StarLeaf launches the GTm 5220, a fully featured video conferencing meeting room system that registers natively with Microsoft Lync. Sunnyvale, CA, March 4, 2015: StarLeaf, video conferencing and calling service provider and endpoint manufacturer, today announced the StarLeaf GTm 5220, a new meeting room system that registers directly with the Microsoft Lync Server or Microsoft Lync for Office 365 to deliver businesses with a fully featured, integrated and cost-effective video conferencing endpoint for all sizes of meeting room.

The key differentiators of the GTm 5520 include support for professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras and professional audio inputs and outputs, necessary to meet the challenges of medium and large meeting rooms.

"Historically, businesses that have standardized on Lync face a real conundrum when it comes to equipping meeting rooms," said Mark Loney, CEO StarLeaf. "Up until now they've had to choose between expensive and difficult to implement hardware systems or a software based solution that is often found wanting."

AV integrator friendly, the StarLeaf GTm 5220 is available with a range of camera options and support for one or two screens. Each system comes with a StarLeaf Touch controller and microphone as standard. The GTm requires no additional hardware or network infrastructure to enable point-to-point calling, full multiparty conferencing or ad hoc meetings to take place. As a StarLeaf solution, users also benefit from an intuitive touchscreen user interface which makes video conferencing and calling as easy as using a smartphone, and content sharing a 'one button to push' action.

"StarLeaf has cracked the code on how to provide full, native Lync capabilities while also delivering the audio and video features and quality that users expect in their conference rooms," states Andrew W. Davis, Sr. Analyst & Partner at Wainhouse Research. "The technology innovators at StarLeaf have come up with a solution and a service that will please a wide range of enterprise customers."

The GTm is the first product from StarLeaf that is designed to slip unobtrusively into the Microsoft Lync environment, to create one cohesive and integrated UC solution that natively connects desktops to meeting rooms. The GTm has a manufacturer's recommended resale price starting from $9,950. Further information can be found here.