Zoom Rooms AV integrator overview

In this article we will discuss traditional integration versus Zoom Room integrations by answering the following questions:

  1. How can Zoom replace current audio/visual designs, including switchers and control systems?
  2. How can a computer replace a legacy Video Conferencing Codec?
  3. What is the difference between a standards-based video conferencing environment and a cloud-based video conferencing environment?
  4. How has Zoom been built to move the conference room into the future and eliminate functionalities that are no longer needed from the legacy model?

What can Zoom Rooms accomplish in the conference room?

Traditional IntegrationZoom Rooms Integrations

On-Premise Hardware:

Call Control / Management

SIP/H.323 Interworking

System Management

Expressway Routing


Fully Cloud-Based Platform:

No On-Premise Hardware. 
All management/control is cloud-based

Proprietary Hardware:

No 3rd party options for Camera

Expensive and Limiting!

Hardware Agnostic:

Any UVC-controllable camera

All hardware is off the shelf allowing unlimited hardware options

Difficult to use:

Expertise is almost always required

User training almost always required for custom integrations

OpEx cost associated with hiring team

Easy to Use:

Zoom designed to help manage your environment and minimize headcount needed to run a high quality Video Collaboration environment

No need for user training - intuitive standard design

Proprietary Hardware Integration Comparison

Expensive proprietary hardware requirements are a thing of the past. Software-based conferencing is device agnostic, allowing more freedom of choice among hardware being used in the conference room. Computer, controller, microphone, speaker and camera are all off-the-shelf hardware, enabling room-based video conferencing in any space.

Below you will see traditional codec-only integrations vs a cloud based USB solution:

Traditional Integration


Zoom Rooms Integration




Traditional AV integration comparison

AV switching and control is no longer necessary, as peripheral inputs are rarely a requirement in the conference room (ie. Blu ray players, physical HDMI/VGA connections, etc). Zoom can now be the wireless video solution to display a laptop, while the switching system can be eliminated.

When control systems are necessary for environmental control, such as shades and lighting, the ZR-CSAPI is available to control of the ZR computer via a 3rd party controller.

Below you will see traditional AV switching environments with control systems and multiple switched inputs vs a DSP-integrated Cloud-Based system:

Traditional Integration

(AV System - Codec as Peripheral Device)

Zoom Rooms Integrations

(Zoom Room as AV System)



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