Crestron Demonstrates HD Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solutions at Enterprise Connect
Mar 17, 2014
Crestron drives collaboration and communication with the latest solutions for meeting rooms of any size
Crestron has been the leader in conference room technology serving Fortune 500® and other successful companies for over 40 years. With a range of HD video conferencing and collaboration solutions specifically designed for any meeting space – from huddle rooms to boardrooms – Crestron enhances the user experience and improves workflow. Crestron will demonstrate its latest solutions in live meeting room environments during Enterprise Connect on March 17 – 19 at the Gaylord Palms® Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
“We’re rapidly transforming modern meeting spaces,” said Sean Goldstein, Crestron VP Marketing. “We’ve been the industry leader for conference room and control system solutions for many years. Today, through partnerships with technology industry leaders such as Microsoft® and Cisco®, we’ve jointly developed best-of-breed HD video conferencing and collaboration solutions to enhance communications in meeting spaces of any size.”
Crestron will showcase a lineup of HD video conferencing and collaboration solutions at Enterprise Connect including:
Crestron RL is based on Microsoft Lync® 2013, the popular and powerful server-based application that many companies use on a daily basis for their communication and productivity needs. Lync enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence and chat from personal devices, such as a tablet or laptop. Crestron RL brings Lync from the desktop to the conference room. In addition, Crestron RL links to all systems in the room and gives users control of the entire room from the same touch screen.
With one touch of a button, anyone can walk into a conference room and instantly start a collaboration session. Users can share desktops with local and remote participants; view and annotate over Microsoft PowerPoint® or interactive whiteboard remotely or locally using the 65" touch display(s) supplied.
Only Crestron RL is designed to integrate seamlessly with all other Crestron enterprise control solutions and products to offer a complete room solution. A scheduling touch screen can be placed outside the room so users can see current room availability and meeting details, and even book meetings on the fly.
Crestron RL is completely scalable, offering a single display option for executive offices, small to medium conference rooms, and huddle rooms, and a dual display system for medium to large conference rooms. Customers can tailor their Crestron RL system to fit their needs perfectly with optional accessories such as the mobile cart, table speaker and/or 360° HD camera, microphone, and speaker. The camera provides a panoramic view of the entire room, as well as an “active speaker” view that automatically tracks the flow of the conversation and focuses on the person currently speaking. The integrated microphones and speaker provide enhanced voice performance. A complete list of the new optional displays, cameras, microphones, and more, available for use with Crestron RL, can be found online at Crestron RL.
Attendees will have numerous opportunities to see Crestron RL in action. The system will be in use at presentations around the conference, including at Crestron (booth # 1039) and Microsoft and Polycom® partner locations.
Crestron Smart Space
Crestron recently launched a complete solution for HD conferencing using Cisco infrastructure. Crestron Smart Space is a multi-person, multi-display solution that delivers advanced enterprise-wide communication and HD video conferencing.
Developed by Crestron and Cisco to be a complete, open architecture conferencing and infrastructure solution, Smart Space includes everything you need: all-in-one AV switcher with control system, touch screen, codec, cameras, DSP, system design and programming. Smart Space leverages an organization’s existing infrastructure, making it easy and cost effective to integrate, manage and maintain the system.
With pre-engineered programming and a standard interface from room-to-room, Smart Space offers a consistent user experience across multiple collaborative environments. Smart Space is also scalable to allow remote management, maintenance.
Crestron AirMedia is a new wireless HD presentation, collaboration and content-sharing platform for small to mid-sized organizations. With AirMedia, anyone can walk into a room and wirelessly present PowerPoint, Excel®, Word and PDF documents, as well as photos, from their personal iOS® or Android mobile device on the room display. MacBook® and PC laptops can be connected seamlessly, as well, making presentations from almost any device fast and easy. AirMedia offers simple plug-and-play installation and integrates with Crestron DigitalMedia, control systems, and capture devices as part of a complete enterprise-wide AV distribution solution.
The newest family of configurable Crestron FlipTops redefines collaboration and conference room control and cable management. Recessed in any conference room table or lectern, FlipTops provide a sleek, hidden solution for accessing cables, connectors, power outlets and room control systems. Available in black anodized or brushed aluminum finishes, FlipTops offer a clean look that complements the décor of the finest conference tables and lecterns.
FlipTops feature a hidden connection compartment that keeps interface cables and connectors stored and at the ready for plugging in laptops, mobile devices, AV sources, and other equipment. FlipTops can be configured to provide the most common cabling and connection options required in today’s collaborative meeting spaces, including HDMI®, RJ45, DisplayPort, USB, and RCA. They are available with a universal power outlet for charging laptops and other personal devices.
Crestron Connect It
Crestron Connect It (TT-100) is a cost-effective, simple-to-use presentation interface that makes it easy for anyone to enter a room, plug in their laptop or mobile device and begin presenting immediately, making collaboration easy across enterprises, without additional support or training required by the IT staff.
A Connect It interface can be installed at every seat for natural, free-flowing collaboration and switching among participants in any size collaboration area.
Connect It cleanly stores HDMI, VGA, audio and Ethernet cables in a stylish compartment. Connect directly to the display for simple, reliable presentation. Instead of running all the wires to the display, connect to Crestron DigitalMedia at the table. Transmit HDMI, VGA, and audio long distance over a single CAT5E, and get added control and automation. The “show me” buttons offer intuitive control of the presentation. When the button is blue, it means you’re connected and ready to present. Press the button. Green means you’re live. It’s that easy.
Enterprise Connect 2014 attendees can see these solutions demonstrated in scalable collaboration environments in the exhibit hall on March 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 18 from noon to 6 p.m., and March 19 from noon to 5 p.m. Stop by booth #1039 to see how these communication and collaboration solutions transform today’s meeting spaces across the global enterprise. Visit www.crestron.com/enterpriseconnect.
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