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AVI-SPL Achieves Crestron RL™ Certification in EMEA


AVI-SPL is now a fully-certified Crestron RL partner in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Crestron RL is based on Microsoft Lync 2013, a popular and powerful server-based collaboration application that many companies already use on a daily basis. Lync enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence, and chat from a personal device, such as a tablet or laptop. Crestron brings Lync from the desktop to the meeting room. In addition, Crestron RL™ links to all systems in the room and gives users control of the entire room from the same touch screen. Crestron RL also communicates with Crestron Fusion™ software that collects and reports valuable usage data about all connected systems. This feature can then be used to intelligently manage the room and provide remote help desk support from any web-enabled device.

AVI-SPL has a dedicated team of experts within its Unified Communications (UC) practice with a focus on the design, implementation and support of Microsoft Lync UC solutions. To achieve a complete UC environment, AVI-SPL can integrate Lync with an organization’s BYOD strategy and video collaboration initiative. AVI-SPL’s team provides network assessments, architectural design, hardware and software installation and training to ensure a successful deployment.

Post-installation support is provided by AVI-SPL’s managed services team with active monitoring of devices and infrastructure, and automated conference call production.

“Organizations want an easy way to collaborate whether you’re seated at a desktop or in a conference room,” said James Shanks, managing director of EMEA, AVI-SPL. “Crestron’s RL Lync solution allows you to communicate by video and share content while adding Crestron control for lighting, shades, thermostats, digital media, AV distribution, and much more. We’re pleased to offer this comprehensive solution to our customers in the EMEA.”

AVI-SPL is also Crestron RL certified in the United States and Canada. [UK office shown in photo.]