Smart Room Demos at Debuts First

SMART/Microsoft Lync Room System in Houston

Briefing Center allows companies to experience cost effective immersive business collaboration environment

10/27/2013 Houston, TX –, a leading provider of business collaboration and communications devices and solutions announced today they hosted Houston’s first public demonstration of the new enterprise scale, SMART Room System™ for Microsoft® Lync® within their Houston Demonstration Facility. The live hands-on demonstration was well attended by over 25 IT professionals representing global Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Manufacturing organizations interested in extending the Lync collaboration experience to the meeting room.

According to a recent Microsoft study, between 8 and 10 minutes are wasted at the start of most meetings as the presenter wrestles with the technology in the room.  The Smart Lync Room System eliminates this waste with their one-touch, meeting start enabling a high quality audio, video, content sharing, whiteboard and collaboration experience.’s customers are realizing their need to reduce meeting complexity already having placed orders for or requested quotes for over 57 separate systems. “Smart’s Lync Room Systems raise the bar for enterprise collaboration by extending the intuitive Lync experience we enjoy at our desks to the meeting room.  Easy to use meeting rooms that engage local and remote participants are long overdue” said Ryan Herbst, Vice President of “

The SMART Lync Room Systems are turn-key solutions for meeting rooms built on the familiar Lync experience and include:

  • Single of Dual Interactive Touchscreen Displays 
  • Touchscreen tabletop console for meeting control and moderation
  • A 109 degree ultra-wide angle camera
  • Echo-cancelling microphones and conference-grade speakers for optimum audio clarity

SMART’s Lync Room Systems allow greater return on investments in meeting rooms by combining the whiteboard, conference phone, local presentation and HD video conferencing systems into a single solution that is easy to install, use and manage.  Remote participants leverage the power of Lync and can attend meetings at their desk, on a tablet or using a smartphone. is making Lync Room System immediately available to both customers and Microsoft partners.  “The team brings and added dimension to the SMART distribution network,” says Scott Brown, President, Enterprise for SMART Technologies. “Having known this team for many years, I can attest to their expertise in meeting customer needs and capabilities around Lync enablement. UnifiedCommunications will now be able to extend their reach and deploy this outstanding solution to empower customers to participate in richly collaborative work sessions from anywhere.”


SMART Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of technology solutions that enable inspired collaboration in schools and workplaces around the world by turning group work into a highly interactive, engaging and productive experience. SMART delivers integrated solutions of hardware, software and services designed for superior performance and ease of use, and remains a world leader in interactive displays.


Delivering innovative products and services with world-class expertise for over 30 years,, a division of Tele-Communication, Inc., provides industry leading audio and video communications solutions to over 12,000 customers nationwide and around the globe. combines exceptional customer service, keen product knowledge, powerful distribution capabilities, extensive knowledge of UC and Lync, and formal consulting services.

Media Contact: Jason Herbst, Tele-Communication, Inc., 713-358-8010

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