Today we’re announcing the upcoming acquisition of 1 Beyond intelligent video technology, bringing an essential video conferencing solution into the Crestron ecosystem. Enabling the best video experience for both in-room and remote attendees is vital to hybrid work and ensuring productive and effective collaboration. Technologies like speaker tracking and auto framing ensure that every person can be seen, no matter where they are, and provide the best view for the remote attendees.
Since the introduction of Crestron Flex video conferencing systems, we have continually innovated to provide incredible audio, a system that is easy to use and looks great and integrates with great cameras. By bringing 1 Beyond technology to Crestron, we can further develop our intelligent video solutions to address the growing need to create equitable experiences for hybrid collaboration whether that be in the board room, the classroom, or anywhere else. 1 Beyond’s solutions expand our Crestron digital workplace portfolio and enable us to bring better experiences to our customers.
Like Crestron, 1 Beyond technology was built by an engineering-led group of innovators. We take a lot of pride in the products and technologies we produce, and 1 Beyond is no different. For nearly 20 years, 1 Beyond was developed to bring innovative video solutions to the workplace. The innovators behind 1 Beyond have a background in broadcast video, bringing a level of refinement and sophistication, seen in television, including smooth transitions, and leveraging multiple camera angles, to intelligent video solutions. With the addition of the 1 Beyond technology, we can bring a dynamic and engaging video experience to the boardroom, classroom, or anywhere where hybrid meetings are taking place. This is only the beginning, and you will see many more innovations leveraging this technology.
Today, 1 Beyond products offer:
Presenter tracking that intuitively follows the presenter through the room to ensure that they can always be seen and heard, no matter where they are.
Auto framing ensures that the people are the focal point of the room by automatically adjusting the camera to frame the people in the room.
The multi-camera experience provides automatic switching between cameras based on feedback from the microphone, ensuring every person in the room can be seen.
A truly automated experience, voice activated camera switching ensures conversations move across the meeting participants, providing a better experience for the remote attendees.
1 Beyond products will be available for sale through Crestron’s network of authorized dealers in the 2nd quarter of 2022. If you have questions, please contact your Crestron sales representative. Join us for a live webinar on April 19th to get an up-close look at these new technologies.
We look forward to developing new and innovative solutions that bring better collaboration and productivity to our customers.
- Dan Feldstein, CEO of Crestron Electronics