AV System Integration

Crestron and Microsoft® partner on new Skype®

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:13

Crestron, the industry leader in automation and control technology, recently announced it has partnered with Microsoft® to create Crestron’s Skype Room System, a powerful, professional solution built for Skype for Business, which brings an HD audio video experience to small and midsize meeting rooms and spaces, as well as conference rooms. Work like you’re in one place; quickly and easily join meetings, make phone calls, instantly share content in room and remotely, all from an elegant touch screen console device.

“Working closely with Microsoft, we’ve natively integrated Skype for Business with our AV and room control technology to make a collaboration system that can be easily deployed in huddle rooms and conference rooms across the enterprise. This system can be managed on the network, and provides the seamless, intuitive Skype for Business experience to any meeting space,” says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron Chief Technology Officer.

Designed to simplify meetings

Engineered from the ground up to easily integrate with a broad range of meeting rooms, the Crestron Skype Room System features:
• A touch controller that manages the Skype Meeting
• HDMI® and Crestron DigitalMedia™ inputs and outputs
• Six (6) USB ports to connect audio devices, a camera, and other accessories
• Cresnet® port to add an occupancy sensor for automation and room usage reporting

“The next generation of Skype Room Systems will bring the Skype Meeting experience to millions of meeting spaces, which today have only displays and conference phones” says Zig Serafin, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft. “Crestron’s new Skype Room Systems will benefit everyone who is looking to bring the Skype for Business meeting experience to every meeting room.”

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Crestron’s Skype for Business solution for large-scale deployment in simple rooms is here. Visit the Crestron Next Generation Skype Room Systems for more information.