Note: Starting January 18, 2021, new accounts provisioned with Cloud Room Connector licenses will automatically have access to the new enhanced API Room Connector for SIP/H.323 devices. If your account was provisioned a CRC license after January 18, use our enhanced room provisioning and management instructions for managing and deploying new rooms.
The Zoom Connector Enhancement program is an architectural update of the Zoom Conference Room Connector (CRC) management service. The current system has been re-built to become more scalable, enable new features, and become consistent with the Zoom web application framework.
The CRC Interop Service is responsible for: Registering and configuring SIP/H.323 managed devices (e.g. Cisco, Poly, Lifesize, etc.) to join Zoom Meetings, manage in-meeting device experience, and utilize one-touch calendar integration for quick joining of meetings.
It is recommended that customers preparing for Microsoft's retirement of Basic Authentication should migrate to the updated Zoom Connector as soon as possible to take advantage of OAuth authentication for Calendar Integration.
Accessing the enhanced Zoom Connector
Access to the Zoom Connector beta can be requested by contacting Customer Support. Once approved for the beta, you can migrate your devices from within the web portal.
Note: If you only want to migrate some of the SIP/H.323 devices in your account, you will need to set up an additional API Connector. Contact Customer Support for more information.
Additional features and enhancements
Improved interface- The improved management interface allows for easier yet more comprehensive device management.
Restart API connectors remotely- While the current room management API connector must be restarted locally, the enhanced API connector can be remotely restarted within the web portal. This can be useful when troubleshooting issues by admins of the Zoom account, especially if they do not have access to the local device or virtual machine the API connector is running on.
Unified calendar integration- The enhanced Zoom Connector utilizes a unified calendar integration API, which allows management sharing and management of calendar integration services between your SIP/H.323 rooms and Zoom Rooms. This improves calendar integration with SIP/H.323 rooms by:
- Allows adding and managing of SIP/H.323 rooms calendar services and resources without adding the calendar mailbox address first
- Supporting OAuth authorization for Office 365/Exchange and Google calendar services
- Support for impersonation for Office 365/Exchange calendar services
- Automatic syncing of calendar resources
Mute sync with Cisco and Poly devices- The enhanced Room Connector API allows for mute/unmute syncing between the Zoom meeting interface/Cloud Room Connector and a Cisco or Poly SIP/H.323 device. If the participants in the room mute the device using the remote or local interface, the mute status will sync with their Zoom audio status, and vice versa as well.
API Connector Scalability- With the enhanced API Connector, users can manage up to 400 devices per API Connector, allowing for greater scalability while utilizing fewer virtual machines.