Ted Colton, Vice President of Crestron, used ISE to showcase its brand new conferencing products and once again demonstrated why the company has been a leader in conferencing hardware for years. The new Crestron Flex Devices are a significant upgrade, and will convert even the most skeptical end-user due to both their mobility and range of use cases.
Each device comes with a convenient management tool that’s intuitive to use. In addition, the devices can now be centrally set up, configured and even connected to the customer’s desired communication solution – for example from Zooms to Microsoft Teams and vice versa..
One particularly brilliant highlight is the intelligent room booking system that Crestron offers as a complete solution. If a conference room is booked for a meeting but the participants don’t join or use their meeting from this room, the system will automatically make the room available again and delete the previous booking. Talk about a Future Workplace.
Also from an installation perspective, the new systems are a milestone in conferencing technology. Instead of cumbersome cable installations for signal transmission, existing networks can be used for this purpose (pairing your UC device and control panel via LAN).
Crestron is also the first manufacturer to introduce digital signal processors certified for Teams and Skype for Business. This results in completely new possibilities in the audio sector, such as having arrays of ceiling microphones which better captures sound. Of course, this option plays a decisive role in large-scale conference rooms.