Infocomm: Crestron means business with DigitalMedia line

posted on Monday, 11th June 2018 by Geny Caloisi

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At Infocomm, Crestron has introduced a full array of enterprise solutions for data management, remote meetings and presentations.

Crestron’s XiO Cloud, is a Cloud-based provisioning and management solution, built on the Microsoft Azure platform. The XiO Cloud enables organisations to simultaneously configure and deploy an unlimited number of Crestron products, thereby reducing installation time by up to 90%. IT managers can then monitor and manage all devices from XiO Cloud, proactively resolve events remotely to prevent lost work time, and gather actionable usage data, all with no programming required.

“With XiO Cloud, you simply connect a device to the network and it’s automatically recognised,” said Brian Donlan, Crestron Technology Manager, Enterprise Software. “There’s no time-consuming programming, and Crestron devices around the world can be managed remotely. The device doesn’t even need to be online when it’s configured. It’s simple, worldwide, browser-based management with the network security IT professionals demand.” 

Crestron DM XiO

For today’s global business Crestron is proposing its DigitalMedia product line, which delivers any content, anywhere via the widest range of connectivity and switching options in the industry for in-room presentation, corporate messaging, digital signage, video walls, active learning, and command and control. Customers can choose from networked, all-in-one, point-to-point, and standalone solutions to best meet their specific needs.

“DM is simply the most complete platform to transmit and distribute AV,” said Andrew Ludke, Director, Technology Management at Crestron. “Whether you have one room or thousands, an entire building or campus, or sites around the world, DM offers the perfect solution, delivering pure high-definition to every display, laptop, and mobile device.”

Crestron Air Board

On the presentation side of things, Crestron I introducing its own AirBoard white board together with the AirMedia Wireless Presentation Systems.

Crestron AirBoard network whiteboard capture device is an enterprise-grade appliance that enables both local and remote participants to see whiteboard content on the main room display and on their personal display device, and then share it with the touch of a button. The company says that the AirBoard is simple to operate and easily mounts above any surface using the included mounting kit.

“The whiteboard is the last analogue device in the room, and with so much competition for ‘front of the room’ space, they’re typically installed on the extreme sides of meeting rooms, where visibility is limited,” explains Dan Jackson, Director, Enterprise Technology at Crestron. “Now, with Crestron AirBoard, the centre room display or projector screen can show the whiteboard so everyone can easily see it. Plus remote participants can actually see when someone writes on the whiteboard without holding up a phone or laptop camera.”

Crestron Air Media

The AirMedia Wireless Presentation Systems (AM-300 and AM-200) with built-in AirMedia 2.0 technology is making its North American debut at InfoComm 2018. Crestron says that ‘AirMedia 2.0 is the fastest, easiest, most manageable, and secure wireless presentation technology.’

The AM-300 and AM-200 enable organisations to increase workflow and facilitate collaboration by turning lobbies, lounges, and other open spaces into productive meeting spaces. They mount discreetly behind wall mount displays and enable wired or wireless presentation. No furniture, dongles, or new Wi-Fi networks are needed.

Crestron Room Scheduling

Crestron has also unveiled its new TSS-7 and TSS-10 room scheduling-only touch screens, featuring native partner room booking and an optional Room Availability Light Bar, at InfoComm. Based on the line of TSW touch screens, the TSS-7 and TSS-10 touch screens are simplified to reduce cost and meet the needs of a broader customer base.

Crestron has also announced that, through its new partnership with Huddly, Crestron Mercury, an all-in-one UC and AV table top solution, is now compatible with the Huddly wide-angle USB camera. The new pairing provides an undistorted, ultra-wide viewing angle of all participants in a meeting room during videoconference calls.

Geny Caloisi

Geny Caloisi is an accomplished technology journalist who has worked in a variety of AV industry publications. 

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