Crestron, a world leader in enterprise automation and management solutions, and Microsoft ®, a world leader in software and services, have developed a powerful video-enabled collaboration solution for the meeting room. Crestron RL ™ is a comprehensive solution that combines Crestron hardware with Microsoft Lync ® software.
Crestron RL Takes Microsoft Lync to the Conference Room (Photo: Business Wire)
The Crestron RL solution 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, in a comprehensive solution tailored for the meeting room. Meetings are simple to schedule through its integration with Microsoft Outlook ®, and can be joined with a single click on the touch-enabled console in the meeting room. People remotely can 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 groundbreaking 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” tabletop 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 Fred Bargetzi, Vice President of Technology, Crestron. “Collaborate and communicate faster and easier than ever before with anyone whenever you want regardless of location.”