Logitech introduced Logitech Swytch Tuesday, an enhancement to Logitech room solutions, including Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, enabling you to join meetings for other videoconferencing systems from your laptop. Using a single USB connection, you can switch control of the camera, audio devices and display in meeting rooms to your computer. Sound familiar? This is similar to what Barco introduced in the new ClickShare Conference in February.
Swytch is a one-cable laptop link that enables you to use your laptop to run meetings with any videoconferencing platform, webinar or streaming software. With Swytch, you join any UCC platform via your laptop by plugging in the Swytch USB connector. This allows you to gain native support of almost any external video meeting service, regardless of your room standard. Once the meeting is finished, unplug Swytch from the laptop to leave the room ready for the next video meeting.
Here’s a video of how it works:
- Bring your own meeting (BYOM) to any room: Use Swytch in a room with Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms to connect a laptop to the room’s display, camera and audio devices for meetings hosted on other services.
- One cable, one connection: Swytch consolidates HDMI and USB into one cable to project your screen from a laptop on the room’s display at resolutions up to 4K with crisp, clear audio. You no longer need to rely on dongles, splitters or HDMI adaptors.
- Universal compatibility: Swytch works with laptops using USB 3.0 or higher with Type A or Type C and DisplayLink drivers, including Windows 10 laptop, MacBook or Chromebook.
- Laptop charging: Never run out of battery power during a video meeting. Swytch provides up to 60W of power for laptops that charge via USB-C.
- Device management: Compatibility with Logitech Sync makes it easy for IT to monitor and manage Swytch together with other meeting room devices, including Logitech MeetUp, Rally and Tap. Plus, the Sync software is free.
- Clean Install: Swytch integrates with existing meeting rooms via a magnetic mount, which keeps the tabletop clean and organized, with no cords or extraneous accessories exposed.
Logitech Swytch will be available for purchase globally starting later this month starting at $999.