The Crestron Huddle Room

The workplace is constantly reinventing itself, demanding new technology to make enterprise collaboration and sharing much easier. In a hectic work environment, space can be limited and hooking up technology can be time consuming. That’s why growing businesses need more convenient and technology packed spaces accessible for conferencing and presenting.

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4 ways to engineer a collaborative workforce

There are four areas of consideration which should be top of mind for IT when designing, creating and supporting the workplace of the future. Research consistently shows that the top business objectives for IT center on enabling the workforce through the right tools and solutions. It is through this that IT is adding value to the enterprise; tools let people achieve 100% of their productivity, innovation and creativity potential. This has a large part to play in expanding the capabilities of an organization.

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How Audio/Video Gear Plays a Major Role in Collaboration

While collaboration relies on using the most flexible software solutions available, the right gear and its effective integration also has a profound implication for the ease of use, flexibility, and longevity of these meeting environments. At a basic level, understanding the room’s size and intended purpose, as well as the kinds of content that will typically be shared there, is fundamental to making the right choices.

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The Crestron app for Apple Watch revolutionizes how people interact with their … – Home Toys (press release)

Rockleigh, NJ, April 24, 2015 – Delivery of Apple Watch begins today, and Crestron is proud to unveil its new Crestron app for the watch. Precision control is always on hand when controlling your home from the Crestron app for Apple Watch. 

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The Future is Now — How Science Fiction Predicted Business Communications

At what point can we say we are living in the future dreamed of in science fiction? Though 2001 may not have been a space odyssey imagined in the older book and film, the years since have seen growth in communication and technology that fiction only dreamed of, and ShoreTel is proud to be a part of it.

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How 2014’s AV Technology Will Bring Success in 2015 – Audio Visual News Network

As the first major electronics show of the season is wrapping up, AV professionals are already realizing that 2015 isn’t going to be the same outlook for the AV industry, whether for commercial or residential, as it was in 2014. Last year was one of evolution, not revolution, which is exactly what the industry needed.

For the first time in several years, the big picture items the industry has been talking about for a while finally became usable: Unified communications software and hardware, laser projectors, 4k distribution and switching, and collaborative technology—both wired and wireless.

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Polycom’s Top 7 Workplace of the Future Predictions for 2015

Work will not be a place you go…: The way we work is changing. Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next generation workplace that is more productive, efficient and delivers meaningful cost savings to organizations of all sizes across the globe. 

With new, more advanced mobile devices giving employees the freedom to work from anywhere, these technologies will only continue to reshape the look and feel of the “office.” As such, Polycom is unveiling its top seven technology predictions for 2015 and beyond that they believe will transform how we work now and in the future.

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How do I plan, deploy, and roll out Lync UC most effectively?

I was asked to jump on a call today with a customer who was struggling with migrating branch sites from their legacy PBX platform to a new Lync Enterprise Voice platform.  We had helped the Customer Architect and Implement a Highly Available and Site Resiliant (Disaster Recovery) Lync Solution across multiple data centers and conducted a successful Voice Pilot.  Sounds like a successful project, what’s the issue, right?

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Best Practices for Optimizing Your Network for Video – Audio Visual News Network

“Video for streaming, for real-time communication, for unified communications, or even just for playback, usually has a fairly consistent, sustained bandwidth requirement,” said Tom Barnett, director of product marketing at Crestron Electronics Inc.

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Unified Communications in Healthcare – the future for digital access

Polycom has a long history of providing cutting-edge solutions to the healthcare industry. For over 20 years everything from audio through to telepresence solutions, has been helping to improve patient care. Now, every single clinic or hospital in the UK has some form of Polycom tool within it, whether in a clinical, surgical or administrative setting. The solutions available today have evolved considerably and are continuing to develop across a range of medical disciplines.

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