Vibe vs Cisco Webex Board

The Cisco Webex Board is a digital whiteboard launched by Cisco to meet the collaboration needs of businesses. Originally called the Spark Board, the Webex is currently available in 55”, 70”, and 85” screens.
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Cisco Webex Overview

Key Takeaway

The Cisco Webex Board offers comprehensive video conferencing capabilities at a correspondingly high price point. This board is locked into the Cisco Webex ecosystem and does not integrate with other video conferencing software.

Cisco Webex Pricing

The 55” model starts at $4,990, with an additional $199 per month for cloud service. Stands range from $1,590 (wall) to $3,290 (floor) and mounts are $449.

Cisco Webex Highlights

With the Webex Board, users can wirelessly connect to other Cisco devices using the Webex Teams app. Team members can join a meeting by screen sharing the whiteboard, which allows remote workers to annotate on the same canvas as their colleagues in a different location. Anyone using a device registered in the Cisco Webex cloud can save their work and access it later for convenience and efficiency.

The board’s 4K camera responds to movement in the room, making it easy to open a video conference. The multi-point microphone system responds to voice commands and is able to focus on and amplify the speaker’s voice in a team meeting with up to 10 people in one room.

The board’s advanced video conferencing features and easy-to-use collaborative tools make the Cisco Webex a good choice for educational purposes. Universities use the Webex to facilitate both in-classroom and online learning.

What’s Missing

Offices that don’t run predominantly on Webex Teams will find this subscription requirement to be a challenge. Connecting non-Webex users—for example, anyone using Zoom, GoToMeeting, or other popular online video conferencing tools—would be a problem. This would primarily be a concern for businesses with a large contingency of remote or freelance workers.

To get the most out of your Cisco Webex board, your office must purchase monthly or yearly Webex subscriptions. Without this, the board can only be used for in-room presentations. It’s also worth noting that although a floor stand is available for the board, the stand itself isn’t mobile, largely confining the board to one location.

Another less obvious drawback is the amount of Webex hardware and software combinations that exist. Sorting through the various pieces of tech, subscription plans, and software programs is a confusing process, and it’s hard to know if you’re paying for equipment and programs you’ll actually use or if you’ll be overpaying for underutilized items.

Compare BrandsVibe Interactive WhiteboardCisco Webex Board

Price

Cost of Board$2,999$4,990
Cost of Stand$500

$3,290 (Floor stand)

$1,590 (wall stand)

Accessories$15.00 (stylus × 2)$449 (wall mount)
SoftwareComplimentary$199 per month for cloud service

Hardware

Screen4K4K
Touch Sensor10 Touchpoints2 Touchpoints
Refresh Rate60Hz-
OS SupportVibeOS based on Android 7.1Cisco Webex Board OS
Connections
  • HDMI In&Out
  • USB 2.0, 3.0
  • Debug
  • Ethernet
  • HDMI IN
  • Home button
  • 3.5-mm mini jack audio out (line out)
  • Two USB 3.0 (for serviceability)
Wireless2.4G/5G WifiWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)
Processor

Rockchip 3399

Dual-core Cortex-A72 up to 1.8 Hz

Quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4 Hz

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What's in the Box
  • Whiteboard
  • Two styluses
  • Power cord
  • User manual
  • Warranty registration card
  • LED display
  • 4K camera
  • 12-microphone array
  • Speakers
  • Whitebording pen
Board Weight60.6lb (27.49kg)87.7 lb (39.8 kg)
Camera & MicOptionalBuilt-in

Whiteboarding

Multi-user Realtime Whiteboard
Simultaneous App Usage
Smart Drawing
Multi Platform Support

Sharing

Wireless Screen Share
Annotation
Remote Control
Cloud Storage

App Integration

App Store 40+ Apps
Web Browser
Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive
Video Conferencing SoftwareZoom, GoToMeeting, Cisco Webex, RingCentral, Skype, Skype for BusinessCisco webex meeting

Service

Warranty1-year90 days
Price
Cost of Board
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
$2,999
Cisco Webex Board
$4,990
Cost of Stand
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
$500
Cisco Webex Board

$3,290 (Floor stand)

$1,590 (wall stand)

Accessories
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
$15.00 (stylus × 2)
Cisco Webex Board
$449 (wall mount)
Software
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Complimentary
Cisco Webex Board
$199 per month for cloud service
Hardware
Screen
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
4K
Cisco Webex Board
4K
Touch Sensor
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
10 Touchpoints
Cisco Webex Board
2 Touchpoints
Refresh Rate
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
60Hz
Cisco Webex Board
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OS Support
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
VibeOS based on Android 7.1
Cisco Webex Board
Cisco Webex Board OS
Connections
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
  • HDMI In&Out
  • USB 2.0, 3.0
  • Debug
  • Ethernet
Cisco Webex Board
  • HDMI IN
  • Home button
  • 3.5-mm mini jack audio out (line out)
  • Two USB 3.0 (for serviceability)
Wireless
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
2.4G/5G Wifi
Cisco Webex Board
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)
Processor
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard

Rockchip 3399

Dual-core Cortex-A72 up to 1.8 Hz

Quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.4 Hz

Cisco Webex Board
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What's in the Box
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
  • Whiteboard
  • Two styluses
  • Power cord
  • User manual
  • Warranty registration card
Cisco Webex Board
  • LED display
  • 4K camera
  • 12-microphone array
  • Speakers
  • Whitebording pen
Board Weight
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
60.6lb (27.49kg)
Cisco Webex Board
87.7 lb (39.8 kg)
Camera & Mic
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Optional
Cisco Webex Board
Built-in
Whiteboarding
Multi-user Realtime Whiteboard
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Simultaneous App Usage
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Smart Drawing
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Multi Platform Support
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Sharing
Wireless Screen Share
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Annotation
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Remote Control
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Cloud Storage
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
App Integration
App Store
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
40+ Apps
Cisco Webex Board
Web Browser
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Cisco Webex Board
Video Conferencing Software
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
Zoom, GoToMeeting, Cisco Webex, RingCentral, Skype, Skype for Business
Cisco Webex Board
Cisco webex meeting
Service
Warranty
Vibe Interactive Whiteboard
1-year
Cisco Webex Board
90 days
*Please note that all technical specifications are taken directly from Cisco Webex.

How It Compares to Vibe

The Vibe board opens up your meeting options. Compatible with any USB webcam, Vibe allows teams to video conference with third-party apps and share the whiteboard screen in real-time. This gives remote teams the option to use Webex Meetings, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, or a selection of other video conferencing tools—whichever works best for the team.

The Vibe board also features a portable, wheeled stand so you can easily move the meeting location and keep your equipment with you. And once you leave the meeting room, it’s easy to switch to your mobile device and pick up where you left off by using the Vibe app.

With a suite of built-in integrations that includes Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Asana, and more, users will find that Vibe slots in nicely with existing workflows. Need to present to clients? You can easily drag the PowerPoint from OneDrive and screencast it from your laptop or using an HDMI connection. Then remove the PowerPoint and write down your client’s feedback on Vibe’s infinite canvas.

At $2,999.00, Vibe costs significantly less than the Cisco Webex board. There is no subscription fee and the pricing and options are straightforward.

Contact us to learn more about how Vibe can simplify your workflow and amplify your team’s collaboration.

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