Crestron Flex is a comprehensive line of unified communications and collaboration solutions for the enterprise. Current options include conferencing and desk phone solutions for Microsoft Teams® and Skype® for Business, with future solutions coming soon for Zoom Rooms™ and Open UC (open-platform support for any web collaboration, conferencing, or telephony platform). From the desktop to the conference room and beyond, Crestron Flex delivers a distinctively simple and consistent user experience in all the places people work and meet.
Built on the IoT cloud based XiO Cloud™ platform, Crestron Flex empowers IT administrators and AV integrators to deploy, manage, monitor, and evolve thousands of networked UC devices — simply, quickly, and securely — all from a single dashboard. By standardizing on Crestron Flex, any organization can realize a more productive and stress-free workplace through greater acceptance and utilization of UC technology that’s truly easy to use.
The Crestron Flex M150-T system (UC-M150-T) provides a complete video conference room solution for use with the Microsoft Teams intelligent communications platform. It supports single or dual video displays, and features the Crestron Mercury® Tabletop UC Audio Conference Console, which comprises a high-performance, full-duplex conferencing speakerphone and touch screen controller in one stunning tabletop device.
Crestron Flex transforms any meeting room, huddle space, or executive office into a highly effective collaboration space, enabling people to work together and share content irrespective of location. Intuitive operation, exceptional full-duplex wideband audio, and full-motion HD video afford a gratifying and productive meeting experience for all participants. Crestron Flex is secure, easy to deploy, and easy to manage, with extensive features and capabilities engineered to maximize the value of your investment through increased efficiency and productivity.
Native Microsoft Teams® Experience
Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Office 365® software, engaging people and bringing them together through messaging, voice over IP, online meetings, conferencing, content sharing, and collaboration. The Flex M150-T system brings the full Microsoft Teams IC experience to any meeting space in an enterprise or SMB facility, whether implementing a cloud based Microsoft Teams deployment, on-premises Skype for Business, or a hybrid of the two.
For applications requiring support for other UC platforms, refer to the Crestron Mercury “Open UC” video conference system, model CCS-UC-1-AV W/PS. For a complete Zoom Rooms solution, visit https://www.crestron.com/zoomrooms.
Crestron Mercury® UC Conference Console
Through one amazing tabletop device, the Flex M150-T system facilitates effortless conferencing and control, with simple operation and one-touch meeting joins through a feature-rich touch screen UX familiar to users of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 software. Onboard calendaring and corporate directory access provide knowledge workers with the tools they need to work smart and efficiently. Its advanced speakerphone delivers highly intelligible, echo-free voice clarity, and its striking yet functional design is perfectly at home on any conference table.
Intelligent HD Camera
Compact in size, yet tremendous on performance, the included Huddly™ camera features HD 1080p video resolution with ultra-wide 150° diagonal field of view to capture the entire room. Lossless digital autozoom intelligently detects people in the room and frames them perfectly for an optimal image. High precision aspherical optics, 12 MP CMOS sensor, and advanced video processing ensure an immersive, crystal clear video image free from light or noise artifacts or optical aberrations.
All the capabilities of a complete Microsoft Teams video conferencing and content sharing solution are empowered by the Crestron UC Engine. For ultimate performance, Crestron employs a powerful Intel® NUC Mini PC running Microsoft® software with built-in XiO Cloud provisioning. The UC Engine forms the core of the Flex M150-T system, providing extreme processing performance, Gigabit Ethernet, and complete connectivity for one or two HD displays, the Huddly camera, and the Crestron Mercury console.
Presenting and sharing content from a laptop PC is facilitated through a single HDMI® input, supporting full-motion HD video and audio via the included HDMI to USB converter. The converter and UC Engine are mounted together on a wall bracket, which comes fully pre-assembled and ready to install behind the display device(s). All required cables are included for a complete and simple installation. Just add your choice of HD displays, display mounts, two LAN connections, and AC power.
Superb Sound Quality
The Crestron Flex system facilitates perfectly natural conversations with exceptional audio fidelity and pickup. The console’s integrated 360° quad microphone array faithfully captures voices at every seat at the table. Its high-powered, full-range speaker produces full, rich and real sounding audio for both voice and program material. Limes Audio TrueVoice® AEC technology achieves transparent full-duplex performance free of distracting echo or noise. Wideband audio codec support allows for full-spectrum, bidirectional voice communication.
The console’s unique sloped shape is not only attractive and unobtrusive — it’s also functional, allowing for placement at either the center or head of the table. Large or long tables are easily accommodated by adding up to two mic pods (CCS-UCA-MIC KIT sold separately), which may be daisy-chained or individually home run to the main console.
Tapping the mute bar on top of the console mutes the microphones. Its extra-bright, bi-color indicator bar ensures that the mic and mute status are clearly visible to the whole room. Each mic pod also includes a remote mute button and indicator for full room participation.
For ultimate versatility, the console can be powered using either PoE+ or the included 100-240V universal power pack. It can sit freely on any tabletop surface, or be permanently attached to the table using the optional 180° swivel mount kit (CCS-UCA-SMK sold separately).
HD Color Touch Screen
Its extra-large, high-definition touch screen makes the Flex M150-T system easy for everyone to use, whether starting or joining an online meeting, dialing or answering a phone call, looking up contacts, or presenting content. The full-color user interface provides quick access and intuitive operation through a customizable, feature-rich UI familiar to users of Microsoft Teams and Office 365 software, so staff members can move effortlessly between using Crestron Flex in the meeting room and a phone or personal computer at their desk or workstation.
Additionally, Flex M150-T includes the ability to integrate with a Crestron control system to enable touch screen control over room lighting, motorized window shades, climate control, AV, and other amenities.
Through the Crestron Mercury console, Crestron Flex detects room occupancy using a patent-pending combination of motion and voice activity. Its built-in passive infrared detector initially senses when someone is present in front of the touch screen, and then voice activity is used to maintain the room’s occupied status as long as anyone in the room is talking.
Occupancy detection provides several benefits, such as monitoring and reporting room usage to Crestron Fusion®, or automating the system to power down to save energy when all parties leave the room. System power can also be managed according to a daily schedule.
Network Management and Security
Crestron Flex is an enterprise-grade solution, engineered in partnership with Microsoft to integrate seamlessly into any Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business deployment. Crestron Flex is ideally equipped for mass deployment throughout any-sized corporate, university, medical, military, or governmental facility.
IoT cloud based provisioning enables complete network configuration in advance of hardware delivery, with touchless updates following installation. Crestron Fusion or XiO Cloud management enables monitoring and logging of room and equipment usage, as well as centralized help desk support. Advanced security features ensure privacy, reliability, and compliance with the organization’s IT policies. PoE+ compatibility enables the Crestron Mercury console to be powered through its LAN connection.
XiO Cloud™ Connected
XiO Cloud is Crestron’s unifying IoT cloud based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. XiO Cloud enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the amount of time it would ordinarily take to manage just one. It provides a zero-touch solution that allows complete configuration of device settings without any hardware in hand, then simply connect each device on site and let XiO Cloud push out the settings, licenses, drivers, and firmware updates – automatically and securely – for a quick and painless, ready-to-use deployment.
Ongoing XiO Cloud services facilitate daily management and monitoring of every device through a single dashboard with comprehensive reporting and logging, live status viewing and alerts, performance metrics and analytics, scheduled actions and updates, and more. As requirements grow and evolve, new features and functionality can be added easily to one or many devices at any time without ever going on site. XiO Cloud is a subscription-based service offering an adaptable SaaS (Software as a Service) solution with graduated levels of functionality and unlimited scalability. For more information about XiO Cloud, please visit https://www.crestron.com/xiocloud.