Microsoft Surface Hub

Microsoft Surface Hub - Revolutionising Collaboration

Microsoft Surface Hub is a new collaborative device designed to revolutionise group work and learning within higher education and the corporate sectors. Allowing you to simply walk in, walk up and start working together immediately, Microsoft Surface Hub features everything you need for collaboration in one incredible device.

Accessible and effortlessly easy to use, Microsoft Surface Hub offers unparalleled team working functionality.

The problem with group work and meetings

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Make no mistake, group work is when ideas really come together. In a group, people expand on concepts and promote discussion on a level that they just can’t do individually. In universities, seminars and huddle spaces provide students with the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on a project or a given subject. Similarly, meetings are the accepted norm in corporate environments for their facilitation of discussion. As useful as they are in theory, the problem remains that they’re often seen as a huge source of timewasting in terms of preparation and setup.

It’s particularly frustrating when getting to grips on the multitude of technologies potentially involved, which ironically are used to ultimately achieve higher levels of productivity. Throw into the mix other issues such as absences and remote working, and you’ll find that the ability to get the most out of these sessions is often limited without the proper tools.

Recent technology has changed the way people approach meetings, seminars and other group-related activities. Where involving remote participants and getting every other attendee included in the discussion used to cause problems, the move towards collaborative technologies has reduced these issues dramatically and facilitated focussed, more detailed discussion, no matter where you are in the world.

However, investing in separate solutions that can solve each of these constituent issues can be an expensive process; and getting these technologies to seamlessly talk to one another is another issue entirely. Many meetings waste over 10 minutes to get started due to user understanding or technology issues. In some cases this can even lead to abandoning the technology altogether to revert to a dated and very limited conference call.

Despite BYOD flexibility and attendees bringing with them a myriad of presentation devices, the ability to hit the ground running just wasn’t there - it is now.

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Why Microsoft Surface Hub?

With Microsoft Surface Hub, presentations, meetings and seminars are incredibly easy to access. You can simply walk up to the device and start using it immediately for all manner of group work activities. Need to make a PowerPoint presentation? Easily done. Want to make a call using Skype for Business to bring in a remote guest? That’s simple to do as well.

Share local and remote participants’ screens or content, no problem. Distribute all the notes, documents and whiteboards as editable content within seconds of the meeting finishing – just a quick tap and you’re done!

Based around the functionality of Microsoft Windows 10 and Office Suite applications, Microsoft Surface Hub will be instantly recognisable to practically all users in education and corporate environments. Despite boasting some incredible new technologies, getting to grips with Microsoft Surface Hub takes no time at all. The result is that users are immediately engaged and immersed, thereby cutting down on wasted time dramatically. Microsoft Surface Hub is simply the perfect all-in-one solution for any collaborative environment.

Microsoft Surface Hub has been developed with usability in mind. Based on strong Microsoft platforms, it boasts the best integration with Microsoft Office Suite, Skype for Business and other Windows systems – meaning it’s as intuitive as working at your desktop. As these software packages form the core of most businesses and educational establishments, it just makes Surface Hub’s integration all the more seamless.

 

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What Can Microsoft Surface Hub Do?

Microsoft Surface Hub is a veritable Swiss army knife of collaborative AV. Available in a Full HD 55” version or an Ultra HD 4K resolution 84” variety, each device features a 100-point touch screen and apps such as Skype for Business, OneNote and Microsoft Office 365. Based around Windows 10, the Microsoft Surface Hub is designed to be accessible and provide everything required for group discussion.

Video conferencing, BYOD, interactive whiteboard, and audience response functionality are all included as standard in every device along with a host of other intuitive features.

Microsoft Surface Hub has everything you need for engaging, inclusive and fun collaborative activities – unlocking the productivity and power that group work has to offer.

As Microsoft Surface Hub already includes many of the elements upon which we’ve come to rely in these environments, integration to any collaboration area can be seamless. With the platform already providing ease of use to even the most uninitiated user, its accessibility is unrivalled.

 

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GV Multimedia and the Microsoft Surface Hub

With a business built on strong client relationships, GV Multimedia understands their customers like nobody else. Our award-winning installation team has always been on the cutting edge of the latest innovations in AV. With over 35 years of experience in the design and integration of AV systems into education environments, we are the nation’s premier AV solutions provider for the sector.

When it comes to educational AV solutions, GV are unparalleled in their knowledge and proficiency and are well-versed in the provision of bespoke solutions for any environment. GV’s 35 years providing AV solutions is in no way limited to education however. With a vast portfolio of satisfied corporate, museum, leisure and blue light service customers too, GV has everything required to provide this solution and fit it wherever collaboration is required. The team can even integrate it with existing AV equipment and standards should the need arise.

Due to our experience and AV knowledge, GV Multimedia was chosen as one of a small number of Microsoft’s authorised channel partners for the product. As an Authorised Device Reseller, GV boasts a host of enthusiastic team members who are fully trained on how to make the most out of this incredible piece of equipment. Offering site surveys, full system design, solutions supply, training, after-sales support, and maintenance, the team is your one-stop solution to the integration of Microsoft Surface Hub and all other AV requirements.

So instead of wasting time and money with unengaging meetings and discussions, let GV Multimedia boost the ease of collaboration in your space, turning group work into a valuable, productive process with easily distributed actions and output. With an infinite touchscreen canvas and unrivalled accessibility, Microsoft Surface Hub offers a limitless intuitive and natural way to facilitate group work. Microsoft Surface Hub is perfect for learning, ideal for meetings, immersive and productive for home workers and remote sites or locations – just get in touch with GV Multimedia to find out how. 

 

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Microsoft Surface Hub 55

Microsoft Surface Hub 55” Specifications

Perfect for smaller meeting rooms, teaching rooms and work environments or where you’ll move your Surface Hub regularly into different gathering spaces, the 55” model is a two-person shoulder-to-shoulder experience. Offering rich data visualisation and analysis, it transforms business-as-usual into inspired teamwork with all the latest tools for collaboration.

Size
31.75" x 59.62" x 3.38" (806.4mm x 1514.3mm x 85.8mm)

Weight
47.6 kg

Resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 120 Hz

Compute
4th Gen Intel i5, 8 GB RAM,128 GB SSD

GPU
Intel HD 4600

Network
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Ethernet 1Gbps, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, NFC reader, Miracast enabled

Audio/Video
(2) 1080p front-facing cameras, 100 degree horizontal field of view, high performance 4 element array microphone, (2) front-facing stereo speakers

Accessories
(2) Powered, active pens, (1) wireless all-in-one keyboard

Sensors
(2) Passive infrared presence sensors, ambient light sensors

Ideal room
Exec Offices, Huddle Spaces, Focus Rooms, Conference Rooms

Microsoft Surface Hub 84

Microsoft Surface Hub 84’’ Specifications

Ideal for larger groups, meeting rooms, conference rooms and teaching/work environments, the 84’ allows three people to comfortably interact with the screen simultaneously. With 4K resolution on a very large display, it also makes a great place to share and analyse data. With natural inking and advanced touch capabilities at its core, the 84” model makes collaborating on a large screen both inviting and easy.

Size
46.12" x 86.7" x 4.15" (1171.5mm x 2202.9mm x 105.4mm)

Weight
127 kg

Resolution
3840 x 2140 @ 120 Hz

Compute
4th Gen Intel i7, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD

GPU
NVIDIA Quadro K2200

Network
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Ethernet 1Gbps, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, NFC reader, Miracast enabled

Audio/Video
(2) 1080p front-facing cameras, 100 degree horizontal field of view, high performance 4 element array microphone, (2) front-facing stereo speakers

Accessories
(2) Powered, active pens, (1) wireless all-in-one keyboard

Sensors
(2) Passive infrared presence sensors, ambient light sensors

Ideal room
Conference Rooms, Command Centres, Workshops

 

 

The Microsoft Surface Hub offers an unparalleled natural writing experience with pen or finger. Surface Hub is intuitive and behaves just like a conventional whiteboard writing experience. This has been achieved through class leading innovation and technology so as to make meetings and teaching productive from the moment you walk up, the Hub wakes up and you start. No logging on, no technology heartache, and no need for AV support technicians to start a session - it just works!

 

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