CCS Audio Visual Solutions Partner Crestron Advances Microsoft’s Meeting Room Technology

At CCS Presentation Systems, we often work with great manufacturers of audio-visual equipment who themselves work with some of the world’s leading technology companies. Crestron Electronics is one of those companies.

Crestron is a leader in advanced home, campus & building control automation solutions. With offices all over the globe, Crestron is the go-to manufacturer and system provider for audio visual solutions for homes, offices, schools, hospitals, hotels and more. That’s the reason global giants like Microsoft Corporation sought out Crestron’s expertise.

Microsoft’s global facility managers faced an issue – they struggled with conference room availability issues. Even with 3,400 conference rooms in North America alone, Microsoft employees would take whatever rooms they could find. Attendees for scheduled meetings found themselves in dispute with others, and scheduled rooms would go empty when organizers cancelled meetings but didn’t update the calendar. Microsoft’s Real Estate and Facilities team knew they had to bring about a renewed efficiency and meaningful cost controls for standard and room management processes.CCS Audio Visual Solutions Partner Crestron Advances

Enter Crestron. After evaluating all available vendor solutions, Microsoft standardized on Crestron hardware and software products across its enterprise, including iLux® for lighting and shade control, MPCs (wall mount media presentation controllers) for in-room device control, TPMC-8L touchpanels for Hallway Display and Crestron Roomview® to fulfill the RDM (Remote Device Management) requirement.

As the software bridge between the MPCs and Exchange, RoomView enables room scheduling from touchpanels, remote asset management, and provides the reporting tools and usage data RE&F employs to redefine conference space standards at Microsoft, including the technology installed in conference rooms and the number of room types built in a new Microsoft office building. Crestron DigitalMediaTM (DM) was implemented to manage and distribute HDMI with HDCP with legacy analog support, all in a cost effective, single-cable solution.

It’s part of our mission at CCS to work with great partners and we’re happy to count Crestron among them. CCS is authorized reseller for leading audio visual equipment manufacturers including Altinex, AMX, Crown, Crestron, Da-lite, Epson, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Polycom, Shure, SMART Technologies, SONY, Tandberg and many others. The specialization and depth of audio visual services offered by CCS Presentation Systems, including design, installation and training, allows the complete fulfillment of a wide range of audio visual solutions and technical systems integration throughout the great Phoenix and Tucson areas of Arizona.

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Every job is custom, but most corporate clients are interested in a variety of presentation systems including projectors, projection screens, large-format flat panel displays and high definition video conferencing. Additionally, CCS has the ability to integrate a room control system to provide total control over your audiovisual components.
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