Microsoft announced this week its plans to roll out the second-generation Surface Hub collaboration display in two phases, which an executive at prominent solution provider NWN Carousel is calling a smart move.

The Surface Hub is an interactive conferencing and white-boarding display, originally launched in 2016.

For the Surface Hub 2, Microsoft this week said two iterations are on the way.

The first, the Surface Hub 2S, will offer new hardware but feature the same software as the original Surface Hub. That model will launch in the second quarter of 2019, Microsoft said.

Then in 2020, Microsoft is planning to launch what it’s calling the Surface Hub 2X. The 2X will use the same display hardware as the 2S but come with an updated processor and new software.

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