KING 5, the broadcast media company and NBC affiliate based in Seattle has just moved into new three-floor headquarters including the latest technology , and two news anchors just gave our colleagues at Geekwire a sneak peak of their new TV studio and newsroom that features an 84-inch touch-screen Microsoft Surface Hub.
The Surface Hub is Microsoft’s reimagined take on the already owned Pixel Sense technology, and it’s basically a giant touchscreen that can either hang on walls or rest on a stand. Last year, Microsoft announced price hikes and delayed shipping dates for its Surface Hub portfolio, and last time we checked the first Surface Hub devices were supposed to ship to customers in early 2016.
KING 5 is now the first TV station that is using Microsoft’s Surface Hub, and it’s quite interesting because Microsoft primarily marketed the device as an enterprise-focused collaboration tool designed for the meeting room. But as the Surface Hub runs a specialized version of Windows 10, developers can create custom applications for it, and a Microsoft spokesperson told Geekwire that KING 5 will be able to “not only use the touchscreen for maps and Internet capabilities, but also connect directly with reporters in the field, lending itself to more cohesive and collaborative storytelling.”
The team is inauguring this new TV studio today, so if you live near Seattle you may well see KING 5 news anchors interact with their Surface Hub during broadcasting.
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