Zoom announced the launch of a new hardware subscription service on Tuesday,media neowin reported. The new product is designed to expand the availability of the company’s video conferencing services to customers by offering subscription options over the phone and in conference rooms. The Zoom Phone Hardware as a service solution includes eight subscription tiers, but this does not include the corresponding license, which is a separate product.
The service costs between $5.99 and $60 a month, depending on which subscription the user chooses. Another service is Zoom Rooms, with subscriptions starting at $75 a month and up to $200 a month.
Zoom works with a number of third-party hardware companies, including remote conferencing devices such as DTEN, Neat, Poly, and Yealink. Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Products and Engineering, Zoom, said in a press release:
“The amazing hardware partnership is a key part of the Zoom ecosystem. As many people around the world meet today’s unique challenges, easy access to hardware is critical to office, distance learning, telemedicine, and more. Zoomare as a service will help users adapt to the new ‘anytime, anywhere’ work environment, making it easier than ever to get the latest and strongest hardware for Zoom Rooms and Zoom Phones. “
This hardware subscription service is currently only available in the United States. There was no immediate word on whether it would be rolled out globally.