Extron Debuts Industry’s First Conferencing, Collaboration and Control Interface

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Extron’s new CCI Pro 700 is marketed as the industry’s first control system user interface optimized for conferencing, collaboration and AV control.

Right off the bat, when you look at the CCI Pro 700, you see it’s different than any other control system on the market. In fact, it reminds us of a speakerphone — and, in a way, it is because when you pair it with Extron’s MP 200 introduced yesterday, it becomes a controller and phone interface for a Skype, Skype for Business, Microsoft Lync, Skype, WebEx call and it’s integrated with a Pro Series touch panel to control the entire room.

The CCI Pro 700 supports many of the functions needed in a conferencing environment, while providing a room control user interface. The design includes a 3.5” color information display, a numeric keypad and backlit buttons. The information display may be used to show contact information, call directories, and call status — in fact, it allows you to import your contacts from any of the cloud-codec systems like Skype, Lync and WebEx. Buttons directly below the display may be used to navigate custom lists and menus. The information display is customized using GUI Designer, and all buttons can be configured and customized using Global Configurator Plus and Pro and Custom Button Builder. This flexible design affords countless conferencing and control possibilities.

The CCI Pro 700 is configured using Extron Global Configurator Plus or Global Configurator Professional software and works in conjunction with any Extron IP Link Pro control processor. The CCI Pro 700 operates using standard network infrastructure and is easy to install as the only connection required is Ethernet as it includes PoE (Power over Ethernet). Extron told rAVe it will ship in October. The link on Extron’s website with all the specs will be here, but won’t be activate until August 3.

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