Neat Bar Support

Neat Bar

When you purchase a Neat Bar (NEATBAR-SE), you will also receive a Neat Pad (NEATPAD-SE) to use as a Zoom Room controller or Microsoft Teams console. Neat Bar does not function without Neat Pad.

You can buy more Neat Pads to work as Microsoft Teams panels or scheduling displays/additional controllers for your Zoom Rooms.

For shared accounts:

  • You can sign out from both devices using the Teams Admin Center if you have the security to do so.
  • You can sign out from both devices in your Neat system settings. From the Settings menu on the Neat Pad, access Device Settings, then navigate to Admin Settings (this is password protected) and select ‘Teams Sign out” at the very bottom. This will sign out both the Neat Bar and the Neat Pad at the same time.

For both shared and personal accounts:

  • You can connect a USB-C mouse to sign out on your Neat Bar using Microsoft Teams level settings. After connecting the mouse using a USB-C cable, navigate to the Settings menu and select the “Sign out” option.
  • You can sign out from both devices by performing a factory reset on the Neat Bar and Neat Pad.

Note: Selecting the option to sign out using Microsoft Teams level settings on the Neat Pad will only sign out the Neat Pad from your Microsoft Teams account. Your Neat Bar will remained signed on to your account.

Teams Live Events are currently not supported by MTRoA devices, like Neat. However, this feature is on Microsoft’s feature roadmap.
Teams Webinars should be available as a presenter or attendee.

For more information, visit Microsoft’s article on the topic: Get Started with Microsoft Teams Live

Neat Bar and Board use ultrasound to detect movement/a change in its surroundings to wake up. For this, the Neat Bar and Neat Board do have an ultrasonic speaker and ultrasonic microphones. As the camera is not used and people are not captured in any way.

No, Neat Bar has one USB-C connection. This does work with a touch screen today, or will work as USB passthrough in the future. These two functions cannot be combined using a (3rd party) USB hub.

Discovery for wireless content sharing is via Bluetooth in Microsoft Teams.

How your Microsoft Whiteboard is saved is based on your organizations policy settings and whether it is set to save in OneDrive or SharePoint (within Microsoft Teams).

You can also sign into the Microsoft Whiteboard app and get the session whiteboard.

Yes! Whoever is in the meeting in your organization and has a touch device (e.g. Neat Board or touch enabled laptop) can collaborate when on a Microsoft Whiteboard.

Neat Pad uses the same resource account as the MTRoA device in the room. Neat Pad can be used with any Microsoft Teams Room as a Teams Panel device outside of the room. Note: Additional Pads will only be paired at the Microsoft level and will not be able to adjust Neat device settings.

For more information on the pairing process, visit our Understanding Neat and Microsoft Pairing on Neat devices article.

All Neat devices are running Microsoft Teams on Android (MTRoA) today.

Once BYOD mode is possible, then a Neat Bar could be used to connect to a Microsoft Teams Room on Windows (MTRoW) system.

You can just have Group Framing enabled rather than Individual Framing. This is done in our Neat Device Settings under Audio & Video.

For more info, visit our article on Microsoft Teams Settings.

USB Mode is currently supported on the Neat Bar and the Neat Board. This feature requires an HDMI cable from HDMI Ingest port and a USB-C cable from the back of the Neat device to be connected to a computer. The Pad will then show a limited interface to allow control of the camera (volume and microphone mute will follow later).

Fore more information see the following support article: https://support.neat.no/article/usb-mode-beta/

This feature will be supported on the Neat Bar Pro in a future update.

To share your Whiteboard, you must first ensure you have Enabled Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization.

If this is enabled, and you are signed in on the Neat device with a personal account, you will find this option under the three dots representing ‘More Options’ on your controller/Board.

To Whiteboard from a Bar, you will need to connect a device that uses Human Interface Device (HID) Protocol to communicate data with the Bar to the USB-C port on your Neat device.

Sharing whiteboarding content to external guests is currently on Microsoft’s Feature Roadmap. As of April 19th 2022, it is now rolling out to tenants. To enable this users must get their Microsoft 365 administrator to enable storing Whiteboard on OneDrive. More details in the above link, but admins must also enable it on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center detailed here. Feature ID 66759 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66759

In order to pair your Bar to your pad in Teams, follow the steps below:

  1.  Follow the initial out of the box instructions on the Neat Pad and Bar. Launch Microsoft Teams in the final step.
  2. Once MTR has launched, follow the on screen instructions to visit Microsoft’s Device Login site and enter the codes shown on both your Bar and Pad.
    Note: The order the codes are entered should not have an affect. You will have to open a new window with the same site after entering the first code.
  3. Once both devices have signed in, a pairing screen will appear on the Pad. Select the Bar you are trying to connect to using the serial number of the device.
  4. Once the Bar you are trying to pair has been selected, a code will on your Bar. Enter this code on the Pad and hit the ‘Pair’ option.
  5. You’re Bar should now be paired with your Pad!

When the device is setup with Microsoft Teams using a Shared Resource Account, you will not be able to do the following:

  • Start Recording
  • Lock Meeting
  • Start Whiteboard (if connected to a touch display) – A user can, however, start a Whiteboard from their Personal Account device with a device in Shared Resource Account during a call.

All Neat devices run Neat OS, a hardened and secure firmware locked to work with Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams.

The mounting instructions of Neat Bar can be found on your Neat Pad during setup. They are also located here: https://neat.no/bar/?neat-bar-installation-guides=intro

Yes, Neat devices support full Zoom digital signage functionality. Please see here for more info: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360000030683-Zoom-Rooms-digital-signage

Often referred to as Neat Symmetry, Individual auto framing is an innovation that aims to restore visual balance between remote home workers and meeting-room participants.

With Individual auto framing, we can now dynamically frame individuals in the meeting room and join the frames together, eliminating the distance between them. The result is a single frame with multiple meeting participants, all roughly at the same size.

For more details, please read this article about Neat auto framing.

Yes it can! The Neat Bar supports a standard called CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), which allows it to send control signals to the screen via the HDMI cable and put the screen to sleep when not in use. Please note that the TV screen will need to have support for CEC. If you enable the ‘Auto wake up’ option (on Neat Pad, go to Settings -> General -> System Settings -> System -> Auto wake up), the Neat Bar will automatically wake up the screen when it detects people in the room.

Please go to the Zoom administrator page and navigate to ‘Rooms’. Once you have chosen your specific room to edit, you can find the option ‘Start HDMI content share manually on controller’. Enabling this setting will prevent automatic sharing of content in the meeting.

All Neat devices support Wi-Fi, and are compatible with both 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks. Users can choose the Wi-Fi option during the setup process. For Neat Bar and Neat Pad, the Wi-Fi configuration is done through the Neat Pad during the initial setup and pairing process. For a step-by-step guide on how to configure Wi-Fi on a Bar and Pad, please see the article: How to connect Neat Bar and Neat Pad over Wi-Fi

Yes. The Neat Bar ships with a Neat Pad and both will need to be paired together to operate as a complete Zoom Room device.

When installing a Neat Bar with its dedicated Neat Pad, choose the setup: ‘Set up Neat Bar with controller’.

You can also buy additional Neat Pads to work as either extra Zoom Room Controller or Zoom Room Schedular (however, these do not need to be paired with a Neat Bar at the Neat level). If you are using the Neat Pad as an extra controller either for a Neat Bar/Neat Board or a 3rd party Zoom Room system, choose the setup ‘Add a controller’. To use Neat Pad as a Schedular, choose the ‘Add a schedular’ option.

Neat Bar is a simple and elegant, highly capable meeting room device in a compact design. It’s perfect for bringing superior-quality audio and video to your meeting, huddle or focus rooms for up to ten people. You can mount Neat Bar above or below one or two monitors, and it comes with Neat Pad, our dynamic touch screen, that allows you to control all the meeting room functions. Together Neat Bar and Neat Pad can provide you with a complete Zoom Room or Microsoft Teams experience second to none.

When you purchase a Neat Bar, you get a Neat Pad with it to use as a Zoom Room controller or Microsoft Teams console. You are also able to buy additional Neat Pad(s) to work as either an additional controller/console or Zoom Room Schedular/Microsoft Teams Panel for your meeting room.

Yes! All Neat devices support Wi-Fi and are compatible with both 2.4 and 5 Ghz networks. Users can choose the Wi-Fi option during the setup process. For more information, please see the article Wi-Fi support on Neat devices.

The default volume can be set on Neat Pad: Go to ‘Settings’ – ‘Speaker’ – ‘Volume’.

You can change your video layout by clicking on the ‘Change View option shown on your Neat Pad Zoom Room Controller. The options are ‘Speaker’, ‘Gallery’ or ‘Thumbnail’. If you would like to see multiple participants, you can choose the Gallery view.

However, if this is not working as expected, it is possible you have your TV screen connected to the incorrect HDMI port of your Neat Bar. Please ensure that when using a single TV screen, you are connected to the HDMI 1 port of your Neat Bar to your TV monitor. If you have a second screen, you can use HDMI 2 port of your Neat Bar.

Neat Bar has five built in microphones angled in an end-fire array and three sensor mics, to enable advanced differential beamforming and optimize audio pick up for up to 16 feet (5 meters).

Neat Bar pairs with our Neat Pad controller, which has two built-in microphones as well. When we enable these mics in a future software release, the audio pick up will be further enhanced to support even larger meeting rooms.

Neat Bar is perfect for bringing superior-quality audio and video to your huddle, focus and meeting spaces with up to 10 participants.

Neat Bar is optimized for up to 16 feet (5 meters), but no two rooms are ever really alike and there are many nuances to every room environment which is why we recommend you try Neat Bar in your meeting space.

Detailed specifications for Neat Bar and Neat Pad can be found on our website on Neat Bar Specifications.

You can also find more information through the Explore the technology in Neat Bar interactive menu.

You can try the Neat Bar risk free for 30 days. If you love it, keep it. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll gladly accept your return and credit you for the full amount of your order.

Neat Bar’s camera supports 4x digital zoom based on a 4056*3040 (12 MP) capture resolution. The 120 degrees horizontal field of view enables automatic zooming and framing of people in the meeting room.

Neat Bar pairs with our Neat Pad controller, which has two built-in microphones. When we enable these mics in a future software release, the controller will function as an external table microphone. At this time, you can not add an external microphone to the Neat Bar, but we will evaluate this capability in the future.

Neat Bar has an HDMI in port and supports sharing screen content with audio via an HDMI cable. Note that this only supports 1080p30 resolution for content sharing and therefore you should connect a laptop that is capable of supporting this resolution.

Additionally, you can use ‘direct sharing’ (no cables required) offered by Zoom. There are two options for direct sharing:

  • Ultrasound proximity sharing: you just bring your laptop running Zoom desktop client near the Neat Bar and press the ‘Share screen’ button your laptop.
  • If proximity detection doesn’t work, you can activate direct sharing by entering a Sharing Key or Meeting ID. Click on Neat Pad’s ‘Share content’ button and you will see a Sharing code/Meeting ID. Now on your Zoom desktop client -> Home -> click on ‘Share screen’ and you’ll be asked to enter either Sharing Key or Meeting ID.

Neat Bar can be connected to one or two screens. When connecting to only one TV screen, you must connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI 1 port of the Neat Bar. The HDMI 2 port should be used for the additional screen.

Once you launch Zoom Room software on Neat, the Bar and Pad should auto-pair and present you with a sign-in screen. Click on ‘Sign in’ and you can either ‘Enter activation code’ or sign-in to your Zoom account and select a Zoom room (or create a new Zoom Room). You will need a Zoom administrator account to obtain the ‘Activation key’ from the Zoom portal.

Neat can use any standard flat panel display with HDMI input and a 1080p resolution (16:9 aspect ratio) or higher. In general, thinner displays with standard VESA mounting attachment points are most compatible with our mounting hardware.

Neat Bar ships with a wall mount, screen mount and table stand so it’s easy for anyone to install and set-up, above or below one or two screens.

Neat Bar mounting options
Neat mounting guides

Yes. Neat Bar’s Kensington Security Slot is located on the bottom of the device and is integrated into the venting holes.

Neat Bar offers an impressive range of features and we’ll continue to enhance its capabilities with frequent software updates. The following features are planned for upcoming over-the-air updates:

  1. Support for Neat Pad microphones to provide extended audio pickup range in larger rooms (Neat Bar is optimized for audio pick up of up to 16 feet/5 meters).

Neat Bar and Neat Pad need to be on the same subnet to be able to find each other and pair together. In most cases, pairing problems occur because the Bar and Pad are not connected to the same subnet (and are unable to send/receive multicast packets between each other). For example, if you have connected your Bar to wired network, but Pad on Wi-Fi network, it is possible they are on two different networks in your company.

Please see Neat’s network and firewall requirements guide for further understanding of this topic.

A quick way to find out if you are in the same network is by finding the IP address and subnet mask of both Neat Pad (through the Pad settings) and Neat Bar (press the reset button once at the back of the Bar). If you are not familiar with IP addressing, please reach out to your Network administrator for confirmation, or email Neat’s technical support team at support@neat.no.

The Zoom software and Neat firmware versions for both Neat Bar and Neat Pad can be viewed from the Neat Pad.

On your Neat Pad, navigate to Settings (lower left corner) -> About. The Zoom software version numbers will be displayed on the right (e.g. “5.5.0”). In most circumstances the Neat firmware versions (called “Controller Firmware Version” for the Pad and “Zoom Rooms Firmware Version” for the Bar) will be displayed in a format like “NFA1.20210213.0033”.

To check Neat firmware and serial numbers, go to Settings -> General on your Neat Pad. Next to it, there will be an option called ‘System Settings’. Click on this and enter the Room’s passcode*. Then navigate to Systems Settings -> System -> About -> Neat Pad and Neat Bar serial numbers and firmware versions.  (If you do not see Neat Bar listed here, it is quite likely your Neat Bar and Neat Pad are not paired)

*Note: The room passcode is configured in the Zoom portal. To access it, login to Zoom portal using Administrator’s account and navigate to Room management -> Zoom Rooms-> find your Zoom room and click ‘Edit’ next to its name -> Rooms profile and search for ‘Room Passcode’. By default, this is set to 00000 or 012345.

Support, warranty & returns

Neat will provide support for Neat devices running current released software version and the previous released software version.

  • By current released software, we mean software available through both ‘stable’ and ‘preview’ channels. Although, please note that the ‘preview’ channel software should be used for testing purposes only and not for wider production use.
  • By prior released software, we mean the last ‘stable’ software release before the current ‘stable’ was promoted.

If you have opted out of ‘Automatic updates’ on your Neat device, you will become responsible for manually upgrading all your Neat devices using the Zoom Room or Microsoft Teams administrator portal.

To ensure you can always get support from Neat’s technical team, please make sure you keep your devices on a supported software release. If you encounter an issue with older software (outside our support policy), when you reach out to us for technical support, we will ask you to upgrade to a supported software release first.

For any questions or concerns, or if you need Neat’s technical team, please email us at support@neat.no.

We want you to be satisfied with your purchase of Neat Board.  If for some reason it’s not the right fit, just return it within 30 days of purchase.  Neat will gladly accept your return and credit you the amount of your order minus a restocking fee of US$ 1000 which covers packing, transportation, and handling. For more information on Neat Board purchasing or return policy, email orders@neat.no

Try Neat Bar and Neat Pad risk free for 30 days. If you love it, keep it. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll gladly accept your return and credit you for the full amount of your order, including standard ground shipping upon receipt of the returned unit at our warehouse. For more information on Neat Bar and Neat Pad purchasing or return policy, email orders@neat.no.

Neat devices are sold with a 1-year warranty included. We also offer additional 1 or 2 year extended warranties at the time of purchase. Extended warranty prices are listed on neat.no.

View our complete warranty statement here.

You have a full 30 days to try out any Neat product risk-free. If you love it, keep it. If it’s not the right fit, we’ll gladly accept your return and credit you for the full amount of your order, including shipping upon receipt of the returned unit at our warehouse. For more information on Neat’s purchasing or return policies, email orders@neat.no.

Support for Microsoft Teams

This is likely due to an issue with your Microsoft mailbox processing rules. For more information please see the Microsoft Support link below outlining how to enable Teams Rooms devices to join third-party meetings:

This error indicates that the Android Device Administrator setting in Intune is blocked:

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This setting can be found in your Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune), under Devices > Enroll devices > Enrollment device platform restrictions (as shown below):

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If the Android Device Administrator is set to  “Allowed”, you should no longer receive this error when logging into your Teams Room on Neat devices.

For shared accounts:

  • You can sign out from both devices using the Teams Admin Center if you have the security to do so.
  • You can sign out from both devices in your Neat system settings. From the Settings menu on the Neat Pad, access Device Settings, then navigate to Admin Settings (this is password protected) and select ‘Teams Sign out” at the very bottom. This will sign out both the Neat Bar and the Neat Pad at the same time.

For both shared and personal accounts:

  • You can connect a USB-C mouse to sign out on your Neat Bar using Microsoft Teams level settings. After connecting the mouse using a USB-C cable, navigate to the Settings menu and select the “Sign out” option.
  • You can sign out from both devices by performing a factory reset on the Neat Bar and Neat Pad.

Note: Selecting the option to sign out using Microsoft Teams level settings on the Neat Pad will only sign out the Neat Pad from your Microsoft Teams account. Your Neat Bar will remained signed on to your account.

Teams Live Events are currently not supported by MTRoA devices, like Neat. However, this feature is on Microsoft’s feature roadmap.
Teams Webinars should be available as a presenter or attendee.

For more information, visit Microsoft’s article on the topic: Get Started with Microsoft Teams Live

This is an automated message generated by Microsoft Intune. The following resolutions steps are recommended by Microsoft:

  • Verify the correct time on the device
  • Make the sure user has a valid license assigned
  • Validate username and password
  • Bypass proxy authentication
  • Conditional Access blocking or timing out device sign-in
  • Validate that mobile device management (MDM) authority is correctly defined for the user account and Intune is configured correctly
  • Ensure the account isn’t locked out or disabled
  • Check the maximum number of devices hasn’t been reached in Azure AD/Intune
  • Validate if Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) should be used with this type of account. Avoid using MFA with shared/resource accounts

For more information, please see the following Microsoft articles to help troubleshoot Intune enrollment of Android devices:
Troubleshooting device enrollment in Intune
Troubleshooting Microsoft Teams Android devices

Once the Frame is Microsoft Teams certified, it will be able to run as a Teams Display, allowing for whiteboarding.

Microsoft Teams users can use a SIP address for the Zoom Meeting, if available. Zoom is also planning to release their version of Microsoft’s Direct Guest Join soon.

Discovery for wireless content sharing is via Bluetooth in Microsoft Teams.

How your Microsoft Whiteboard is saved is based on your organizations policy settings and whether it is set to save in OneDrive or SharePoint (within Microsoft Teams).

You can also sign into the Microsoft Whiteboard app and get the session whiteboard.

Yes! Whoever is in the meeting in your organization and has a touch device (e.g. Neat Board or touch enabled laptop) can collaborate when on a Microsoft Whiteboard.

Neat Pad uses the same resource account as the MTRoA device in the room. Neat Pad can be used with any Microsoft Teams Room as a Teams Panel device outside of the room. Note: Additional Pads will only be paired at the Microsoft level and will not be able to adjust Neat device settings.

For more information on the pairing process, visit our Understanding Neat and Microsoft Pairing on Neat devices article.

In order to change meeting platforms, you will need to factory reset your Neat devices. Once you are at the end of the setup process, just select the platform you would like to run.

All Neat devices are running Microsoft Teams on Android (MTRoA) today.

Once BYOD mode is possible, then a Neat Bar could be used to connect to a Microsoft Teams Room on Windows (MTRoW) system.

You can just have Group Framing enabled rather than Individual Framing. This is done in our Neat Device Settings under Audio & Video.

For more info, visit our article on Microsoft Teams Settings.

Microsoft Teams Direct Guest Join for Zoom and Webex meetings will come to the Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA) platform with the GA release of Feature ID – 81482.

The Neat devices that are Microsoft Certified will then support that feature once their Neat Firmware is updated.

Front Row is a layout that Microsoft will introduce to Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA) devices, like Neat Devices, later this year. Currently, there is not an official Feature ID related to this feature on the Microsoft Roadmap.

There is no camera control the Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA) UI yet. Settings like Auto Framing and Subject Boundary will need to be set in your Device Settings under the Audio & Video menu outside of a Microsoft Teams meeting.

For more info, visit our article on Microsoft Teams Settings.

Neat devices do support Proximity Join when on Microsoft Teams.

You will need to have the Allow Bluetooth beaconing and Automatically accept proximity-based meeting invitations enabled in your Microsoft Settings. To find these settings, navigate to More (…) > Settings > Meetings and you should find the feature toggle switches.

Bluetooth must also be enabled within the Neat System Settings. To find this setting, navigate to More (…) > Settings > Device Settings > Admin Settings and you sound find the Bluetooth toggle switch. Note: To access the Admin Settings you will need the Administrator password, for more information visit Section 4.1.2 in our Microsoft Settings and Neat Settings article.

 

You would use the Teams Admin Center to manage all your devices and notifications.

There is only one model per Neat product. At the end of the out of box setup, you will be asked to choose your conferencing platform.

Yes, this is Feature ID 88027 on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88027

In order to login to a Neat device running Microsoft Teams with a Personal Account, it will need to be a Personal Account that has a Microsoft Teams Essentials license or higher applied. Free Microsoft Teams Accounts are prevented from logging into a Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA) device.

 

For more info, visit Microsoft’s article on Microsoft Teams licensing – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/compare-microsoft-teams-options?activetab=pivot:primaryr1

To enable the Auto Wake Up Feature, go to ‘More’ on the device and select ‘Settings’. Scroll to the bottom of the list and select ‘Device settings’. You will then find the feature toggle switch under the ‘System’ menu in your system settings.

Follow Microsoft’s advice here to ensure you are able to connect to Teams on your Network: Skype for Business Online and Microsoft Teams

To share your Whiteboard, you must first ensure you have Enabled Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization.

If this is enabled, and you are signed in on the Neat device with a personal account, you will find this option under the three dots representing ‘More Options’ on your controller/Board.

To Whiteboard from a Bar, you will need to connect a device that uses Human Interface Device (HID) Protocol to communicate data with the Bar to the USB-C port on your Neat device.

Sharing whiteboarding content to external guests is currently on Microsoft’s Feature Roadmap. As of April 19th 2022, it is now rolling out to tenants. To enable this users must get their Microsoft 365 administrator to enable storing Whiteboard on OneDrive. More details in the above link, but admins must also enable it on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center detailed here. Feature ID 66759 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66759

Currently this functionality isn’t available on Microsoft Teams room devices. However, participants can be muted prior to joining the meeting by editing the meeting invite settings under ‘More Options’ to disable cameras and microphones. You can also control individual participant settings from the Participants list by tapping on their name on your controller.

For more information, visit the Microsoft Support site: Manage attendee audio and video permissions in Teams meetings

In order to pair your Bar to your pad in Teams, follow the steps below:

  1.  Follow the initial out of the box instructions on the Neat Pad and Bar. Launch Microsoft Teams in the final step.
  2. Once MTR has launched, follow the on screen instructions to visit Microsoft’s Device Login site and enter the codes shown on both your Bar and Pad.
    Note: The order the codes are entered should not have an affect. You will have to open a new window with the same site after entering the first code.
  3. Once both devices have signed in, a pairing screen will appear on the Pad. Select the Bar you are trying to connect to using the serial number of the device.
  4. Once the Bar you are trying to pair has been selected, a code will on your Bar. Enter this code on the Pad and hit the ‘Pair’ option.
  5. You’re Bar should now be paired with your Pad!

No additional purchase is required to switch between Zoom and Microsoft Teams mode on the devices. Just perform a factory reset and begin the out of box process. When you get to the last step, select Microsoft Teams as your platform!

To enable the Remote Access feature, go to ‘More (…)’ on the device and select ‘Settings’. Scroll to the bottom of the list and select ‘Device settings’. You will find the ‘Remote Access (beta)’ toggle switch under the ‘System’ menu in your system settings.

For more information, visit our article on Enabling Remote Access.

There are currently a few options to share content in Microsoft Teams:

  • Wired: Connect an HDMI cable from the device you are trying to share from to the content sharing HDMI port on your device. Note: This only supports 1080p30 resolution for content sharing and therefore you should connect a laptop that is capable of supporting this resolution. Currently, audio is not supported during HDMI sharing on Microsoft Teams
  • Wireless: Join the meeting on your personal device and select Share. You can then pick the screen you would like to share. To share audio, select Include Computer Sound option (it’s the switch on the top right of your sharing options).
  • Mobile: Join the meeting from the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device, and select the ‘Share’ icon found under ‘More Options’

For more information, visit the Microsoft Teams Room support site: Share Content in a meeting on Teams

When a User or Resource Account is setup within Office 365, an associated mailbox and calendar will be created for that account. When completing the setup of a Neat device, you will be asked to login with a User account. Once signed in, the calendar of the associated User or Resource Account will be displayed on the Neat device running Microsoft Teams.

The Neat Bar and Neat Board are certified for Small and Medium conference rooms. Neat Bar Pro will be aimed to be certified for Medium and Large Conference rooms.

Room sizes are based on Microsoft’s defined room sizes – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/rooms-plan#device-selection

All our devices will have Microsoft certification however this certification will come in two phases.

Wave 1 includes Neat Bar, Neat Pad Room Controller, Neat Pad Scheduling (Teams Panel) and Neat Board. Wave 2 will include the Neat Bar Pro and Neat Frame

This is an open Feature request with Microsoft that is expected to be resolved soon Feature ID 66759 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66759

This is an open Feature request with Microsoft.

Desktop users can work around this by clicking “…” next to the Neat Device username, and then selecting “Fit to Frame”.

If on a Bar/Bar Pro, you will need to join from a laptop, as well as the Bar/Bar Pro, and spotlight the video feed from the Neat device from your laptop.

If on a Board, hold the video feed that is being cut off and select “Fit to Frame” when additional options appear.

To use the Microsoft Whiteboard feature, a user needs to start a meeting on a Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA) device that is logged into a Personal account. Currently, there is no ability to initiate a Whiteboard, outside of a meeting, on a MTRoA device.

When the device is setup with Microsoft Teams using a Shared Resource Account, you will not be able to do the following:

  • Start Recording
  • Lock Meeting
  • Start Whiteboard (if connected to a touch display) – A user can, however, start a Whiteboard from their Personal Account device with a device in Shared Resource Account during a call.

Currently, there are no Neat settings that can be configured via the Teams Admin Center (TAC). Neat settings must be configured on the device locally. Microsoft Team items, such as time and wallpaper, can still be configured via Teams Admin Center.

For more information visit the following article: https://support.neat.no/article/microsoft-teams-and-neat-system-settings/

 

 

This is a known limitation with Microsoft Teams Room on Android (MTRoA). If on a meeting, you will have to disconnect prior to doing the following steps and rejoin the call afterward.

To enable or disable Neat camera features, you need to do the following:

  1. Open Device Settings
  2. Open the Audio & video Menu
  3. Select radio button next Auto framing to enable/disable the feature
  4. Select the preferred framing option (Group or Individual) when feature is enabled

The Start Meeting button is hidden by the Board’s on-screen keyboard. Select the hide keyboard button that appears as a small keyboard on the bottom right of the screen. When the keyboard is minimized, you will be able to see the Start Meeting button on your screen.

Within MS Teams, there is no Personal Meeting Room ID. Instead, you need to forward the meeting invite to the User or Room Resource. Once the invite is received and accepted, a Join button will appear on the controller (Board or Pad). However, Microsoft has plans to create unique Meeting IDs on their Project Roadmap.

This feature is not yet available for devices deployed as Shared Devices on a Resource account with a Microsoft Teams Room (MTR) License.

By default, Neat devices have automatic upgrades enabled so firmware updates are applied overnight every time a new version is released. You are also able to manually update Neat firmware from the Teams Admin center and on the device itself.

Certain features, like responding to polls for example, are not available for Microsoft Teams Rooms.

A Microsoft Teams Room Standard or Premium license is required to run your Neat Pad as a Microsoft Teams Room Scheduler Panel.

Neat devices running Microsoft Teams will be managed in the Teams Admin Center. They will also be available to manage via the Teams Room Premium service once support for android devices is made available on that platform.

All Microsoft Teams software must be updated from the Teams Admin Center. Updates to the Microsoft Teams Rooms application will not be included with Neat’s automatic firmware updates.

Neat Frame will be Microsoft Teams Display only.

No third-party apps can be installed on the Neat Board.  Any apps or features would need to be controlled via Microsoft Teams.

The Neat Frame is not designed to support Windows Hello authentication.

The default password to access the Admin Settings menu when running Microsoft Teams are the last six digits of your Neat Pad’s serial number. If setting up a Neat Board, you will use the last six digits of your Board’s serial number.

Example: Your Pad has a serial number of NA00000XXXXXX, XXXXXX represents your default password.

You can also make your own custom password by defining it under the Remote Access (beta) menu found under Device Settings > System > Remote Access (beta). You can later update this password using the same Remote Access menu or under ‘Change Password’ in the Admin Settings.

Resetting pairing through the Device Pairing menu only affects Microsoft level pairing. In order to fully pair you Pad to another device at the Neat level, you will need to do a full Factory Reset of the Pad and then pair it with the other Neat Device.

This will also update the device paring listed in Microsoft Teams.

You can go into your Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center and either remove existing devices or increase your device limit from the Android Devices Manager section.

You can find more information from Microsoft here: Understand Intune and Azure AD’s device limit restrictions

The product development teams at Neat and Microsoft Teams Rooms are currently working on a joint roadmap for Neat devices to natively support Microsoft Teams for Android, and plan to release this support in Q1 2022. We will announce further details soon. For information contact hello@neat.no.

Becoming a Neat Reseller Partner is by Neat invitation only. Partners are selected after meeting a set criteria which includes a proven successful track record of meeting the needs of Neat and Microsoft customers, as well as an investment and commitment into the Partner Program. For more information on becoming a Neat Reseller Partner, contact partners@neat.no.

Yes. As a Neat Partner, you now have the expanded capability to offer Neat devices to your Zoom customers as well as Microsoft customers. Neat devices will support Teams in waves of certified device models, with the first wave happening Q2 2022.

We will ship Neat devices to all the same countries for Microsoft Teams, as we do for Zoom customers.

Yes. The Microsoft Teams Admin Center (TAC) will enable you to fully manage all Neat devices, which means you’ll have complete centralized control over your entire Neat video deployment.

Neat devices for Microsoft Teams will be managed through the Microsoft Teams Admin Center (TAC), with help and assistance provided by Neat’s global support team.

All you have to do is just power it up, and your Neat device will automatically pair with your Neat Pad controller. Then, simply sign into your Microsoft Teams account and start your meeting.

Yes. Neat devices are available for Microsoft customers to purchase directly from neat.no.

Neat has always made it super easy for customers to purchase Neat devices in a way that’s most convenient for them. That includes buying directly from Neat via neat.no or through our ecosystem of value-added resellers. Please contact hello@neat.no for more information.

No. Neat devices will natively run Microsoft Teams. All customers have to do when they get their device is plug it in. Then they can jump right into a Teams call.

Yes. Neat fully intends to make all of our rich experiences available to Microsoft Teams customers. Together with Microsoft, our R&D teams are hard at work developing the plan to ensure customers experience robust Neat Teams spaces that take advantage of features including:

  • Neat Symmetry, which restores the balance between people in a meeting room and those who are remote by individually auto framing each in-room participant and instinctively following them as if they have their own camera person. That way, everyone’s always seen and heard, and people get the most natural feeling yet of being physically all in the same room together.
  • Neat Sense, pending Microsoft support, monitors noise, light, people presence and the number of people in a room. Also, environmental factors, including air quality, humidity, CO2 and VOCs (organic chemicals, odors, scents, etc.). All of which ensure the safest and healthiest room environment possible.
  • Neat Audio, which enables fluid conversations without any interruptions or double talk issues, where a participant’s audio is cut off if two people speak at the same time.
  • Neat Bubble, a patent-pending capability that reduces background noise and external voices by only picking up sounds from within the camera view. It removes unwanted noises from open plan office areas, including other people who may be meeting nearby. In short, what you see is what you hear!
  • The simple and delightful Neat out-of-the-box experience that allows people to equip any room with video in no time at all, thanks to Neat’s quick and easy-to-understand online set-up and installation guides.
  • Fast and secure worldwide shipping with full before and after-sales customer support.

Neat designs simple and elegant video devices that make virtual meetings feel almost as real as meeting face-to-face. They bring rich and meaningful experiences to people’s work, interactions and lives across any meeting space and have crystal-clear audio and video, plus advanced capabilities that support an enhanced, engaging and safer hybrid working and learning environment. A wide range of Zoom customers of all sizes and across all industries have enjoyed these exceptional experiences. These same advanced capabilities and experiences will now be available for Microsoft Teams customers as well.

From the start, Neat has focused on solving challenges in the meeting space through delightful experiences. The use of video collaboration across businesses of all sizes has exploded over the past 15 months. It’s now accessible to the masses, with hybrid work set to become the new normal. Zoom and Microsoft have emerged as the dominant platform leaders. Although some businesses have chosen one platform over the other, many companies want the option to deploy both Teams and Zoom across their organization. Supporting Teams and Zoom enables Neat to deliver our unique experiences across a broader market to more businesses globally.

Neat is quickly becoming a distinctive player as we continue to lead the market in delivering critical innovations that are driving the future of video collaboration. For several months, we’ve continued to field requests from Microsoft customers for Neat devices that support Teams. Neat’s broad portfolio of devices, unique feature set and proven track record for ground breaking innovations makes Neat an important addition to the existing ecosystem of Microsoft Teams devices to support hybrid work. Together, Microsoft and Neat intend to further drive innovation across meeting spaces.

Neat and Microsoft have announced a partnership that will make Neat devices available to Microsoft customers worldwide. As part of this announcement, Neat’s complete range of devices will be certified by Microsoft and will natively run Microsoft Teams for Android.