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Definition: Surface Hub


A whiteboard from Microsoft that combines Windows applications and Skype video calling. Introduced in 2015 and featuring 55" and 84" wall-mounted touchscreens, the Hub accepts standard Windows applications such as Office; however, an organization can create custom software to fulfill its teams' collaboration requirements. Apps from a user's computer can interact with the Hub as well.

Surface Hub 2
In 2018, Microsoft announced the second-generation model for 2019 delivery. Available only in 55", the Hub 2 works in both portrait and landscape modes and was designed to fit on a rolling cart if portability is required. See Surface Studio, Surface tablet and Surface Book.




Collaborate Via Skype, Touch and Pen
Team members can participate via Skype as necessary, and two users can draw on the screen at the same time. (Image courtesy of Microsoft Corporation.)