Managed.IT - Issue 63

ISE 2023 27 ISE Snapshots Ready for launch DisplayNote was demonstrating the latest features and benefits of DisplayNote Launcher. Designed to overcome the challenges of today’s hybrid meetings, it provides quick and easy call launching across Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex, BlueJeans, GoToMeeting and Google Meet and standardised home screens for consistency across meeting rooms. Useful features include a locked down Kiosk Mode, preventing access to the wider system, and Custom Cleanup, which allows users to specify when and what type of data is cleared between meetings. Uno of a kind Boom Collaboration, a provider of conferencing and collaboration hardware, was showing its growing portfolio of devices for meeting rooms, from video bars and all-in-one solutions to high performance cameras and a multi-camera mixing desk controller. One of its most recent launches is the Boom UNO portable all-inone device for home and hybrid workers. Compatible with all major meeting apps, the Boom UNO provides everything needed for video calls, including a 120° wide angle full HD camera, a 360° omnidirectional microphone and built-in speaker offering full duplex HD audio. For ease of use, the plug and play USB device includes a vertically adjustable lens, touch keypad with volume and mute controls and a status light. It is available in black or white. Founded in 2020, Texas-based Boom Collaboration operates in 20 countries and has plans to expand to 30 more this year. Integrated room system Jabra has added a new video bar to its PanaCast 50 offering for small and medium-sized meeting rooms. The PanaCast 50 Video Bar System integrates an Android-based compute unit, SoCs, speakers, microphones, video camera and network and display interfaces. It comes with a 10.1in touch controller, offering one-touch start/ join with no need for additional devices, and natively runs Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android as well as Zoom Rooms. This integrated solution offers the same user experience as Jabra’s modular PanaCast 50 Room Systems with Lenovo and Crestron (Windows) and the PanaCast 50 (BYOD). Benefits include full-room coverage with a 180° field of view; eight professional-grade microphones with voice detection; an array of four speakers in a zero-vibration stereo setup; Intelligent Meeting Room Experiences (Virtual Director, Intelligent Zoom and Dynamic Composition), offering meeting equity for remote participants; and environmental and motion detection sensors. Extra width Avocor chose ISE 2023 for the global launch of its L Series of 105in, ultra-wide (21:9 aspect ratio) displays. Available in touch and non-touch models, these 5K displays provide extra horizontal workspace for a more immersive experience and are ideal for organisations looking to invest in Signature Microsoft Teams Rooms. Zero power signage Sustainability was a major theme at ISE 2023 and one of the highlights was the Philips Tableaux range of zeropower displays from PPDS. Initially available in 25in/16:9 and 28in/32:9 stretched variants, the full-size, 60,000-colour ePaper digital signage displays are an energy-saving option for businesses looking for a digital alternative to printed messaging such as store opening notices, timetables, promotions/offers, menus and the like. The Android SoC displays can show static content in colour even when there is no power source. Power is only required to update content (manually or remotely). Once that has been done, the displays immediately revert to zero power mode. Collaboration for hybrid workers Lenovo’s new ThinkSmart View Plus running Microsoft Teams is a standalone collaboration display purpose-built for hot desking, phone booths, executive desks and home offices. Complementing Lenovo’s Microsoft Teams Rooms solutions for larger meeting spaces, it brings together a 27in multi-touch display, a premium soundbar, a 4K video camera with auto framing and AI security and whiteboarding features. Built-in compute capabilities enable users to access Teams chat, calendar and files and join video meetings in standalone mode. The ThinkSmart View Plus can also connect to a PC via USB-C, enabling users to view PC content and presenters simultaneously.