IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE) —Phoenix Audio Technologies, together with Crestron, are pleased to announce that the Condor Beamforming Microphone Array is now certified for Crestron RL 2, a collaboration solution that combines Crestron hardware with Skype® for Business software. The Condor’s compatibility with the videoconferencing software, along with its ability to declutter conference rooms, make it the ideal fit for Crestron RL room systems.

“The Condor was designed with collaboration tools in mind – specifically, whiteboard solutions. It is situated right next to the system’s monitor and allows audio pickup from close proximity, as well as full coverage of the entire room. As such, the Condor is the perfect audio endpoint for the Crestron RL 2 system,” says Joseph Marash, Phoenix Audio CEO. “The Condor complements the Crestron RL collaboration system to provide a sleek, clutter free, high quality, and easy to install solution.”

“Crestron is excited to have certified the Condor Beamforming Microphone Array for use with our award winning Skype for Business room system, Crestron RL 2,” said Joseph Sarrasin, Technology Manager, Unified Collaboration at Crestron. “We believe our customers will thoroughly enjoy the excellent Crestron meeting experience when they deploy systems featuring Phoenix Audio’s amazing new all-in-one audio device.“

More on the Condor

The Condor is a 48-inch wide multi-microphone array with a pickup range of up to 30 feet. It includes a built-in SIP phone, which can be controlled using a dedicated application that runs on smart devices. The Condor deploys multiple directional audio beams, covering an entire room. An additional short range beam picks up audio from presenters standing close to the array. The Condor can easily connect to any video conferencing system, and use any type of speakers, including external soundbars or your monitor’s internal speakers. It is DSP-based with a full suite of algorithms that operate on each of the beams, including echo and noise cancellation. Watch this video for a brief explanation of a Condor setup, and experience an audio demonstration. 

More on Crestron RL 2

From the industry leader in smart conference room solutions, Crestron RL 2 is a complete group collaboration solution. It combines Crestron hardware with Skype® for Business software, the popular and powerful server-based application that many companies already use on a daily basis. Crestron RL 2 enables real-time group collaboration on conference room displays, rather than on personal laptops. It incorporates video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence, and chat from one touch screen interface.

About Crestron

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