June 18, 2015 4:07 pm

Crestron Introduces Turnkey Microsoft® Surface™ Hub Meeting Room Packages

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Crestron Introduces Turnkey Microsoft® Surface™ Hub Meeting Room Packages

Microsoft’s premier large format collaboration device natively integrates with Crestron meeting room technology to maximize room usage, efficiency, and productivity

The full power of the meeting space has now been unlocked. Crestron has extended the meeting room experience for Surface™ Hub users by natively integrating Microsoft’s large format collaboration device with Crestron control technology. The solution is available in two complete turnkey packages, plus optional accessories, to optimize the group collaboration solution for Crestron customers. These packages will enable organizations to maximize room usage, efficiency, and productivity when deploying Surface Hub. Microsoft is demonstrating its Surface Hub solutions with Crestron packages at InfoComm15 in Orlando, June 17 – 19. Crestron will be demonstrating the combined solution at InfoComm15, as well, at booth 2801.

Complete turnkey solution
Built on the Crestron .AV Framework™ platform, these packages designed for Surface Hub deployments can be configured from Crestron’s TSW touch screen, without any programming. The integrated solution pairs an award winning, enterprise standard Crestron DigitalMedia™ Presentation System (DMPS), TSW touch screen, TSS scheduling touch screen, and a set of USB Extenders with Surface Hub to add the flexibility of complete room control right from the conference table or Surface Hub, including the ability to:

-Display any content on the Surface Hub from any device anywhere in the room or enterprise

-Pass touch functionality from the Surface Hub to touch-compatible connected devices

-Present HD and Ultra High Definition 4K video

-Launch Windows® 10 apps on the Surface Hub from the table touch screen

-Adjust room and environmental settings including shades, lights, and temperature using Crestron’s App on the Surface Hub or from the Crestron TSW touch screen

-Book and schedule meetings from the Crestron TSS touch screen just outside the room

-Perform centralized enterprise room management, monitoring, and control

Four configurations to choose from
Crestron offers a total of two base packages including options optimized for either the 55 inch Surface Hub, or the 84 inch Surface Hub which is Crestron 4K Certified, for a total of four configurations. All solutions are Crestron Certified Designs, which means they are 4K enabled, validated by Crestron system engineers, and backed by Crestron’s award-winning True Blue Support team. A Crestron Certified Design also includes a five-year extended warranty* and a free Crestron Fusion® enterprise license.

Package 1 includes a DMPS 4K presentation system, a TSW 7 inch tabletop touch screen for room control, a Crestron Connect It™ cable caddie for wired connectivity and simple source selection at the table, cables, and a TSS 7 inch touch screen for outside the room scheduling.

Package 2 includes everything in Package 1, and adds a Crestron AirMedia™ for enhanced multi-platform BYOD wireless presentation capability, and a second Crestron Connect It (TT-100) enabling increased capacity for wired connectivity.

Customers can select additional accessories including wall mount brackets and stands for installation, and can purchase an extended warranty on the Surface Hub.

World premiere at InfoComm15
“We’ve been working with Microsoft for many months to ensure native compatibility with Surface Hub. said Sean Goldstein, Crestron Marketing VP. “As a result of our efforts, our Surface Hub packages meet the need for any room or meeting in which collaboration is a priority. We enjoy a strong relationship with Microsoft, and we’re excited for customers to see our solutions paired with Surface Hub for the first time in the Microsoft booth at InfoComm15.”

“We’re pleased to work with Crestron to complete a wider range of collaboration solutions with Surface Hub,” said Hayete Gallot, Senior Director, Microsoft Surface Hub. “With their reach and industry expertise in hardware, software and solutions, combined with the powerful collaboration and productivity features of Surface Hub, we look forward to better serving our customers and creating compelling customer experiences together.”

Available directly from Crestron
Qualified Crestron dealers can purchase the Microsoft Surface Hub, along with Crestron DigitalMedia and control technology as a bundled package, directly from Crestron. All Crestron products have been engineered and rigorously tested to ensure Surface Hub native compatibility right out of the box.

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