Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay has taken to the official Windows Blog to announce Surface Hub 2.
“Today’s most effective businesses have a team-based, collaborative culture and place an emphasis on enabling creativity and productivity” said Panoy. “In fact, companies that promote collaborative working are five times as likely to be high-performing.”
“There is a need for a device built for teams and designed for these new environments. To help people collaborate whether they are in the office, at home, or travelling the world. To move beyond just passing along information, to a world where they are collaborating real-time, in an efficient, and intuitive way.”
Panay goes on to say that the Surface Hub 2 is such a device, having been “designed from the ground up to be used by teams – to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location.”
The “sleeker, more agile and more affordable” Surface Hub 2 boasts a “gorgeous” 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display, and has Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10, and the intelligent cloud.
Integrated speakers, 4K cameras that rotate with the device, and far field mic arrays are designed to ensure that everyone in the meeting feels that they are all right there with their colleagues.
Panay reveals that Microsoft sold the original Surface Hub to more than 5,000 customers across 25 markets, with over half of the Fortune 100 companies buying Surface Hubs for their teams.
Microsoft will begin testing Surface Hub 2 this year with “select commercial customers,” prior to its release in 2019. Click here to find out much more about the Surface Hub 2:
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Source: Meet Surface Hub 2 - Microsoft Devices Blog