Crestron and Microsoft partner on Skype Room System28 September 2016
Crestron has partnered with Microsoft to create the Skype Room System, a professional solution for small and mid-size meeting and conference rooms, built around Skype for Business. Users can quickly and easily join meetings, make phone calls, instantly share content both within the room and remotely, all from an elegant touchscreen.
“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,” said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron chief technology officer.
As well as the touch controller that manages the Skype meeting, the Crestron Skype Room System features HDMI and Crestron DigitalMedia inputs and outputs; six USB ports to connect audio devices, a camera, and other accessories; and a Cresnet port for adding 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,” said 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.”
The Skype Room System will be available in EMEA from January 2017.