INNOVATIONS

Posted on Nov 21 2017 - 9:30am by Editorial Content
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Ten-point touch
Panasonic’s new 400 cd/m2, 10-point touch-panel displays, the 75-inch 4K direct-LED panel (TH-75BQE1) and the 65-inch Full HD direct-LED panel (TH-65BFE1), come with Panasonic Whiteboard Software, featuring a whiteboard mode, PowerPoint presentation mode and Video and Screen Capture functions. The displays also include a USB memory viewer for displaying media from USB devices.

http://business.panasonic.co.uk

Three for all
On the 25th anniversary of its three-legged conference phone, Polycom has introduced three new conferencing solutions for a variety of room sizes. For huddle rooms, the Polycom VoxBox offers Polycom HD Voice quality in an ultra-compact, portable speaker phone. For mid-sized rooms, the Polycom Trio 8500 provides HD voice audio quality, Polycom NoiseBlock technology, a full colour touchscreen interface and Microsoft Exchange calendar integration. Finally, for large conference rooms, the Polycom Trio 8800 allows participants to connect using Apple AirPlay or Miracast-certified devices and, later this year, will support enterprise-class motorised pan-tilt-zoom (MPTZ) cameras for improved visibility in large conference rooms.

www.polycom.com

Right way up
The Wearable Interactive Technology grip, or WITgrip, is a patented method of wearing technology, such as a smartwatch or smartphone, on the side of one’s wrist. Compatible with devices of any size from any manufacturer, the WITgrip enables the wearer to assume a neutral arm position and still see their device’s screen. Potential beneficiaries of WITgrip include pickers in warehouses who can see the screen while handling packages or drivers who can see their watch while remaining in full control of a vehicle.

www.witgrip.org

Leather jackets
Mujjo has released Leather and Leather Wallet Cases for the iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The cases, lined with microfibre, are made with premium quality full-grain leather that rises 1mm above the edge of the glass in a raised bezel that keeps abrasive surfaces away from the screen. The Wallet Case includes a leather card pocket that can hold two or three cards.

www.mujjo.com

Connected paper
PowerCoat Alive paper by Arjowiggins connects the digital and print worlds. Each sheet of paper features an NFC tag that links consumers directly to a web link when a smart device is hovered over it. It enables any printed material, such as brochures, packaging and labels, to be interactive and deliver additional content including product information and special offers to consumers. Software associated with PowerCoat Alive enables users to change the web link at any point and measure the impact of campaigns.

www.powercoatpaper.com

All-round protection
Urban Armor Gear (UAG) has created an adjustable protective case for Android tablets incorporating a stylus holder, integrated kickstand and finger-strap for one-handed operation. The MIL-SPEC Drop Tested case features an impact-resistant rubber Exo-Skeleton armour frame that adjusts to the exact size of the tablet and distributes shock away from the device if dropped.

www.urbanarmorgear.com

Showing some bottle
The Vero +4 is an on-site purified drinking water system capable of delivering 1 litre of water every 20 seconds. A cheaper and greener alternative to bottled water, Vero systems connect directly to the mains water system and use a 5-stage process to remove chemicals and impurities. At the press of a button, Vero can fill a glass or a 950ml machine-washable, refillable Vero bottle.

www.verowater.co.uk

Get your own room
The JOAN Board room-finding solution from Visionect shows at a glance what meeting rooms are available. Simple to install, the wireless unit has a paper-like display and ultra-low energy consumption.

www.getjoan.com

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