HARMAN Professional Solutions Introduces AMX Acendo Conference Room Solutions to InfoComm 2017
June 14, 2017
Acendo Book, Acendo Room and Acendo Core enable enterprise office teams to increase efficiency, enhance collaboration and make optimal use of huddle spaces and small meeting rooms
InfoComm (Booth #3201), ORLANDO—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today presented the new AMX Acendo family of conference room solutions to audiences at InfoComm 2017.
AMX Acendo Core is complete meeting room solution that features direct integration with Microsoft® Exchange scheduling, one-touch Skype for Business integration, native document viewers, email document sharing and more. AMX Acendo Vibe is a new line of premium conferencing sound bars with a powerful feature set that includes JBL speakers, far-field microphones, a wide-angle camera and a modern office design aesthetic. AMX Acendo Book scheduling touch panels build on the success of AMX RoomBook touch panels, with a new firmware update that offers full scheduling integration with other Acendo products, plus enhanced usability, networking and setup.
“Teams in enterprise office environments need to make optimal use of huddle spaces and smaller meeting rooms, and outdated conference room equipment can cause unnecessary delays and frustration,” said Shaun Robinson, Vice President, Corporate, Education and Government CSU, HARMAN Professional Solutions.“New AMX Acendo solutions enable teams to optimize their time, enhance collaboration and get to the heart of their meeting as quickly as possible. From audio conferencing to scheduling to document sharing, the Acendo family provides the industry’s most intuitive, responsive and worry-free conference room solutions. We’re excited to introduce these powerful solutions to our customers at InfoComm 2017.”
Acendo Core provides tremendous value for huddle spaces and other small meeting rooms. Featuring direct integration with Microsoft® Exchange, Acendo Core provides a comprehensive scheduling system to ensure that meetings begin and end on time. Users can easily start a meeting with the click of a button or a touch on the screen. If the meeting is scheduled as a Skype for Business meeting, participants can press a single button to join without having to search for a link in a meeting invitation. Built-in document viewers and rendering allow users to present content without bringing anything to the room. Users can simply start a session, navigate to their document on a USB drive, network drive, or the Web and begin their presentation. For enterprises who store documents on network drives, Acendo Core integrates natively with Microsoft Active Directory so users can authenticate into a meeting and instantly access stored content.
Acendo Vibe premium conferencing sound bars harness HARMAN’s deep history and expertise in audio technology to deliver outstanding performance that greatly exceeds traditional conferencing solutions, all in an intuitive and easy-to-install package. Featuring an industrial design that aligns with the latest interior design trends of the modern office and a comprehensive feature set, Acendo Vibe is the ideal audio/video solution for small meeting spaces. Unlike other solutions that are comprised of several individual components that need to be separately installed and integrated, Acendo Vibe is an all-in-one solution that requires no programming or installation of additional equipment. Acendo Vibe comes in three colors and features softened materials and finishes to augment the interior design of the modern office environment.
Acendo Book scheduling touch panels are standalone scheduling panels that integrate directly with popular room scheduling software like Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Google Calendar without additional system software or hardware requirements. The user interface background color and built-in room availability bars change between red and green to show room availability, enabling users to easily locate and book an available room directly from the panel. If that room is currently booked, the “Browse Rooms” feature allows users toquickly locate the nearest available room or the next available time from either Acendo Book or Acendo Core. Leveraging the style and cost-efficiency of HARMAN’s award-winning Modero S Series Touch Panel, Acendo Book touch panels enable a simple swipe to glide through the room’s calendar to check availability, a brilliantfull-color high-resolution display, wide viewing angle of screen and availability bar LEDs and a low-profile design. The panels can be mounted on any flat surface, including drywall, gang-box, glass, or stone, inside or outside a conference room or huddle space.