INNOVATIONS

Posted on Sep 20 2017 - 10:30am by Editorial Content
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Indoor signage

Indoor signage

Indoor signage

Panasonic has launched a new range of indoor signage display panels. The Full HD SF2 range replaces the LF8 series and features new data cloning software, accessed via LAN, which allows for the copying of menu settings and adjusted values from the original display to multiple others. The E-LED LCD display is available in four sizes (43, 49, 55 and 65 inches), features wide-view IPS panel technology with 450 cd/m2, and has a built-in USB Media Player.

http://business.panasonic.co.uk

 

Quiet operation

Optoma ZH510T

Optoma ZH510T

The Optoma ZH510T is a Full HD laser projector designed for boardrooms and large conference spaces. It has a low operating noise of 28dB, provides 5,400 lumens and up to 30,000 hours light source in full brightness mode. Its filter-free design, 360° projection capability and lightweight body make this projector suitable for a variety of uses including retail, hospitality, signage, entertainment and tourist attractions.

www.optoma.co.uk

Bag with a message

Buckle and Seam, a company formed by 3 young entrepreneurs who met whilst travelling in Pakistan, works directly with highly skilled craftsman in Pakistan to produce premium leather bags. The leather is vegetable tanned, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals commonly used with chrome tanned leather. Part of the proceeds of each bag is donated to a Pakistani school, giving girls the chance of an education and a better future. The range includes travel luggage, laptop sleeves and business bags, including the stylish Sierra messenger bag with a padded laptop compartment (15’’); pockets for your phone, business cards and pens; and a choice of lining.

www.buckleandseam.com

Be seen and heard

The Logitech MeetUp cam

The Logitech MeetUp cam

Logitech MeetUp is a premier conference cam for small conference rooms and huddle rooms. It has a 120-degree field of view, making every seat at the table clearly visible; integrated audio with three sound-isolating mics; and a voice-optimised speaker. Logitech MeetUp is compatible with virtually any video conferencing software application and cloud service, including Skype for Business, Cisco collaboration applications and all Logitech Collaboration Programme partners, such as BlueJeans, BroadSoft, Vidyo and Zoom.

www.logitech.com

USB docking display

The 24in Philips 241B7QUPEB USB docking monitor is ideal for ultra-slim notebooks that have few connectors of their own. Featuring a built-in USB 3.0 hub and Ethernet, the display lets users connect their notebook and transfer content to the more spacious screen. Peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse, external HDD, camera and USB drive can also be connected.

www.mmd-p.com

Corner sit/stand

Corner sit/stand desk

Corner sit/stand desk

Century Office has launched a corner variant of its Autonomy Pro sit/stand desk, allowing for optimal utilisation of the office space. The height adjustable Autonomy Pro Crescent can be increased from 640mm to 1300mm at the touch of a button and can evenly lift 130kg. The desk has two memory
settings that can be set at the user’s preferred height for sitting and standing.

www.century-office.co.uk

Pocket-sized conference speaker

Pioneer’s Rayz Rally Lightning-powered portable speaker turns an iPhone into a conference speaker. When connected, calls are automatically transferred to the speaker. Unlike other portable conference speakers, Rally has no battery and is powered by the iPhone. A single, smart button will mute/unmute calls or play/pause music.

www.pioneerrayz.com

Indoor air quality monitor

Air quality monitor

Air quality monitor

Foobot, a smart indoor air quality monitor by Airboxlab, is now available in the UK. Foobot scans your environment, measuring VOCs, PM2.5s, CO2, temperature and humidity and provides warnings and advice via an accompanying app. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other smart devices. When connected to another device, it can be used to trigger ventilation, filtration, purification systems or appliances; control temperature with a connected thermostat like Google Nest; or relay information and advice via voice with Amazon Alexa.

https://foobot.io

Surface Pro protection

Urban Armor Gear (UAG) has launched two cases for Microsoft’s new Surface Pro. The Plasma Series case, designed for professionals who depend on their tablet in the field and in the office, features a 360 degree rotational hand strap; built-in kickstand to transform the tablet into a laptop; and Surface Pen storage. For professionals on the go, the new Metropolis Series case adds a tactile soft grip and an aluminium stand with five angular viewing positions. Both cases meet military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6) when used with a Microsoft Type Cover keyboard. They are also compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

www.urbanarmorgear.com

Item tracker

Tracking device with LED light

Tracking device with LED light

TrackR pixel is a small Bluetooth tracking device with an LED light that makes it easier to locate items in the dark. The device can be attached to any item that gets commonly misplaced – keys, wallet, bags, even pets. Once paired with the free TrackR app, users can ring their misplaced item and make the TrackR pixel light up.

www.thetrackr.com

Go with the flow

Logitech Flow software enables users to control up to three computers with one mouse and copy and paste content and images from a notebook to a PC. The software is compatible with Logitech’s latest models including the Logitech MX Master 2S, Logitech MX Anywhere 2S, Logitech M585 Multi-Device and Logitech M590 Multi-Device Silent. Logitech Flow is available as a free download as part of Logitech Options software.

www.logitech.com

Scented phone case

MMORE Organika smartphone cases are made from, and smell like, handpicked and hand-crafted natural materials including coffee, hay, roses and jasmine. An organic resin coats and protects the materials for durability. The cases are suitable for a wide range of phones including iPhone 5, 5S, SE, 6, 6S, 6+, 6S+, 7, 7+ and Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8 Plus.

www.mmore.net

Tablet to laptop

Bluetooth keyboard case

Bluetooth keyboard case

Sandberg’s Bluetooth Keyboard Case transforms a tablet into a laptop. Suitable for 9 to 10.1in tablets, the case provides a protective cover for your device as well as a keyboard with a rechargable battery. The keyboard can be removed from the cover and used with other devices such as a smartphone, computer or smart TV.

https://sandberg.it/en-gb/

Scalable data protection

The latest release of Acronis Backup 12.5 offers scalable protection for all sizes of infrastructure. It allows businesses to start small with Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard edition and scale up to Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced, simply by changing license keys. New features include customisable dashboards; Acronis Active Protection to stop ransomware attacks; Acronis Instant Restore for 15-second RTOs; and Acronis vmFlashback for quick incremental recovery of virtual machines.

www.acronis.com

Share your desktop

Wireless dongle

Wireless dongle

Airtame is a small wireless dongle and app that plugs into the HDMI port of a TV or projector and wirelessly streams the desktop from your laptop or mobile device. The company behind the device says it supports a number of features other wireless streaming solutions do not, such as WPA2 Enterprise, Ethernet connections for noisy Wi-Fi environments (separate adapter required), Access Point mode and Connect with IP.

www.airtame.com

 

 

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