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Harman, Samsung Huddle Together

December 11, 2017

Harman Professional Solutions and Samsung Electronics have come together to deliver huddle room solutions. The four packages include Harman’s collaboration technology and Samsung’s displays. 

“The unparalleled combination of Samsung’s industry-leading visual displays and Harman’s pioneering audio and video technology produces the most complete, high-performing solutions available for the modern huddle space,” said Kevin Morrison, senior vice president of customer solutions for Harman Professional Solutions. “These fully integrated meeting systems provide everything necessary to conduct a seamless and efficient meeting, reducing setup time, and ensuring that meetings start and end on time, including video conferencing support, document sharing, and more.”

The duo’s Huddle Standard Solution is for small environments. It features Harman’s AMX Sereno videoconferencing camera with microphone. And it leverages Samsung DC Series high definition display.

The Huddle Premium Solution is for bring your own device environments. It features a Samsung QMH Series UHD display. It also comes Harman’s AMX Acendo Vibe conferencing soundbar, wide-angle camera, and far-field microphone array.

The Huddle Enterprise Solution, meanwhile, includes the same display and conferencing soundbar from the Huddle Premium Solution. Plus it has Harman’s AMX Acendo Core business communication platform. This solutions enables users to quickly and easily start meetings. And it enables document viewing, wireless screen sharing, and one-touch Skype for Business interaction. Users can participate in local and remote meetings without bringing anything into the room.

Finally, the Huddle Enterprise Plus Solution features a Samsung PMF-BC Series 55-inch touchscreen. That means there’s no need for a keyboard and mouse.

“The Samsung-Harman Huddle Room Solutions offer the widest range of all-inclusive huddle room solutions available from any manufacturer—and at a great price,” said Ron Gazzola, senior vice president of B2B IT sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “The solutions feature a range of different features and multiple display sizes and soundbar colors, meeting the needs of any size huddle space. With advanced display technology, legendary JBL sound, and open-platform conferencing capabilities, these solutions offers capabilities not available anywhere else.”

These solutions will be available beginning in the first quarter of next year. They will be available in the U.S. exclusively from channel partners and integrators of Almo and Tech Data. Global availability is to be determined. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle