Zoom has launched a new product to support employees working remotely.
The new product, Zoom for Home, combines software experiences with hardware devices, elevating the employee experience by enabling workers to connect remotely and be productive.
Partnering with DTEN, Zoom has developed "Zoom for Home - DTEN ME" - a 27-inch device that includes built-in cameras for high-resolution video, an array of microphones for crystal-clear audio in meetings and phone calls, and a touch display for interactive screen sharing, whiteboarding, annotating and ideation.
“After experiencing remote working ourselves for the past several months, it was clear that we needed to innovate a new category dedicated to remote workers," said Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom.
Zoom for Home is also compatible with all Zoom Rooms Appliances, including other hardware solutions from its technology partners Neat and Poly, allowing users to select the hardware they need to create the complete work-from-home communications experience across spaces such as living rooms and mounted displays.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people work. In a recent study by IBM, 81% of respondents - up from 75% in April - indicated they want to continue working remotely at least some of the time, while 61% of them said they would like this to become their primary way of working.
Additionally, according to a recent study by Morning Consult, almost half of adults who were able to work remotely believed that virtual meetings had been at least as effective as in-person meetings.