SAN JOSE, CA and ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - March 07, 2016) -
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. today announced major enhancements to its Zoom Rooms platform. Zoom Rooms, the first software-defined video conference room system, is an alternative to inflexible, cloud unfriendly, overpriced legacy hardware room systems. It enables companies to easily set up powerful DIY (do-it-yourself) conference rooms across their entire organization. Zoom Rooms features local and remote wireless content sharing, high quality video and audio conferencing with up to 200 interactive video participants, and integrations with calendaring systems. It runs on off-the-shelf hardware like Mac Mini/Pro and Windows PC, with an iPad controller and any USB peripherals such as Logitech ConferenceCams.
The new Zoom Rooms features are:
Zoom Rooms for Touch - Works with PC-enabled interactive touch screen displays. This allows onsite teams to include remote colleagues to brainstorm, collaborate, and create together with video, audio, screen sharing, and whiteboarding for an engaging experience. Launch-certified providers include Newline TRUTOUCH, DisplayTen, and Optika Display, with hardware prices as low as $5,500 for a 55" display to $14,000 for an 85" display, meeting the needs of different room sizes. Two of these three providers are ready to ship (TRUTOUCH will ship end of May 2016), and links for how to order can be found at zoom.us/touch. Zoom Rooms monthly subscription rate is $49 per room.
Zoom Rooms for PC - The addition of PCs will allow many enterprise IT professionals to incorporate Zoom Rooms in their single pane view for easier management. The platform already runs on Mac hardware.
Support for Three Screens -Three-screen support allows for greater display options, such as showing the active speaker, gallery view of participants, and the shared content.
"When Zoom announced Zoom Rooms, it was a 'eureka' moment for us. We could have the same simplicity in our conference rooms that Zoom offers us at the desktop layer," said Dennis Vallone, Network Administrator, BAYADA Home Health Care.
"Zoom Rooms is the future of conference rooms. The superior flexibility, long-term affordability, and ease-of-use of our software-defined video conference room system is apparent to thousands of customers who already use it every day. With these new features, we are happy to bring Zoom Rooms to companies that have standardized on PC and those who wish to enhance their Zoom Rooms with the added benefits of three screens and touch screens," said Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom.
Zoom will demonstrate these new features in booth #211 at Enterprise Connect 2016, March 7-10 at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Learn more about the new Zoom Rooms at zoom.us/zoomrooms.
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit zoom.us or follow us @zoom_us.
About Enterprise Connect
For more than 25 years, Enterprise Connect has been the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. Enterprise Connect brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. Enterprise Connect owns and produces No Jitter, providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter, a Webinar series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit enterpriseconnect.com. Enterprise Connect is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
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