Crestron Announces Microsoft Optimized AirMedia Connect Adaptor


Crestron Electronics announced the AirMedia Connect Adaptor, a one-touch wireless presentation solution for wireless conferencing. Crestron and Microsoft will launch an AirMedia collaboration bundle for Microsoft Teams software that will bring BYOD and Microsoft Teams meetings to more spaces. The AirMedia Connect Adaptor is the only dongle optimized by Microsoft for wireless collaboration, eliminating the need for an application to present and conference and expanding and simplifying BYOD meeting solutions.

The AirMedia Connect Adaptor works with various platforms for added flexibility, but the Microsoft Teams software variation adds more convenience for organizations that have chosen a standard meeting platform. With the press of a button, users can join virtual meeting participants using their device of choice while using audio and video in-room peripherals. When used for wireless presentation, the AirMedia Connect Adaptor allows for content transmission in up to 4K/30p.

Users plug the AirMedia Connect Adaptor into the local device’s USB-C connector, use the buttons and present or conference with no need to install additional software or adjust user access.

For Microsoft Teams users constantly moving to and from their offices, the AirMedia Connect Adaptor will streamline their BYOD workplace experience.

As with all Crestron devices, provisioning and managing AirMedia devices can be done remotely with zero-touch provisioning through the Crestron XiO Cloud Management System, which can also be used to deploy firmware updates, keeping the system updated without needing new installations or hardware replacements.

The AirMedia Connect Adaptor with wireless presentation will begin shipping in April, and an upcoming firmware update in Q2 2023 will enable full wireless conferencing capabilities. The BYOD Crestron AirMedia and Microsoft Teams bundle will ship in Q4 2023.