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Crestron adds intelligent video support to Crestron Flex

Jabra and Huddly cameras will help to make meetings equitable and productive for in-room and remote participants.

Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to enhance its Crestron Flex platform with intelligent video support to facilitate equitable and productive meetings both in-office or at-home.

Intelligent video integration allows for people counting and face-framing, to recognise each person in the room and provide a single image of each person. Additionally, full room view is available for a board room style meeting and whiteboard sharing is also possible, ensuring that those working remotely are not excluded from the meeting experience.

“Among the many things we’ve learned as individuals continue to work remotely and return-to-office, is video conferencing and collaboration is at the centre of the modern workplace. As we saw last week with Google’s real estate acquisition the corporate office is not going away, so we have to make the experiences better for everyone,” said Alex Peras, director of UC and corporate development at Crestron.

“Adding immediate support for Jabra and Huddly cameras helps build on our mission to ensure an immersive and equitable meeting experience, regardless of where participants join from.”

The addition of video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers several features that enhance the video conferencing experience, including:

– People counting and face framing – Intelligent cameras recognize each participant in the room and provide a single image of each participant as well as a full room view to ensure each participant, both locally and remote, have an equal seat at the table.
– Full room view – Integrated real-time video stitching gives a full 180° view of the room, fully optimising small spaces for better video conferencing, ensuring every person can be seen clearly, all while maintaining proper social distancing protocols.
– Whiteboard Sharing – Whiteboards are a key collaboration tool, however with hybrid meetings, remote participants are often left in the dark and cannot view the content on the whiteboard in the room. Whiteboard Sharing enables participants to view and share content from up to three whiteboards digitally, extending the functionality and usability of whiteboard collaboration to outside the room.
– Analytics – Capture data and analytics of room utilization, occupancy, and people counting to provide better insight into how your spaces are being used which enables more efficient real estate planning and budgeting.

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