Zoom phone instead of cordless telephones
Zoom has announced the launch of 'Zoom Phone' desktop camera phones for video conferencing with content sharing and annotation capabilities. The company sees it as an easy solution to workplace video communication without a large upfront investment, with plans to earn money on subscriptions.
Zoom Video Communication (ZM) saw tremendous growth during the pandemic with its online video conferencing app, and now intends to further benefit from people returning to the offices, their workplaces.
On Wednesday, Zoom announced the new Zoom Phone Appliances, created by Poly and Yealink their video panels and modular solutions Zoom has long offered in combination with a paid subscription to its video conferencing service.
The new hardware is a very easy-to-use camera phone that can replace all the old corporate phones and provide Zoom's very easy and instant video communications between executives and employees in the workplace.
The key argument for replacing an old phone with an upgraded one with a camera from Zoom is that you would have to pay for the equipment as a Zoom service.
The company has announced the concept of "Zoom's Hardware as a Service" and businesses and firms can upgrade their old equipment without a large upfront investment, and the software and hardware subscription will be on a single bill from Zoom. The cost ranges from $3.99 to $50 per month depending on the functionality of the device.
Each Zoom Phone device leverages the capabilities of the modern Android platform, no configuration or IT support will be required, users simply connect to the app in the Zoom Phone Appliance using their Zoom account.
Besides the service "ZoomPhone Equipment as a Service", the company also offers a huge range of equipment from different manufacturers, which is used to create professional conference rooms "Zoom Rooms". To equip the conference room, the customer does not require expensive purchases, you just need to select the appropriate equipment and pay a monthly fee to Zoom.