Microsoft has added 15 UK resellers to its recently launched Surface Hub partner programme.
The Surface Hub was launched in Europe with just 20 specialist AV partners, but in February Microsoft opened up the device to its entire partner base through The Surface Hub Distributors Programme for Opportunity Resellers (VAD-OR).
"The Surface Hub ecosystem is growing every day and our partners play an essential role in that growth by helping organisations implement new, innovative workplace collaboration strategies and communicate with colleagues across geographies," said Danielle Crayton, senior product marketing manager at Microsoft UK.
"Surface Hub is a new breed of collaboration tool designed to unlock the power of any group and their ideas in real time. This ultimately leads to better solutions and results, regardless of whether teams are in the same room or spread across the globe."
Microsoft said its Surface Hub customer base has increased globally from 500 customers last July to 2,000 currently.
IT outsourcing giant Capita is one of the 15 UK partners added to the programme, and managing director of Capita's smart buildings divisions Paul Morris said: "Our ambition at Capita is to bring users' experience into the 21st century and embrace the developing role of multimedia technology to support and enable all employees.
"We offer customised audiovisual systems that encompass and deliver seamless collaboration, maximise content delivery and increase productivity within any environment. Surface Hub is a key component of our offering to clients, and we are very proud to have been awarded Authorised Device Reseller (ADR) status."
In a statement to sent to CRN Microsoft said that five partners - Capita, eBECS, Electrosonic, GV MultiMedia and Pro AV - are now Surface Hub ADRs, while a further 10 partners have been recruited through the VAD-OR programme with distributor Maverick.
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