Logitech unveils innovations to boost video conferencing

Logitech unveils innovations to boost video conferencing

14-01-2021 10:48:38 | Door: Bob Koigi | Hits: 1722 | Tags:

Logitech has raised the bar on the video conferencing industry with a next generation portfolio of appliance and PC-based solutions that work with today’s video conferencing services such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

 The new Logitech Rally Bar, purpose-built for mid-sized rooms, and Logitech Rally Bar Mini for small rooms, transform meetings with cinema-quality video and crisp, clear audio in an all-in-one design.

Rounding out large meeting rooms, the new Logitech RoomMate is a computing appliance that allows customers to run video conferencing services on Logitech conference cams like Rally Plus without a PC or Mac. One can now dramatically simplify setup, management, and use of video conferencing equipment for radically better meetings in today’s hybrid and rapidly evolving work environments.

Scott Wharton, general manager and vice president, Logitech Video Collaboration: “We’ve always methodically focused on what customers want, and that’s products with premium quality at a reasonable price. From ease of use and manageability, to bringing scale to businesses, we want to make products bigger and better, while reducing complexity. Our goal is to put video in every meeting space in the world. In order to do that, we need to make it easy, simple and cost-effective, which is what we believe we’ve achieved with this new portfolio of products.”

As video conferencing continues to become an integral part of every business, Logitech’s latest portfolio sets a new precedent for truly flexible room solutions. One can run supported video conferencing applications natively on Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, or connect them via USB to virtually any room PC or Mac. One can even bring their own device, which allows one to plug in their laptop and run their chosen video service.

Logitech’s new portfolio will also support other popular video conferencing services such as GoTo, Pexip and RingCentral.

From a second camera on the video bars dedicated to AI and room analytics, to extensible audio coverage with Rally Mic Pods, businesses now have scalable solutions that are both incredibly versatile and simple to use. With Logitech’s next generation portfolio, organizations can now ensure that every meeting room, no matter the size or deployment model, can keep every employee, including those tuning in remotely, connected without missing a beat.

Tomer Mekhty, vice president, global IT operations, ServiceNow: “Our team has had the opportunity to use Logitech Rally Bar, and we were impressed with its performance. From the improved video and audio performance to the quick and easy install, Rally Bar is an ideal solution for our modern, connected meeting rooms.”

Logitech Rally Bar is the first from the next generation appliance portfolio that will be broadly available at the end of this quarter. Rally Bar also comes with built-in support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android and Zoom Rooms Appliances, with Zoom available immediately. Rally Bar Mini and Logitech RoomMate availability will follow. Pricing for Rally Bar starts at $3,999; Rally Bar Mini starts at $2,999; and Logitech RoomMate starts at $999. Logitech’s portfolio will also work with GoTo, Pexip and RingCentral.

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