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        Following the Language of Film: How Sightline Mimics the “Shots You Know”

        Meetings common to the hybrid work environment — with remote workers joining in-person staffers seated around a table via video links — often feel unnatural, awkward, and fatiguing. One reason? The camera angles (and other elements) of these video presentations don’t adhere to the basic concepts found in filmmaking — they tend to “break” visual rules that we’re accustomed to. Here’s a quick overview of that video language — and how to implement it properly using the AI-driven solution from Crestron called Sightline.
        Sightline

        Virtual Control, Part One: An Introduction to Software Solutions

        In the first in a series of excerpts from Crestron’s latest eBook, Virtual Control Solutions for the Modern Workplace, you’ll get an overview of how solutions such as VC-4 can solve problems (and save resources) for your organization’s IT department.
        Virtual Control

        A Plan for the Future: Info on Crestron’s Intern Program

        Are you — or someone you know — looking for an internship with a tech company? The hands-on opportunities are boundless at Crestron, and often lead to full-time employment in every department, from manufacturing to marketing.
        Crestron News

        Esports Part Three - Factors Driving the Ultimate Esports Experience

        Near zero latency video signals are key to the esports experience. No lag time — for players or the audience — means lighting fast reaction times from the gamers and immediate responses from the spectators viewing in real-time on public displays. In addition to great audio and video, integrating various devices is a priority, such as mouse and keyboard peripherals, headsets, cameras on the gamers themselves, and other considerations. There's more, too — and here are all the details.
        Esports

        Inside Cloud Analytics

        After being quoted in an article on the subject, Crestron's Michael DiBella goes deeper into the topic: the definition of cloud analytics, the info they provide, and how this feature has gone from "nice-to-have" to essential in the modern workplace.
        XiO Cloud

        Crestron and the Meta Residence: The Story of Identical Homes in the Real and Virtual Worlds

        Crestron is a big part of new project that's generating quite a bit of press: The Meta Residence. The property is an 11,000-square-foot Miami mansion outfitted with Crestron gear — with a virtual twin in the "metaverse." Both are for sale as a package, with the digital copy available as an NFT. Gabe Sierra, the man behind this idea, gives us all the details.
        Crestron Home

        Three Big Myths About AI

        July 16 is Artificial Intelligence Appreciation, so we’ve decided to give a very brief overview of just what AI really is, what it does well — and where it needs to grow.
        Intelligent Video

        Black Nova and Crestron: Elegance and Excellence

        Crestron is always striving to make residential technology as elegant as it is functional, marrying top-tier electronics with best-in-class aesthetics. To achieve that, Crestron carefully chooses industry partners — and an excellent example of that kind of collaboration is our work with Black Nova. For the last three years, Crestron and Black Nova have worked in concert to create a beautiful line of keypads with an ever-expanding range of options. We recently caught up with Black Nova to talk about the importance of beautiful design, their partnership with Crestron, and the products we’ve developed together.
        Lighting
        Residential

        Technology for Teen Spaces in the Home

        Crestron integrator Joe Acree from the firm Simplicity was recently quoted in a Forbes article by Jamie Gold entitled “Experts Say Wellness Design Can Help Support Teen Mental Health.” Acree had quite a bit more to say on the subject, and here you’ll find a broader picture of the entertainment, e-learning, parental control, and special-needs solutions Simplicity is providing for clients with teen children.
        Crestron Home
        Residential

        The Crestron NEXT Road Trip Europe: A Recap

        After three months and 19 countries, the rolling Crestron display that traveled across Europe has finally come to a stop. How did the tour go — and what did we learn? We asked the regional sales teams who hosted and engaged with the visitors to share their thoughts on the experience.
        Crestron NEXT
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        Paths to Wellness: Three Keys for the Home Office

        We’ve sorted through the flurry of articles regarding best practices for remote workers, and we’ve noticed that when it comes to wellness for work-from-home employees, there are three key areas to be mindful of: connectivity, environment, and scheduling. Crestron has solutions for each.

        Following the Language of Film: How Sightline Mimics the “Shots You Know”

        Meetings common to the hybrid work environment — with remote workers joining in-person staffers seated around a table via video links — often feel unnatural, awkward, and fatiguing. One reason? The camera angles (and other elements) of these video presentations don’t adhere to the basic concepts found in filmmaking — they tend to “break” visual rules that we’re accustomed to. Here’s a quick overview of that video language — and how to implement it properly using the AI-driven solution from Crestron called Sightline.

        Virtual Control, Part One: An Introduction to Software Solutions

        In the first in a series of excerpts from Crestron’s latest eBook, Virtual Control Solutions for the Modern Workplace, you’ll get an overview of how solutions such as VC-4 can solve problems (and save resources) for your organization’s IT department.

        A Plan for the Future: Info on Crestron’s Intern Program

        Are you — or someone you know — looking for an internship with a tech company? The hands-on opportunities are boundless at Crestron, and often lead to full-time employment in every department, from manufacturing to marketing.

        Esports Part Three - Factors Driving the Ultimate Esports Experience

        Near zero latency video signals are key to the esports experience. No lag time — for players or the audience — means lighting fast reaction times from the gamers and immediate responses from the spectators viewing in real-time on public displays. In addition to great audio and video, integrating various devices is a priority, such as mouse and keyboard peripherals, headsets, cameras on the gamers themselves, and other considerations. There's more, too — and here are all the details.