Looking for a Conference Room Sign / Room Wizard for our company.
My company is currently using touch-screen devices outside our conference rooms, that connect to our Exchange server and display both the availability and calendar for that room. Recently, the hardware for the displays (specifically the power supplies, which are external) have become problematic, and started failing. Also, we are looking at migrating our Exchange server to a hosted solution running Exchange 2010, and have determined that the connector for these devices is not compatible with 2010 (and no date is listed for compatibly for the vendor).
The current device we're using is a Room Wizard by Steelcase
My google-fu has turned up two additional devices:
Visix Meeting Minder
NetSimplicity Meeting Room Manager
My question is this - does anyone have experience with any of the above devices, or ones I missed, specifically how they attach to Exchange 2010, and how good the hardware is? Our ideal solution would be a device powered by Power over Ethernet, but we can't find one that has this as a feature.
We're also looking to think of other options, if a ready commercial device isn't available - we have spare Cisco PoE VoIP phones, but getting them to display the calendar does not appear easy (It would require heavy custom programming to get it to communicate w/ Exchange).