Logitech Tap: budget-friendly touch screen for meeting rooms

Logitech Tap: budget-friendly touch screen for meeting rooms

Logitech challenges Crestron and Polycom with Tap. The competitively priced touch screen is compatible with Google Hangouts, Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom and just about any other collaboration platform.

Logitech wants to gain a foothold in the booming conference room market. Last year the market accounted for 1.6 billion dollars according to Future Market Insights. In 2017, that was only $450 million. Earlier this year, with Rally, Logitech introduced a complete sound system for meeting rooms.

Logitech presents Tap at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference in Amsterdam. The 10.1 inch device can be installed on a conference table or on the wall. Thanks to a simple cable system, you can flexibly install the Logitech Tap in just about any room. There is an optional cable available up to 25 meters to be used in the wall. Standard is a 10 m cable in the box.

Multiple packages

The flexibility lies in the connections. The Logitech Tap has 1x USB-C, 1x HDMI input, 1x USB 3.1 Type A and a headphone jack. The device has presence detectors that allow it to detect someone from a distance of three metres. To be clear: the Logitech Tap does not run an operating system. It is only a USB controller that works with Windows 10 and Chrome OS based meeting room solutions.

Over the last five years, we have changed the videoconferencing market by introducing simple, high quality video devices for the masses. Tap extends that approach to meeting control, says Scott Wharton, Vice President and General Manager Video Collaboration at Logitech.

In addition to adding one-touch video with the world’s leading collaboration providers, Tap challenges the competition with its complex and costly touch controllers. We provide an affordable, premium solution that can be used for a wide range of applications. Even applications outside video conferencing are possible with Tap.

Logitech Tap is available from spring and costs us 1,199 euros. There are also bundles available, but we have not yet received European retail prices for them. The cheapest one in the US costs $2,999 and includes Tap, computer, PC mount and MeetUp camera. The most complete package costs $3,999 and adds Rally with brackets.

Related: Logitech Rally opens attack on meeting rooms

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