Issue 28

Crestron Desk Q & Desk Touch

Leading the hot-desking market with a range of new scheduling devices.


22 September 2023

Crestron Electronics has introduced the new Crestron Desk Q and Desk Touch. Crestron’s expansion into the corporate hot-desking category, along with their industry-leading line of hybrid workplace solutions, delivers the most comprehensive scheduling hardware portfolio in the market.

The demand for hot-desking has skyrocketed as more and more organisations are calling employees back to the physical building. Crestron Desk Scheduling offers a convenient and versatile arrangement that grants employees and visitors the freedom to reserve and use a desk at any time throughout the day. Scheduling meeting rooms has been a part of the corporate world for years, but the emergence of spaces like phone booths, digital hives, jump seats, meeting pods, and unassigned desks has driven the need for reserving and managing short-term and on-demand spaces more holistically.

Craig Durr, senior analyst at the Futurum Group shared, “The concept of hot-desking now encompasses not only the physical office and meeting spaces but also the enabling of technology and devices, making scheduling a comprehensive category in itself. Crestron has been leading meeting space scheduling for years; it is a natural progression to bring that same functionality to spaces where individual employees are working.”

Crestron Desk Scheduling solutions provide an effortless transition to floating hot desk areas and offices by enabling remote workers to schedule a location for their time on-site before leaving home directly from the booking software on their laptop. For in-office employees, highly visible LED status indicators display which desks are available, enabling them to reserve a space on the compact touch screen or through a quick QR code scan. This simple and seamless desk booking experience facilitates higher adoption and utilisation for both regularly scheduled hybrid employees and visiting remote workers alike.

“Scheduling is a part of our daily lives. As organisations look to create a better hybrid work environment for their employees and an improved understanding of how and where people are working in the office, we must look outside just the meeting space,” explains Brad Hintze, EVP of Global Marketing, Crestron. “Hot-desking has quickly become the crucial technology in workplace design. Businesses are prioritising their space management strategies to create a welcoming and productive office environment that maximises office real estate investment.”



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