Crestron enters a strategic acquisition of the intelligent video technology developed by 1 Beyond. This integration of technology will strengthen the Crestron ecosystem in videoconferencing, AV, and control and automation for collaboration rooms of all sizes.
Hybrid team collaboration has cemented itself as a foundational element of modern enterprise and education environments. Customers in these markets are eager to integrate software and hardware solutions to better the meeting experience for both remote and in-person meetings. Through key partnerships, Crestron has sought to provide intelligent video solutions to make such experiences possible.
“To enable productive and effective hybrid meetings, the modern workplace requires technology that provides an equitable experience between the in-room participants and the remote participants,” said Crestron President and CEO Dan Feldstein. “Intelligent video should be pervasive in the workplace, expanding the benefits from the large unique spaces to more mainstream collaboration rooms, and by integrating 1 Beyond products into our portfolio, Crestron is uniquely positioned to make that a reality.”
Over the course of its 20-year history, 1 Beyond co-founders, current CEO Terry Cullen and CTO Rony Sebok developed an engineering-driven company known for automated camera tracking solutions that drive and enable intelligent video features including presenter tracking, group tracking, dual camera tracking, and ePTZ auto-tracking. The true magic behind 1 Beyond is its ability to bring an automatic multi-camera solution that elevates the experience with individual speaker views as well as full room views that appear simultaneously so remote attendees can see the whole space.
“1 Beyond developed an innovation engine including uniquely designed intelligent cameras and automated video systems that will complement and strengthen Crestron’s core hardware and software technologies in AV, control, lighting, and UC,” said Sebok, who will be joining Crestron as Director of Intelligent Video. “The engineering-driven culture of the 1 Beyond team will be right at home with the engineering-driven culture at Crestron,” added Terry Cullen.
1 Beyond products have a loyal following, including many experienced Crestron integrators. The 1 Beyond product line offers technologies that are scalable and integrate naturally into Crestron’s existing product roadmap for room automation and collaboration solutions.
“With the additional expertise and extensive resources of Crestron behind it, we see the 1 Beyond technology becoming the foundation for future camera and intelligent video solutions that will drive the industry forward,” concluded Feldstein.
Check out Crestron’s website to learn more about the acquisition.