Avocor is taking advantage of Microsoft's Inspire 2018 partner event in Las Vegas to show off its first Windows Collaboration Display (via MSPU). Announced in June, this new category of devices is inspired by the Surface Hub and Hub 2, giving companies access to massive collaboration screens for employees to use as collaboration tools during meetings and brainstorming sessions.
At the time of their announcement, not much was known about these new displays. However, Avocor has now given a little more information on what to expect from its entry. The device features a 4K display running at 60 hertz, and is powered by a PC connected over a single USB-C cable. Avocor doesn't make mention of the display sizes that will be available, but it does confirm that they'll feature 20-point touch and "exceptionally responsive and pixel-perfect touch." That's in addition to inking capabilities built for Microsoft 365 apps like Whiteboard and Teams.
In addition, the collaboration displays will include integrated cameras, stereo speakers, and far-field microphones, along with an included pen. Built-in sensors will also connect the displays to Azure IoT Smart Spaces.
Says Avocor CEO Scott Hix:
Avocor is working with Microsoft to accelerate the customer experience so it's easy and effective. We have worked together with Microsoft to ensure the Windows collaboration displays by Avocor perform flawlessly, maximize the Microsoft 365 experience for teams and integrate seamlessly into every enterprise.
Aside from Avocor, Sharp has also been confirmed to be working on its own collaboration display, featuring a 70-inch screen and a high-resolution conference camera.
Avocor says that its first Windows Collaboration Displays will launch "later this summer."