Zoom unveils 27-inch touch screen for $599, will ship in August

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

16th Jul, 2020. 11:01 am
Zoom touch screen

Zoom, making it more convenient for users during a pandemic, has announced a new touchscreen device designed to help with remote work. The appliance, called Zoom For Home, will cost $599 and will ship in August.

According to reports, Zoom set out to capitalize on its pandemic-powered popularity with a touchscreen display tuned to its video-conferencing platform.

“Zoom for Home” was touted as a combination of hardware and software designed for working remotely.

The 27-inch displays customized for collaborating online are priced at $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,” chief executive Eric Yuan said.

Silicon Valley-based company collaborated with videoconferencing firm DTEN on the displays, which are to begin shipping in August.

The company promised the giant, tablet-like devices will work “out of the box,” as long as users have a licence to use the service.

The DTEN is the first device certified with Zoom for Home, a category of hardware and software products that is optimized for home offices. According to the company, it will launch with more partners in the future, including the Neat Bar and the Poly Studio X Series.

However, tech giants Microsoft and Google have been ramping up features and availability of their respective video-conferencing platforms as people are stuck at home due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.Laast year, Facebook unveiled second-generation Portal smart screens, touting them as a way to stay connected to loved ones at the leading social network.

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