Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Microsoft Surface Hub 2 may actually make videoconferencing cool

Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 with 50.5-inch display Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is a 50.5-inch 4K Display for the Next Generation Conference Rooms
Velma Reese | 15 May, 2018, 20:14

A few weeks back, Microsoft announced that the Surface Hub stock was running low and that the device would soon be almost impossible to buy.

New Surface Hub comes with four flagship features and easier setup. She said Microsoft is starting to provide details today, May 15, because Surface Hubs have a long purchase cycle. We've teamed up with workplace expert Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts to help Surface Hub 2 customers be truly mobile, gain a new perspective and capture their ideas wherever they do their best work. Surface Hub 1, which came in two models, a 55-inch one for $9,000 and an 84-inch one for $22,000.

The giant screen can now rotate into portrait or landscape mode easily and can be scaled through tiling up to four screens together for larger spaces.

The Surface Hub was a insane expensive digital whiteboard that could handle anything from video conferences to document collaboration.

"We are still building the device", said Robin Seiler, General Manager of Hardware Engineering for Surface Hub, in a conversation I had with her yesterday. There's also something called "Dynamic Rotation" which will automatically adjust the content whenever you rotate the display.

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Microsoft's second-gen Surface Hub features a 4K+ 50.5-inch multi-touch display (3:2 aspect ratio) that was designed from the ground up to be used by teams. Some companies will be able to try the Surface Hub 2 this year, but it won't be more widely available until next year. With the Surface Hub 2, Microsoft's trying to enable what it calls "immersive collaboration", allowing as many people access to the device as possible.

The most interesting part is the concept video.

The Surface Hub 2 interface, as shown in this Microsoft demonstration video.

Although Microsoft didn't talk about it, the new Surface Hub 2 will apparently include a new thumb-driven interface that can switch between various apps. The device will also support 4K+ resolution. When mounted on a wall, up to four Surface Hub 2s can be daisy-chained, allowing them to function separately, or project a cohesive picture that straddles more than one Surface Hub 2.

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