Zoom introduces touchscreen for remote working
Video conferencing platform Zoom has unveiled a touchscreen display as it looks to further strengthen its grip on the remote working market.
The COVID-19 pandemic has rocketed the work collaboration software to global popularity as millions of workers around the world have relied on it for their remote working needs.
And with remote working here to stay even after the pandemic, the company has now further capitalised on that with the unveiling of “Zoom for Home”, which is touted as combination of hardware and software designed for working remotely.
The 27 inch (69 cm) displays customised for collaborating online using Zoom are priced at US$599 and will take on Portal screens made by Facebook.
“After experiencing remote work ourselves for the past several months, it was clear that we needed to innovate a new category dedicated to remote workers,” Zoom chief executive Eric Yuan said in a release.
Silicon Valley-based Zoom promised the giant, tablet-like devices will work “out of the box,” as long as users have a licence to use the service.
Zoom cited an IBM study done in April that found 61% of respondents wanted remote work to be the primary way they do their jobs.
“With employers and employees working through what the future of work will look like, it is important that people feel set up for success,” IDC senior research analyst Rich Costello said in the release.
“We’ve now moved to the phase of making sure employees have the right devices to enable productivity.”