Crestron and Panopto Simplify Lecture Capture and Presentation Recording

Rockleigh/Seattle, June 9, 2017 — Crestron, the leader in building and classroom automation, and Panopto, the leading video platform provider for higher ed and the enterprise, today announced a strategic partnership. The partnership seamlessly integrates Crestron’s best-of-breed control system with Panopto’s video content management system, providing organizations with a one-click solution for capturing on-demand lectures and presentations.  

“Crestron and Panopto are making lecture capture easy for our faculty, staff, and students,” said Tom Lewis, Director of Academic Experience Design & Delivery, University of Washington. “Using Crestron touch screens, instructors can start and stop Panopto recordings, check audio levels, and control in-room cameras. And with an additional module written by UW programmers, we’re able to customize the integration to also make use of Panopto’s on-air light. Minutes after a class wraps up, students already have access to the on-demand recording.”

The Crestron-Panopto integration provides organizations with:

  • One-touch recording of lectures and presentations,
  • The ability to check microphone levels and camera positioning,
  • Automatic upload of videos to Panopto’s secure video content management system (VCMS),
  • Video processing to ensure that recordings can be watched on any device, and
  • Inside-video search, enabling learners to find and fast-forward to any word spoken or shown in the on-demand videos.

“Classroom recording used to require more complex integration to seamlessly record, control, process and view the content.” said Roger Takacs, Director, Education Programs at Crestron. “With Crestron and Panopto we have dramatically simplified the tools to widely deploy classroom recording technologies to fulfill the needs of modern educational institutions.”

“Successful classroom technologies don’t force instructors to change their pedagogy,” said Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO of Panopto. “With Panopto and Crestron, classroom recording infrastructure stays in the background, enabling teachers to focus on teaching without worrying about the underlying AV technology.”


About Crestron

At Crestron we build the technology that integrates technology. Our automation and control solutions for homes and buildings let people control entire environments with the push of a button, integrating systems such as AV, lighting, shading, security, BMS and HVAC to provide greater comfort, convenience and security. All of our products are designed and built to work together as a complete system, enabling you to monitor, manage and control everything from one platform.

Our products are backed by more than 90 fully-staffed offices that provide 24 x 7 x 365 sales, technical, and training support across the globe. In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Discover Crestron by visiting


About Panopto

Panopto helps universities and businesses create searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video content management systems, video capture software, and inside-video search technology. Today, Panopto’s video platform is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture. For more information, visit

Published: June 09, 2017