The future of collaborative working is the target for Microsoft’s latest incarnation of the collaborative smart whiteboard – the stunning new Surface Hub 2.
Billed as sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style, the 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display is a “canvas to co-create”, harnessing the power of Microsoft’s software, including Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud.
Able to tile up to four screens together in portrait or landscape view, Microsoft has also worked with Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts that allow for easy deployment and rotation from landscape to portrait modes.
The 4K cameras rotate with the device, while 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, while a standard Surface 3:2 aspect ratio means there’s more usable space to create and collaborate.
The product will launch to market in 2019, with pricing still to be revealed.