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Crestron Announces Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Displays

The new Crestron Flex Phone for Microsoft Teams Display is a desktop conferencing solution that frees up other devices for specialized work.

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Rockleigh, N.J.-based Crestron Electronics announced the new Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display. According to the company, it is the latest addition to the Crestron Flex Digital Workplace Platform.

The product expands upon the capabilities of the Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams. It provides a dedicated conferencing companion for Microsoft Teams-based collaboration that gives quick access to various features. This includes channels, chats, files, calendars and all other Microsoft Teams features. Crestron thus deems it as the ideal desktop solution for both in-office hot desks and remote home offices. Its design also facilitates cleaner management of daily workflow and activity. At the same time, it frees up other devices for more specialized work.

Enabling Smarter Hybrid Workspaces

According to Forrester research, 70% of U.S. and European companies will adopt a hybrid work model post-pandemic. Additionally, more than 20% of Americans will work remotely by 2025. With fewer people in the office full-time, private offices are being replaced by hot desk and hoteling options that enable more flexible usage.

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Standardizing each of these spaces with an easy-to-use videoconferencing, collaboration and workflow management solution will streamline transition time as workers move about these newly flexible spaces. Crestron Flex provides a full suite of dedicated devices to ensure every person can easily and quickly use every space. This is regardless of whether it’s at a desk, in a conference room or huddle space or even in a home office.

Additional Features

With the Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display, users have the power of Microsoft Teams in a dedicated desktop companion. It also has quick access to channels, chats, files and all other familiar Microsoft Teams features on a dedicated device. This enables users to prioritize a desktop PC or laptop for work. The Better Together integration enables simple sign-in. It also allows users to access their files and share content from either their PC, laptop or Microsoft Teams Display.

The Microsoft Teams Displays also communicate individual and device status across team personnel and IT staff. It is available in 8-inch and 10-inch models. Moreover, the Crestron Flex Phones feature a high-fidelity microphone and crisp video to ensure in-person and remote participants enjoy the same inclusive meeting experience.

“Employee empowerment means giving employees the tools they need to be productive both in and out of the office. This includes creating workspaces that promote productivity and attract employees to the office with easy scheduling and better collaboration that deliver an improved workflow in the hybrid world,” says director of product marketing at Crestron, Lauren Simmen.

“According to data from Ultimate Software, 92% of employees say technology that helps them do their job efficiently improves their work satisfaction. As a dedicated device, the Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display do exactly that. They enable people to better organize, compartmentalize, and transition from home to the office and elsewhere.”

Availability

The Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams Display are available for pre-order today through licensed Crestron dealers. Organizations that have already deployed Crestron Flex Phones for Microsoft Teams will be able to upgrade to Microsoft Teams Display with a simple software upgrade through the Microsoft Teams Manager.