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In-Room Video Conference Room Support (native, SIP, and H.323)

Amazon Chime can integrate with your in-room video hardware natively from Dolby and when you use the SIP or H.323 protocol on devices from Cisco, Tandberg, Polycom, Lifesize, Vidyo and others.

Instructions for Amazon Chime with Dolby Voice Room:

Amazon Chime for Dolby Voice Room offers a video conferencing solution for your small to medium size conference room that’s easy for participants to use and for IT to manage.

To join a meeting

From the home screen of the device, choose one of the following options:

  • If the device is paired with a single user and meet@chime was included in the meeting invite, join from the Dolby Voice Room device by choosing Answer when prompted.

  • If meet@chime was added to the meeting and the conference room was invited, choose from a current list of meetings, and tap the arrow next to the meeting name.

    Note: If you’re not on the home screen, first tap Meetings to see this option.

  • To join with a meeting ID, tap Join, enter the meeting ID, and then tap the arrow above Join meeting.

  • When Alexa is enabled, ask Alexa to join the meeting by saying “Alexa, join the meeting”.

    Note: If there's no meeting, Alexa prompts you for the meeting ID.

Attending meetings

During meetings, you can perform the following actions:

  • To share video from the room, choose Enable video.

  • To share content, choose Share content and one of the following options:

    • If your administrator has set up the whiteboard, choose Whiteboard to share content on a whiteboard in your room.

    • To share content from your laptop screen, attach an HDMI cable from the hub to your laptop and choose HDMI.

    • If Event Mode is on, make sure the host or delegate adds the room or user as a Presenter from the More menu.

  • To see the list of attendees on the phone screen, choose Attendees on the left.

  • To see the list of attendees on the large screen, choose Show attendees on the right.

  • To mute and unmute the device, press the microphone button on the conference phone. When the device is muted, the ring on top of the phone will turn red.

  • To exit the meeting, choose Leave meeting.

For more details, please see Amazon Chime with Dolby Voice Room. For setup and configuration, see Setting up Amazon Chime on Dolby Voice Room.

Detailed instructions for SIP and H.323 devices:

Users can join Amazon Chime meetings with video and audio from your in-room systems by providing the Amazon Chime gateway IP and then entering the meeting ID - similar to how users join when dialing into an Amazon Chime call from other clients.

  1. Turn on your Control Unit.
  2. Select Video Conference.
  3. Select Dialing.
  4. Select Keyboard (you need to use the full keyboard to get the ".")
  5. If you are using SIP you can connect directly to the meeting by entering 0123456789@meet.chime.in (where 0123456789 is the meeting id) and select Call. Then skip forward to step 11.
  6. If your device does not support SIP URI dialing or you are using an H.323 device enter the following
    meet.chime.in for a SIP call, or
    52.23.133.56 for a H.323 call.
  7. Select Call.
  8. It will take a few seconds to connect to Amazon Chime.
  9. Once connected, you will hear a greeting ("Meeting powered by Amazon Chime.").
  10. Now enter {the TEN digit Meeting ID included in meeting invite} followed by the # key
    (in the example above we used a sample Meeting ID of 0123456789).
  11. If your meeting id was valid, you will be connected to the meeting.

During the meeting you may enter *0 to see a menu with the list of commands that are supported.

  • Press *99 to report quality issues.
  • Press *7 to mute and unmute the audio (or use the system hardware mute controls)
  • Press *0 to display and hide the menu.

Amazon Chime also supports sharing content from a PC. Connect the laptop or computer and share the content. Content can be shared with units that support the H.239 protocol. You may also connect a laptop with a supported Chime desktop client and share your window or screen. Remember to join with your mic & speaker audio disabled.


Protocol and deployment considerations for SIP/H.323 devices:

Customers can connect to the Amazon Chime from their VTC in-room devices directly from public internet or via their firewalls and proxies:

Please reference https://answers.chime.aws/articles/123/hosts-port... for network configuration.


A subset of compatible VTC devices list (**):

Device SIP H.323 Comment
Cisco SX20 Yes Yes Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK
Cisco DX80 Yes Yes Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK
Lifesize Icon Yes No Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK
Poly Trio Yes Yes Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK
Poly Debut Yes Yes Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK
Poly RPD No* Yes Audio/Video: OK, Screen: From device is OK
Tandberg C40 Yes Yes Audio/Video/Screen: To and From OK

* does not support TLS

** Most devices that are H.323 or SIP are supported - this list is just a small subset of devices.


More about Poly SIP/H.323 Devices

Poly video endpoints now bring the Chime Meeting experience into Poly RealPresence huddle and conference rooms. When using Amazon Chime with Poly Trio, Poly Trio Collaboration Kit, RealPresence Group Series or RealPresence Debut your users gain:

  • Calendaring made easy using Outlook and Google calendar plug-in for scheduled and ad hoc meetings.
  • In-room ad-hoc click-to-join a meeting from a Poly video endpoint into a Chime Meeting.
  • A consistent in-meeting content sharing experience from desktops, mobile devices, and conference rooms.

For more information on setup and configuration see this article from Poly.


More about Lifesize SIP/H.323 Devices

Amazon Chime support is available by default for the entire Lifesize Icon series of devices (Icon 300, 400, 450, 500, 600, 700 and 800) for customers with the following:

  • A Lifesize cloud account
  • Exchange or Google integration setup

When a supported Lifesize room is invited to an Amazon Chime meeting and includes meeting details generated by the Chime application (which include the SIP dial URI string - e.g. 1234567890@meet.chime.in), attendees in the Lifesize room are presented with an option on the Lifesize Phone HD to join the meeting.


For more information on setting up calendar integration and devices please see the Lifesize Support Center.

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