Crestron is set to acquire the intelligent video technology developed by 1 Beyond. According to the companies, the integration of this technology will strengthen the Crestron ecosystem and core competency in videoconferencing, AV and control and automation for collaboration rooms of all sizes, styles and purposes.
“To enable productive and effective hybrid meetings, the modern workplace requires technology that provides an equitable experience between the in-room participants and the remote participants,” said Crestron president and CEO Dan Feldstein. “Intelligent video should be pervasive in the workplace, expanding the benefits from the large unique spaces to more mainstream collaboration rooms, and by integrating 1 Beyond products into our portfolio, Crestron is uniquely positioned to make that a reality.”
Hybrid Collaboration Requires Intelligent Video Solutions, says Crestron
Through technology innovations as well as through key strategic partnerships, Crestron says it has sought to provide intelligent video solutions to make such equitable experiences possible. With this technology acquisition, Crestron will add a comprehensive line of automated camera tracking and intelligent video offerings to cover a wide range of collaboration rooms and deliver a complete room experience.
Over the course of its 20-year history, 1 Beyond co-founders, current CEO Terry Cullen and CTO Rony Sebok, developed an engineering-driven company known for automated camera tracking solutions that drive and enable intelligent video features including presenter tracking, group tracking, dual camera tracking and ePTZ auto tracking.
“1 Beyond developed an innovation engine including uniquely designed intelligent cameras and automated video systems that will complement and strengthen Crestron’s core hardware and software technologies in AV, control, lighting, and UC,” said Sebok, who will be joining Crestron as director of intelligent video.
“With the additional expertise and extensive resources of Crestron behind it, we see the 1 Beyond technology becoming the foundation for future camera and intelligent video solutions that will drive the industry forward,” concluded Feldstein.
1 Beyond products will be available through Crestron authorized resellers in the second half of 2022.