Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar mini: The all-in-one conference systems from Logitech

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May 20, 2021

Since March 2020, many of us have been in our home offices. Thanks to modern webcams, conference cameras and video conferencing systems, countless online meetings and training sessions have taken place during this time. Along the way, manufacturers have worked on innovations to make our work processes more pleasant and efficient. Logitech has developed solutions that offer us a glimpse of how we will work in the future.

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The past few months have shown us that working from home works well – but not forever. For the hybrid working that many companies are implementing, Logitech has created many solutions that combine the benefits of digital work and being together in person: The Logitech Rally Bar and Logitech Rally Bar mini.

Logitech Rally Bar (top) and Logitech Rally Bar mini (bottom) size comparison

Depending on the room and team size, one conference system is more suitable than the other for your meeting room.

What both systems have in common are the AI technologies (RightSense):

  • RightSight: the speaker is brought into focus by the camera.
  • RightLight: The lighting conditions are adjusted to make the speaker clearly visible.
  • RightSound: Ambient noise, such as street noise from outside is suppressed during a video conference.

Logitech Rally Bar: The video conferencing system for medium-sized rooms

The all-in-one conference system from Logitech

  • Can intelligibly record and fully display up to 12 people.
  • Is easy to set up, operate and manage.
  • Automatically moves the lens and adjusts the zoom.
  • Adjusts to current lighting conditions.
  • Suppresses unwanted noise.

Logitech Rally Bar: Key Facts

We have compiled the most important features for you here. You can find all the technical data for the Logitech Rally Bar and the matching accessories in our online shop.

Colours Graphite and white
Integrated microphones 6
Integrated speakers 2
Image resolution 4K, 1440p, 1080p, 900p, 720p and SD at 30 frames per second
Zoom 15x HD zoom, 5x optical
Total room coverage132.1° horizontal, 82.2° vertical
Loudspeaker output90 dB SPL at 1W, 99 dB SPL at 8.0 W, each +/-2 dB at half volume
Microphone range 4.5 m
Inputs 1x HDMI, 3x USB 3.0 type A, 1x USB 3.0 type C
Outputs2x HDMI , 1x External microphone output
Full Hard disk encryptionAES128
Data encryption Symmetric, PKI

Logitech Rally Bar vs. Logitech MeetUp: The 5 most common customer questions

Industry insiders will note at this point that an all-in-one system with the Logitech MeetUp conference camera is already available and therefore nothing new. Therefore, we have compared the two systems with the most frequently asked questions from our customers.

Depending on the size of the room and/or the number of people, one system is more suitable for you than the other. To make it easier for you to decide, we have compared the 5 most frequently asked customer questions with the two Logitech video conferencing systems here.

Our customers asked ..Logitech Rally Bar video conferencing systemLogitech MeetUp Conference camera
“How many people are recognisable at the same time?”Up to 12 peopleUp to 6 people
“What types of rooms is it suitable for?”Medium-sized rooms of approx. 20 sqm: e.g. conference rooms, workshop rooms, meeting roomsSmall rooms of approx. 16 sqm: e.g. huddle rooms, small meeting rooms, offices
“Does it come with a USB 3.0 cable for 4K transfer?”Yes, with a cable length of 2.2 metresYes, with a cable length of 5 metres
“Which video conferencing software is it compatible with?”Suitable for all common systems: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, pexip, GoToMeeting, RingCentralSuitable for all common systems: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, pexip, GoToMeeting, RingCentral
“How many microphones can be connected?”Up to 3 Mic Pods Only one additional Mic Pod

Tip: If you want to use the Logitech Rally Bar only for meetings, wirelessly and without a separate laptop, you can use the Logitech Tap Controller. This allows you to easily launch the video conferencing software you are using.

Logitech Rally Bar mini: The video conferencing system for small rooms

The Logitech Rally Bar mini is the little brother of the Rally Bar. It was launched in mid-2021 and offers an all-in-one solution for small conference rooms with approx. 1 – 6 people.

Logitech Rally Bar mini: Key Facts

We have summarised the most important technical data for you here. You can find everything else about the Logitech Rally Bar mini and the matching accessories in our online shop.

Colours Graphite and white
Integrated microphones6
Integrated speakers 3
Image resolution 4K, 1440p, 1080p, 900p, 720p and SD at 30 frames per second
Zoom 4x HD zoom
Total room coverage163° horizontal, 110° vertical
Speaker output 90 dB SPL at 1W, 99 dB SPL at 8.0 W each +/-2 dB at half volume
Microphone range 4.5 m
Inputs 1x HDMI, 3x USB 3.0 type A, 1x USB 3.0 type C
Outputs 2x HDMI, 1x External microphone output
Full Hard disk encryption AES128
Data encryption Symmetric, PKI

Logitech Rally Bar mini vs. Logitech MeetUp: Which system suits you?

Both solutions are basically suitable for smaller conference rooms with few participants (approx. 6 people). But the Logitech Rally Bar mini, as an all-in-one system, offers a few more features than its predecessor.

Our customers asked …Logitech Rally Bar mini all-in-one systemLogitech MeetUp Conference camera
“Is an additional laptop necessary for a video conference?”
No, you can start your video conference in the system (appliance mode)Yes, you have to start the videoconferencing software from your laptop
“What functions does the camera offer?”4x HD zoom and an AI viewfinder5x HD zoom and 3 camera settings
“How many microphones are integrated?”63
How far does the mic reach without additional microphones?”4.5m4m
“Can additional microphones be connected?”Yes, up to 3 Mic PodsYes, one additional Mic Pod

Tip: If you have a long and narrow meeting room, you should connect additional microphones. You can either mount these on the ceiling or on the conference table.

Logitech Rally Bar and Logitech Rally Bar mini: Setup and installation

The Logitech Rally Bar and the Logitech Rally Bar mini can:

  • Stand on a sideboard or shelf
  • Mount on the wall (wall bracket required)
  • Mount directly above the display (TV mount required)

With the practical Plug&Play system, you do not need to install any additional software to start your video conference. You can also use it in appliance mode meaning that you don’t need to connect a laptop, as popular video conferencing software is installed on the Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar mini.

Suitable accessories for efficient meetings

With Logitech accessories, you can integrate your Rally Bar and Rally Bar mini perfectly into your meeting room, both visually and technically. In addition to the wall and TV mounts, Logitech offers the reliable Mic Pods.

Logitech Rally Mic PodLogitech Wall MountLogitech TV Mount
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Conclusion

In recent months, digitalisation in the UK has made huge progress. More and more companies realised that efficient working and learning is possible through home office, online meetings and online training.

Home office will (hopefully) remain in a hybrid system (= alternating between working in the office and from home) in the future. Let your employees collaborate from anywhere. Logitech can support you in this in your everyday professional life if you want to bring your team together.

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