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Crestron Launches PinPoint Productivity App

The PinPoint app and Fusion cloud platform provide complete, enterprise-wide transparency of meeting spaces.

Crestron recently revealed two new collaboration solutions: Crestron Fusion enterprise management technology in the building and the Crestron PinPoint mobile app on employees’ smart devices.

Crestron PinPoint is a tool for scheduling, setup, execution, and completion of meetings. The app also identifies nearby meeting rooms with the right technology and devices to meet their needs, and ensures a personalized, automated meeting experience.

“Bottlenecks commuting to work are bad enough, but bottlenecks at work pile on more frustration and wasted time,” said Fred Bargetzi, chief technology officer at Crestron. “In fact, there’s an average 10-minute delay between the scheduled start time of meetings and the actual start time. In a large organization, multiply that by the number of employees and meetings, then add in all the unused, underused, and misused meeting rooms, and you can see why lost productivity and wasted resources can cost organizations billions of dollars every year.”

Advanced room search eliminates aimless wandering and looking for an available meeting room, or booking the wrong type of room. There’s no need to get back to a desk to schedule a follow-up meeting. No more typing in IP addresses, manually dialing, or fumbling around trying to connect different devices to display a presentation. Once employees are in a space, they can seamlessly share content from their smartphones or tablets.

“Bad meetings can not only crush employee productivity, but can also leave attendees with a lingering sense of discomfort and dissatisfaction that affects them for several hours,” said Nic Milani, executive director cloud solutions at Crestron. “Our solutions help them focus on their work, instead of trying to get things to work.”

The Crestron Fusion Cloud platform provides real-time visibility into enterprises’ meeting spaces and building technology around the globe, down to the individual room and device levels. An enterprise can monitor all their sites from a centralized location without the need for additional IT infrastructure. In addition to improving meetings, companies can use Crestron Fusion Cloud to save energy, increase security, and broadcast emergency messages to any Crestron connected display.

“Part of the beauty of this system is that in the Internet of Things, we sit in between the scheduling system, the technology, the AV, the video conferencing and the building management system,” said Milani. “We take all of that data and put it into a single database, which organizations can then use to extract information for better decision-making now and in the future.”

PinPoint is only available to companies that have Crestron Fusion Cloud or the on-premise version of this enterprise management platform, which is already in use by leading enterprises.