Crestron RL brings Microsoft Lync to the conference room
Crestron today announced that Crestron RL, its powerful new group collaboration solution for the
2013. Crestron RL is a comprehensive solution that combines Crestron hardware with Microsoft Lync,
the popular software-based unified communications (UC) solution that many companies already use on
a daily basis for their communication and productivity needs. Lync enables video, voice, interactive
content sharing, presence and chat from a personal device such as a tablet or laptop. Crestron RL
brings Lync from the desktop to the conference room. In addition, Crestron RL links to all systems in the
room and gives users control of the entire room from the same touch screen.
"We're pleased to have Crestron as one of our Lync Room System partners and excited that they will
bring to market a solution that not only has a great Lync experience but can also control the lights,
shades and much more, all from the same touch screen," said Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager of
Lync and Skype® Product Marketing.
Easy to use
With just one touch of a button, anyone can walk into a conference room and instantly start a
collaboration session. Share your desktop with local and remote participants; view and annotate over
Microsoft PowerPoint® or interactive whiteboard remotely or locally using the 65\" touch display(s)
supplied. Remote participants can join via Lync on their desktop. Adding attendees on the fly in the
conference room is just as simple and fast as typing in their names. Share ideas and notes
collaboratively with colleagues, clients and partners anytime, anywhere with any device.
Complete & scalable room solution
Only Crestron RL is designed to seamlessly integrate with Crestron DigitalMedia™ and all other Crestron
enterprise control solutions and products to offer a complete room solution. Simply press the "RL" button
to instantly access lighting, shades, thermostats, DigitalMedia™, AV presentation and much more - all
from the same touch screen. Crestron RL rooms can be centrally monitored, managed and controlled
using Crestron Fusion™ software for a complete Enterprise Building Management solution.
Easy to purchase, easy to install
Crestron RL is a complete packaged solution which includes the Crestron UC Codec for Lync, HD
camera, microphone, 65\" touch display(s), a hi-res 10\" tabletop touch screen and more. Crestron RL
connects over the corporate LAN which makes implementation easy and hassle-free. Simply mount the
display, connect Crestron RL to the network and authenticate. No system design or programming is
needed. If you already have Lync 2013 deployed, no additional licenses, fees or infrastructure expenses,
such as MCUs or gateways*, are needed to light up a Crestron RL system.