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The Crestron Huddle Room

Posted by Dan Jackson on Jul 23, 2015 11:00:00 AM

huddle roomThe workplace is constantly reinventing itself, demanding new technology to make enterprise collaboration and sharing much easier. In a hectic work environment, space can be limited and hooking up technology can be time consuming. That’s why growing businesses need more convenient and technology packed spaces accessible for conferencing and presenting.

Huddle rooms are small, interactive rooms that help increase productivity through state-of-the-art technology, and unite coworkers for presenting, collaborating, and decision making. With Crestron solutions, these small spaces become powerful, and can make any meeting or presentation easier than ever before.

Crestron Connect It™ (TT-100)

TT-100

One amazing Crestron solution for a huddle room is the Crestron Connect It Cable Caddy, TT-100. When you’re in a huddle room with other coworkers and you need to show them a spread sheet or presentation, you want to be able to connect devices fast and hassle-free. The TT-100 is easy to set up and allows you to connect devices through HDMI®, VGA, Audio, and Ethernet. Each connector cable is stored in the TT-100, so you can pull out the cable and simply plug it in to your device. After it’s plugged in, press the button on the interface and your content is instantly shown on the display. You can toggle between connected devices by pressing the button on the caddy. The TT-100 integrates seamlessly with DigitalMedia™, is 4K compatible, and comes in four different models.

 

Huddle Room Presentation Switchers

At the heart of every huddle room is a system that controls it all.  The Crestron 3-Series® 4K DigitaMedia Presentation System 150 (DMPS3-4K-150-C), as well as the 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher (HD-MD8X1-4K) and the 4K Scaling Presentation Switcher with HDBaseT® Output (DM-MD8X1-4K-C), are nothing short of perfection with the ability to easily and seamlessly connect and control any device in the room, as well as manage and switch between multiple AV sources. They support resolutions up to 4096x2160 and have a built-in Crestron Connect It functionality, so you can connect up to four TT-100 interfaces. These systems can be mounted under a table or in an equipment rack, making the huddle room look clean and tech-free and are already integrated with Crestron Fusion® software so even simple huddle spaces can be managed on the network. These systems are ready to go right out of the box with no necessary programming thanks to .AV Framework™, the grounding breaking  OS and plug-and-play solution that allows for easy setup straight from an iPad®, laptop, or the preloaded 7” touch screen (TSW-752-B-DMPS3_PAK).  Adding more power and convenience to your huddle room, these switchers automatically know when a source is connected to AirMedia™, making wireless BYOD presentation fast and simple. Simply turn it on, connect a device, and present.

DMPS3-4K-150-C

AirMedia (AM-100)

As you enter the huddle room you take out your smartphone, which you always have on you, open your email with the presentation in it, and seamlessly display the content from your phone to the room display through the Crestron AirMedia app. 

With AirMedia, you can share content wirelessly via iOS® or Android™ mobile device, any Mac® or Windows® notebook, and tablets. AirMedia can connect up to 32 devices and features ‘moderator mode,’ which allows a host to keep meetings productive and control whose content is being displayed, whether from a web page or huddle room touch screen. The AirMedia app can also be silently deployed to computers across the enterprise, saving a tremendous amount of time and ensuring everyone in your organization is able to connect and present with a single mouse click.

 

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Crestron offers many solutions to provide the ultimate huddle room.  Crestron offers Unified Communications solutions specifically designed for huddle rooms or smaller conference rooms. Driven by the new Crestron RL™ 2 Codec, Crestron UC Package 1 includes the TS-1051-C touch screen, a camera, an all-in-one speakerphone, as well as cables and under-table mounting hardware. This package enables video group collaboration, connecting people from across the room or around the world. With Crestron, it’s easy.

Stay tuned for the Crestron PinPoint™ Mobile App for the office, where you can schedule meetings, check room availability, control a room, and do so much more right from your phone! 

 

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THE GREEN LIGHT: LightFair® 2015 Overview

Posted by Claudia Barbiero on May 29, 2015 11:26:00 AM

We at Crestron extend a special thank you to all those who visited and spent time at our booth during LightFair International 2015 in New York City. We had an amazing time meeting everyone and sharing information.  


Throughout the conference, a full curriculum of lighting and design education, from lighting basics to advanced lighting control system designs, was presented. The expo showcased more new and exciting lighting products and technologies than ever before! Many attendees told us they are focused on getting the most out of LED fixtures, such as energy efficiency, proper dimming, and color temperature adjustments. Of course, this led to a lot of questions about how to navigate all the different types of lighting control systems. 

Kizoa slideshow: LIGHTFAIR 15 SLIDESHOW - Slideshow

We know it was a lot to see and learn, so with LightFair all wrapped up, we’d like to share some highlights.  We showcased a game-changing approach to lighting control system design, where all you need to know are the needs of the space, nothing more. No more wading through technical specifications or dealing with complex programming!


spacebuilderblogSpaceBuilder™
This breakthrough solution is Crestron SpaceBuilder and the reaction from attendees was overwhelming!  We demonstrated how SpaceBuilder dramatically reduces the time required to complete each phase of a lighting control project. Attendees were wowed that a lighting control system could be designed so easily, and in the same way that fixtures are specified – for any size space.
Here are just a few of the SpaceBuilder advantages:

  • Quotes and submittals are complete in record time
  • Each system ships complete in one box
  • Pre-programmed for fast commissioning and startup
  • Each space can be networked for seamless integration

 

 

We also showed our simple to use online filter  that allows you to select the optimal SpaceBuilder system for your lighting design. These systems were all on display at our booth – here are a few highlighted system video demos from the show floor:

  • GLPYNG: Wireless lighting control system for small and medium spaces that is perfect for retrofit spaces
  • GLDALI: Ideal for medium to large spaces that need flexibility to reconfigure zones, adjust color temperature, or control ambient and task lighting within the same space
  • GLDMX: Ideal for controlling both DMX and architectural lighting scenarios in applications such as lobbies, exteriors, banquet halls, restaurants and entertainment venues. This is also designed for small to medium sized theaters or auditoriums.
  • GLPAC: Ideal for medium sized spaces needing switching and dimming that require expansion modules, touch screens, additional sensors, shade, and AV integration.
Crestron Fusion® Site View
We also unveiled our latest advancement in Crestron Fusion Enterprise Management Software. Site View  provides multi-layered, 360-degree 3D visualization of a building and all the spaces within. You can easily monitor the status of any space and quickly take control if necessary. From a web browser you can:
  • View the entire structure or spaces floor by floor – even adjacent spaces, such as parking lots
  • View based on status, occupancy, lights on or off, and more
  • Pan, rotate, and zoom structures and spaces
  • Take action based on live data collected by Crestron Fusion
  • Take immediate control of spaces  - turn lights on or off, or enable/disable occupancy sensors and photocells
Check out the video of Crestron Fusion Site View from our show, below.

Free Training Course
With the overall success of the Crestron booth at LightFair International 2015, Crestron wants to make LightFair last all year long by providing you with the opportunity to register for a free, two day Specifier Training Course at our headquarters in Rockleigh, NJ. These courses are given all year long to help you learn how to design lighting control systems quickly and easily. Crestron is always ready to help you design the right control system based on the needs of the space you are designing and luminaires you have selected. Contact cls@crestron.com to find out how you can get enrolled.

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