Crestron Introduces Enterprise Management with 3D Visualization on Premises and Now in the Cloud
Jun 17, 2015
New release of Crestron Fusion® Cloud Edition delivers all the benefits of enterprise management without the physical investment or responsibility
To perform enterprise management no longer requires enterprise-grade expertise in installation, hosting, and maintenance – or a large enterprise. The latest release of Crestron Fusion®, available as a traditional software download or pre-loaded on a rack server, and, for the first time, as a private cloud service managed by Crestron, introduces the all new 3-dimensional Fusion InSite. Crestron is demonstrating this latest release of Crestron Fusion at booth 2801 at InfoComm15 in Orlando, June 17 – 19.
Crestron Fusion Cloud Edition delivers all the benefits of enterprise management without the responsibilities of managing additional servers on the corporate network. Fusion InSite provides facilities managers with interactive, real-time 360-degree 3D visualization of entire buildings across the enterprise and the status of the individual spaces within them, making it easy to visualize the physical plant.
“3D visualization isn’t just amazingly cool, it’s also an amazingly powerful tool for enterprise management. Managers will be able to see the entire building and manage it, as they never have before. No one else in our industry offers this level of management, visibility, and control,” said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron CTO.
3D Fusion InSite
Now, in addition to the hierarchical list of rooms and the technology in them, a click on the new Fusion InSite tab provides managers with complete 360-degree 3D visualization of the entire corporate campus. And that’s just the beginning. They can then “drill down” to view each building on the campus, each floor in the building, each room, and all the technology in the rooms. They can check the status of and control devices in the room, such as occupancy or daylight sensors, turn lights on or off, and view lighting levels and set room scenes – and perform all these functions anytime, anywhere, with Crestron Fusion Cloud Edition.
Managers can view all occupied or vacant rooms, as well as rooms that are booked, but vacant, so they can be released for use, increasing productivity in the process. Lights can be turned off in vacant rooms, reducing energy consumption.
Your own private cloud
Hosted on a dedicated, private server, and employing standard security protocols, Crestron Fusion Cloud Edition is always “on” and available to you no matter where you are. Simply enter the unique URL and host name to access all the power and functionality of Crestron Fusion, just as if it resided on the network in your building. Optional multiple, redundant servers are available for additional backup security.
“Until now, enterprise management software needed enterprise support to install and maintain -- you needed to engage database and IT staff to install it on datacenter computers in addition to managing the network infrastructure and connectivity with your own servers,” said Glen Marianko, Technology Manager, Enterprise Solutions at Crestron. “Now, with Crestron Fusion Cloud Edition, we host and manage Crestron Fusion for you. Your connection to the Internet is all that’s needed.”
Crestron Fusion empowers knowledge workers to view room availability and book spaces on the spot using a scheduling touch screen at the room entrance. Managers can use Crestron Fusion to streamline help desk operations and perform preventative maintenance on every AV device in the room, ensuring maximum uptime and productivity. Crestron Fusion also provides valuable analytics and reporting of real-time and historical energy usage, enabling organizations to make intelligent and informed energy saving decisions.
Crestron will be demonstrating Crestron Fusion Cloud Edition and Fusion InSite at InfoComm15, June 17 – 19, in Orlando, FL.
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