BETT 2014 Product Picks – Crestron RL & Microsoft Lync
This product was picked by our project manager Grant Allen, Paragon’s managing director and online marketing exec Lily Randall.
We have previously discussed Microsoft Lync when it is used in conjunction with Meeting Pro but the rise of BYOD and long distance collaboration has caused an increase in requirements. The Microsoft software allows streamlined communications across different locations, reducing travel costs, your carbon footprint and IT budgeting. Methods including chat, video, photo sharing and annotation can all be accessed and saved across the network.
Crestron’s experience in conference control and the capabilities of Microsoft Lync creates a seamless collaboration experience, allowing anyone who steps into a conference room to instantly start a session and share the presentation on large displays as well as personal devices, creating the ultimate video conferencing session. The solution, which comes with an ultra-responsive touch screen, allows instant and accurate annotation that can be shared across to colleagues on the other side of the world. The Crestron RL touch panel integrates further control with one button allowing order over lighting, AV equipment, climate and more to enhance an already high quality video presentation.
Additionally, Crestron’s Enterprise Management Software enables you to manage and control all Crestron RL rooms remotely. Data such as call frequency, participant lists and content shared can all be captured and you can monitor how much this system has increased productivity in your business.
We can arrange a free, full demo of this system, which is ideal for both a corporate and educational environment so please feel free to contact us for more information. Below is a video that shows the system in action.