It's not too often that I write about hardware, but the last year cohosting the Dell Luminaries podcast has really opened my eyes to the impact that hardware that has on productivity, efficiency, and innovation. While we're often logging in and out of software every day – the hardware in the cloud and on our desk is transforming our organizations as well.
With the growth of remote workforces, remote collaboration is becoming a necessity – and G Suite is answering with Jamboard. Jamboard is a 4k display that enables teams to sketch their ideas, drop images, add notes, and pull things directly from the web while you collaborate with team members from anywhere. Best of all, your remote force can use multiple Jamboards or the Jamboard app on a phone or tablet (Android or iOS).
The Jamboard service allows G Suite admins to manage their Jamboard devices, and enables G Suite users to interact with jam content on their phone, tablet, or on the web. In the coming weeks, the Jamboard service will become a core G Suite service.
Google really thought of everything, from a wide angle camera, multiple microphones, allowing 16 simultaneous touch points, handwriting and shape recognition, and even including a passive stylus and eraser that don’t require pairing.
Jamboard starts at USD $4,999 (includes 1 Jamboard display, 2 styluses, 1 eraser, and 1 wall mount) plus a USD $600 annual management and support fee.