Microsoft Surface Hub 2 has been announced following the success of the original digital whiteboard. It has interesting features like rotating display and ‘Tiling’.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 has been unveiled by the company following the success of the original digital keyboard. It is an interactive digital whiteboard that allows teams from various locations around the globe for creating virtual teamwork spaces and collaborating on projects easily. The Chief Product Officer at Microsoft,
Panos Panay, said in a recent blog post that Tiling was one of his most favourite features in the latest Hub. He elaborated his liking for the same feature and wrote, “Microsoft has collaborated with Steelcase, the American workplace furniture manufacturer, to complement the Hub 2 with rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts. These should help users move the device across the office floor easily.”
Panay added in his blog post, “We’ve sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets. Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team’s efficiency and how they collaborate – breaking down barriers and creating real business value.” The company will start testing the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 with select commercial customers this year and make it available for purchase in the year 2019.
Microsoft Surface Hub 2 Features
The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 has a 50.5-inch 4K+ multi-touch display, on which multiple users can draw and write at the same time. This latest device combines the abilities of Office 365, Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, and the cloud. It will enable multiple users to be signed in concurrently with their documents and ideas open in one single place. The Microsoft Surface Hub 2 also includes the ability to use the device in either portrait or landscape mode by rotating the entire display. It comes with 4K cameras, far field mic arrays, and integrated speakers. The Hub 2 features the ability to be placed and connected together with other Surface Hub2s for creating one large canvas, a ,move Microsoft has named ‘Tiling’. Up to 4 Hubs can be tiled at a time.