MeetUp can stand alone on its incorporated tiltable stand, or you can hang it on the supplied wall surface mount. If Logitech Meetup prepared to fork out another ₤ 89.99, there’s an optional mount that allows you to put on hold the meeting video camera from a TV or screen.
You could not call MeetUp a ‘portable’ item of package considered that it calls for keys power, yet it’s absolutely portable and light adequate to be mobile between meeting areas if your company isn’t up for acquiring numerous ₤ 1,000 tools. Logitech’s Connect is an extra mobile alternative as it’s smaller sized and also lighter, and will certainly deal with battery power– although it additionally has a lower-resolution electronic camera with a narrower field of view.
We’ve all endured conferences where time has actually been wasted hooking laptop computers as much as stubborn video-conferencing gear, which then fails to collaborate with the on-board partnership software program, or supplies sub-standard audio-visual performance and/or does not have the called for versatility and also control. Allow’s see exactly how Logitech’s MeetUp tones up.
Over the last few years Logitech’s business team has actually continuously built a portfolio of PC-based video conferencing endpoints covering a range of meeting spaces. These begin with the ₤ 249.99 BCC950, developed for teams of as much as 4 people, topping out with GROUP, which solutions meeting spaces with approximately 20 individuals as well as prices between ₤ 999 and also ₤ 1,248. In the center there’s the cylindrical Connect, a mobile unit made for huddle spaces serving around 6 individuals that sets you back ₤ 449.99.
Logitech’s most current product is MeetUp, an option to Connect for small conference room as well as huddle areas, offering a more traditional (however much less portable) type aspect, a greater spec– and also a greater ₤ 999 rate. (All rates consist of UK VAT).
We checked Logitech’s MeetUp utilizing Skype on Windows 10 and also macOS, and also Google Hangouts on Windows 10. In all examination circumstances, setup and also procedure were hassle-free. Image quality is great, the cam’s broad viewing angle really assists to prevent the need for meeting individuals to huddle with each other to enter shot, as well as the full-duplex audio subsystem dealt well with near- and far-end individuals conversing all at once.
Satisfying areas in the modern office range from professional video conferencing facilities and big conference rooms, through normal meeting rooms to so-called ‘huddle areas’. The last are casual spaces– probably also a minimally segregated corner of an open-plan office– where unplanned meetings can be held. Analyst company Wainhouse Research calls them “the watercooler for the next-generation worker.”
MeetUp generally resembles an oversized webcam, with a main camera flanked by ‘ears’ having microphones, a speaker and other components. It gauges 400mm large by 104mm high by 85m deep, considers 1.04 kg and is powered by means of an Air Conditioning adapter. It links to a COMPUTER or laptop computer using a lengthy (5m/16ft) USB-C to USB 2.0 cable television. Likewise in Aver VC520 is a slim, 83mm-square RF remote control, a wall mount set and also a published arrangement guide.
The remote control is a coaster-sized gadget powered by two CR2032 batteries that connects to the MeetUp gadget via Bluetooth. There’s a switch on the back of the camera unit that places it right into coupling setting on a long press: do the very same with the Bluetooth button on the remote itself and it’s done. The continuing to be switches on the remote are: microphone mute; phone call response; telephone call end; quantity up/down; zoom in/out; cam pan/tilt; camera home; as well as two configurable predetermined switches.