Organizations must be flexible and agile when addressing evolving workplace needs in the COVID-19 work era. Crestron leaned into its expertise in enterprise AV and UC technology to engineer and deliver multiple new product solutions for successful hybrid working environments. The new Crestron Flex MM design meets the growing demand for best-in-class conferencing technology in any work or learning space, bringing quality tabletop video conferencing to small spaces while delivering one-touch connectivity in a compact footprint. The device features a sleek and sophisticated design with a 40% reduction in size, without sacrificing high-performance audio and video quality found in the tabletop series of devices.
“The pandemic has dramatically shifted the way we work and the spaces we work in,” says Andrew Gross, Director, UC Enterprise at Crestron. "Work from anywhere has become a widely accepted concept and even those returning to an office are redefining collaboration and finding new ways to connect with colleagues, partners, and customers – whether hours away or simply in the office next door. The new office perk is access to video conferencing and collaboration technology, as employers seek ways to encourage interaction and support productivity. Crestron forecasts that as companies migrate former huddle spaces into hotel spaces for workers and convert conference rooms into dedicated small team workspaces or management offices, investment in smaller footprint but high performance UC devices that bring enterprise level professional audio and video conferencing solutions to all working environments will increase."
“Microsoft Teams and Zoom are household names, huddle rooms and conference spaces are being redefined to team units, and our desks are overrun with migratory devices that are never ready for the next video call. Crestron is quickly engineering products to solve these problems. The future of work is in Crestron’s DNA and solutions such as Crestron Flex MM demonstrate our continuous innovation in enterprise technology that allows people to work efficiently and effectively from anywhere,” adds Andrew Gross.
Transforming the small-setting collaboration experience, Crestron Flex MM bridges the gap between the home and the office, enabling video meetings, phone calls, and collaborative team sessions anywhere work happens. Beside offering native support for Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms, with a simple, consistent user experience with one-touch to join meetings, the Crestron Flex MM solutions feature a 7-inch color touch screen, 10-foot (3 meters) microphone pick-up range, ultra wide-angle HD camera with 150° diagonal field of view, and enterprise-grade network security, with remote control, and management.
An extension of the Crestron M-Series, and part of the Crestron Flex product line, Crestron Flex MM 30 will be available on August 31, 2020 with three different options, including the audio conference-only for Microsoft Teams (UC-MM30-TA) with an advertised price of $750; the video conferencing models for Microsoft Teams (UC-MM30-T); and Zoom Rooms (UC-MM30-Z) with an advertised price of $3,000.