The Logitech MeetUp — Way, Way More Than Right Place, Right Time

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In 2017, there was a perfect storm of convergence for Logitech and the timing of its worldwide debut of the MeetUp, a 120-degree All-in-one Conference Camera. At the beginning of 2017, the collaboration board debuted at ISE 2017, in Amsterdam, from more than a dozen companies — adding a pre-integrated AV system to any space that wanted one. Then, the industry saw a nearly-overnight adoption of cloud-based videoconferencing systems as Zoom, Skype and WebEx added the capability for click-and-connect video meetings to every space — no matter the size or shape. And finally, the emergence of 4K as the resolution standard meant that better cameras brought better imaging to every meeting.

Enter the Logitech MeetUp in June 2017 — perfectly planned for an InfoComm launch. It was an overnight sensation as MeetUp was the first conferencing camera to be way, way more than a conferencing camera. Meetup is a three-microphone speakerphone (with an optional fourth “extension” microphone for large spaces) and a pan/tilt 4K resolution (3840×2160) camera with a 120-degree field of view all packaged in an all-in-one design that can be mounted above or below the monitor, or really anywhere you want to place it in the room. And, the entire thing connects to ANY collaboration Board (or PC) via one USB port while giving you 100 percent compatibility with every cloud-based videoconferencing system on the market today.

Industry-wide adoption was nearly immediate. That’s why the Logitech MeetUp won the 2018 rAVe Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Overall New Product This means it beat out every other new product launched in 2017 in the entire commercial AV market. All of them!

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So, if you’re not using the MeetUp yet for your small meeting rooms or huddle spaces, why not?

All the specs on the Logitech MeetUp are here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..