Software Solution: Intel Unite

Published 04/25/2018 04:36 PM   |    Updated 04/26/2018 10:00 AM
With the Intel Unite solution, you can turn any space into a virtual meeting room. This wireless collaboration solution enables fast, secure content sharing to room displays and other devices connected to your corporate network. Team members around the world can connect and share up to four screens at once.

Intel Unite software runs on a mini PC powered by Intel Core vPro processors. Place the PC behind a display or under a table to enable your virtual meeting room. Enter a pin to share content quickly and securely. Meeting attendees can highlight, markup and draw anywhere with live annotations.

Intel Unite meeting features


  • Meeting lock
  • Guest access protection
  • Drag and drop file sharing
  • Extended mode - share your screen & multitask simultaneously

Intel Unite enterprise features


  • Cross-platform device support
  • Integrated controls for other room and collaboration technologies
  • Administrator web portal - manage settings & configuration profiles remotely
  • HD video & audio sharing with in-room participants on Windows-based devices

Expand & customize with plugins


As an open platform, Intel Unite software is highly customizable. Using Intel’s software development kit and Application Programming Interface (API), developers can create plugins to expand the software’s capabilities. You can install an existing plugin, or have your team develop a new plugin.

Some of Intel Unite’s top plugins include:

  • Skype for Business
  • Zoom
  • FlatFrog Whiteboards
  • IT telemetry

Intel Unite components


The Intel Unite solution comes configured with the following components:

  • Intel Core vPro processor-based mini PC hosting hub
  • Intel Unite software for clients
  • Optional plugins for custom configurations
  • Intel Unite software for servers (for enterprise solutions)

Device requirements


In order to access the Intel Unite solution, connected devices must fit one of the following parameters:

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5 or greater
  • MacOS 10.10.5 or greater
  • iOS 10.1 or higher
  • Android 5.x and above (Lollipop)
  • Chromebook Linux
  • Linux Fedora 26, Ubuntu 16 LTS, 17 NonLTS , Elementary OS (Loki 0.4)

Frequently asked questions – Features & functionality


Q: How does Intel Unite for enterprise differ from the regular solution?
A: The stand-alone installation lets you install the Intel Unite hub for use as its own pin server and only works on a single subnet. Plugins are not enabled for the standalone version. The enterprise installation allows for spanning of multiple subnets, supports multiple hubs, and adds additional levels of security through access control lists.

Q: Can the Intel Unite hub share its desktop or apps?
A: The Intel Unite hub can be made to share content using its own desktop apps. However these documents will be view only.

Q: Will the Intel Unite hub stream audio and video?
A: An Intel Unite client (device) can stream video, but not audio to the Intel Unite Hub and attached AV equipment.

Frequently asked questions – compatibility & troubleshooting


Q: What types of devices can connect with Intel Unite?
A: All manner of devices can connect to Intel Unite, including: displays, tablets, phones, laptops, projectors and interactive whiteboards.

Q: Can Intel Unite extend beyond the corporate network?
A: Intel Unite technology does not currently extend screen sharing outside the corporate network. To reach users outside of the corporate network, you will need to extend the Intel Unite hub with a collaboration plugin, such as Skype for Business.

Q: Where can I find the Intel Unite user guide?
A: You can find the Intel Unite user guide online by clicking here for the standard user guide or here for the enterprise deployment guide.

Frequently asked questions – plugins


Q: What are plugins for Intel Unite software?
A: Plugins allow you to extend the capabilities of Intel Unite software with add-on software from third-party vendors. Developers of collaboration and conference room solutions can use plugins to integrate their products with Intel Unite technology for a seamless user experience.

Q: What are the requirements to develop plugins for Intel Unite software?
A: To develop a plugin, you’ll need a development environment with Microsoft .NET* 4.0 software or later and the CFCPlugin.dll that provides the interface that comes with the Intel Unite hub software. To run and test the plugin, you will need an Intel Unite hub and an Intel Unite server, along with various clients. If a plugin requires UAC, it will not pass validation.

Q: What does the plugin for protected guest access do?
A: The protected guest access plugin from Intel Unite enables guests from outside your organization to connect and present in Intel Unite-powered rooms without having access to your corporate network. This makes creates an easy and secure experience for guests to share content in your meeting rooms.

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