Yesterday at Zoomtopia 2019, Neat launched a Zoom-certified meeting room system that it says was built from the ground up and developed in close partnership with Zoom. In fact, the company said that Zoom has financially invested and will actually handle technical support for it, too.
Based in Oslo, Norway, Neat has offices in the U.S., UK and Taiwan. Through joint development and a shared roadmap, Neat has designed and developed the Neat Bar and Neat Board for Zoom.
Frost & Sullivan estimate there are 90M meeting rooms, incorporating 30M huddle spaces, throughout the world, with less than 5% of them video-enabled. Neat’s partnership with Zoom is perfectly positioned to capture this massive greenfield opportunity.
Neat Bar brings audio, video and screen sharing to Zoom Rooms — it’s basically a speaker bar with an integrated mic-area and speakers as well as a 4K camera. In addition, it comes with a touch panel with Zoom’s interface pre-loaded as a dedicated controller and scheduling display and costs $2,500 all together. It will ship in late December 2019.
The Neat Board is basically a 65″ collaboration board in an easel configuration. A controller and scheduling display are optional. It will be available to pre-order starting January 2020 and no price was announced.