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Content Cameras with Microsoft Teams Room System

A content camera interacts with special image-processing software and a whiteboard to allow a presenter to draw on an analog whiteboard and share the content with remote participants.

The size of the whiteboard used for sharing affects the placement of the camera. Board size recommendations are:

  • 3–6 ft. (0.9–1.8 m) wide — Supported

  • 6–9 ft. (1.8–2.7 m) wide — Recommended

  • 9–12 ft. (2.7–3.6 m) wide — Supported

  • Above 12 ft. (3.6 m) wide — camera covers 9–12 ft. (2.7–3.6 m) and crops the rest.

Camera Location

Ideal placement of a content camera is centered vertically and horizontally on the whiteboard. Local building codes may have height restrictions that require the camera be elevated higher than the top of the white board.

You can install the camera up to 6 in. (152 mm) higher than the top of the whiteboard, and centered on the white board as shown. Make sure that the camera image includes at least a 6 in. (152 mm) border on both sides horizontally. You can use the camera preview in the Microsoft Teams Rooms app to determine final placement of the camera.

Camera Distances

Using typical whiteboard markers, the optimal remote user experience is to share ink strokes in the 1–2 mm per pixel range in the content camera image, and the best results use 1.5 mm per pixel. All supported cameras provide 1920 x 1080 resolution, and some can exceed that resolution.

The distance of the camera from the whiteboard combines with the camera resolution and Horizontal Field of View (HFoV) to determine the distance from the whiteboard. The following table shows examples of distances for various whiteboard sizes. You can use these values as starting points to determine final placement of the content camera.

Camera Distance from Whiteboard

Design Principles:

  • Remote participants can establish a genuine presence in the room

  • In-room participants can retain their individual identity in the meeting

  • All meeting participants can engage in boundaryless collaboration

The distance between the content camera and the wall the whiteboard is mounted on depends on the HFoV for that model of camera, which varies. Install cameras with a larger HFoV (120 degrees for example) closer to the wall, and cameras with a narrower HFoV farther away from the wall. Check the HFoV before you start to install the chosen camera.

If you have whiteboards larger than 12 ft. (3.65 m) or with no corners (like full wall whiteboards), you can place the camera anywhere in the middle. The enhancement software selects an area in the middle if it fails to find whiteboard corners.

Supported Cameras

Yealink UVC30

Bring whiteboard collaboration to any Microsoft Teams Rooms System

Features an easy to deploy and reuse existing traditional whiteboards, the UVC30 Content Camera allows for a real-time collaboration in Microsoft Teams meetings. With a length adjustable wall mount bracket, it is flexible enough that users can use different sized whiteboards.

Logitech Scribe

Whiteboard camera for video conferencing rooms

Effortlessly share whiteboards into video meetings with Logitech Scribe, an AI-powered whiteboard camera for Microsoft Teams and other leading video conferencing services. With built-in AI and a custom lens, Scribe broadcasts whiteboard content into video meetings with outstanding clarity. Now, evern remote participants can have the best seat at the table.

Camera Settings

Once the camera is installed in the room, set it up on that room's Microsoft Teams Rooms console:

  1. Select Settings , log in as Admin, and select Peripherals.

  2. In the Content Camera section, select the content camera and make sure that the Content enhancements option is selected.

  3. (Optional) If the camera was installed upside down because the camera was mounted from the ceiling, check the Rotate content camera 180° option.

  4. Select Save and exit.

You can also adjust these settings remotely using XML configuration file.



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