ISE (Stand #1-F6), AMSTERDAM — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today introduced the AMX Acendo Core complete presentation solution for huddle spaces and small meeting environments. Acendo Core features direct integration with Microsoft® Exchange scheduling, one-touch Skype for Business integration, native document viewers, email document sharing and more to help teams improve collaboration and maximize productivity by starting meetings quickly and easily.
“In enterprise office environments, time is a valuable resource, and outdated conference room equipment can cause unnecessary delays and frustration,” said Paul Krizan, Product Manager, Networked AV Solutions, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Acendo Core offers a complete integrated solution that enables teams to get to the heart of their meeting as quickly as possible and make optimal use of huddle spaces and smaller meeting rooms. From document sharing to web conferences to web browsing, no other solution gets a meeting started faster or more efficiently.”
Acendo Core provides tremendous value for huddle spaces and other small meeting rooms. Users can easily start a meeting with the click of a button or a touch on the screen. If the meeting is scheduled as a Skype for Business meeting, participants can press a single button to join without having to search for a link in a meeting invitation. Built-in document viewers and rendering allow users to present content without bringing anything to the room. Users can simply start a session, navigate to their document on a USB drive, network drive, or the Web and begin their presentation. For enterprises who store documents on network drives, Acendo Core integrates natively with Microsoft Active Directory so users can authenticate into a meeting and instantly access stored content.
Featuring direct integration with Microsoft® Exchange, Acendo Core provides a comprehensive scheduling system to ensure that meetings begin and end on time. Users can quickly view the current availability of a meeting space and reserve the room for the desired time. Near the end of the scheduled meeting, participants receive an on-screen notification that their meeting is about to end. This provides the opportunity to wrap up the meeting, book the room for additional time, or search for another available room if the current space is already reserved for an upcoming meeting.
Acendo Core is thin enough to mount behind a display, with a sleek industrial design that is also well suited for display on a wall or credenza. When combined with the new AMX Acendo Vibe, an expertly designed conferencing soundbar powered by JBL audio technology and an optional integrated camera, Acendo Core forms the most cost-effective collaboration and conferencing solution designed for the needs of today’s modern office environments.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $7.2 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.