Crestron Flex: A Great Solution for Every Business
|Crestron now has a solution for your conference rooms, huddle rooms, boardrooms, and every other type of collaboration room you could possibly need. Crestron Flex is a series of products that integrate with the most popular collaboration software such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams in order to make your meetings simpler to manage, more interactive, and more inclusive. Flex integrates with your existing network and is customizable. You can choose a full room system, complete with a Mercury collaboration hub, display, and soundbar with built-in camera; or you may only need a tabletop hub with your display in a smaller room. Lunar AV can help you choose which solutions would be appropriate for what type of collaboration space, and you may have several different solutions for different spaces in the same office building, but they will all be connected to the same platforms and have the same capabilities. All Crestron Flex products will provide you with the highest quality audio and video, and are super easy to use and connect to your peers.The hubs include a 360 degree microphone array, with a 20 foot range, and the cameras are 4k, because Crestron only uses the best. All devices are managed in a single cloud based platform, Microsoft Azure. Flex allows you to easily share with everyone connected, instantly. If you do encounter any questions or issues there is also support available 24/7.|
Flex and Zoom
Zoom is a business collaboration software that allows you to connect multiple spaces together; whether it be conference rooms equipped with Flex, a desktop computer, or even a mobile device. You can be face to face with anybody, anywhere in the world. Zoom software is natively integrated into the Crestron Flex Hardware, so everything is simply ready to go. Zoom includes tons of features, including wireless content sharing, whiteboarding, scheduling, cross platform group chat, and more! You are also able to record meetings, either locally or to the cloud. With Zoom you can host a webinar with 1000 attendees, and any 25 of them can be screen sharing and presenting at the same time. You can have a Q&A chat going throughout the webinar, and you can use the platform to gather information about all the attendees. On a smaller scale, you can connect to your employees for a quick discussion at the click of a button. With Zoom and Crestron Flex you can convert any meeting space into a video conference room, because both are scalable to any space.
|Flex and Microsoft Teams|
|The Microsoft Teams software is also natively integrated into the Crestron Flex hardware. Microsoft Teams can accommodate a meeting of a few people up to 10,000 people, whether they are inside or outside of your organization. You can schedule a meeting via the Teams App, or via Microsoft outlook, invite people to join via an email link ( with no downloading necessary) , and you can start a meeting with just a touch of a button. Microsoft Teams also offers a lot of features such as sharing content, recording meetings and group chatting. It also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365. Different from Zoom, Flex and Microsoft teams even offers a private desktop phone and display, or collaboration hub, for an individual who wants to connect to a meeting from their own personal office or space. This device is very intuitive and can easily transfer calls from its own phone to your cell phone and vice versa. The display allows you to not miss out on the content being shared during the meeting, while still having your own information on your desktop nearby, undisturbed. This feature is uniquely for Microsoft Team systems, but of course Teams is also integrated with every Flex device, so you can scale the system to any size collaboration room you’d like.|
|Another solution that works with both Zoom or Microsoft Teams ( as well as other options), is Avacor Interactive Displays. These 4K displays have the most advanced display technology. They allow you to start a collaboration instantly, and have features such as whiteboarding, content sharing and high quality video. They use the best touch technology and are extremely accurate with handwriting. There are different solutions based on which platform your company is using, and each solution is designed specifically to work flawlessly with the preferred platform. Avacor is designed for sharing content across devices.The displays act as their own computer, however there is also a range of connectivity options so that you can choose to mirror a device wirelessly as well. Avacor displays are very similar to ipads and tablets in their operation, and anyone familiar with tablets should catch on effortlessly. You can add a remote participant to the meeting instantly, and the remote participants can see everyone in the conference perfectly if you choose to add a 3rd party webcam to your Avacor system. Scheduling and sending out content from a meeting via email are also features that are very easy to use. Avacor streamlines every aspect of a meeting by combining all tools into one interface.|
Not in the Office?
|In this uncertain time, many of us are still fortunate enough to be able to work from home. Working from home does present some challenges though, especially for a company that does a lot of team work and group problem solving. The remote capabilities of Crestron Flex and Avacor systems teamed up with Zoom or Microsoft Teams (or other platforms as well) allows for the closest experience possible to actually sitting in a room with your colleagues for a meeting. The scalability allows for a quick one on one conversation with your partner, or a training with 1000 employees, and anything in between. These high quality audio and video solutions will ensure that you can see and hear everyone clearly, no matter where each participant is located in the world. The user-friendly interfaces will allow you to schedule and check into these meetings effortlessly, and the feature rich platforms will allow each participant to share whatever content they would like with the group. These applications are also widely used for education purposes which is so important now more than ever due to the current circumstances. Ask Lunar Audio Video how how you can get started in using the latest technology to keep your employees connected during this social isolation, and any other spatial separation that your company may encounter in the future.|