‘Working Closely with Microsoft’ Crestron Announces Crestron Skype Room System

Crestron has natively integrated Skype for Business with its AV and room control technology creating the next-generation Crestron Skype Room System.

CI Staff

Crestron already supported Microsoft’s Skype for Business, but it’s taking that support much further.

The automation giant announces that it has partnered with Microsoft to create Crestron Skype Room System.

The solution is built for Skype for Business and brings an HD audio video experience to small and mid-sized meeting rooms and spaces as well as conference rooms, according to a Crestron press release, which adds that it was engineered from the ground up to easily integrate with a broad range of meeting rooms.

Crestron Skype Room System features include:

  • A touch controller that manages the Skype Meeting
  • HDMI and Crestron DigitalMedia inputs and outputs
  • 6 USB ports to connect audio devices, a camera, and other accessories
  • Cresnet port to add an occupancy sensor for automation and room usage reporting

“Working closely with Microsoft, we’ve natively integrated Skype for Business with our AV and room control technology to make a collaboration system that can be easily deployed in huddle rooms and conference rooms across the enterprise,” says Fred Bargetzi, Crestron’s chief technology officer.

“This system can be managed on the network, and provides the seamless, intuitive Skype for Business experience to any meeting space.”

When the solution begins shipping in December 2016, Microsoft expects to see impact on adoption of video conferencing.

“The next generation of Skype Room Systems will bring the Skype Meeting experience to millions of meeting spaces, which today have only displays and conference phones” says Zig Serafin, corporate VP of Microsoft.

“Crestron’s new Skype Room Systems will benefit everyone who is looking to bring the Skype for Business meeting experience to every meeting room.”

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