Via Zoom Rooms: Numerous advanced features and improved functionality

For full notes including version numbers, please see the operating system release notes.

Windows | macOS | Zoom Rooms Web | Appliances | iPad Controller | Android Controller | Windows Attached Controller | iPad

New and enhanced features

  • General features
    • Native room control enhancements
      Administrators can tie up to twenty native room control commands to a single button. Additionally, users can have more control over their room system without a third party control system.
    • Display common area phones in the contact list
      Common area phones can be viewed in the contacts lists and invited to meetings.
    • Join ad hoc Microsoft Teams meetings
      Users who want to join a Microsoft Teams meeting not on the calendar can enter the Microsoft Teams meeting ID and passcode.
    • Join ad hoc Webex meetings via SIP
      Users who want to join a Webex meeting via SIP only need to enter the Webex meeting ID.
    • Passcode for BlueJeans meetings
      The Zoom Rooms app will parse BlueJeans meeting invites so that passcodes do not need to be entered manually if they are included in the meeting join URL.
    • Shared meeting content on Companion Whiteboards
      Shared meeting content will be automatically displayed on companion whiteboards once sharing begins. Shared content can also be annotated from the companion whiteboard.
    • Support for custom join webinar disclaimer
      Join webinar disclaimers configured from the web portal will appear in Zoom Rooms.
    • Multi-language calendar parsing for Webex meeting invitations
      All languages that are supported by Zoom are included.
    • Product icon updates
      App and home screens icons have been updated to reflect the new Zoom logo.
    • Persistent NDI outputs
      The resolution and frame rate of NDI output streams can now be configured by the Zoom Rooms controller. The streams can be made available immediately when the Zoom Room launches, or created when participants are assigned. Zoom Rooms can now scale incoming video to the target resolution, and repeat or drop frames as necessary to reach the target frame rate, which ensures the NDI streams have consistent properties even if the participant Zoom streams are dynamic.
    • Crestron BYOD support for USB-C
      USB-C BYOD and content share supported on Crestron UC-MMX-30-Z, UC-BX-30-Z, UC-BX-31-Z, and UC-CX-100-Z systems with UC-Engine models from Dell, Asus and Lenovo. Minimum UC-Engine firmware v. 1.11 is required. Refer to Crestron OLH 1001113 for more information.
    • Support for audio framing on DTEN D7
  • In-meeting features
    • Camera behavior enhancements for Interop meetings
      The default camera control mode configured in the Zoom web portal will be used after joining a Microsoft Teams meeting. In addition, users will also be able to select camera control modes (manual, auto-framing, speaker focus) and accompanying camera control functions (pan-tilt-zoom, preset controls mode) depending on their devices. Windows and Mac devices can use manual mode and preset camera controls. Appliances can use all the functions listed above that are supported by the device. These options are only available when one camera is connected.
    • Reactions for Zoom Rooms
      Zoom Room users can send and receive reactions in meetings and webinars.
    • Increase the number of cameras supported in multi-camera mode
      The maximum number of simultaneous cameras supported by Zoom Rooms multi-camera mode is now four. Zoom Rooms must meet system requirements to use the full quantity of simultaneous cameras.
    • Added More menu to the Whiteboard on Zoom Rooms for Touch user interface
      The Whiteboard More menu can be used to toggle Collaboration Cursors on or off.
    • Additional option for toggling show/hide self view
      Users can toggle this view, which adds or removes their video feed from their personal meeting window, from the Change Views section of the user interface.
    • Organize gallery view
      Users can sort the way attendees are displayed in gallery and thumbnail view. The options are sorted by name in alphabetical order, or reverse alphabetical order. Hosts and co-hosts can also load a saved gallery view configuration tied to the meeting ID.
    • Audio enhancements
      Updates echo cancellation, and advanced noise suppression, which can be set to auto or manual.
    • Support for NDI streams in breakout rooms
      Meeting hosts can manage participant video feeds in breakout rooms as NDI sources.
    • Chat panel enhancement
      The chat panel will not be partially blocked by active speaker notifications.
    • Updated recording privacy disclaimer
      The recording disclaimer has been updated to provide clearer information regarding how their data is being handled and who can access it.
  • Management features
    • Override Room Activity for Updates
      When updating Zoom Rooms administrators can override activity in the Room and upgrade to the newest version of Zoom Rooms immediately. This is an alternative, and not the default option, to the regular upgrade process which takes account of upcoming meetings and performs the upgrade when the room is free.
    • Third-party meeting join buttons on the home screen
      Administrators can enable join buttons for third party meeting providers (Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex) that will be displayed on the Zoom Rooms home screen..
    • Kiosk controls
      Supported devices will now display the following icons in kiosk mode: Mute/Unmute, Video on/Off, View Participants. Administrators can toggle these icons on the Zoom web portal.
    • Passcode protection for camera controls
      Administrators can enable or disable a passcode requirement for users that want to control a room's camera in-meeting.
    • Editing source media ports
      Administrators can set the maximum number of source media ports available. A minimum of fifty is required.
    • Firmware upgrade management for companion and standalone Whiteboard DTEN devices from the Zoom web portal
      Administrators can upgrade the firmware version of companion and standalone Whiteboard DTEN devices from the device list page.
    • Bring your own device (BYOD) mode enhancement
      Administrators can disable the default prompt that appears when connecting a BYOD device to a Zoom Room. Instead, users will need to use the BYOD icon on the Zoom Rooms controller to switch to BYOD content
  • Scheduling display features
    • Display QR code when reserving rooms on scheduling display
      Administrators can enable authentication (required or optional) for reserving rooms on a scheduling display. When activated, users can scan a QR code or enter their email to reserve a room.
  • Zoom for Home features
    • Zoom Phone call history
      Call history saves a record of received, outgoing, and missed calls. Users can view the caller name, number, and call duration with timestamps.
    • Video preview
      If a user has turned off their video, the video preview before a meeting will display the user’ s profile picture instead of just the user’ s name.

Bug fixes

  • Minor bug fixes
  • Security enhancements
Version: 5.13.0 Link
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