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Surface Hub Ships to Customers: Microsoft Makes TV-Sized Touch Screens

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By    |   Monday, 28 Mar 2016 09:47 AM

The Microsoft Surface Hub has started shipping to businesses, bringing its large touch-based interface of 55-inch and 80-inch screens to company meetings around the country.

According to the website Digital Trends, the Hubs cost $9,000 and $22,000, respectively, and are meant for businesses and institutions that need state-of-the-art collaboration tools.

"One thing that we believe very, very deeply is that the best work is done by teams," Brian Hall, the general manager of Microsoft's device marketing, said on the company's blog Friday. "People who get together, challenge each other, and work together can accomplish so much more than people working individually.

"And yet there wasn't a device designed for teams to use together. So we set out to change that. We set out to build technology to unlock the power of teams much better. And we got customers, partners, our software team, and our hardware team together to build a first-of-its-kind new solution, Surface Hub," the statement continued.

Because it is based on Windows 10, the Surface Hub will allow companies to install Universal Windows Platform-based apps like Skype for Business, Office, and OneNote, according to Digital Trends.

Tech Times wrote that Microsoft is initially targeting the Surface Hub at automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, defense, consulting, education, finance, and design businesses. Microsoft wrote that the Cleveland Clinic College of Medicine, Case Western University, the European School of Management and Technology, and SHoP Architects are some of the first users of the device.

"Companies that conduct meetings in rooms and collaboration spaces with a Surface Hub installed experienced a 75 percent improvement in remote attendee setup and post-meeting productivity, saving about 15-20 minutes per hour-long meeting spent on setting up video or screen-sharing services and completing meeting notes," Hall wrote on the Microsoft blog about its Total Economic Impact study commissioned by Microsoft and Forrester Consulting.

The Surface Hub was originally scheduled to be shipped last September, but was delayed several times, according to ZDNet.com. Microsoft last July stated that the delay in delivering the Surface Hub was due to stronger than anticipated demand and the need to improve its manufacturing.

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