Logitech's SmartDock will make starting your Skype for Business meetings a breeze

Logitech has announced the SmartDock, its new videoconferencing device built for Skype for Business. Built as a collaboration with Microsoft, the Logitech SmartDock is meant to provide a quick and easy way for companies to connect for meetings via video calls.

From Logitech:

With Logitech SmartDock, people can start meetings on time with one-touch join, then instantly project to the display in the room and share to remote participants via their Skype for Business clients on a smartphone or laptop. The Skype Room System also includes the ability to place or join an audio-only call.

Logitech says that the SmartDock also sports both HDMI in and out, three USB 3.1 ports and a gigabit ethernet port. The unit also packs a motion-detecting sensor that allows it to automatically activate when there's motion in the room, but turn off when the room empties.

As for availability, the Logitech SmartDock is set to go on sale sometime later this year for $599 on its own. The SmartDock will also be available in different packages bundled with a Surface Pro 4 and other Logitech accessories.

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