Managed.IT - issue 58

INNOVATIONS what’s new Panasonic’s most rugged and powerful Android tablet to date, the Toughbook A3 tablet with 10.1in display is also longer lasting than its predecessor (the A2), with a standard battery life of 9 hours or 15.5 hours with the optional large batteries. The fully rugged, water- and dust- resistant device is drop-tested to 1.5 metres, can be used with gloves and is viewable in all light and weather conditions, including rain. It has a front camera and mic for video conferencing; a back camera with flash for document and image capture; a range of interface and port options; and a vehicle dock. The Panasonic COMPASS 2.0 suite of enterprise management tools offers rapid configuration and enhanced security updates. Lens shift ShiftCam’s six-strong ProLens range of detachable smartphone lenses brings the quality of a DSLR camera to an iPhone 11 series smartphone. The range of DSLR-grade glass lenses includes telephoto, macro, wide angle and fisheye options, plus a deluxe kit containing five lenses and a premium carry bag. To take professional-grade, high quality photos, simply slide the appropriate lens onto a ShiftCam or MultiLens case. Cloud scanners Xenith Intelligent Workplace Services has partnered with Kodak Alaris to create a pre-configured [email protected] Solution built on the latter’s INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution. As part of a fully managed scanner-as- a-service offering, Xenith can provide remote workers with pre-configured scanners that allow them to scan documents directly to a specific person, repository, network drive, back-end system or line-of- business application, such as invoice processing, records management or customer account management, without the need for a PC connection or local software. Xenith manages and monitors the scanner fleet, sets up workflows, configures the devices and allocates licences. k/ scan-at-home iPad keyboards Brydge has launched a range of wireless iPad keyboards in the UK. The premium aluminium models provide a laptop- style experience, with backlit keys, iOS short-cut keys, Bluetooth 4.0 & 4.1 for lag-free typing and up to 12-months’ battery life from a single charge. The patented hinge provides viewing angles from 0-180°. The 10.5 (for the iPad Air), 10.2 (for the iPad) and 7.9 (for the iPad mini) are available from all Apple Stores across the UK, from Apple online and from Brydge’s UK website. Gone in 6o seconds The ‘60 Sec Desk’ from Clever Closets gives home workers an ergonomic desk that they can assemble/disassemble in seconds and store under a bed or sofa when not needed. Measuring 95 x 50 x 75cm (WxDxH), the desk has five sustainable birch ply parts (with lacquered finish) that slot together without the need for fixtures, tools or screws. The ‘60 Sec Desk’ has built- in smartphone and tablet holders and is available for the introductory price of £125 (ex VAT), including UK delivery. Rugged tablet Protective film CHERRY WetEx protective film helps keep keyboards free of dirt and germs by stopping dust, crumbs and other matter from accumulating beneath the keys. Quick and easy to clean using standard disinfectants, the flexible cover can be fitted to a wide range of CHERRY products, including the KC 1000, G84-4100, KC 1000 SC and STREAM KEYBOARD models. cherry-wetex.html 4 01732 759725 No server required With the launch of the ezeep for Azure cloud printing platform, developed specifically for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, ThinPrint has become the first cloud printing solution to enable print rendering to take place entirely in the cloud. Until now, cloud printing solutions have only connected printers with users, leaving print rendering to take place on the user’s device or on a company server. With ezeep for Azure cloud printing, users can install plug and play ezeep Hubs in branches and remote offices, giving users full access to almost any model of network printer without the need for costly and maintenance- intensive print servers. All print data is compressed, TLS encrypted and transferred to the ezeep Hub without the need for VPN connections.