Crestron FreeForm Turns Enterprise Spaces Into Meeting Spaces
Crestron announced FreeForm (CCS-F-2) at ISE 2018, a new 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.
FreeForm mounts invisibly behind wall mount displays and enables wired or wireless presentation with auto-switching. No furniture, dongles or new Wi-Fi networks are 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.
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.
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.