U.S. workplace technology firm Crestron has launched its Crestron One app with mobile room control.
The new offering enables a “precise control experience” from any personal device and is aimed at reducing the stress of returning to work, the company said in a release.
The Crestron One solution offers employee wayfinding, room automation, and content sharing from their personal device, facilitating “touchless room management,” the company said. Using the app, it continued, employees and guests at any workplace can control room technology safely through their personal devices which automatically detect Crestron systems, authenticate via the touch screen and securely connect.
“At Crestron, it was time to bring intuitive functionality and simple room control into the workplace,” said Daniel Jackson, senior director of digital workplace products at Crestron. “It is critical now more than ever to make the workplace as safe as possible to ensure that returning employees can utilize collaboration technology effectively and securely. This solution helps further our goal of offering Crestron customers a safe return to work during the global pandemic and beyond.”
Crestron One works with the Crestron TSW 60-Series touch screen via direct Bluetooth connection, without requiring devices to reside on the same network. This ensures compliance with customer’s global IT security standards, the company said. It added that using existing equipment and code, and without any additional programming required, managers can easily configure the in-room experience to select the right controls for each space.
“We understand that companies are faced with myriad tasks and are working with a broad range of HR, real estate management, and AV and IT support staff,” said Stijn Ooms, director of product strategy AV and digital workplace at Crestron. “Our team has worked diligently to bring the Crestron ONE mobile room control experience to market, delivering the highest standards of security and simplicity that we require from our mobile devices.”