Crestron Introduces Range of New Scheduling Devices

Crestron’s latest desk scheduling products boost in-office productivity and aid in evaluating real estate investment.

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Crestron Electronics, the Rockleigh, N.J.-based, global provider of workplace collaboration technology, introduced the new Crestron Desk Q and Desk Touch.

The company notes a strong demand for hot desking as more organizations are calling employees back to the physical building. Crestron Desk Scheduling offers employees and visitors the freedom to reserve and use a desk at any time throughout the day. Scheduling meeting rooms has been a part of the corporate world for years, but the emergence of spaces like phone booths, digital hives, jump seats, meeting pods and unassigned desks has driven the need for reserving and managing short-term and on-demand spaces.

Need for Desk Booking

Craig Durr, senior analyst at the Futurum Group says, “The concept of hot desking now encompasses not only the physical office and meeting spaces but also the enabling of technology and devices, making scheduling a comprehensive category in itself. Crestron has been leading meeting space scheduling for years; it is a natural progression to bring that same functionality to spaces where individual employees are working.”

Crestron Desk Scheduling solutions provide a transition to floating hot desk areas and offices by enabling remote workers to schedule a location for their time on-site before leaving home directly from the booking software on their laptop. For in-office employees, highly visible LED status indicators display which desks are available, enabling them to reserve a space on the compact touchscreen or through a QR code scan.

The desk booking experience facilitates higher adoption and utilization for both regularly scheduled hybrid employees and visiting remote workers alike, says Crestron.

“Scheduling is a part of our daily lives. As organizations look to create a better hybrid work environment for their employees and an improved understanding of how and where people are working in the office, we must look outside just the meeting space,” explains Brad Hintze, EVP of global marketing, Crestron.

He adds, “Hot desking has quickly become the crucial technology in workplace design. Businesses are prioritizing their space management strategies to create a welcoming and productive office environment that maximizes office real estate investment.”

Crestron Desk Scheduling Applications and Availability

Two form factors and multiple mounting options make it simple to deploy Crestron Desk Scheduling products across any space and purposefully integrate them into the natural flow and aesthetic of the office, whether on a tabletop, wall mount or desk edge, says the company. The compact form factor of the Desk Q with QR-code-based reservations is ideal for community workstations, hot desks, and hoteling, while the touch interface of the Desk Touch is ideal for semi-private offices, cubicles and even stand-ups.

As with existing Crestron scheduling solutions, the Crestron Desk Touch and Desk Q will be able to be managed and deployed through the Crestron XiO Cloud Management Platform, which can also deploy updates as Crestron continues to innovate and improve.

At launch, Crestron Desk Scheduling solutions will natively support Appspace, Calven, and Tango software, with new partners added over time and at request.

Per a statement, the Desk Touch is now shipping, and the Desk Q will ship in Q1 2024.

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