So you know how some of your customers (like yours truly) have TVs or projectors without CEC? We are basically hosed when it comes to using Zoom rooms because our projectors stay on all the time and that causes all the projector bulbs to blow up (literally).
Here is the thing though; almost all TVs and projectors already have functionality built in to turn off after x amount of time.
Here here is what you cloud do (please):
- Everyone with a non CEC device (or anyone too cheap to buy a Pulse 8 USB-CEC adapter) will set their computer to auto shutoff their computer screen every 5 minutes.
- The user will enable Device Operation Time and set hours.
- IMPORTANT FEATURE REQUEST - Zoom builds functionality to simulate a key press (something unimportant like F15) every minute (something like this http://lightheadsw.com/caffeine/ or https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/). This would prevent the screen from timing out during operation hours.
- After operation hours, Zoom would no longer simulate a key press and the screen would turn off in 5 minutes. The TV or projector would auto-shutoff shortly after that.
The only non-perfect thing about this is that you would still have to manually turn on the projector or TV every morning for the first Zoom meeting. Not ideal, but more ideal than exploding projector bulbs in my opinion.