Press Release Summary:
Supporting Microsoft Lync and SkypeÂ® for Business, Crestron RL™ 2 provides everything needed to build transparent collaboration experience. RL 2 codec includes fully integrated DigitalMedia™ receiver, native Creston FusionÂ® connectivity for room monitoring, multiple audio input configurations, and TSW-style touch screen controller. System offers auto-switching between VGA, HDMIÂ®, and DMÂ® video sources without separate video switcher outside of Lync session.
Original Press Release:
Crestron Now Shipping Crestron RL(TM) 2
Advanced group collaboration and unified communications solution for Microsoft® Lync® now features DM® input, analog microphone inputs, and auto-switching.
Rockleigh, NJ, – Crestron RL 2 is now more powerful and flexible than ever. Crestron’s second generation Microsoft Lync and Skype® for Business collaboration system has just arrived in a new integration-friendly kit. This new package provides everything you need to build a transparent collaboration experience.
Powerful new codec
The RL 2 codec boasts a number of exciting new features including a fully integrated DigitalMedia™ receiver, native Crestron Fusion® connectivity for room monitoring, multiple audio input configurations, and versatile mounting options. Crestron RL 2 also comes with Crestron’s award-winning TSW-style touch screen controller. Simply add the optional custom elements required for your application: display, camera, microphone, and speakers. You can even add a Crestron enterprise class 3-Series Control System® to open up a whole new world of possibilities.
Crestron RL 2 is the only Lync group collaboration system that delivers:
A single solution for group collaboration and sharing with Lync meeting participants
Crestron DigitalMedia input, for integration with Crestron’s full suite of remote video transmitters
Auto-switching between VGA, HDMI®, and DM® video sources without a separate video switcher outside of a Lync session
Analog microphone inputs for ease of custom installation
The power to control everything in the room from one touch screen, including AV devices, lighting, and shades
The ability to integrate with Crestron Fusion® software, to monitor all connected rooms across the enterprise
Four configurations to choose from
With four Crestron RL 2 configurations to choose from, there is one to meet the needs of every room type and size, and application. The Integrator Kit provides the codec and touch screen, allowing you to leverage currently installed equipment. Packages 1, 2, and 3 are complete, validated systems. Package 1 is ideal for huddle spaces. Package 2 is perfect for small to medium conference rooms. Package 3 is designed to suit the needs of large rooms
“We’re excited about the great flexibility these Crestron RL 2 packages provide to our dealers,” said Joseph Sarrasin, Technology Manager, Unified Communications at Crestron. “The built-in switching capability makes for an even more cost-effective UC solution, eliminating the need for a separate switcher.”
Support for Skype® for Business
Crestron RL 2, as well as legacy Crestron RL systems, will now support Skype for Business upgrades. Skype for Business brings together the familiar experience of Skype with the security, compliance, and control of Microsoft Lync. In combination with Skype for Business, Crestron RL 2 and Crestron RL will enable group collaboration between people anywhere, anytime.
“We are pleased to see Crestron deliver UC solutions for Skype for Business to extend the communications experience and connect people everywhere to achieve more, together,” said Giovanni Mezgec, GM, Skype for Business Product Marketing at Microsoft.
For more information on Crestron RL 2, the most powerful unified communications solution, visit the Crestron RL 2 product page, where you can watch an informative video, and download a brochure or sell sheet.
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For more than 40 years, Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems. Our solutions are built on a validated architecture, using best-in-class technology that integrates unified communications, AV presentation, lighting, and environmental systems. Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Our products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.
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