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Crestron Wins 2018 Microsoft Global IoT Partner of the Year Award

Crestron XiO Cloud IoT-based cloud service, built on Microsoft’s Azure platform, recognized for provisioning and management of workplace solutions.

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Crestron recently earned the 2018 Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award for Internet of Things (IoT) in a ceremony at the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas for the Crestron XiO Cloud provisioning and management system.

Microsoft recognized Crestron for “providing outstanding solutions in IoT in the form of Crestron XiO Cloud, a revolutionary IoT-based provisioning and management solution built on the Microsoft Azure platform,” according to the joint announcement.

Crestron XiO Cloud is “revolutionizing provisioning and management of Crestron’s popular open UC, room scheduling, AV and content sharing solutions at the world’s leading companies, resulting in up to 90 percent reductions in installation time, improvements in device uptime and optimization of people, space and technology,” according to Crestron.

The annual Microsoft Partner of the Year awards celebrate top Microsoft partners who “demonstrate excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology,” according to the announcement.

Microsoft received more than 2,600 nominations from 115 countries for the 2018 program. The IoT category was judged by a number of IoT stakeholders and leaders from Microsoft Common Data Service, One Commercial Partner, Windows and Azure.

The judges selected the winners based on their “commitment to customers, the solution’s impact on the market, and exemplary use of Microsoft technologies.”

“Our ecosystem of partners is crucial to delivering transformative solutions, and this year’s winners have proven to be some of the finest among their peers,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate VP of One Commercial Partner at Microsoft Corp.

Crestron IoT “enabled automation and control solutions enable facility management and IT staff to control entire environments with a push of a button or click of a mouse, integrating audio, video, digital signage, scheduling, lighting, building management systems (BMS), HVAC and security systems,” according to the announcement.

“The strength of Crestron IoT-enabled devices and systems is their integration in the Crestron XiO Cloud, providing all-in-one monitoring, management and control from a single platform,” according to the Crestron press release.

“Intelligent workplace solutions are the springboard for digital transformation, but managing the devices that enable it can be costly and complicated,” said Ted Colton, VP of unified communication strategies at Crestron, in the company announcement.

“Crestron XiO Cloud reduces the complexities associated with deploying, tracking, managing and evolving the ecosystem of IoT enabled devices that make communication and collaboration seamless.

“Crestron is honored to be recognized by Microsoft for developing game-changing connected technologies that help propel digital transformation at Fortune 500 companies worldwide,” he said.

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