Crestron announces it started shipping the Mercury-- a tabletop meeting and collaboration system one can describe as a conferencing phone with a built-in Crestron AirMedia wireless presentation gateway.
Thus, customers can use it to collaborate with users in far-sites or locally as a presentation gateway for wireless content. Mercury makes calls from either mobile device (cloud-codec) or any standard SIP phone system, and it includes both built-in mice and speakers to act as a speaker phone.
The collaboration parts of Crestron Mercury from a laptop or dedicated in-room PC can be handled via any soft phone, web conferencing or UC application such as Skype for Business, Cisco WebEx, GotoMeeting or Slack. A built-in occupancy sensor enables facility managers to collect usage data, driving efficient room use. Enterprise security standards are included.
One can locate available collaboration spaces in multiple locations equipped with Mercury via built-in Crestron PinPoint proximity beacon, while Microsoft Exchange integration enables users to reserve a room using the on-screen calendar.