Crestron garnered a lot of attention when it introduced Crestron Mercury at Integrated Systems Europe 2017 this year as a sleek, all-in-one console that aims to transform meeting rooms into highly effective collaboration spaces, combining all the must-have conferencing and collaboration features employees need, along with the fast, secure cloud deployment and management required by IT managers. Now it’s adding support for the Microsoft Teams platform.
In announcing that its Crestron Mercury unified collaboration room solution now supports the Microsoft Teams platform, Crestron adds in a press release that there’s no waiting or transition time, and no upgrades required.
Users simply plug-in their laptop and can take advantage of all the benefits of Microsoft Teams immediately.
“Unified collaboration is an-ever changing environment, and Crestron Mercury was designed with that in mind,” says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron CTO, in the press release.
“Whatever service you’re currently running on your laptop or tablet, including Microsoft Teams, just connect to Mercury and leverage all the benefits of the room conferencing technology with the user experience you already know.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft also announced support for the CrestronRL 2 Group Collaboration System.
A neutral panel of experts chose the Crestron Mercury from others in its category for the following reasons:
- Conferencing capability: the device features high-definition USB room camera, a full open SIP conferencing speakerphone, and Bluetooth pairing with mobile phones
- BYOD multimedia presentation: Crestron Mercury features USB connectivity for laptops running web conferencing or other software, AirMedia wireless presentation capability, and Crestron Fusion Cloud and PinPoint app integration.
- Quality of sound: the device also has an HDMI input for full-motion HD video sources, HDMI output for room display devices, full-duplex audio performance, integrated 360° quad microphone array, Limes Audio TrueVoice AEC technology, and available add-on mic pods for extra coverage.