Facility: Edwards Lifesciences – Sound Studio
Location: Irvine, California
Challenge: Seeing that Edwards Lifesciences was already using and familiar with Microsoft Teams to communicate internally with other employees, utilizing the Teams software to create a Microsoft Teams Room with video conferencing capabilities was a logical next step to fulfill the ability to host and record offsite interviews with global remote workers and far end participants.
Solution: A Crestron Flex unified communication engine and touch panel was added to the existing video production system which allowed the Microsoft Teams software-based video conference and the shared content to be available for recording. The Crestron unified communication system did not require any additional or expensive control system programming typically seen on larger video conferencing systems.
A Newtek NC1 I/O module was also added to expand the video inputs available to record into the Newtek Tricaster TC1’s main video production console. Seeing that the expansion module also has the ability to output any content available from the main video production console, this allowed the far end remote worker participants in the Microsoft Teams Rooms video conference calls to have a wide array video content that is coming into the Tricaster TC1 to be shared with them besides the near end camera video.