Logitech Transforms Meeting Room Control
One-touch video for leading collaboration platforms
Leaders in the creation of immersive digital experiences, Logitech, recently announced the arrival of their new touch-control display. The innovative Logitech Tap is a simple endpoint solution that makes any collaboration room more natural to use and deploy. Tap is a component of the pre-configured room solutions available for major collaboration platform providers. With Tap, users can easily access everything from Google Hangouts Meet Rooms to Zoom Rooms and Microsoft Teams Rooms.
Like other components in the Logitech conferencing portfolio, Tap is built according to open standards. This allows for a broader range of integrations with room control functions, interactive whiteboards and more.
Transforming the Video Conferencing Market
According to Logitech, the new system will help to overcome tech challenges in meeting rooms, like managing the remote control and starting video calls. Logitech Room Solutions also simplify the use and deployment of video conferencing in any meeting room. Coupled with today’s leading collaboration software, companies can launch effective conferences better than ever before.
Logitech has spent years innovating in the video conferencing market with simple, effective and high-quality devices. Through the new Tap solution, Logitech is delivering a new level of meeting control. According to the VP and General Manager of Video Collaboration for Logitech, Scott Wharton, it’s a powerful step forward. As well as enabling one-touch video through a world-leading collaboration platform, Logitech Tap also overcomes the complexities involved with setting up the meeting room. Today’s companies can access a more affordable and premium solution for collaboration.
Overcoming the Issues with Legacy Control Systems
The meeting room control systems that have been available in the past weren’t perfect. Most handheld remotes were complicated, and AV controllers often required custom IT support. While generic tablets provided a cost-effective solution, they weren’t as reliable as they could be. According to an analyst at Recon Research, Ira Weinstein, Tap has given Logitech a way to enhance the meeting room UI problem head-on with a low-profile and enterprise-ready controller. The system works with any collaboration platform or compute solution, but it’s still cost effective for any budget.
As a crucial element in Logitech’s Room Solutions, Tap combines the utility of a meeting room control panel with the flexibility and affordability of a tablet. Through one-touch video calling, Logitech simplifies deployments and takes meeting room experiences to the next level. The system comes with an HDMI input for content sharing, 10.1-inch touchscreen, robust cable retention and more. There’s also a range of wall mounts available for flexible deployment too.
Logitech Tap was on display during the ISE 2019 Amsterdam event. The endpoint is expected to be globally available in the second quarter of 2019, either as part of a room system or as a stand-alone solution.