Zoom has announced a range of new features and improvements, including a new Zoom Room controller interface, new capabilities in Zoom Events, interpretation enhancements, developer tools, certified hardware and more.
In a blog Tuesday, Zoom announced updates to the Zoom platform, including its recently announced new user interface for Zoom Rooms Devices designed to provide a consistent user experience across all of Zoom’s products.
The company says version 5.9 of Zoom Rooms includes a refreshed user interface that is now extended to in-meeting and screen sharing controls. Core functionality remains the same, but is presented with a more modern interface.
According to Zoom, this is designed to expand Zoom Rooms to support a growing set of devices and not just the conference room. The interface more closely matches the layout of the platforms’ desktop client, giving users a simplified Zoom Rooms experience.
The new UI for Zoom Rooms Controllers is currently available on iOS and Android Zoom Rooms Controllers with version 5.9.0 and above. Updates for the in-meeting experience for Zoom Room Controllers will come later this year, the company says.
The UI is designed to work on all Zoom Rooms devices and is also available on Zoom for Home and personal Zoom Room devices with the supported Zoom Rooms and Controller versions, according to Zoom.
The company also announced new certified hardware, including the Jabra Pro 930, Pro 935, and Engage 75 mono USB headsets, as well as the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds.
Personal workspace devices were also added to Zoom’s list of certified devices.
For Zoom Phone, the company announced 10-Digit Long Code text message registrations to combat texting spam and fraud, call recording retention and common area phone license for rooms.
In Zoom Events, the company is providing event hosts with the ability to upload images or videos in a Hub’s content library to share with the Hub’s hosts, managers and owners. Also in Events, Zoom is enabling on-demand recordings to give hosts the ability to share post-event recordings in the event Hub.
Zoom is also introducing language interpretation relay to allow interpreters to listen to the main audio with other translators’ audio so interpreters can converse with one another and translate the audio from another interpreter into another language.
For more information on the new features, read Zoom’s blog.
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