After a prolonged wait, Microsoft Surface Hub is finally set for shipping. The Surface Hub is designed for enterprise with the objective of helping teams accomplish more collaboratively.
The launch of the device is understood as Microsoft Surface Hub has been under testing. Microsoft’s GM of Devices Marketing, Brian Hall says, “I can tell you confidently, our Surface team works together better because we have Surface Hub.”
Surface Hub is similar to that of an “interactive whiteboard” which gives an opportunity for meeting-goers to take advantage of several products, including Windows 10. It also incorporates collaboration tools like Skype for Business, Ofice, OneNote, and Windows “Universal” apps.
The device can place on the wall or on a stand and a user can use a pen of their finger to manipulate the content on the screen. Hot Hardware notes that Surface Hub is little different from a regular Surface Tablet.
Check out a live demo of the Surface Hub in action.
The Redmond-based company cites that Surface Hub can be used fields such as healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, consulting, defense, finance and education.
It is designed in such a way that it could be used as increased efficiency versus old-school AV presentation technology. A Children’s hospital in Philadelphia AstraZeneca and Shop Architects have adopted the Surface Hub, notes Hot Hardware.
Microsoft is trying to set an example by providing Surface Hub to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Qwaltec has developed a software for the Surface Hub which would be easy to become a control center for doctors and medical staff. This would help them manage to schedule better.
However, Microsoft has also stated some stats while Surface Hub was put into use by early adopters. For instance, companies that have used Surface Hub have gained a 75-percent improvement in those joining remotely. They saved about 15-20 minutes on average for the setup process.