Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) was once again a huge success for Crestron. The AV giant picked up numerous industry awards and with a focus on ‘Future Innovation’, were showcasing how their latest solutions cater for the intelligent workplace. As a Crestron Elite Partner our team were keen to check out the latest developments and so headed over to Hall 4 for a stand tour.
Crestron DM NVX – AV-over-IP distribution
DM NVX, Crestron’s AV-over-IP solution had a large presence and it was great to see our logo on stand, highlighting Cinos as a Crestron AV-over-IP Preferred Partner. Naturally checking out the latest developments in this product range was high on our team’s agenda.
New for 2020 and announced at ISE, Crestron have enhanced the DM NVX platform by taking audio support and switching speed to an entirely new level. As part of a free firmware upgrade, Crestron are adding support for AES67 to every DM NVX endpoint. Supporting this standard is a welcome upgrade for Cinos as DM NVX can now interoperate with all the audio-over-IP products on the market rather than being contained to its own ecosystem. Furthermore, by reducing the switching speed from 2 seconds to less than a second, Crestron have ensured content is delivered on screen in a seamless manner as soon as the button is pressed.
Sticking with DM NVX and on show at ISE for the first time was the new DM NVX D80 OPS module; a native network AV product for the leading display manufacturers. Created in partnership with Intel, the D80 has been designed as a plug-in-and-play solution; enabling organisations to insert the module into the native OPS slot of a professional display and in doing so, transforming the display into a native DM NVX endpoint. Not only does this deliver flawless 4K video with no latency, it offers organisations enterprise-grade-security and the ability to connect to the Crestron XiO Cloud for management and provisioning of the displays.
In the Future Innovation area, the latest developments in the Crestron Flex portfolio were on show and as a Cinos favourite, we were keen to find out more. Flex debuted at the show last year with the focus on delivering a native MS Teams and Skype for Business experience in every space you work in. Fast forward a year and Crestron have introduced Flex for Zoom Rooms. The latest development in Crestron’s UC portfolio now delivers a native Zoom Rooms experience from the desk all the way to the boardroom. With a simplified and consistent user experience which includes one-touch join, flawless video, crystal clear audio and instant sharing, the combination of Zoom software and Crestron hardware is sure to be a hit with out customer base.