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Hybrid Meeting Accessories

Microsoft Launches a New 'Audio Dock' and Presentation Remote

— October 13, 2022 — Tech
Microsoft is debuting two new ‘Teams’-focused accessories for its virtual meeting app, delivering the ‘Microsoft Audio Dock’ and the ‘Microsoft Presenter Plus’ remote control. The ‘Audio Dock’ is a pill-shaped speakerphone system that comes equipped with four different ports, including HDMI, USB-A, and two USB-Cs. The audio device can be connected to up to two monitors, and also comes with a passthrough charger that supports up to 60W of power. Since it is designed for Microsoft Teams, consumers can use the integrated Teams button to join meetings and raise your hand.

The ‘Presenter Plus’ is a handheld remote control that allows consumers to join Teams meetings from wherever they are. This device is compatible with PowerPoint, Prezi, or Keynote for easy slideshows and presentations, making the ‘Presenter Plus’ ideal for business-oriented individuals who mainly communicate using online applications. The remote also boasts a mute indicator light and the ability to raise or lower your hand in Teams meetings.

Microsoft did not reveal a launch date for the Audio Dock or Presenter Plus, nor did it provide any pricing information.

Image Credit: Microsoft
Trend Themes
1. Hybrid Meeting Tools - Opportunity to develop more advanced tools that merge the physical world with remote collaboration, to enhance online meetings and improve productivity.
2. Integrated Audio and Video Conferencing - Opportunity to create a seamless and integrated conference experience with audio, visual and presentation tools, which support remote and hybrid work models.
3. Remote Meeting Gadgets - Opportunity to develop more portable and easy-to-use gadgets, which enhance the quality of virtual meetings, while providing greater mobility and flexibility for remote workers.
Industry Implications
1. Video Conferencing - Opportunity to develop more advanced video conferencing systems that integrate with a range of devices, to offer a seamless meeting experience.
2. Audio Devices - Opportunity to create more advanced audio systems that enhance the quality of online meetings and support remote and hybrid work models.
3. Presentation Tools - Opportunity to develop more advanced presentation tools and accessories, that allow businesses to deliver more engaging and compelling presentations remotely.
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