Workplace collaboration solution provider Crestron will acquire intelligent video technology developed by 1 Beyond. The integration will strengthen Crestron’s ecosystem of solutions for videoconferencing, audio visual (AV) and the automation of collaboration rooms.
1 Beyond provides automated camera tracking solutions that deliver intelligent video features such as presenter tracking, group tracking and dual camera tracking. The firm also delivers automatic multi-camera solutions that provide individual speaker views as well as full room views to enable attendees to see the whole space.
“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 unified communications,” said Rony Sebok, chief technology officer at 1 Beyond, who will join Crestron as director of intelligent video.
The acquisition of 1 Beyond’s technology will add to Crestron’s line of automated camera tracking and intelligent video offerings to cover a wide range of collaboration rooms.
“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 Dan Feldstein, president and CEO of Crestron. “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.
“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.”