INTRO: Zoom was one of the first video conferencing services to really rise in popularity during the Coronavirus lockdown. The company saw a surge inactive users and tons of security problems which were soon fixed also. Now, the corporate is planning on expanding its portfolio by launching some hardware dedicated to conference calls and remote working.
“Zoom for Home” may be a touchscreen display that works with the Zoom software. The company is hoping that the hardware is going to be successful since the work from home situation lately could become the new normal going into the longer term. As such, users would require better hardware for his or her work conference calls and collaboration. Zoom has data to copy its hopes also.
The company cites an IBM study that states that 61% of people wanted to work from home to be the first way of working.
“After experiencing remote work ourselves for the past several months, it had been clear that we would have liked to innovate a replacement category dedicated to remote workers,” said Zoom CEO Eric Yuan.
The new display comes in at 27 inches and is customized for Zoom calls. The company is about to start out shipping it from August at $599 each. The company is hoping to capitalize further with its new hardware. However, companies like Google, Microsoft, et al. have also been improving their offerings for remote add recent times. It remains to be seen how well Zoom’s new hardware is adopted by companies. However, at $599, it’s definitely not cheap.