Zoom, whose user base has grown with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, is expanding to hardware. The company announced a new device with a touch screen, designed for specially remote work. A device called Zoom For Home DTEN ME will cost $599 dollars and will hit the market in August.
DTEN ME is a 27-inch touchscreen device with three smart webcams and eight built-in noise-canceling microphones, which comes preloaded with Zoom. In fact, Zoom does not really build hardware; The product is supplied by DTEN, a San Jose-based company that manufactures video conferencing equipment.
DTEN seems to have a fairly simple interface that provides quick access to various Zoom features, including meetings, message boards, and contacts. It also syncs with the calendar and displays upcoming appointments on the menu.
If you need to share your screen, you can pair DTEN with your phone or laptop.
The price of $ 599 may seem like an overpriced price for a Zoom device when the user has the option to use Zoom from a phone or computer. However, the idea is that for remote employees, this is an easy way to go directly to Zoom without having to install software or configure any complex equipment. The specifications of the device can be downloaded here.
DTEN is the first device certified for Zoom for Home, a category of hardware and software products that, according to Zoom, are optimized for home offices.