Crestron takes room scheduling touch screens to a beautiful new level

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crestron has infused the beauty, style and ease-of-use of its TSW line of touch screens into the new TSS-752 room scheduling touch screen.

Now shipping, the TSS-752 features a brilliant 7-inch widescreen capacitive color display, bright color beacons that indicate room availability from afar, and a touch screen-centric interface with at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information. As with Crestron TSW touch screens, Smart Graphics™ delivers a dynamic, gesture-driven user experience with advanced, customizable room scheduling capabilities. A simple swipe of the new scrolling calendar ribbon conveniently reveals the room’s entire schedule for the day.

“The TSS-752 represents a leap forward in room scheduling touch screens, both aesthetically and functionally,” said Glen Marianko, Technology Manager. “It’s sleek, stylish, and simpler to use than our previous models. It delivers groundbreaking capabilities such as the responsive, intuitive scheduling interface, highlighted by the time-saving scrolling calendar ribbon. Now, you can view meeting details and reserve a room on the spot without having to flip through screen after screen.”

No more wandering the hallways

The TSS-752 features new side-mounted, multi-colored LEDs that act as beacons to provide clear indication of a room’s status. The touch screen sits just far enough from the wall to let you clearly see the LEDs from down the corridor. The TSS-752 eliminates the time-wasting, productivity-draining practice of wandering the hallways searching for an available room to hold your meeting.

Enterprise-wide integration

Now, it’s easy to find and reserve any room on the network. The TSS-752 uses Crestron Fusion®software to enable seamless integration with popular scheduling applications such as Microsoft® Exchange, Office 365®, IBM® Notes®, CollegeNET® R25®, and Google Calendar™.

Crestron Fusion supports the use of room occupancy sensors to detect when no one has shown up for a scheduled meeting. In such an event, the current reservation can be cancelled automatically to make the room available to others. If a meeting ends earlier than scheduled, a touch of the “End Now” button makes the room available to others immediately.

New advanced room scheduling capabilities

The “Find” room function lets you quickly locate an available space nearby. End or extend a reservation with one button touch, and reserve extra setup time ahead of the actual scheduled event. Scheduling panels also display broadcast messages sent from Crestron Fusion for emergencies or notices, such as an upcoming fire drill.

Simple, versatile mounting

The TSS-752 can be installed in places other touch screens can’t: on a wall over a standard 2-gang electrical box, or mounted to virtually any flat surface — even glass, granite, or marble. An optional Mullion Kit (shipping soon) allows the TSS-752 to mount and route its cabling to any hollow, vertical support, or door jamb. A single Ethernet cable with PoE technology delivers operating power to the TSS-752 right through the LAN wiring.

Learn more

For more information, including specifications, photos, pricing, and accessories visit the TSS-752 product page.

About Crestron

For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron’s leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Discover the world of Crestron by visiting www.crestron.com.