Microsoft last month announced the new Surface Hub, a powerful team collaboration device designed to advance the way people work together. Microsoft is now featuring the Surface Hub at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) being held in Abu Dhabi from Feb. 22-26.
Surface Hub is an interactive large-screen touch device that is optimized for collaboration and sharing content, it comes with an 84-inch or 55-inch screen, runs on Windows 10 and comes with a suite of collaboration tools that includes Microsoft Office, Skype for Business, and OneNote whiteboard. It is tailored for group use and teleconferencing. Two built-in 1080p cameras track movement to follow meeting participants, and the screen refreshes every 8.33 milliseconds, effectively doubling the frame rate and eliminating visual lag.
Every Microsoft defense customer needs to conduct executive-level meetings, and the Surface Hub is an indispensable tool in the conference room. But this device supports a range of collaboration, display, and analytic apps that makes it a powerful tool for planning teams in the operations center and brings full situational awareness from the battlefield to commanders.
The defense market has a number of distinguishing requirements for the technology it acquires. Most obvious, of course, is security. Secure communications solutions with reduced cost and increased convenience is a common theme at IDEX. There also is a demand for rugged equipment that will be performing mission critical operations in hostile environments. Finally, planning and coordination is also critical in military operations. Because the stakes are high, there is a demand for robust communications, collaboration, and productivity tools. This niche is served by Surface Hub.
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