Crestron Takes Microsoft® Lync® to the Conference Room

Crestron Takes Microsoft ® Lync ® to the Conference Room

Together Microsoft and Crestron Offer a Collaboration and Video Solution for the Conference Room; Debuts at Microsoft Lync Conference 2013 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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)

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."

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.

  • No long distance cabling
  • No costly hidden add-ons or MCUs required
  • No costly programming
  • No intimidating end-user training required to operate

Crestron RL is designed to seamlessly integrate with the complete line of Crestron control and automation solutions, including its award-winning Crestron Fusion Enterprise Management Software. Monitor, and control AV, lighting, climate, energy and even room scheduling from any PC on the network.

"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 Sean Goldstein, Vice President, Marketing, Crestron. "It also enables future upgrade paths to include lighting, shade climate, energy and even room scheduling into the system so that all building technology can be centrally managed."

This breakthrough solution will be unveiled and demonstrated live at the Microsoft Lync Conference 2013 in San Diego, California, February 19-21. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity. To schedule a private demo during the event visit the Skype Lounge or email Joyce Essig at jessig@crestron.com.

For more information about Crestron RL, visit www.crestron.com/rl.

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About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com .

Crestron, the Crestron logo, and Crestron RL are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Facebook is either a trademark or registered trademark of Facebook Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Lync, Microsoft, and Outlook are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Twitter is either a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

©2013 Crestron Electronics, Inc.



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