Crestron announced today that they have expanded an existing partnership with PolycomInc. to market and resell the Crestron RL system. Polycom will sell Crestron RL through their IT-centric channel, and promote the system’s ability to natively integrate with Crestron systems.
Crestron specialises in intuitive conference room control, automation, and enterprise management and Polycom in open, standards-based video, voice, and content solutions for unified collaboration. The agreement between both companies is designed to combine the strengths of each company’s technology, service, and support into a comprehensive group video, voice, and room collaboration solution optimised for use with Microsoft Lync 2013.
Crestron RL brings Lync from the desktop to the meeting room and integrates with all systems in the room including DigitalMedia for AV distribution, lighting, climate, and shading management, giving users complete control of their environment from the same touch screen.
“Crestron offers the most advanced unified collaboration and control technology in the market, powering unmatched conference room experiences for our customers,” said Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. “We’re excited about extending our partnership with Polycom because they share our commitment to providing the highest quality products and superior customer support. Together, we solve the problems organizations face in providing reliable unified communications and collaboration. Our partnership opens a universe of enterprise-wide integration, management, and control opportunities that we are uniquely positioned to address.”
The first bundled, room-based collaboration system from this expanded partnership is scheduled to be available in Q1 2014.