New Crestron FreeForm Turns Open Enterprise Spaces Into Productive Meeting Spaces
Latest addition to Crestron Enterprise Room Solutions product line enables secure wired and wireless presentation in lobbies, lounges, and other public spaces; integrates with popular calendaring platforms
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – February 5, 2018 – Crestron, a global leader in enterprise control and automation technology, announced today it will debut FreeForm (CCS-F-2) at ISE 2018, the newest addition to its line of Enterprise Room Solutions. FreeForm enables secure wired and wireless presentation in lobbies, lounges, and other public spaces and integrates with popular calendaring platforms. Crestron is demonstrating FreeForm in Hall-2, Stand 2-C20 at ISE 2018, 6 – 9 February, 2018.
“The workplace has changed dramatically, with a dispersed workforce, open floor plans, AV on the network, and reliance on mobile devices to present,” said Joe Sarrasin, Technology Manager, Unified Communications at Crestron. “FreeForm gives organizations a secure, easy to deploy and manage solution that increases workflow and facilitates collaboration by turning open spaces into productive meeting spaces, while supporting the many different platforms and services employees and guests have on their personal devices.”
Plug-in and present
FreeForm mounts invisibly behind wall mount displays and enables wired or wireless presentation with auto-switching. No furniture, dongles, or new Wi-Fi® networks needed. FreeForm features: built-in AirMedia® 2.0 wireless presentation capability; DM® and HDMI® inputs; HDMI out to the display; keypad control from anywhere in the space; and auto-display on/off via CEC, serial, and IR. Its built-in graphics engine displays a custom branded welcome screen on the room display, and when connected to Microsoft® Exchange, Office 365®, or G Suite™ software, space availability and meeting details appear as well. Now, even open spaces are searchable and bookable.
Enterprise-grade security, cloud-based deployment and management
FreeForm is an enterprise-grade solution that provides cloud-based management and deployment, and supports standard network security protocols, including 802.1X network access control, Active Directory® authentication, and AES content encryption.
Crestron Fusion room monitoring
With the addition of occupancy sensors and integration with Crestron Fusion® software, FreeForm spaces and technology can be centrally monitored and managed. Spaces are automatically turned “on” and “off” and returned to inventory in the event of “no-shows,” thereby maximizing availability. Occupancy and usage data is collected, which helps organizations optimize investments in space and technology. Instant alerts are sent to the help desk to rapidly resolve technical issues and maximize uptime and workflow.
Crestron is demonstrating FreeForm, along with its other solutions that meet the challenges of the modern workplace in Hall-2, Stand 2-C20 at ISE 2018, 6 – 9 February, 2018.