Amazon is on the verge of disrupting the enterprise videoconferencing and unified communications markets dominated by Cisco and Avaya with its new Amazon Echo Show device.
Echo Show, announced Tuesday, is being marketed initially to consumers for $230 and will ship on June 28. It works with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and features a 7-in. touchscreen display and a 5-megapixel camera for video calls.
Alexa already has potential as a unified communications device that can connect a person’s emails and calendar via voice; that capability is being expanded to video with Show.