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        The Next Step in Unified Collaboration, Crestron RL™, Now Shipping

        Feb 04, 2014

        The Next Step in Unified Collaboration, Crestron RL™,  Now Shipping

        Solution based on Microsoft® Lync® 2013 brings simple group collaboration to the conference room

        Crestron RL, the powerful new group collaboration solution for the conference room, will make its European debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2014 in Amsterdam, Feb. 4 – 6. Based on Microsoft Lync 2013, the popular server-based application for communication between individuals, Crestron RL™ extends that experience to the conference room. It enables groups to communicate and collaborate in real-time, regardless of physical location, using the same Microsoft Lync 2013 infrastructure. Crestron RL combines the intuitive room control solutions of Crestron with the full collaboration features of Lync.

        “We are pleased that Crestron has delivered a Lync Room System product to market,” said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager for Lync Product Marketing at Microsoft. “Crestron's strong experiences in providing great conference room solutions across the world, combined with Microsoft Lync's powerful software capabilities, produce a groundbreaking solution that takes collaboration and communication to a new level.”

        Easy to use
        With just one touch of a button, anyone can walk into a conference room and instantly start a collaboration session. Share your desktop with local and remote participants; view and annotate over Microsoft PowerPoint®; interactive whiteboard remotely or locally using the supplied 65" touch display; and share ideas and notes collaboratively with colleagues, clients, and partners anytime, anywhere with any device. Remote participants can join a session via Lync on their desktop. To add attendees on the fly in the conference room, simply type in their names.

        Complete and scalable room solution
        Only Crestron RL is designed to seamlessly integrate with Crestron DigitalMedia™ and all other Crestron enterprise control solutions to offer a complete room solution. Simply press the “RL” button to instantly access lighting, shades, thermostats, DigitalMedia, AV presentation, and much more - all from the same touch screen. Crestron RL rooms can be centrally monitored, managed, and controlled using Crestron Fusion™ software for a complete Enterprise Building Management solution.

        “As a scalable, appliance grade, turnkey solution, Crestron RL can be implemented in practically every conference room across the global enterprise,” says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron Vice President of Technology. “Adding room control of other devices and systems, such as lights, shades, and thermostats, is easy. Add Crestron Fusion software and remotely manage resources and collect data for every space throughout the building.”

        Easy to purchase, easy to install, maintenance included
        Crestron RL is a complete packaged solution which includes the Crestron UC Codec for Lync, HD camera, microphone, 65" touch display(s), 10" tabletop touch screen, and more. Crestron RL connects over the corporate LAN, which makes implementation easy and hassle-free. Simply mount the display, connect Crestron RL to the network, and authenticate. No system design or programming is needed. If you already have a Lync server, no additional licenses, fees, or infrastructure expenses, such as MCUs or gateways, are needed.

        With no maintenance fees, Crestron RL offers the lowest cost of ownership in its category. Owners also enjoy the peace of mind that only Crestron’s unparalleled customer support can offer. Crestron has tens of thousands of certified engineers in every major market around the globe ready to assist customers if needed. This includes the award-winning True Blue Support’s Advanced Technical Support Group, an elite team of dedicated, on-call technicians who can be on-site, anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.

        Crestron dealers can purchase RL directly through the normal ordering process.

        Learn more
        To learn more about bringing complete group collaboration to your conference rooms with Crestron RL, visit Crestron stand 2-C24 at ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, Feb. 4 – 6.

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