Crestron Strengthens the Hybrid Meeting Experience with Intelligent Video
Oct 07, 2021
Crestron Flex video conferencing platform adds support for Jabra and Huddly cameras, delivering intelligent video features and capabilities demanded in today’s work environment.
Rockleigh, New Jersey – Oct. 7, 2021 — Crestron, a global leader in workplace technology, is enhancing the Crestron Flex platform with new intelligent video support from partners Jabra® and Huddly® to facilitate equitable and productive meetings both in-office or at-home. As businesses shift to a hybrid-first environment, where seamless collaboration between dispersed teams is a top priority, one of the biggest challenges has been ensuring every person in the meeting has an equal seat at the table.
Room systems with intelligent audio and video features, paired with the software innovations from meeting service providers, such as Microsoft Teams® and Zoom Rooms™ platforms, ensure all meeting participants can easily contribute and productively collaborate. The Crestron Flex platform ties it all together, providing purpose-built devices for every space and application, while delivering a consistent user experience throughout the organization. By standardizing on Crestron Flex, enterprises can deliver a successful meeting experience across the office, from the largest board room to rotating hot desks and huddle spaces, as well as easy scalability and support via Crestron XiO Cloud® remote management software.
“Among the many things we’ve learned as individuals continue to work remotely and return-to-office, is video conferencing and collaboration is at the center of the modern workplace. As we saw last week with Google’s real estate acquisition the corporate office is not going away, so we have to make the experiences better for everyone,” said Alex Peras, Director of UC & Corporate Development, Crestron. “Adding immediate support for Jabra and Huddly cameras helps build on our mission to ensure an immersive and equitable meeting experience, regardless of where participants join from.”
The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers several features that enhance the video conferencing experience, including:
- People counting and face framing – Intelligent cameras recognize each participant in the room and provide a single image of each participant as well as a full room view to ensure each participant, both locally and remote, have an equal seat at the table.
- Full room view – Integrated real-time video stitching gives a full 180˚ view of the room, fully optimizing small spaces for better video conferencing, ensuring every person can be seen clearly, all while maintaining proper social distancing protocols.
- Whiteboard Sharing – Whiteboards are a key collaboration tool, however with hybrid meetings, remote participants are often left in the dark and cannot view the content on the whiteboard in the room. Whiteboard Sharing enables participants to view and share content from up to three whiteboards digitally, extending the functionality and usability of whiteboard collaboration to outside the room.
- Analytics – Capture data and analytics of room utilization, occupancy, and people counting to provide better insight into how your spaces are being used which enables more efficient real estate planning and budgeting.
For more information on Crestron Flex and its Intelligent Video capabilities, please visit: https://www.crestron.com/flex
Crestron is a global leader in workplace technologies, engineering and transforming corporate automation and unified communication (UC) solutions for enterprise organizations across Fortune 500 corporations, campuses, facilities, and more, as well as a premium home automation provider who creates platforms, devices, and systems across residential properties including homes, yachts, MDUs, and hotels. For almost 50 years, Crestron has been designing software and hardware solutions across government, military, lecture halls, and boardrooms, as well as the most discerning residential properties around the globe. As technology has become omnipresent in both work and home lives, Crestron is charting the future of digital transformation for commercial and residential applications by identifying and manufacturing solutions that strengthen collaboration, productivity, and innovation, while reflecting the lifestyles, comforts, and relationships that keep people connected, from anywhere, at any time. Crestron products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its world headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Discover Crestron at crestron.com.
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