Mersive, a leading provider of display management and collaboration software, today announced the availability of the Solstice Open Control Communication Protocol that enables integration between Solstice Display Software with in-room AV control panels from vendors like Crestron and AMX. With this integration interface, users can control their Solstice displays from their room control panel.
Introduced into market in March 2013, Mersive’s Solstice software enables multiple users to connect simultaneously to a shared display using a range of mobile devices and applications over an existing WiFi or Ethernet network. With Solstice, anyone can walk into a meeting room and instantly connect and start a collaboration session.
The AV and IT industries are in the midst of a convergence, in fact, according to a recent InfoComm report, 56 percent of pro-AV Professionals believe the convergence has already changed the way they do business. Mersive is helping lead this convergence by introducing IT-friendly software products like Solstice into the AV space. For AV integrators, like SCI Electronics, this convergence is already creating additional opportunities to provide value-added solutions and services to their end-user customers, resulting in increased revenue and higher margins.
“We were already impressed with Solstice’s wireless collaboration capabilities, but the remaining challenge was how to access certain Solstice functions in rooms already set up with Crestron panels,” said Scott Daniel, SCI President. “With the Solstice Open Control Protocol, it is simple to program the room panel to communicate with the Solstice display. The in-room touch panel was set up to control key aspects of the Solstice software, enabling our customer to leverage their Crestron investment to access Solstice functionality.”
As a software-only solution, Solstice offers a great deal of flexibility and scalability. It can work with any type of display, including a single projector, flat panel or a large video wall. It can run in parallel with soft-client video conferencing solutions, such as Vidyo, WebEx, Lync, GoToMeeting, etc. It also comes with an IT dashboard that centrally manages all displays throughout the enterprise, and now the addition of the Solstice Open Control Protocol makes it easy to integrate with room control systems, providing additional efficiency, functionality and cost savings.
“Companies like Crestron and AMX have a growing multi-million dollar install base in room-based AV control systems. We wanted to ensure that Solstice can be an easy add-on into those spaces,” said Rob Balgley, CEO of Mersive. “Since Solstice is a software product, we have a lot of flexibility to quickly respond to customer requests to ensure that in addition to the rich functionality native in Solstice, we are also able to make additions like this to ensure we work well with customers’ existing setups.”
Mersive offers a free 30-day trial of Solstice Display Software, which needs to be installed on a Windows machine that is connected to a display. An unlimited number of users can then connect to the display by installing the free app on their laptop or mobile device. To request a free trial, visit www.mersive.com/solstice.
Mersive is a leading provider of display management and collaboration software. By transforming hardware challenges into software solutions, Mersive has helped to create a new class of displays, enabling visual collaboration to go mainstream. Mersive Solstice software enables multiple users with a diversity of devices, using a range of applications, to access any display at the same time. Mersive Sol software automatically aligns multiple commodity projectors into one seamless image of extraordinary quality and resolution without the expense of specialized hardware and services. These products provide knowledge workers with access to simple affordable visual display systems that foster interaction, facilitate decision-making and cultivate creativity. Mersive is based in Denver, Colorado.
For more information, visit www.mersive.com.
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