When it comes to work communications, there are several options available, although Skype is favored especially when it comes to conference calls, both audio and video. To help simplify and enhance the experience of using Skype for businesses, Logitech has announced a new product that aims to do that in the form of the SmartDock.
According to Logitech, “SmartDock is an elegant, easy-to-use touch-screen console that launches and manages Skype for Business conference room meetings. As an integral part of the Skype Room Systems experience, it provides three main functions: A secure (lockable) mounting system for Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which acts as the computer to run the Skype for Business software as well as the control of the meeting room. The mount can swivel 180 degrees so everyone in the room can easily access the screen control.”
In addition, the SmartDock will come with additional ports so that the Surface Pro 4 can be plugged in for power, or for USB devices, and/or HDMI. Now given its features, it isn’t surprising that the SmartDock won’t come cheap. Logitech has priced it at $599, with a SmartDock Extender Box retailing for $249. It will also be sold as part of a Skype Room Systems package. Availability was not mentioned save for the fact that it is expected to be made available later this year.