If you are are in the knowledge business, you know how difficult it is to find the tools that would empower your team to get the job done efficiently and with the minimum of effort. Given the growing business pressures, most businesses are looking for ways to find such tools to increase productivity and streamline their operations.
It is also critical that these tools are easy-to-use and that they empower individual members of the team to efficiently perform even remotely and on the run. But most importantly, there is a critical need for technology infrastructure that is reliable with no possibility for downtime.
The best way for an organisation to meet all of these objectives is through setting up an intelligent nervous system for their enterprise, one that goes beyond just the IT infrastructure to create a unified, flexible and robust communication and collaboration infrastructure.
Setting up an intelligent enterprise
Crestron, a world leader in AV integration, automation, and building management systems has created a new framework for intelligent enterprises called the .AV Framework OS. This is designed to help businesses in the optimisation of people, workflow, workplace design, resource management, and productivity. The .AV Framework, is easy to install, always available, easy to use, scalable, repeatable, and manageable and integrates well with various other Crestron tools, technologies, and applications.
Using the .AV Framework, you can standardise your AV systems on a single IP-based platform throughout your organisation — from a single huddle space to hundreds and thousands of rooms across the global enterprise. These AV systems are easy to deploy, manage, and maintain and you can view every device that is connected on the managed network. You get a consistent user experience with maximum uptime and no “blind spots”.
The .AV Framework platform supports presentation switchers, control, and Crestron Fusion enterprise management without typing in a single line of code. You can set up plug-and-play presentation systems by simply connecting cable caddies or a Crestron MP-B10 pushbutton controller to a Crestron presentation switcher. Touch screen control can work right from your iPad, laptop, or touch screen without any custom programming.
All you have to do is walk into the room, connect your cables, specify sources and displays, and your system is up and running. There is no programming involved, which results in a fast set up and also a truly cost-effective solution for even the smallest meeting spaces.
Enterprise AV Management
The .AV Framework lets you communicate with Crestron Fusion enterprise management software right out of the box. It could be hosted on the premises or in the cloud. Using this software, you can monitor and control connected rooms and the technology in them without any custom programming. It also helps in streamlining help desk operations or receiving real-time auto alerts when devices fail. Facilities managers can then proactively service these devices before anyone notices, resulting in maximum uptime and productivity.
The Crestron PinPoint Mobile App in conjunction with the .AV Framework makes enterprise technology a personal productivity tool. This is something you can carry in the palm of your hand.
You can perform all calendar and room scheduling functions anywhere and anytime from your mobile device. You can view available meeting spaces, book rooms, and invite attendees. When you enter a room, you can instantly take control of everything in the room using this app. This includes AV, lights, temperature, and shades. This results in a seamless workflow and high productivity.
So, now you know more about the .AV Framework from Crestron and how it supports varied Crestron tools and technologies to give you a seamless AV experience. You can switch off lights when nobody is in the room, control your presentation software centrally, and much, much more.
So, do explore this framework and use it to create your very own intelligent enterprise. Here’s to a seamless communications experience!
You can know more about the .AV Framework by getting in touch with Crestron. To know more about setting up an intelligent enterprise, contact Actis at 022-30808080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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