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Microsoft introduces 'Surface Hub 2' for modern workplaces

IANS  |  San Francisco 

has unveiled its next-gen "2" that will help people collaborate and work together irrespective of their locations.

The new 2 comes with 4K+ resolution and 50.5-inch multi-touch display to co-create, harnessing the power of Teams, Whiteboard, Office 365, and the intelligent Cloud.

"The 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers and far field mic arrays allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group," Panas Panay, at Microsoft, said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"We've sold to more than 5,000 customers across 25 markets. Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased to improve team's efficiency and how they collaborate - breaking down barriers and creating real value," Panay informed.

"In 2018, we will begin to test 2 with select commercial customers. It will be available for purchase in 2019," he added.

The new device is on and its "multi-user sign in" feature will allow many people to log into it using the built-in fingerprint sensor.

Additionally, "Surface Hub 2" will come with options like "Tiling," that would display multiple pieces of content side-by-side, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, 4K cameras, integrated speakers and far field mic.

Microsoft's "Surface Hub" was introduced in 2016 in two sizes, 55 and 84-inches with 4K resolution at $8,999 and $21,999, respectively.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:38 IST
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