Make it Easy With A Crestron Mercury System
TAGS: Collaboration Technology | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Crestron Zoom Room | Video 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.
All You Need is Crestron Mercury and a Laptop or Smartphone
TAGS: BYOD | Conference Room Automation | Crestron Mercury | Skype | Slack | Videoconferencing | VOIP
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.