Surface Hub 2, the next iteration of Microsoft’s popular business computer designed for collaborative working is coming the 2019.
The newly designed Surface Hub 2 sports Bleeker bezel than the current Surface Hub, and it does include a 50.5inch 4K display, quite an improvement from the previous 55–inch 1080p model. Among the key features of the new Surface Hub 2 is “tiling,” that allow you to stack up to four Surface Hub 2 devices side-by-side – in either portrait or landscape orientation – and they’ll all work together as one massive screen.
Tiling allows Surface Hub 2 to be lined up together for an undeniable visual effect to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side to work simultaneously across Microsoft Whiteboard, PowerBI, PowerPoint, and a full view video call. As you can see in the image above, three people working with four Surface Hub 2 displays.
The 4K multi-touch display creates an canvas to co-create and harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud.
As you can see in the video below, it can easily be rotated dynamically between horizontal and vertical orientations for the best view, and the 4K cameras rotate as well with the device.
It also includes integrated speakers and far-field microphones that works well with Cortana and Skype and allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group.
Here is an screen shot of Skype group video calling on Surface Hub 2:
Surface Hub 2 also takes meetings to real-time teamwork as it allows multi-user sign in, so multiple people can authenticate in the same Surface Hub 2 workspace, allowing them to simultaneously access their documents and ideas, merging them with the ideas of their teammates – and making collaboration as natural as meeting at a Whiteboard.
In the picture below, Surface Hub 2 is mounted on a Steel Rolling stand:
It also has a standard Surface 3×2 aspect ratio means everyone has more usable space to create and collaborate.
Microsoft said, it’s working with Steel case workplace expert to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts, so Surface Hub 2 customers can be truly mobile.
Microsoft says, it’ll begin testing of the new Surface Hub 2 with select commercial customers later this year. And, it will be fully available to purchase in 2019.
The company also said, it has sold Surface Hub to 5000 plus customers across 25 markets. Any other additional information on Surface Hub 2 can be gain at here.