Crestron has launched the new Crestron 70 Series Scheduling Panels integrated with Microsoft Teams. The collaboration aims to give employees real-time data and control over their office environment.
The Teams integration will bring meeting scheduling functionality to Crestron’s panel display devices, providing staff with a comprehensive overview of each room’s status in real-time, including occupancy, availability and cleanliness. Crestron says that “the ability to gather, share and act on room scheduling data in real time helps keep employees and management efficient and compliant with reconfigured safety protocols”.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft represents a step forward in the room scheduling device category, an important component of supporting and building the workplace of the future,” said Andrew Gross, senior director of UC enterprise at Crestron. “The Crestron 70 Series Scheduling Panels offer more than just the ability to book meetings – organisations can now better understand room utilisation and improve how they manage their spaces which keeps organisations and their employees safe and informed.”
The Panels are designed to be mounted outside the meeting room, where they display data from inside the room to those approaching it. Occupancy sensors notify employees when a room is full and can automatically release the space if no one shows up. Employees can also locate an available room close by with the “Nearby Rooms” feature.