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Crestron partners with Microsoft to help create a simple, consistent tech experience at work

New Crestron Flex Communication and Collaboration solutions provide native Microsoft Teams software functionality in every workspace; from desktops to meeting spaces

Crestron is to showcase its latest innovations – Crestron Flex Series – during the annual Microsoft Ignite 2018 event in Orlando, FL, Sept 24-27.

Crestron Flex is the company’s new line of intelligent ‘Communications & Collaboration’ solutions designed for the modern workplace with Microsoft Teams.

The new portfolio includes:

Crestron Flex P100 Series

Crestron’s first ever voice-over-IP desk phones, the P100 Series delivers the Microsoft Teams user experience to users of desktop phones. Also available for Skype for Business, the P100 Series features a large touchscreen that provides convenient tools that connect you to your calendar and co-workers, right at your desk.

Crestron Flex B100 Series

Designed for use with Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business, the Crestron Flex B100 Series is a front of room solution in a wall-mount sound bar form factor. With a stunning practical design and world-class audio quality, the Flex B100 Series delivers crystal clear audio with a beam forming microphone array, an integrated 4K high-definition camera that provides auto-zoom, people-counting, and lifelike image quality. Crestron Flex B100 Series pairs with a 7″ or 10″ touch screen to deliver a consistent and intuitive in-room user experience.

Crestron Flex M100 Series

The Crestron Flex M100 Series is a tabletop solution that provides everything you need to instantly and securely call, present, and videoconference using Microsoft Teams or Skype® for Business software. An included 4K high-definition camera provides auto-zoom, people-counting, and lifelike image. The audio performance is delivered via the incorporated four-microphone 360-degree array.

Centralised deployment and management

Crestron Flex solutions benefit from zero-touch deployment via the Crestron XiO Cloud™ platform. Crestron was awarded the prestigious 2018 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award for Internet of Things (IoT) in recognition of how Crestron XiO Cloud, built on the Microsoft Azure platform, has revolutionised provisioning and management of Crestron’s workplace solutions at the world’s leading companies. Using Crestron XiO Cloud, organisations are seeing up to 90 per cent reductions in installation time, improvements in device uptime, and less strain on support resources.

Fred Bargetzi, chief technology officer at Crestron Electronics commented: 

“Crestron Flex has been developed with Microsoft to deliver a native Microsoft Teams user experience including one-touch join, in all the places people work; from the desk to meeting rooms of every shape and size including huddle rooms, meeting rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and boardrooms.

“As the world moves to teamwork-based collaboration, delivering Microsoft Teams across the Crestron Flex portfolio hits the mark for customer needs today and well into the future of intelligent communications.”

Bob Davis, CVP, M365 customer and partner experience at Microsoft Corporation added: “We are pleased to elevate our long-standing partnership with Crestron. The integration of the Crestron Flex portfolio of devices with Microsoft Teams delivers an impressive end-to-end portfolio for customers.”