Hey Guys and Gals,
So I'm tasked with procuring equipment for our Zoom conference rooms and my company wants an Apple TV and a Mac Mini in each room. The main use cases are Zoom meetings and being able to AirPlay to the TV in the rooms but does having both seem redundant? Can the Mac Mini suffice and thus we don't need the Apple TV's in these rooms or is there something else to it? My manager wants the Mac Minis for more "computer" use in these rooms so those will probably need to happen over the Apple TV option.
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While I usually run screaming from the when teleconferencing and rooms come up.. I have always thought why do you need to have a zoom room? Wouldn't a better user experience be running the meeting from the computer of who set up the meeting and using Apple tv and HomePod for video and audio in the room?
I think that is cost-effective and simple for teleconferencing? Am I missing something?
@gachowski Interesting point, I guess old habits die hard and I'm in a place right now that also doesn't know about alternate ways of video conferencing. They also initially wanted an ATV and Mac Mini in all 6 Zoom rooms. I'm going to present the case that it's redundant and not cost effective. Maybe later I can convince them to get rid of Zoom in favor of a solution like yours.
We are using zoom rooms and you will find having the standalone device per room is great for a couple of reasons.
Hope this helps.