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Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500
Deployment Guide
Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500
Deployment Guide
Version 0.15
03/29/2018
Lenovo Smart Office

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  • Page 1 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Version 0.15 03/29/2018 Lenovo Smart Office...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Table of Contents Introduction ..............................3 Hub 500 Port (Back panel) ..........................3 Technical Specifications ..........................4 Microsoft Skype Room Systems ........................4 Hub 500 Package – What’s inside the Box ....................4 Hub 500 Requirements ..........................4 Hardware / Software Requirements ......................
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Skype for Business based audio, video and content share capabilities. Note: The Lenovo Hub 500 does NOT use a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. The 11.6” touch display is integrated into the design.
  • Page 4: Technical Specifications

    1. One Lenovo Hub 500 factory installed with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise Operating System and Microsoft Skype Room Systems Software 2. One Lenovo Power Adapter Hub 500 Requirements There are a few requirements that needs to be met to fully start using the ThinkSmart Hub 500. The requisites are outlined below.
  • Page 5: Hardware / Software Requirements

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Hardware / Software Requirements Type Recommended Comments Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Included in the Package External HDMI compliant displays (1 or 2) 40”+ single HDMI compliant display RJ45 Ethernet Cable (Internet/Intranet) Compatible power adapter...
  • Page 6: Skype" User Account

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide “Skype” user account This account is the default account from which the Skype Room Systems app (SRS) runs from. This account is limited to running the SRS app. This account is the default recommended account from which to run SRS.
  • Page 7 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide After the license page is the page to configure the Skype for Business or Lync credentials that are assigned to the Hub. Please talk to your local IT to get a permanent Skype for Business or Lync credentials that the Hub can use.
  • Page 8 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide At this point, the SRS app will attempt to sign-in with the credentials, and once successfully authenticated, the SRS app will show signed-in state. At this point, the Hub is signed-in and shows all the scheduled meetings and is ready to use.
  • Page 9: Changing Credentials

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Changing credentials Click on and select “Settings” This will open the sign-in page, proceed to change the credentials and click on “Save and Exit”. This will force the SRS app to login with the new credentials.
  • Page 10: Restarting Hub 500

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Restarting Hub 500 Once logged-in, the Hub can be restarted by selecting and clicking on “Restart Device”. This will cause the Hub 500 to restart. On restarting the Hub will automatically login to the “Skype” account and will launch the SRS app and if...
  • Page 11: Administrator Login

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Administrator login The administrator account provides system-wide administration capabilities and is password protected. In order to login as administrator, click on and select “Settings” and then select “Windows Settings” and then finally click on “Go to Admin Sign-in”. A prompt will appear requesting administrator credentials and on successfully validating will allow the user to login as an administrator to manage the device.
  • Page 12: Skype Room Systems Language

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Skype Room Systems Language To change the Skype Room Systems app display language, 1. Click on and select settings 2. Input the admin password 3. Select Windows Settings and click on 4. Select “Administrator” account and put in the admin password 5.
  • Page 13 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide 10. Type the following command and hit on Enter from the external keyboard or if using onscreen keyboard, click on twice powershell -executionpolicy unrestricted c:\Rigel\x64\scripts\provisioning\scriptlaunch.ps1 ApplyCurrentRegionAndLanguage.ps1 11. Restart Windows and when the Hub 500 reboots, the chosen language will be used in Skype...
  • Page 14: External Hdmi Displays

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide External HDMI Displays The Hub 500 has two HDMI ports located in the back and can drive two external displays at 1920x1080 (HD) resolutions. To fully experience the Hub 500, at-least one external display is recommended to be connected to the Hub.
  • Page 15: Power Management

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide Power Management The Hub 500 comes equipped with an IR based human proximity sensor, which detects motion directly in the line of sight of the sensor and to an extent surrounding areas. The sensor is placed in the middle of the speaker grill, which is located underneath the integrated display.
  • Page 16: Powering Off

    All screen sharing or content sharing happens from client devices such as laptops, smartphones, etc. that are connected via Skype for Business or Lync sessions or via HDMI Ingest. Lenovo does not gather any usage statistics or any kind of user or device data from the Hub 500. Cable Management The ThinkSmart Hub 500 delivers a custom cable management solution designed to keep all the connected cables securely in place.
  • Page 17: Push Button Reset (pbr)

    Once all the cables are securely connected and locked in place. Close the cable management bay to look as shown below. Push Button Reset (PBR) Lenovo Hub 500 supports Windows Push Button Reset (PBR) functionality. This feature restores the Hub to its factory state. To reset the Hub 500 to factory state, 1.
  • Page 18 Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide 4. Select “Reset this PC” 5. Select “Remove everything” Note: Recovery via “Keep my files” is not supported. 6. Select “Just remove my files” 7. Click on “Reset”...
  • Page 19: Hub 500 Management

    2. How are the drivers, software, BIOS updates delivered? All software updates and driver updates will be delivered via Windows update. BIOS updates will need to be manually done by downloading from the Lenovo support portal. 3. Do I need to install an antivirus on the Hub 500? By default, Windows 10 IoT is secured via Windows Defender.
  • Page 20 3.5mm to 4.5mm 14. Is the Hub 500 compatible with Mac? ThinkSmart Hub 500 runs the Microsoft Skype Room Systems software on a Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS and the Skype for Business clients are supported on Windows, Android, Mac and iOS.
  • Page 21: Useful Links

    Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 Deployment Guide 16. Are there any Lenovo specific software installed on the Hub 500? None, the Hub 500 comes with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS and Microsoft Skype Room Systems Software pre-installed along with all the necessary drivers required to drive the Hub 500. There are no other software installed.

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