Zoom brings video-call display for teleworkers to Japan

TOKYO — A dedicated Zoom video-conferencing device will debut in Japan this October that the company says will improve the comfort and efficiency of video calls for remote workers.

The display is a 27-inch touch panel with a built-in eight-microphone array and three webcams with a whiteboard capability. The product eliminates the need to set up a webcam or connect earphones to computers for Zoom calls, said ZVC Japan, the Japanese arm of California-based Zoom Video Communications.

The hardware, developed with conferencing-appliance manufacturer DTEN, is dubbed Zoom for Home – DTEN ME in the U.S. market and will come with a price tag of 90,000 yen ($845) here. Global sales are targeted at about 1 million units a year.

ZVC Japan has recently opened a second Japanese data center in Osaka. Business account holders with at least 10 employee users have surged to around 15,000 from 2,500 in just one year, the company said. […]