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        Crestron Welcomes ScanSource® as Crestron RL™ Distributor

        Jan 22, 2014

        Crestron Welcomes ScanSource® as Crestron RL™ Distributor

        ScanSource to offer best-of-breed group collaboration solution in North America

        Crestron today announced that ScanSource®, value-added distributor of total communications solutions, is now distributing Crestron RL™ in North America. Crestron RL, introduced last year, has experienced tremendous growth as the leading group collaboration system on the market today. Bringing ScanSource on as a distributor opens up Crestron RL to a new world of integrators to meet the demand of customers. For more than 20 years, the distributor has been committed to providing the highest-quality solutions and support to resellers.

        “We’re excited to welcome ScanSource as our distribution partner,” said Brian Slade, Crestron Executive Director, UC Solutions. “ScanSource is committed to helping its reseller customers choose, configure, and deliver the industry’s best products across nearly every vertical market. We are confident that ScanSource will deliver quality service and experience to our customers interested in purchasing Crestron RL systems.”

        Crestron RL is the powerful new group collaboration solution for the conference room based on Microsoft® Lync® 2013, a popular and powerful server-based application that many companies already use on a daily basis. Lync enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence, and chat from a personal device, such as a tablet or laptop. Crestron RL brings Lync from the desktop to the meeting room. In addition, Crestron RL links to all systems in the room, giving users complete room control from the same touch screen. Crestron RL provides HD Collaboration in Seconds™ enabling increased productivity.

        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, maintenance, or infrastructure expenses, such as MCUs or gateways, are needed.

        “Crestron will be a valuable addition to our line card, as our reseller partners look to offer robust Microsoft Lync certified hardware solutions to their end-user customers,” said Brian Cuppett, vice president of merchandising, ScanSource Communications. “We look forward to providing resellers with the value-added services in support of Crestron’s solution.”

        For more information on Crestron RL, visit our website.

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