Logitech partners with Intel for first collaboration solution11 May 2016
Logitech has announced the EMEA launch of the Logitech Group Kit with Intel NUC, its first collaborative meeting room solution, which will be distributed across Europe by Maverick.
The Group Kit includes a Logitech Group ConferenceCam, Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 PLUS, Intel NUC, Intel Unite application and Iluminari Quicklaunch SE.
It is compatible with virtually all PC-based video and web conferencing platforms, requiring just a display and internet connection in a meeting room.
“Customers across Europe have expressed a need to easily procure, manage and deploy affordable videoconferencing in meeting rooms without being locked into a single platform,” said John Howard, EMEA director, unified communication and collaboration at Logitech. “Logitech and Intel have joined forces to address this need and have taken the guesswork out of the equation with a fully tested solution. The Group Kit is easy to deploy and delivers a highly affordable, enterprise-quality video and collaboration experience. We’re pleased to announce Maverick as our elite distributor in EMEA, with the value add of a pre-configured system that can be deployed straight out of the box.”
“Collaboration suites are quickly becoming a necessity in business, especially in our global working world,” added Jon Sidwick, VP at Maverick Europe. “The Logitech Group Kit with Intel NUC beautifully blends the converging worlds of AV and IT to provide a solution to businesses that is both easy to use, and fits seamlessly into existing business infrastructures. It will help to enable companies of all sizes to embrace collaborative technologies to empower their business.”
“Fully integrating the Intel NUC and Intel Unite application into the Logitech Group Kit provides customers with an easy-to-use collaboration experience. This is part of our broader vision for smart and connected meeting spaces powered by our Intel Core vPro processors,” continued Tom Garrison, VP and general manager of Intel Business Client Products.
The Group Kit offers 1080p video and professional-grade audio, is optimised for use with Skype for Business, Cisco Webex, Cisco Jabber, and a number of Logitech Collaboration Program members including Blue Jeans and Zoom.
The Intel NUC powers the system with high performance and reliability to run HD videoconferencing with support for multiple HD and 4K UHD displays. Paired with the Intel Unite application, the solution also enables wireless content sharing on both PC and Mac. Intel vPro technology gives the IT team remote access to the Intel NUC or management and security tasks.
Iluminari Quicklaunch SE brings a fully configurable user interface as well as additional features including one-touch meeting starts, automated room resets, and a locked-down kiosk mode for streamlined IT administration.
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro provides a familiar user experience and helps IT departments manage devices, apps, and identities in a way that scales up or down with business needs. It also offers enterprise-grade security features to help protect critical information.
Also included in the Group Kit is the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, which offers a multi-year battery life, a wireless range of up to 33ft, and an integrated touchpad that makes it easy to initiate a video conference from across the room.