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Crestron announces new range of hot-desk scheduling devices

Crestron Desk Scheduling portfolio said to maximise in-office productivity while enabling organisations to "clearly evaluate" real estate investment

Crestron has introduced the new Crestron Desk Q and Desk Touch, an expansion into the corporate hot-desking category. Alongside its line of hybrid workplace solutions, Crestron believes that it now delivers the “most comprehensive scheduling hardware portfolio in the market”.

Crestron Desk Scheduling offers a “convenient and versatile” arrangement that grants employees and visitors the freedom to reserve and use a desk at any time throughout the day. The solutions are also said to provide an “effortless transition” to floating hot desk areas and offices by enabling remote workers to schedule a location for their time on-site before leaving home directly from the booking software on their laptop. For in-office employees, highly visible LED status indicators display which desks are available, enabling them to reserve a space on the compact touch screen or through a quick QR code scan.

“Scheduling is a part of our daily lives,” explained Brad Hintze, EVP of global marketing, Crestron. “As organisations look to create a better hybrid work environment for their employees and an improved understanding of how and where people are working in the office, we must look outside just the meeting space. Hot-desking has quickly become the crucial technology in workplace design. Businesses are prioritising their space management strategies to create a welcoming and productive office environment that maximises office real estate investment.”

Two form factors and multiple mounting options should make it simple to deploy Crestron Desk Scheduling products across any space and integrate them into the natural flow and aesthetic of the office, whether on a tabletop, wall mount, or desk edge. The compact form factor of the Desk Q with QR-code-based reservations is said to be ideal for community workstations, hot desks, and hoteling, while the touch interface of the Desk Touch is ideal for semi-private offices, cubicles, and even stand-ups. 

As with existing Crestron scheduling solutions, the Crestron Desk Touch and Desk Q will be able to be managed and deployed through the Crestron XiO Cloud Management Platform, which can also deploy updates as Crestron continues to innovate and improve. At launch, Crestron Desk Scheduling solutions will natively support Appspace, Calven, and Tango software, with new partners added over time and at request.

The Desk Touch is now shipping, and the Desk Q will ship in Q1 2024.