The Logitech video collaboration team is at Microsoft Ignite this week, and today, we announced Logitech SmartDock. SmartDock is a meeting room solution designed in collaboration with Microsoft that makes it easier and more affordable than ever to join a Skype for Business call from your conference room. From huddle rooms to large executive conference rooms, to classrooms and auditoriums, SmartDock is designed to be combined with Logitech ConferenceCams, allowing you to quickly jump into your video call with the touch of a finger.
SmartDock is an elegant, easy-to-use touch-screen console that launches and manages Skype for Business conference room meetings. As an integral part of the Skype Room Systems experience, it provides three main functions:
- A secure (lockable) mounting system for Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which acts as the computer to run the Skype for Business software as well as the control of the meeting room. The mount can swivel 180 degrees so everyone in the room can easily access the screen control.
- Additional ports for the Surface Pro 4 for power, USB devices, and HDMI, all through one cable.
- An HDMI passthrough, which allows meeting participants to plug in a laptop and start sharing high-quality display output (up to 1080p 60 fps) to the local monitor.
Logitech is delighted to be first to market with SmartDock, which will be available later this year. We’ve collaborated with Microsoft for many years to deliver high-quality, easy-to-use, devices that provide a top-notch audio and video collaboration experience – and we’re proud to introduce the Logitech SmartDock as the next step in our partnership.
With Logitech SmartDock and the new Skype Room System experience, you can leave your laptop behind, walk into a SmartDock equipped conference room, and collaborate as if you were all in the same room – it’s truly that simple. We hope you enjoy it. And if you’re at Ignite this week, please come visit us in booth 1818!