Effective communication and stronger relationship within your team, wherever they’re working from, is crucial to the company’s success. Video conferencing has successfully become the go-to means to thrive in the business world – especially now when more people prefer to work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic!
To get the best video conferencing experience, you need a video conferencing device, such as Neat Bar. While the Neat Bar was originally designed to work with Zoom meetings, you can also use this device with Microsoft Teams. For further Neat requirements, you can contact us by emailing email@example.com, calling us at (01189) 977 770, using the live chat option, or completing the form.
Continue reading to learn how you can set up and use Neat Bar with Teams.
What is a Neat Bar?
For better communication, your conferencing room has to be flawless. There should be no disturbance. However, when it comes to video conferencing, there are several factors that can affect your experience, such as video & audio quality, number of participants, and many more.
Fortunately, there are numerous methods to improve your video conferencing room. One of the most effective approaches is to get a video conferencing device, such as a Neat Bar. A Neat Bar was originally designed to work with Zoom Rooms and Zoom Meetings. However, now you can also use this device with Microsoft Teams to enhance the quality of your meetings.
The Neat Bar is a combination of the user operating simplicity and high-tech engineering. This device offers superior-quality audio and video to your online meetings. Plus, it has a compact yet elegant design: a single unit delivering high-quality audio and video within your meeting spaces.
Features and Specifications
The Neat Bar is probably the simplest video conferencing device available out there. However, that doesn’t mean it is not loaded with useful features. Everything you need to connect your in-room display and Neat Bar comes in a single box, simplifying the installation procedure. You don’t even need a professional person to set up your Neat Bar.
The Neat Bar has several mounting options. Its snap-on mount option allows you to install your device on top of your actual monitors and screens. Besides this, you can also install your Neat Bar above or below your screen or mount it over the table to enjoy a clean meeting space.
What’s in the Box:
- Neat Bar and Neat Pad
- Setup Guide and Documentation
- Mount Adapter: Table Stand, Screen Mount, and Wall mount
- Power Cable and Adapter
- Ethernet and HDMI Cables
Neat Bar Physical Dimensions:
- Weight – 3.75 Pounds
- Depth – 3 Inches
- Height – 3 Inches
- Width – 21.9 Inches
Neat Bar Camera:
- Content Resolution – 720p & 1080p
- People Resolution – Up to 1080p
- 12MP Capture Resolution
- 1200 FOV
- 4x Digital Zoom
- Color Correction, Distortion Correct, and Chromatic Aberration Correction
- Noise Reduction
- Automatic People Framing
Neat Bar Microphone & Speaker:
- Noise Suppression and Echo Cancellation
- 5 microphones
- 3 sensor mics
- Speaker box for optimal tonal range
Neat Pad Specifications:
- 8” HD Display
- Built-in tabletop stand
- PoE compatibility
- 2 microphones
- Speakers for Ultrasound
- Anti-Glaring Display
Neat Bar and Microsoft Teams
The Neat Bar was originally designed for Zoom: Zoom Rooms and Zoom Meetings. Therefore, it is reasonable to ask, does Neat Bar work with Teams?
Luckily, Neat is Microsoft Teams certified, meaning you can use your Neat Bar with Microsoft Teams. As Zoom and Teams are two of the most popular video conferencing software, Neat is proud to support both, enabling more and more people to enjoy this futuristic video technology.
The Neat Bar & Neat Board are certified for Microsoft Teams and will support Microsoft Teams and Teams Rooms for Android. You don't even need any extra hardware to use your Neat Bar with Microsoft Teams. All you have to do is set up your device and enjoy high-end Teams meetings.
Using Neat Bar with Microsoft Teams – Step-by-Step Guide
To use your Neat Bar with your Microsoft Teams, the first step is, of course, setting up your Neat device. If you were already using your Neat Bar with Zoom, you could simply run Microsoft Teams to enjoy your video conferencing.
Alternatively, if you have just got yourself a Neat Bar, you can follow the following step-by-step guide to set up your device on your own:
Power Up your Neat Bar and Neat Pad
First of all, you'll need to power up your Neat devices. Remember, to set up your Neat Bar, you have to pair up your Neat Pad with the bar. To do so, you'll need to power up your devices. You can simply use the PoE option and Ethernet cable to power up your Neat Pad.
To power up your Neat Bar, you'll need an HDMI cable and power cable. Connect the power cable to the AC power and the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of your screen. You’ll also need to connect your device to the wired or wireless network to connect to your private network.
Select your Setup Scenario
A Neat Bar is nothing if not versatile. While setting up your device, you have 3 setup options. To complete the setup procedure, you'll need to connect both the Neat Bar and the Neat Pad. To do so, select the "Set Up Neat Bar with Controller" options. If you have just a Neat Pad, you'll need to select the other 2 options as preferred.
Pick a Mounting Configuration
As mentioned earlier, the Neat Bar features 3 mounting options. You can select between screen, wall or table mounting. To make the installation easy, the setup wizard will provide a step-by-step guide about mounting configuration.
Connect Your Neat devices to the Internet
The next step is to connect your Neat devices to the internet. If your Neat Bar and Neat Pad are connected to each other through an Ethernet cable, you'll automatically connect to the internet. In that case, you can skip this step.
Alternatively, if you want to connect to the network wirelessly, you’ll need to connect your device to the WiFi.
Select Your Neat Bar
If you are setting up your Neat Bar in your office, you might see multiple Neat Bars on the screen. To enjoy Microsoft Teams meeting on a Neat Bar, you have to select your own Neat Bar. For this approach, connect your device to the HDMI 1 port and power it up.
On the screen, you’ll see serial numbers. If you don’t see the serial number of your Neat Bar, make sure your device is connected to the correct input – preferably HDMI 1 port.
Use Your Neat Bar with Microsoft Teams
The last step is to use your Neat Bar with the Microsoft Teams. Once you connect your Neat Bar to the internet, it will download all the necessary updates. DO NOT UNPLUG your device while your Neat Bar updates.
Afterward, you'll be asked to adjust your Neat Bar. You can make changes according to your needs and preferences to get an optimal viewing experience.
Lastly, you’ll be asked to launch the Microsoft Teams Room. You can activate your Microsoft Team either by signing in with your Microsoft account or entering the activation key. Afterward, choose the correct Microsoft Room and enjoy superior-quality audio and video conferencing!
In a Nutshell
The Neat Bar is not limited to just Zoom Meetings and Zoom Rooms. Yes, this device was originally designed to work with Zoom: Zoom Rooms and Zoom Meetings. But now, you can also use a Neat Bar with Microsoft Teams.
In March 2022, Neat confirmed their Microsoft Teams certification, allowing you to use Neat devices with Microsoft Teams. You don't even require separate equipment: all you have to do is reset your Neat Bar or Board and choose Microsoft Teams!