Love Zoom Web Conferencing?
Make it Easy With A Crestron Mercury System
Zoom web conferencing is taking the collaboration world by storm. As an intuitive platform for video conferencing and sharing information, anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop can use it for free. Of course, companies like Zoom do need to make money, and the paid plans for business allow the unlimited meetings and large numbers of participants necessary for business collaboration.
The ease-of-use for anyone on any device, plus the flexibility to support business with scalable and economical options, has made Zoom increasingly popular with companies from the smallest to the largest. That has also prompted some of the biggest names in conference room technology to partner with Zoom to enable conference room systems to take advantage of Zoom’s ease of use and flexibility.
Crestron has always been one of the biggest players in home and commercial automation. Their conference room systems have long been staples in Fortune 500 boardrooms, managing AV, lighting, and video conferencing capabilities to make running meetings easy. In 2017 Crestron partnered with Zoom to marry Crestron’s conference room technology with Zoom’s easy to use collaboration platform, and the result was Crestron Mercury.
Read on to learn more about how Creston Mercury makes Zoom web conferences even easier for your organization in Dallas.
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An All-In-One System
Crestron Mercury is an easy to use complete system can turn almost any area from a huddle room to a conference room into a high-tech collaboration space. It’s a tabletop system that puts together a high-performance microphone and speaker, touchscreen, and audio and video connections.
Zoom Rooms are Zoom’s solution for making conference room technology combine easily with its collaboration platform. It integrates conference room cameras, microphones, and displays into the same Zoom system that is accessible from mobile devices and laptops. This enables groups of people to use their devices for sharing information and use more flexible audio and video technology in a room to have more collaborative meetings.
Crestron partnered with Zoom to easily integrate Zoom features into the conference room. Crestron built Zoom Room control directly into Mercury so that meetings can be started with one touch from the tabletop touchscreen. Mercury makes it easy for meeting participants to wirelessly share information on the conference room display through Crestron’s Airmedia technology. It has a high-quality, built-in microphone and supports adding two additional Mercury microphone pads for larger rooms. Additional cameras can be incorporated via a USB input so that high-quality room cameras can get everyone in the picture.
Enterprise Management Capabilities
Calendar solutions like Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar make it easy to schedule Zoom meetings. Crestron allows Mercury to participate as a conference room resource that can be reserved for a Zoom meeting. Mercury works with Crestron’s Fusions system to monitor room usage and can even power itself down to save energy when not in use. The seamless integration with scheduling software allows the system to be powered and ready for the next meeting, and can provide helpful onscreen information for instructions, time left, and more.
If you have a large organization with many meeting facilities, Crestron offers wall-mountable touch screens that can display free and busy times outside a Zoom-equipped conference room, and offers the capability to reserve it on the spot. It’s an excellent solution for when you see and want to book a specific room that has the right equipment and layout for a meeting.
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