Crestron expands VC-4 software
Crestron has announced the expansion of its room control portfolio with key enhancements to Crestron VC-4 Virtual Control.
A software-based control solution, VC-4 complements Crestron hardware-based control systems by offering a more scalable alternative with the same powerful functionality.
VC-4 expands the range of choices enterprise IT managers have for their in-room control platform, providing a scalable software control platform while maintaining support for existing hardware-based solutions. Capable of supporting up to 500 spaces on a single server, VC-4 enables mass deployment of customised or standardised configurations with the press of a button, delivering significant savings of time and labour costs while dramatically increasing the overall control platform lifecycle.
The explosion of hybrid work and the proliferating need for additional collaboration spaces has forced enterprise IT teams to configure more rooms than ever before.
Since it is integrated with standard programming languages, including C# for IT and SIMPL for AV professionals, it won’t require any new training to execute.
The standards-based design unlocks reliability and scalability essential in today’s increasingly digital business environment and works seamlessly in conjunction with broader Crestron ecosystems like Flex Digital Workplace Technology and DigitalMedia Content Distribution to provide an integrated user experience with advanced functionality.
VC-4 also comes equipped with the XiO Cloud Technology Operations Management platform, providing device lifecycles management, control, and remote support to maintain operational standards and maximize room uptime efficiently at scale, while providing enhanced data insights from a single dashboard.
The standards-based, service-oriented architecture of VC-4 also enables IT teams to leverage existing IT infrastructure for redundancy and fault tolerance and as an on-premises solution, it supports enterprise-grade security protocols. All functionality on VC-4 is executed from the server and not in the public cloud, which enables local data storage and greater control over security patches and server maintenance with cloud-based firmware updates as well.
Crestron senior group product manager for control solutions, Toine C. Leerentveld says: “The VC-4 software solution provides users a comprehensive range of enterprise room control solutions that will deliver immense value at scale. No matter what preferences an enterprise IT team has, the addition of VC-4 to our room control portfolio means that Crestron will have a solution to suit every need.”
A free trial of VC-4 is available through the Crestron website.