Screensharing in Manokin: CMR, Solstice, Proximity and Hardwire Connection


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Go to https://go.umd.edu/MNK-rooms for a list of rooms with this equipment.

Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms

Webex Vs. CMR

Cisco is the company that offers the Webex digital meeting and event service. A Collaboration Meeting Room consists of the Cisco Webex Room Kit hardware, Cisco's infrastructure, and the physical room it is housed in.

Video Addresses

Address Type

Address

Uses

Personal Room URL

umd.Webex.com/meet/directoryid

Joining Ad Hoc Meetings

Personal Room Number

Nine-digit number

Joining Ad Hoc Meetings

Video Address

directoryid@umd.Webex.com

Hosting CMR Meetings

Meeting Number

Nine-digit number

Joining Scheduled Meetings

Call a CMR from another CMR

Enter the Room Extension on the CMR tablet (Telepresence Unit).

Example: "49918" is for MNK 0363

Call an Office from a CMR

  1. Locate the Cisco Telepresence Unit in the room you are in.
  2. Press the green Call button, and click the grey search or dial bar.
  3. Dial the phone number you wish to call.
  4. Press Call

Hosting a Conference Call Using a CMR

If a call requires the option for additional people to call in from their office, host a meeting from the CMR so people can join from their computer.

Example: You need to call a CMR from your CMR but others need to join from their office.

  1. Log into your UMD Webex account.
  2. Click More ways to join located under the start meeting button.
  3. Retrieve the following information:
    • video address (directoryid@umd.Webex.com)
    • nine-digit personal room number
    • your four-digit host pin
  4. Share the personal room number or personal room URL with all participants.
    • Distribute audio details to participants who wish to join from a desk phone.
  5. Locate the Cisco Telepresence Unit in the room you are in.
  6. Press the green Call button, and click the grey search or dial bar.
  7. Dial your video address (directoryid@umd.Webex.com) and press the green Call button.
  8. Enter your host pin when prompted, followed by #.

This will connect the room kit hardware to your meeting and provide video and audio to your participants.

Join A Meeting from a CMR

  1. Locate the Cisco Telepresence Unit in the room you are in.
  2. Press the green Call button, and click the grey search or dial bar.
  3. Dial one of the following:
    • the video address (directoryid@umd.Webex.com) of the host (Personal Room, Ad Hoc)
    • A meeting number provided by the host. (Scheduled)
  4. Press the green Call button.
    • Press # if prompted.
  5. Do not enter a PIN.

Join a CMR Hosted Meeting from Home or Office

If you did not receive an email invitation, follow these steps.

CMR Selfview

See what participants outside of your CMR are seeing.

Cisco Proximity

Cisco Proximity is an additional application that allows you to wirelessly pair your device to a Cisco Webex Room Device or a Cisco Webex Board when you are near it.

You can download Cisco Proximity by visiting https://proximity.cisco.com/. Cisco Proximity is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

  1. When you enter a room with a Proximity-enabled video system, open the Cisco Proximity App to connect.

  2. Click Share Screen from the App.
  3. To end screen sharing, click Stop Sharing from the App.

To learn more, check out our article about Cisco Proximity in the IT library.


Solstice

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What is Solstice?

Solstice is a screen-sharing technology that allows you to share presentations, files, images, and more on a shared screen from any PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android device with an internet connection.

What do I need to be able to use Solstice?

You will need to have the Solstice Client installed on your device. To check if it is installed:

To download Solstice on your computer or mobile device, click on the appropriate link below:

Open Solstice Client on a PC/Windows machine:

  1. Click on the Windows logo.
  2. Enter Solstice.
  3. Double-click the Solstice Client icon.

Open Solstice on a Mac:

  1. Press Command and the space bar to open Spotlight Search.
  2. Enter Solstice.
  3. Click the Solstice Client icon. 

Install Solstice Mobile Client and Connect to the Solstice Display

  1. Download the Solstice App from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Install the Solstice App.
  3. Tap the Solstice App icon. A list of rooms may be displayed.
  4. Tap the room name/number or enter the Display IP if the room is not displayed.
  5. Enter the four-digit Screen Key found in the upper left corner of the screen.
  6. Choose what screen you wish to share.

Solstice Session Options

Once connected to a Solstice Display, there are two types of sessions with unique sharing and control rights for users. 

Share to the Solstice Pods

You can share either your whole screen, one app window, or a single picture or video. Multiple people or one person can share numerous items at once on the same large display. You can share any combination of items onto the screen, they will all be displayed.

Controlling your Solstice Display

Solstice displays all shared screens in a tiled fashion. By clicking on the Control tab on the left side of the Solstice app window, you can manage the different items being shared on the screen. In addition, you can:

Sharing Solstice Panels in the Manokin Building

Turn the screen on:

If the Display is not showing the Solstice screen:

Connect your device to the Solstice Panel

HDMI Connections

You can connect to the HD displays in most Conference, Focus, and Team rooms using an HDMI to Multi-Format Adapter Ring. You may need to adjust your computer's screen resolution to be compatible with the screen you are sharing with. Compatible resolutions are:


HDMI Adapter Ring

 The Adapter Ring Includes the following connections:

For most computers and devices, the adapter ring connections provide plug and play access to displays. Follow the steps below to connect to the HD Display in a conference, Focus, or Team room:

  1. Connect the appropriate adapter to your computer or device.
  2. Connect the HDMI adapter to the adapter connected to your device.
  3. Turn on the display using the remote attached to the display.
  4. Press the input button to switch the display to the HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 display.
  5. Your connected device will be displayed on the HD Display.

 Some adapters may not be compatible with older model computers and devices.

Additional Information

Webex Teams

Webex Teams is a separate chat and calling program most of DIT uses. Unlike standard Webex Meetings and Personal Rooms, you can call an individual or CMR without hosting a meeting.

Webex

Download the Webex extension

 This Webex extension will download automatically occur when launching Webex on a browser for the first time. To save time and avoid troubleshooting under pressure, it is recommended to install the extension before a meeting.

  1. To download the Webex extension go to www.Webex.com/test-meeting.html.
  2. Enter your name and email address and click the Test a Meeting button.
  3. If prompted, click the "Add Webex to [Browser]" button.
  4. You may be asked to "add" or "allow" the extension to be installed.
  5. You will then be taken into a Webex meeting that is used for test purposes only. (The test does not include audio, you are just ensuring that the extension is installed properly).
  6. If you can successfully enter the test session, click Leave Meeting to exit out of the session or just close the Webex meeting popup window.
  7. You will now be able to participate in future Webex sessions.

CMR

Solstice

Manokin Building Room Guides

Download the Manokin AV Room Guides to using Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms, Solstice, and Hardwire Connections from the Attachments section below to get more information on using collaboration technology in the Manokin Conference, Focus, and Team rooms.