Crestron, a world renowned manufacturer and supplier of enterprise solutions and home automation devices, have in the past week announced that they are expanding their solution portfolio with technology giants Microsoft.
The expansion of that solution portfolio means that it now includes Microsoft Teams integration to equip meeting spaces of every size with innovative Intelligent Communications technology. This is far from the first integration between Crestron and Microsoft, and in fact builds upon over a decade of work between the firms toward improving the experience of work and collaboration.
Thanks to the newly expanded support for Microsoft Teams, Crestron SR and the Crestron Mercury conference system will not only be able to run Microsoft Teams in spaces of all sizes but can also deliver further benefits. Those include being able to repurpose Skype for Business hardware and receive recently announced Teams enhancements – such as Cortana voice integration and background blurring – as they are rolled out.
According to Crestron, the expanded support of Teams showcases the company’s commitment to giving its users complete control and automation of modern workplaces. This was explained in detail by the firm’s vice president of UC strategies Ted Colton:
‘Crestron provides customers with a broad selection of solutions for any room type, while also providing customers the ability to migrate to Teams over time without costly changes to hardware…Together, we offer a broad portfolio of solutions that meet the most stringent security requirements, while natively supporting Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams.’