Zoom Unveils Touchscreen for Home Conferencing

On July 15, Zoom set out to build on its pandemic-powered success with a touchscreen interface tailored to its platform for video conferences.

Zoom for Home has been announced as a mix of hardware and remote-working applications, a trend that promises to stay after the coronavirus threat declines.

The 27 inch (69 cm) displays designed to work with Zoom online are priced at $599, and will take on Facebook-made portal screens.

Silicon Valley-based Zoom has partnered on the displays with videoconferencing company DTEN, which is expected to start shipping in August.

Zoom has promised the large, tablet-like devices will operate out of the box, as long as users are allowed to use the app.

Microsoft and Google have been ramping up functionality and availability of their respective video conferencing services as people are hunkering away at home because of the pandemic that continues to work, school and socialize remotely.

Late last year, Facebook introduced portal smart screens of the second generation, vindicating them as a way to remain linked to loved ones in the leading social network.

Facebook also reduces prices to make the Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV apps at a starting price of $129 more accessible to customers.

It is possible to use Amazon Echo Show and Google Nest smart screens to make video calls, but Portal is connected to end-to – end Facebook , Messenger, and WhatsApp connections.

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