Crestron was able to offer integrators a working demonstration of its RL platform which brings Microsoft Lync® into the boardroom.

Crestron recently played host to the UK's leading integrators and installation press at its fourth annual open door day. The Cobham offices and showroom demonstrated some Crestron favourites, such as CaptureHD™, DigitalMedia™ and Fusion™, as well as the latest innovations including Crestron RL and a newly installed lighting wall which showcased the first line of Crestron luminaires, CLED, and its corresponding control gear.

Guests also enjoyed Crestron's joie de vivre at the event with Belgian beer tasting and an indulgent buffet of Belgian delicacies and pastries. Although receiving its official Microsoft® unveiling later this year, Crestron was able to offer integrators a working demonstration of its RL platform which brings Microsoft Lync® into the boardroom. An incredibly valuable tool for collaboration, Crestron RL is predicted to be a huge hit in both corporate and education installations.

"Our showrooms and experience centres across the globe are the places for integrators to get hands on time with the latest products and preview them before installation on live projects," says Petra van Meeuwen at Crestron. "The great thing for us at these open days is to get feedback from the industry and hear about the imaginative ways that Crestron technology is being deployed by integrators."

"Since last year we have added a new wall, dedicated to our LED luminaires which also houses a selection of our control systems," continues Petra, "these are already live in Crestron homes and offices and their pick up in both the integration and lighting communities has been really encouraging."

Later this year Crestron will be holding its prestigious residential integration awards with the presentation ceremony being staged at a brand new showroom facility in London. The new site - to be announced soon - will provide a convenient space in the capital for integrators, end-users and specifiers to visit with an array of working home entertainment and corporate solutions to view and use.

For more information on the upcoming awards and to enter, please contact or

About Crestron

For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.

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