Monitor Profiles

Monitor Profiles set the preferences for which video layout panel views are shown on each monitor connected to the system. You can customize the monitor configuration to match your environment or your desired meeting experience. The Monitor Profile settings are just preferences. What you see can vary depending on layout panel views, whether content is being shown, the number of active monitors, and so on.

The layout view names provide hints on the priority of the panels. So, for example in the Content, then Far, then Near layout view, the system displays the panels in this order: Content first, then any remote speakers (Far), then the local camera (Near). The panel that is listed first is the largest panel. In this example, the Content panel is larger than the far or the near panels.

Several multipoint layouts are supported, as well as dual-monitor compositing. When you use two monitors of equal size, you have the capability of up to eight-way multipoint calling, depending on your system configuration. When sharing content, one monitor is used for content and one for people, but the configuration varies, depending on whether you have enabled Self View and how many people are participating. When you do not share content, the configuration for both monitors is spread over both monitors, again depending on whether Self View is enabled and how many participants are in the call.

Depending upon your system, the number of participant panels can vary, as shown in the following table.

System Model

Number of Panels in the Layouts on the Internal MCU

Number of Panels in the Layouts on the Far-End Sites

RealPresence Group 700

8 (all participants are displayed)

8 (Up to 8 participants are displayed, regardless of the latest speakers)

RealPresence Group 500

RealPresence Group 310

6 (all participants are displayed)

4 (Up to 4 latest speakers)