In the traditional inaugural press tour, the point on the 2018 news for the professional world presented at ISE 2018.
Crestron launches at ISE its platform FreeForm, the newest addition to its line of Enterprise Room Solutions. FreeForm enables secure wired and wireless presentation in lobbies, lounges, and other public spaces and integrates with popular calendaring platforms. FreeForm mounts invisibly behind wall mount displays and enables wired or wireless presentation with auto-switching. No furniture, dongles, or new Wi-Fi networks needed. FreeForm features: built-in AirMedia 2.0 wireless presentation capability; DM and HDMI inputs; HDMI out to the display; keypad control from anywhere in the space; and auto-display on/off via CEC, serial, and IR. Its built-in graphics engine displays a custom branded welcome screen on the room display, and when connected to Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 or G Suite software, space availability and meeting details appear as well. Now, even open spaces are searchable and bookable. FreeForm is an enterprise-grade solution that provides cloud-based management and deployment, and supports standard network security protocols, including 802.1X network access control, Active Directory authentication, and AES content encryption. With the addition of occupancy sensors and integration with Crestron Fusion software, FreeForm spaces and technology can be centrally monitored and managed. Spaces are automatically turned “on” and “off” and returned to inventory in the event of “no-shows,” thereby maximizing availability. Occupancy and usage data is collected, which helps organizations optimize investments in space and technology. Instant alerts are sent to the help desk to rapidly resolve technical issues and maximize uptime and workflow.
Thinking of cloud
Crestron is also demonstrating XiO Cloud, its cloud-based provisioning platform which enables centralized enterprise-wide configuration, monitoring, management, and control of Crestron products including Crestron Mercury, 3-Series Control Systems, DigitalMedia products (including DMPSs), and TSW touch screens. XiO Cloud provides IT managers with a powerful centralized tool that enables them to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the same amount of time as it would to manage just one. Using simple drag and drop functionality, devices can be named, configured, and organized by groups and subgroups. Settings and firmware updates can be silently pushed to one or all devices. Device licenses can be quickly activated, transferred, or removed. The dashboard provides interactive charts, a fully searchable activity log of all actions within the portal, and a group status page. And with live status and full monitoring of every connected device, the help desk can quickly address technical issues to maximize uptime.
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