Samsung Helps Cisco Stay in the Videoconferencing Market with a MS Teams Room Solution, Huh?

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Samsung expanded its partnership with Cisco using a105-inch, 21:9 Smart Signage QPD-5K model that is compatible with Cisco Room Kit EQ, which is certified for Microsoft Teams. Yes, MS Teams. Read into this whatever you want but, it appears that Cisco realizes people want MS Teams more than WebEx.

Samsung’s new 105” QPD-5K model has 5K resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. It provides a natural video conferencing experience ideal for hybrid workspaces. The QPD-5K is compatible with the Cisco Room Bar and Room Kit Series, creating meeting environment by integrating camera, audio and all other capabilities required for video conferencing.

When connecting video conferencing devices certified for Microsoft Teams, such as Cisco’s RoomOS-powered systems, the QPD-5K model’s 21:9 aspect ratio optimizes Front Row experience, an inclusive meeting layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms. It ensures that all participants feel equally present and engaged in the discussion, whether remotely or in person.

Providing a panoramic view, the QPD-5K display offers a hyper-realistic and immersive visual experience in control rooms, classrooms, and meeting rooms. It supports multiple windows to display more information and runs on Tizen OS for web services.

Users can also use a dual-screen video conferencing experience by connecting two Samsung 4K UHD Smart Signage series displays with Cisco’s newest solution, Cisco Room Kit EQX. This feature is available with QHC, QMC and QBC models ranging in size from 65 to 75 inches. Overall, the partnership with Cisco delivers a new standard for fully scalable, manageable and secure solutions for every meeting space in the office of the future.