Crestron Takes Microsoft® Lync® to the Conference Room

Crestron and Microsoft® have developed a powerful video-enabled collaboration solution for the meeting room. Crestron RL™ includes the full Microsoft Lync 2013 functionality, including high-definition, multi-party video and powerful collaboration capabilities like presenting PowerPoint®, sharing your desktop or applications, as well as interactive whiteboarding.

Meetings are simple to schedule through its integration with Microsoft Outlook® and can be joined with a single click on the touch screen console in the meeting room. People can remotely participate via Lync, without the need to deploy additional gateways and adding participants is now just as simple and fast as adding them to a Lync conversation.

"We are pleased that Crestron, a world leader in enterprise automation and management systems, will bring 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 ground-breaking solution that takes collaboration and communication to a new level."

Crestron RL includes everything needed to deliver an enhanced communication and collaboration experience, including the Crestron UC Codec for Lync, HD camera, microphone, 65" touch screen(s), 10" table-top touch screen and more.

"As a scalable, appliance grade, turnkey solution, Crestron RL can be implemented in practically every conference room across the global enterprise," says Robin van Meeuwen, VP of Sales and Marketing at Crestron International. "The real joy of this is collaboration and communication, faster and easier than ever before, with anyone whenever you want regardless of location."

With just one touch of a button, anyone can walk into a conference room and instantly start a collaboration session. This full-featured Lync®-based system enables video, voice, Lync meetings or Instant Messaging within seconds from any device. View, edit or annotate any document, file or video remotely. Share ideas and notes collaboratively with partners, colleagues and clients anytime, anywhere with any device.

Crestron offers a complete solution that connects over the corporate LAN, so implementation is extremely easy. Simply mount the display, connect Crestron RL to the network, and authenticate.

"Crestron allows the conference room to be monitored, managed and controlled via the NOC or any PC on the network just like the IT infrastructure," explained Robin. "It also enables future upgrade paths to include lighting, automated blinds, energy and even room scheduling into the system so that all building technology can be centrally managed."

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Petra van Meeuwen                            or        Ashley Balachandran

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About Crestron

For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.