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Articles tagged with: Conference Room Automation

Love Zoom Web Conferencing?

Make it Easy With A Crestron Mercury System

Love Zoom Web Conferencing?

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.

TAGS: Collaboration Technology | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Crestron Zoom Room | Video Conferencing

Zoom Through Your Meetings

Turn Your Meeting Rooms Into Zoom Rooms

Zoom Through Your Meetings

If you haven’t heard of Zoom, you may be missing out on an incredibly productive platform for collaboration, business meetings, training, and more. Zoom enables anyone with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to set up and hold video and audio calls, collaborate, and share information through a simple interface. So easily, in fact, that over 750,000 companies large and small use Zoom regularly.

But Zoom is more than just a desktop video conferencing application. It’s a platform designed to bridge together most of the ways that modern organizations collaborate. In your office, you may have meetings of various sizes going on - from smaller huddle rooms to executive boardrooms, to larger training rooms. Zoom web conferencing allows for collaboration from any of those rooms to another team across town or around the world.

Keep reading to explore the benefits of turning your meeting rooms into Zoom collaboration rooms in your Irving or Las Colinas business.

TAGS: Collaboration Technology | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Zoom Room | Video Conferencing | Zoom

Want Better Video Conferences?

Check Out The Latest Conference Room Camera Features

Want Better Video Conferences?

Today’s technology lets us productively collaborate with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and vendors from Dallas to Plano or from Dallas to Shanghai.  The tremendous popularity of collaboration software like Skype, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Slack and others have made it easy to share information and see and hear meeting participants almost like they were in the same room.

Another feature of collaboration is that it stretches the physical limits of meetings too.  Whereas you might not have room for 40 people in a conference room, you could hold a presentation for 40 people through a video conference and still have attendees ask questions directly.  But if you want to optimize the collaboration experience – whether it’s a 6 person meeting or a presentation to 40 – there is equipment that helps make sure the messages come across loud and clear.

In this blog, we’re going to focus on conference room cameras.  Let’s take a look at some of the features you should consider to upgrade your video conference experience.

TAGS: Collaboration Technology | Conference Room Automation | GoToMeeting | Skype | Video Conferencing | Zoom

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

All You Need is Crestron Mercury and a Laptop or Smartphone

Turn Any Room Into a Video Conferencing Room

Some 15 to20 years ago, holding a video conference could be a slow, tedious, and painful experience.  The equipment was bulky, the video was grainy, and a call could easily lag or freeze, making for a less than collaborative experience.

Today we routinely use video collaboration solutions from laptops and mobile devices, with excellent resolution and audio capabilities thanks to today’s powerful and sophisticated hardware and software.  Apps like Zoom, Slack, Skype, GoToMeeting, and many others offer the ability not only to see and hear the person on the other end, but also share screens, files, and additional information as well.

When you get into a conference room, the same ease of use and low cost doesn’t always translate to that arena.  Some systems can be costly and don’t let you use the conferencing and collaboration solution of your choice.  What if you wanted a system that enabled you to use the devices you use for collaboration every day – laptops, tablets, and smartphones -  but also gave you the right audio and video capabilities necessary in the meeting room so everyone can participate, in the room and remotely.

That’s why Crestron, a longtime leader in conference room design, created Mercury. Read on to find out how Mercury brings enterprise-class collaboration capabilities to one meeting room or many. 

TAGS: BYOD | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Skype | Slack | Videoconferencing | VOIP