Crestron Debuts Dedicated Solutions at Zoomtopia 2023

Crestron Electronics, a leader in workplace collaboration technology, announced certification for the Videobar 70 and intelligent video cameras and introduced a Zoom Phone Appliance and Scheduling Panel with Zoom Rooms software. These latest updates are part of Crestron’s commitment to develop a portfolio for Zoom customers with options that ease their daily workflows.

“With Crestron and Zoom, our shared customers know they can expect a high-quality and reliable collaboration experience throughout their enterprise, and Crestron continues to evolve our native Zoom solutions to add even more offerings,” said Brad Hintze, EVP Global Marketing at Crestron. “Our announcements today at Zoomtopia reaffirm our commitment to providing our customers with innovative solutions that enhance their Zoom experience.”

Crestron’s first all-in-one collaboration bar, the Videobar 70, has been put to the test and approved by the Zoom team as a high-performing audio and video device for the Zoom Rooms software.

Built on Android OS, the collaboration bar packs four high-resolution cameras with intelligent video capabilities, enabling speaker tracking, group framing, conversation mode, and beamforming microphones into one sleek front-of-room solution.

The Videobar 70 can detect speakers up to a 30-foot distance, making it a product targeting medium and large conference rooms. Paired with a Crestron touchscreen native to the Zoom Rooms platform, one-touch meeting joins and in-meeting control are only a tap away for users.

For rooms that require optical PTZ cameras for presenter tracking and group framing, the AutoTracker and AutoFramer intelligent video cameras officially are certified for the Zoom Rooms collaboration platform.

Ideal for training rooms and classrooms, the AutoTracker cameras enable presenters to speak and move around naturally with the confidence that remote participants will be able to see them within the frame of the presentation area.

The AutoFramer camera adjusts the camera to frame all in-room participants, which is ideal for conference room meetings. Within this quarter, Zoom will certify the Hawk, which features dual 12x optical PTZ cameras that show the active speaker by automatically matching audio location to the closest detected face.

The Crestron Phone product line now includes a Zoom Phone Appliance optimized for individual desktop use in the office or at home. Available in 8-inch and 10-inch touchscreen models, the high-resolution display provides a dedicated meeting device with a camera and 360-degree audio pickup, allowing users to keep their desktops available for other focused work.

With the rise of hot desk stations and permanent remote workers, the Crestron Zoom Phone Appliance offers populations a companion device to reduce overloading their PC for task-switching and improve their productivity.

Also, a well-established leader in the room scheduling space, Crestron now will offer a native Zoom Scheduling Panel for a consistent user experience inside and outside of the room for organizations standardized on the Zoom Rooms platform. Crestron historically has offered certified scheduling solutions for Zoom, but this new product SKU will simplify and streamline the ordering process.

Crestron continues to enhance and expand the Zoom portfolio with devices designed to meet the specific needs of Zoom customers. To learn more about Crestron’s partnership with Zoom, visit