During Microsoft Ignite 2018 this week in Orlando, Fla., Crestron debuts its Crestron Flex B100 Series soundbars which target the UCC (unified communications and collaboration) meeting space market with native Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business software functionality.
It’s a front of room wall-mount UC smart soundbar that Crestron says “offers a stunning, practical design with world-class audio and video quality, plus unprecedented flexibility to transform traditional, more complicated meeting spaces into easy-to-use spaces free of table clutter” in a press release.
Crestron adds that its Crestron Flex solutions deliver a simple, consistent user experience in all the places people work, from individual workstations to boardrooms.
More on Crestron Flex B100 Series’ flexibility (from press release):
With powerful built-in speakers, the Crestron Flex B100 Series fills the largest meeting spaces with crystal-clear audio. Conversely, its beam-forming microphone array picks up voices in the furthest reaches of the largest spaces.
The embedded Huddly IQ video conferencing camera provides cutting-edge technology, developed in partnership with Intel, that includes 4K digital auto-zoom, an undistorted ultra-wide viewing angle of all video conference call participants, people counting, and lifelike image quality to deliver nothing less than the best possible video conferencing experience. The Crestron Flex B100 Series is as simple to set up as it is to use, with no configuration required.
“The Crestron Flex Smart Soundbar delivers native Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business functionality aimed at creating a better meeting and collaboration experience for every room in a company’s office space – from small huddle rooms to executive boardrooms,” said Ted Colton, Vice President of Unified Communications at Crestron.
“Our goal with our new Flex Unified Communication and Collaboration series is to make working and using technology a seamless experience, and not an additional hindrance for employees or a company’s IT department.”
More on Crestron Flex B100 Series’ deployment and management (from press release):
The Crestron Flex B100 Series benefit from zero-touch deployment via the Crestron XiO Cloud™ platform. With CrestronXiO Cloud, organizations can easily deploy, manage, monitor, and evolve thousands of Crestron Flex devices from a single dashboard, resolve technical issues remotely, and gather actionable space and device usage data, all without the need for programming. Organizations are seeing up to 90% reductions in installation time, improvements in device uptime, and less strain on support resources.