Microsoft gives thumbs up for Lync and Crestron RL interoperability

Microsoft has officially recognised that Crestron's RL collaboration solution is fully interoperable with Lync Server 2013.

Microsoft Lync is a unified communications platform that enables video, voice, interactive content sharing, presence and chat from a personal device such as a tablet or laptop. 

Crestron says the interoperability between the Lync server and RL will bring Lync into the conference room so users can access room control and Lync functionality from one touch screen. 

“We’re pleased to have Crestron as one of our Lync Room System partners and excited that they will bring to market a solution that not only has a great Lync experience but can also control the lights, shades and much more, all from the same touch screen,” said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of Lync and Skype product marketing.