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Ingram Micro welcomes GoToRoom expansion

LogMeIn has seven new hardware bundles for its GoToRoom huddle, conference and boardroom solution. The new, all-in-one video conferencing offerings from partners Dolby, Logitech and Poly aim to provide flexible choices for home offices to large  meeting spaces. In addition, a new partnership with Extron enables custom setups for outfitting corporate board rooms. 

The announcement is the largest GoToRoom expansion to date bringing the number of hardware bundles up to ten kits. As businesses increasingly look for ways to support social distancing, a hybrid in-office and work-from-home approach, and limited employee travel, the role of conference rooms and high-quality video enabled spaces has evolved to become more important than ever to maintain business continuity and productivity during uncertain times, it says.

All GoToRoom bundles will be available for purchase using the Room-as-a-Service (RaaS) model which LogMeIn launched in 2019. The RaaS model offers businesses the ability to pay an all-inclusive monthly rate for both the hardware and software, eliminating the need for large upfront costs when outfitting multiple rooms. RaaS model kits start at just £95 per month, plus the cost of a GoToRoom license, and include a full equipment warranty for the length of the contract, and customers own the equipment at the end of the term.

“Whether an organisation is looking to ‘huddle from home’ by outfitting an executive’s home office with our huddle room kits, create more video-enabled spaces in the office to maintain social distancing policies, or replace business travel with all-day boardroom meetings, our existing and new GoToRoom hardware kits from partners like Dolby, Logitech and Poly, can support all of our customers’ needs,” said Mark Strassman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, UCC at LogMeIn. “As companies around the globe embrace this new work-from-anywhere mentality, our GoToRoom systems are incredibly easy to deploy in just a matter of minutes, available with our popular Room-as-a-Service payment option for all kits and regions, and designed to support a variety of needs and sizes of conference rooms with best-in-class hardware partners and a simple and affordable, but powerful updated user experience.”

The move was welcomed by Scott Murphy, Director of Cloud, UCC and Cyber Security, Ingram Micro UK&I: “Although many companies now work very differently compared to just a few months ago, meetings will always be an integral part of doing business worldwide,   Ingram Micro’s partners and their customers continuously seek to improve their operations and services, and we are delighted to sell GoToRoom, as it means that companies can create a high-quality, cutting-edge video-enabled collaboration space, whether it be an executive’s home office or a boardroom. GoTo’s industry leading audio and video hardware options dramatically increase the choice for customers to help them upgrade their meeting space as we move to the next phase in work from anywhere video conferencing.” 

GoToRoom has also released an updated user experience and user interface including over thirty new features such as dark mode, sleep mode to display if a room is available, revamped meeting controls, meeting lock and more.