Evaluation – Teamline by StarLeaf 5250 and Maestro

Hands-on testing of a Skype for Business video conferencing system and the Maestro management platform.

Founded in 2008 by Mark Loney, Mark Richer, and Will MacDonald (the trio who previously founded video bridging company Codian, which was acquired by Tandberg in 2007), UK-based StarLeaf is a privately-held company that provides voice and video conferencing hardware and cloud services.

The company’s portfolio of offerings includes:

  • StarLeaf Cloud – an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering that includes messaging, meeting, and calling capabilities.
  • StarLeaf Meeting Room Systems – a line of room video conferencing appliances that register to and connect to StarLeaf and other meetings.
  • StarLeaf PT Mini Desktop Endpoint – a compact video conferencing appliance / IP phone package that adds StarLeaf video calling to PC desktops.
  • StarLeaf App – a collaboration application offering persistent messaging, meetings, and calling fow Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android users.
  • Teamline by StarLeaf – a line of dedicated meeting room systems that offer native Microsoft Skype for Business (SfB) support and Exchange interoperability.

In October 2018, StarLeaf commissioned the Recon Research (RR) test team to perform an independent, third-party assessment of the Teamline by StarLeaf 5250 – a Skype for Business (SfB) group video conferencing appliance for use in medium to large meeting rooms. [1]

As a part of this effort, we also evaluated the StarLeaf Maestro management platform, a web-based solution used to provision, monitor, and manage Teamline room systems.

This document contains the results of our hands-on testing.

[1] After we completed our testing, StarLeaf was given the opportunity to correct any inaccurate statements in the results report.  However, StarLeaf was not permitted to alter the test results or change Recon Research’s commentary and opinions in any way.

For additional information, please watch the Video Highlights of this evaluation.