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TAP into Logitech’s NEW Video Conferencing Touch Screen Controller

Earlier this year, Logitech announced the release of their latest Video Conferencing Touch Screen Controller, TAP, for Spring 2019. Even today, it still takes an average of five minutes to successfully start a video conferencing meeting — but with TAP, users can quickly and easily join meeting in seconds, not minutes. Designed from the ground up, TAP provides a simple user experience that IT departments find very easy to support. It eliminates the need for complex remotes and is vendor agnostic; supporting Microsoft, Google Cloud and Zoom. TAP cuts down on user friction and stress, while enabling  a more productive and effective meeting environment.

Why Choose Logitech’s TAP for Video Conferencing?

While Video Conferencing solutions continue to get easier to use and less expensive to install, Logitech’s TAP controller was designed to focus on three specific areas: Form Factor, Flexibility, and Platform Support.

Form Factor

A lot of thought was put into the Form Factor, or physical design and specifications of TAP. Form Factor plays an important role in the capabilities of video conferencing solutions, especially when used in executive boardrooms and other high visibility use cases. TAP sports a 10.1 display — so it’s large enough to be effective, but not so big to be an eyesore. TAP also uses a USB port to connect to a standard PC, so the touch controller can be used as an additional monitor. It has a sleek profile, positioned at a low and unobtrusive 14 degree angle with an anti-glare and oleophobic (fingerprint-resistant) screen. Plus, TAP is designed to ensure cable retention, keeping cords from getting dislodged. This is accomplished by hiding cables behind a panel where they’re fed through 180 degree-turn cable guides and grips.

Why Choose Logitech’s TAP for Video Conferencing?

While Video Conferencing solutions continue to get easier to use and less expensive to install, Logitech’s TAP controller was designed to focus on three specific areas: Form Factor, Flexibility, and Platform Support.

Form Factor

A lot of thought was put into the Form Factor, or physical design and specifications of TAP. Form Factor plays an important role in the capabilities of video conferencing solutions, especially when used in executive boardrooms and other high visibility use cases. TAP sports a 10.1 display — so it’s large enough to be effective, but not so big to be an eyesore. TAP also uses a USB port to connect to a standard PC, so the touch controller can be used as an additional monitor. It has a sleek profile, positioned at a low and unobtrusive 14 degree angle with an anti-glare and oleophobic (fingerprint-resistant) screen. Plus, TAP is designed to ensure cable retention, keeping cords from getting dislodged. This is accomplished by hiding cables behind a panel where they’re fed through 180 degree-turn cable guides and grips.

Flexibility

When looking to implement a consistent video conferencing solution, flexibility is a must. The Logitech TAP has several mounting options to fit various needs; a standard table placement, and both a compatible table mount and wall mount. The table mount secures the display to the table and can be rotated 180 degrees. You can also add on the riser mount, which elevates the console to 30 degrees, providing enhanced visibility in larger conference rooms. The Tap can also be mounted to the wall using the included accessories or other 3rd party products.

In terms of room configurations, the TAP supports most any size room including:

  • Phone Booths and Huddle Rooms
  • Medium to Large Conference Rooms
  • Classrooms and Boardrooms

To support the many different placement configurations, TAP includes a strong, in-wall rated USB cable. The included 10 meter cable provides for tight connections, is Aramid-reinforced for high pull strength and durability, and is compatible for in-wall, conduit, and ceiling installations. It’s also available in a 25 meter length to support larger rooms and longer runs.

Platform Support

Having a flexible platform with multiple support options ensures your solution remains a sound investment, even if you decide to make other technology changes in the future. TAP supports all major video conferencing platforms and includes pre-configured software for Microsoft, Google Cloud, and Zoom. Whether you’re already using one of these platforms, or need to choose one, you can count on your Logitech TAP being compatible with whichever solution you go with. Plus, if you ever decide to change platforms down the road, you won’t need to update your video conferencing equipment.

TAP-Compatible Conference Cameras

The TAP video conferencing solution is designed to meet any company’s needs, regardless of size. It’s equipped to take you from the huddle room to the boardroom, and everywhere in between. As you grow and scale, you may need to invest in different cameras. Don’t worry — this list of Logitech ConferenceCams is cost-effective and TAP compatible.

MeetUp

MeetUp is the perfect video solution for smaller areas, like huddle rooms. It features a 4k lens with an extra wide field of view complete with built-in speakers.

Group

Group is for medium to large size spaces, like conference rooms, that fit between 14-20 people. The camera features an HD 1080p lens and the speakers have built-in noise reduction technology.

Rally

Rally is a premium camera with a 4K lens, 15X HD zoom, and automatic camera control. This camera delivers studio-quality video and is best suited for very large size conference rooms.

The release of the Logitech TAP Controller means there’s no longer an excuse to put off your decision to purchase a video conferencing solution because you’re unsure about future technology changes. It’s a powerful investment — so why wait?

Interested to learn more about Logitech TAP and their video conferencing solutions? Contact Withum Digital online, or reach out to us at 240-406-9960.

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