After almost 2 years of waiting, Microsoft announced that their large scale collaboration platform, Surface Hub is starting to ship. The product which has caused a huge amount of discussion in the Audio Visual industry for the last 22 months is finally here BUT what does that really mean for our customers.
The product itself looks to have covered off most of the technical needs of business customers. Available in both 55″ and 84″ screen sizes, 100 points of touch, 2 integrated HD wide angle cameras and on board apps such as OneNote, Skype for Business and Microsoft Office all make for a great piece of technology. On paper, the solution looks very palatable. Paper is sometimes very different to reality and only time will tell what other questions need answering by the team at Microsoft or a clients integration partner. We will need to assess how the installation process unfolds, how the product is supported on clients sites and importantly how clients will use its feature set.
InSight Systems empower our clients with intelligent technology solutions that will realise their goals. In order for Surface Hub to be part of those solutions, we need to explore Microsoft’s ability to get the product into the market here in Australia. Understand and experience the integration of the product in real life situations, not just demo sites, and see how clients will utilise the technology. Microsoft Surface Hub will be in the market, its success now relies on the integrator and client experience and how Microsoft responds to any issues the real world throws its way.
If you would like more information on the Surface Hub, please contact our sales team on 1300 369 451 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our experienced Audio Visual Consultants will be more than happy to help you.
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Written by Daniel Baldwin