Microsoft demos large-scale Surface Hub collaboration device9 February 2015
The new Microsoft Surface Hub, a digital team collaboration device with an 84in 4k or a 55in 1080 display, is on show at ISE 2015.
To help harness the collective knowledge and skills of a group, the Surface Hub runs Windows 10 and combines pen and touch support alongside Microsoft Office and Skype for Business functionality.
Users can write on the OneNote-based whiteboard as they would on a traditional whiteboard. Additionally, the inclusion of rich multimedia data enables them to share work and ideas when the meeting is over and pick up a meeting where it was left off.
The device can wake up and track user movements thanks to built-in sensors which also enable movement tracking by the cameras. Meeting participants can share content wirelessly from Miracast capable devices.
The device display and touch sensor are phase locked at 120Hz so the display refreshes every 8.33 milliseconds. Full 1080p cameras on each side of the device, offer a wide field of view and a built-in mic array leverages technology from Xbox Kinect to detect and follow voices in the room while eliminating background noise.
Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Microsoft stand to see the Surface Hub, with a reception for press scheduled from 3-5pm today (Tuesday).