LogiTech MeetUp: a video collaboration tool for small groups

With more distant teams and a growing trend to use networked workspaces and meeting rooms to work, video collaboration platforms have become an essential tool. To help you organize these small meetings, LogiTech launched MeetUp, an all-in-one conference camera that keeps everyone away from the small laptop screen and drives it to a clearer and clearer way of leading video meetings.

Made for small spaces

LogiTech is already known for its high quality videoconferencing tools for large spaces. By expanding this product portfolio, they introduced this smaller video camera. It offers a 120 ° field of view, ideal for meeting rooms or small conference rooms that can accommodate up to eight people. The compact design lends itself perfectly to these smaller areas, without long cables and with a Velcro strap to ensure a neat appearance.

Plug-in and present

This conference camera is one of the easiest to install. All you have to do is pull it out of the box, plug it into a USB port and connect to your conferencing software. This software compatibility includes Skype for Business, Microsoft Cortana®, Cisco Jabber ™, BlueJeans, Broadsoft, LifeSize Cloud, Vidyo and Zoom.

Best features

One of the best features is the ability to see everyone in the meeting, including those closest to the camera, without any distortion. It can capture a wide field of view while the faces remain natural. Camera technology also preserves the readability of writing on the whiteboard.

A 5x pan / tilt / zoom lens further enhances focus on presenters, while its 4K high definition sensor delivers outstanding clarity. It also works well with others, integrating with some of the most popular videoconferencing applications currently in use. Other notable features are Bluetooth® wireless technology, RF remote control, Kensington security slot and wall and tabletop mounting options.

Technical specifications

MeetUp comes in a round black case that suits any office décor. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, it has attractive technical specifications that illustrate its advantages over other video conference cameras. The all-in-one videoconferencing camera measures 4.1 x 15.75 x 3.35 inches (HWD) and weighs just under 2.5 kg.

Another remarkable feature is the built – in audio designed to work specifically with the acoustics of a small space. The conference camera has a custom speaker and three beamforming microphones for the speaker. The speaker is acoustically suspended with acoustic echo cancellation. It has a voice activity detector and a suppression of the background noise of the microphone.

Required configuration

To use MeetUp, you must have Windows®7, Windows 8.1 or Windows. If you use Mac, you will need 10
macOS® 10.10 or higher. Other system requirements include Chrome OSVersions 29.0.1547.70 and higher as well as USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 for 4K video.

In the box

A MeetUp conference camera comes with a wall mount, remote control, 16-foot USB cable, power supply, user information, and limited hardware warranty.

Important extras

Although the sound capacity is solid, the extension microphone for MeetUp is recommended. It extends the audio range from eight feet to 14 feet. A TV stand allows you to configure it for different rooms.

In addition, the free mobile app, available on Google Play and iTunes, is an added benefit. This allows your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) to become a remote control. With this you can easily use the camera controls, adjust the volume and mute it.

General Impressions

Thanks to its plug-and-play, compact and all-in-one design, this conference camera is easy to take anywhere. This makes it ideal for on-the-fly meetings that appear anywhere and anytime. With its clean sound and clean resolution, LogiTech is a great investment for your startup or established business. Its price ranges from $ 899 to $ 949, making it one of the most expensive conference video cameras currently available. You can buy it on Amazon, New Egg and other online retailers for a wide range of pricing options, based on sales and promotions.

Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson

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