LogMeIn has announced seven new hardware bundles for its GoToRoom huddle, conference and boardroom solution. The new, all-in-one videoconferencing offerings from partners Dolby, Logitech and Poly provide choices for home offices to large meeting spaces. Also, a new partnership with Extron enables custom setups for outfitting corporate boardrooms.GoToRoom, launched in March of 2019, has expanded its offerings to include new partnerships and international locations over the past year. Today’s announcement is the largest GoToRoom expansion to date, bringing the number of hardware bundles up to ten kits. As businesses juggle ways to support social distancing, a hybrid in-office and work-from-home approach and limited employee travel — conference rooms and high-quality video-enabled spaces have evolved to become more critical than ever to maintain business continuity and productivity.All GoToRoom bundles will be available for purchase utilizing the Room-as-a-Service (RaaS) model, which LogMeIn launched in 2019. The RaaS model offers businesses the ability to pay a low all-inclusive monthly rate for both the hardware and software, eliminating the need for substantial upfront costs when outfitting multiple rooms. RaaS model kits start at just $99 per month, plus the price of a GoToRoom license, including a full equipment warranty for the length of the contract, and customers own the equipment at the end of the term.In addition to the previously available Dolby Voice Room, Poly Studio and Poly Trio 8500 +Eagle Eye 4, new equipment includes:Dolby Voice HuddleDolby Voice ProLogitech MeetUpLogitech RallyLogitech Rally PlusPoly Studio X30Poly Studio X50Extron IP Link Pro control processor and TouchLink Pro touch panel (for expanded boardroom customization) and DMP PlusGoToRoom has also released an updated user experience and user interface, including over 30 new features such as dark mode, sleep mode to display if a room is available, revamped meeting controls, meeting lock and more.GoToRoom is available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, the Benelux and Nordic regions, and Australia.
Narcissistic individuals use social media to promote themselves. But how do they feel about fellow narcissists who do the same? A new study published in the scientific journal Computers in Human Behavior used Instagram to examine whether narcissists are more tolerant of the narcissistic behavior of others.“Posting selfies is a popular activity that exemplifies narcissistic self-promotion on Instagram,” explained study author Seunga Venus Jin of Sejong University. “Narcissism is a positive indicator of willingness to take selfies and frequency of posting selfies. Why do people not only post selfies but also ‘like’ and ‘follow’ others who post selfies?” The two-part study of 276 adults recruited from Amazon’s MTurk found that Instagram users who post selfies and groupies were perceived as more narcissistic.But narcissistic participants showed a more favorable attitude toward selfies posted by other people. They also showed a greater intention to follow fellow narcissists on Instagram and a higher intention to post their own selfies.“Selfies and groupies are interpreted as more negatively narcissistic than photos taken by others and neutral photos,” Venus told PsyPost. “However, narcissistic personality similarity between the selfie poster and viewer mediates this effect. Furthermore, post source’s popularity and viewers’ need for popularity interact to moderate the causal effect of post types on perceived narcissism.”“This study only focused on ‘grandiose narcissism’ while not examining ‘vulnerable narcissism’,” Venus said.Vulnerable narcissism is associated with insecurity and social withdrawal, while grandiose narcissism is linked to extraversion and an excessive admiration of one’s own physical attractiveness.“In addition, replicating grandiose/vulnerable narcissism experiments with a variety of social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, and Snapchat will increase generalizability,” Venus added.“This study discovered the effects of narcissism and popularity on a wide range of psychological and behavioral outcomes. This study offers the basis for future explanations of selfies and narcissism, by adding empirical evidence to the narcissism tolerance hypothesis.”The study, “Narcissism 2.0! Would Narcissists Follow Fellow Narcissists on Instagram?“, was co-authored by Aziz Muqaddam. LinkedIn Pinterest Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Email