there as well.
It is becoming increasingly important to focus on quality, because we notice that video is now being used at almost every meeting.
Yealink provides everything that is needed for a Microsoft Teams Room. From the mini PC, speakers, camera microphones and control console.
Camera and speaker
The camera has it all, equipped with high resolution with zoom and movement. The included soundbar ensures impressively clear voices.
Separate control console
The entire system can be controlled from the console. From attending the meeting, the required team functions, to room control.
Background to Microsoft Teams Rooms
Microsoft Teams Rooms are a product line from several providers.
It is a program that is not unlike the Lync Phone Edition program at that time. Microsoft asked vendors to create a room system solution that would run an application they developed. Microsoft is responsible for the update. The required software is available via Windows Update and the Microsoft Store.
Yealink is one of several providers that offer hardware for Microsoft Teams Rooms.
Microsoft Teams Room models from Yealink
There are various devices from Yealink, in this article we deal with the MVC series, here in particular with the Yealink MVC500. But we don’t want to withhold the other explanations from you.
The systems differ in the design based on the required room size and there are wired and wireless microphones.
Medium to large room
The Yealink MVC800 is designed for meeting rooms of 13-20 participants.
Small to medium room
The Yealink MVC500 is designed for meeting rooms of 4-12 participants.
The Yealink MVC300 is designed for meeting rooms of 5-7 participants.
Microsoft Teams Rooms components
Microsoft Teams Rooms consist of a few standard components from the respective manufacturer, the software is provided by Microsoft.
The components of Yealink MVC800 and Yealink MVC500 are identical and differ only in the camera. Everything else is the same.
The following components are included:
- Mini PC
- Touch screen as a control console
- Sharing device
The Mini PC is equipped as follows:
- Intel NUC 7th generation Intel Core i5 with 8GB Memory & 128GB SSD
- 2 x HDMI video output
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- 4 x USB3.0 Type-A
- 1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
- 1 x power port
It runs Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and the Microsoft Teams Room application from the Windows Store. The NUC has two HDMI ports for displays, four USB 3 ports for various MTR components, built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Yealink supplies two brackets to mount the NUC, a box and a bracket with VESA holes.
The MTR logs on automatically and starts the application. The application has two displays, the console for room control and the room display.
The Intel NUC is very powerful, I had a few meetings here and the system always runs perfectly.
Both systems are delivered with the same Intel NUC, so they have two HDMI ports. This means that both support two room displays. One of them can be equipped with a touch and used with a Microsoft whiteboard.
The MTouch is a USB touch display.
- 8-inch IPS display
- 1280 x 800 resolution
- Capacitive touch screen with 10 point touch
- 3.5mm headset connector
- Motion sensor
- Adjustable stand
The control console is connected via a very long USB cable and thus supplied with power at the same time. A motion sensor is installed below, which activates the screen as soon as you enter the room. The console has integrated touch, a screen keyboard is shown for necessary inputs.
The Yealink MVC500 is supplied with the UVC50, the MVC800 with the UVC80.
- 1920 x 1080 video resolution
- 60 FPS
- 5x optical zoom
- 91 ° field of view
- 60 ° pan and 40 ° tilt
The UVC50 is a very good camera with high resolution and a good field of view. The case is very large and is almost 30cm wide. It’s not a problem, but compared to the UVC80, it’s just huge.
- 1920 x 1080 video resolution
- 60 FPS
- 12x optical zoom
- 78.5° field of view
- 200° pan and 60° tilt
The UVC80 is a very good camera with high resolution, a slightly smaller field of view, higher pan and tilt, a better zoom in a very discreet housing.
The MVC500 is available with corded and wireless microphones.
The wired version is connected to the camera via a network cable (CAT5), an additional microphone can be connected to the first microphone.
The wireless microphones are connected to the camera via DECT using the dongle provided and can be freely distributed on the conference table. a docking station for charging is included.
Both systems are delivered with the same soundbar, the MSpeaker.
- Output ((THD=1.0%)) RMS: 10W*4
- Frequent response: 60 Hz – 20K Hz
The soundbar is simple and good. Aux in is connected to the camera with a headset cable, that’s all. With 4 x 10 watts, it doesn’t make a lot of noise, but that’s not necessary either. The voices of the other meeting participants are reproduced very clearly. It is attached to the wall under the screen with two screws and it would be good to have a power connection behind the screen, because then the cables can also be hidden nicely. The soundbar is 80cm wide and 6cm high or deep and fits well under the screen.
The separate sharing device for both models is called MShare. It is connected to the Mini PC via USB. The MShare has two ports for wired presentations, a mini display port and an HDMI connection. There is also a USB port, but this is only used to pair the WPP20 Wireless Presentation Device.
- 1080P/30FPS Full HD Content sharing
- Support wired and wireless content sharing
- Built-in Wi-Fi Access point for use with the Yealink wireless presentation device (WPP20)
If Auto Share is activated on the MTR, the content of the connected device is displayed directly. If not, then the Share button on the MTouch must first be pressed.
The WPP20 is a wireless device for presentations. It is connected to the device via USB and by pressing the button on the WPP20 the displayed content is shown on the system. 8 WPP20 can be connected to the MShare, 4 of them can share in a team meeting at the same time.
- USB 2.0
- 5GHz 802.11ac Wi-Fi Network
- Plug and Play
- Low Latency
- 1080P30fps Full HD Content Sharing
- Embedded Meeting Assistant Software
- Support Windows 7/8/10 and MacOS 10.10 or better
- Support for Apple AirPlay
Both MVC versions support dual screens because the Intel NUC is equipped with 2 HDMI ports. A new feature of the current release is the support of touch screens. The Microsoft Whiteboard on the room display can also be used. So if you have a room display with touch, you can use the whiteboard on it and work on it with other participants.
Both the MVC 5500 and the MVC800 are supplied with cable sets for all possible variations.
I myself have been fascinated by hardware for meeting rooms for a long time, the solution from Yealink inspires me completely. It is very high quality and well thought-out and every meeting is great fun. The MTR receives regular updates from Microsoft with which handling and features are expanded. A must for me for every meeting room.
The following documents are available in differnt languages at Yealink support:
- Yealink MVC800&500 Quick Start Guide
- Yealink UVC80 Quick Start Guide
- Yealink UVC50 Quick Start Guide
- Yealink MTouch Quick Start Guide
- Yealink MSpeaker Quick Start Guide
- Yealink MShare Quick Start Guide
- Yealink Mini-PC Box Quick Start Guide
- Yealink VCM34 Quick Start Guide
- Yealink CPW90 Wireless Microphones Quick Start Guide
- Yealink WPP20 Wireless Presentation Pod Quick Start Guide