UC, Lync 2013, Set Up Lync 2013 Audio and Video Devices

On this page, you can learn how to set up your external camera or phone device with Lync 2013.

It’s a good idea to set up and test your devices, to ensure best audio and video quality. You may have one, or multiple devices, such as a desk phone, USB headphone, Webcam, or your computer built in mic and speakers. If you are not sure what devices you have, check with your support team.

Lync automatically detects the devices attached to your computer, but if you don’t see a device you want, use the instructions that came with it to connect and install it first. 

Set up your audio device

  1. In the Lync main window, click Options, and then click Audio Device.
  2. Under Select the device you want to use for audio calls, pick the one you prefer.
  3. Use the sliders to adjust the speakers, microphone and ringer. The blue indicator helps you choose the appropriate level for your mic.
  1. Click Check Call Quality to make a test call and hear how you sound. If you change your device, click OK on the window for the device to get set up, and then go back to check quality.

If you don’t get a chance to check your audio devices before your meeting, you can still test them when you’re in a meeting or a call. Just pause on the phone / mic icon, and click the DEVICES tab to select your audio device, and adjust your speaker.

When you join a meeting or make a Lync call, you can use the controls to mute, unmute, pause or transfer the call.

Set up your video device

Your computer may have a built-in camera or you may attach one, such as a Webcam or a Roundtable device. Lync automatically detects the cameras, and you can pick any of them that you prefer.

  1. In the Lync main window, click Options , and then click Video Device on the left side of the window.
  2. Click Camera Settings to adjust any options, such as brightness or zoom.
  1. If Lync doesn’t detect a camera, or you don’t see your video, check to see if another program on your computer is using the camera.

Also make sure the camera is connected and follow the instructions that came with the device to install it.

  1. If you have a built-in camera but you still don’t see your video, it might have been disabled on your computer. Enable your camera using Microsoft Windows' Device Manager if necessary.

NOTE    Roundtable devices can be connected to a USB drive on your computer, and the drivers are installed automatically. You can then select it on the Video Device menu after a few minutes, just like any other cameras.

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Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-03-24 16:43 CDTUpdated:2016-12-19 16:54 CDT
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