Zoom announced on Wednesday that it is adding compatibility upgrades for smart displays on Zoom for Home, their home-office conferencing kit. Zoom for Home will work in tandem with Amazon’s Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, and Facebook’s Portal.
This offer gives users an out-of-the-box collaboration setup that can be used in video calls and phone calls, including hardware-based features like content sharing, co-annotation, and whiteboarding.
Collaboration unlocking potential
Zoom for Home is compatible with Zoom Room Appliances that include hardware from Poly, Neat and DTEN. In a different announcement, Facebook said Portal hardware would support collaboration software from GoToMeeting, Webex, and BlueJeans, in addition to Zoom.
The chief product officer at Zoom, Oded Gal, said that they are excited to be bringing Zoom to the already popular devices. It is becoming more apparent that people are looking for displays that are easy to set up, for their communication needs in personal and professional settings.
All will be available soon
Zoom on Portal is expected to be available by September while Zoom on Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Max will be available before 2020 is out.
With about 42% of the U.S. labor force working from home full-time, this release is one way to maintain a competitive edge by finding the best ways to increase productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. Zoom on smart displays will connect colleagues to work faster and smarter.
You will now have access to the tools needed from your home office, to experience conferencing in an intuitive and better way.