IT managers and end users now have several more options for out-of-the-box conference room hardware as LogMeIn unveiled seven new hardware bundles for its GoToRoom platform.
The all-in-one videoconferencing offerings feature hardware from Dolby, Logitech, Poly and Extron, ranging in size and scale from home offices to large meeting spaces. The new partnership with Extron enables custom setups for outfitting corporate board rooms.
The new hardware options builds on GoToRoom, which LogMeIn launched in March 2019 on a Room-as-a-Service model (RaaS). The new hardware packages are the largest expansion of the program, bringing the number of hardware kits up to 10. All bundles will be available for purchase via the RaaS model, which offers end users the ability to pay for the equipment and service at a monthly rate rather than a large upfront cost.
The kits –which include a full equipment warranty for the length of the contract – start at $99 per month plus the cost of a GoToRoom license. Customers will own the equipment at the end of the term.
GoToRoom already featured Dolby Voice Room, Poly Studio and Poly Trio 8500 +Eagle Eye 4, but new equipment includes:
In addition to the previously available Dolby Voice Room, Poly Studio and Poly Trio 8500 +Eagle Eye 4, new equipment includes:
- Dolby Voice Huddle
- Dolby Voice Pro
- Logitech MeetUp
- Logitech Rally
- Logitech Rally Plus
- Poly Studio X30
- Poly Studio X50
- Extron IP Link Pro control processor and TouchLink Pro touchpanel (for expanded boardroom customization) and DMP Plus.
Other improvements include a new user interface and other features like dark mode, sleep more, new meeting room controls, meeting lock and more.
In a statement, Mark Strassman, LogMeIn’s senior vice president and general manager of UCC, said the new solutions can be used in an executive’s home office or to create more video-enabled spaces in the office to comply with social distancing policies.
“As companies around the globe embrace this new work-from-anywhere mentality, our GoToRoom systems are incredibly easy to deploy in just a matter of minutes, available with our popular Room-as-a-Service payment option for all kits and regions, and designed to support a variety of needs and sizes of conference rooms with best-in-class hardware partners and a simple and affordable, but powerful updated user experience,” Strassman said.
GoToRoom’s new hardware packages continue the trend of videoconferencing providers partnering with hardware companies on all-in-one packages marketed directly to end users via an as-a-service plan.
Other notable examples include Zoom’s newly announced Hardware-as-a-Service offering, Google’s Meet hardware kits and hardware offerings from Cisco’s Webex.