To help UK organisations get back to work safely as the lockdown is gradually lifted, Vodafone UK, in partnership with Digital Barriers, has launched an IoT-enabled Heat Detection Camera that uses thermal imaging to screen the temperature of people entering a building. Each camera can screen up to 8 people at a time and as many as 100 in a minute with an accuracy of +/- 0.3 degrees Celsius. Thermal images are streamed securely and in real time to a laptop or mobile device, with instant analytics providing a discreet alert when someone with a raised temperature is detected. The camera is supplied with a laptop and tablet and supported by a 24/7 secure managed service.
Recycled and ergonomic
BakkerElkhuizen has expanded its range of ergonomic office products with a ‘Circular’ range made with felt from recycled PET bottles. This includes three monitor stands (the Q-riser 110/90/50); a laptop stand (the Ergo-Top 320); and three document holders (the Q-doc 515/100 and Flexdoc). At the end of their life, Circular products can be returned to BakkerElkhuizen for further recycling.
New from BenQ, the free EZWrite Live whiteboarding solution enables teachers/lecturers and students to create, share and begin collaborating on a virtual whiteboard within seconds. The web platform is accessible from any device with a browser and, with two modes of operation (broadcast and co-create), allows users to switch between lectures and interactive lessons during which students can annotate and mark-up content in real time. The platform also features video-conferencing, with live discussion alongside the collaborative canvas; file share; lesson recording; and built-in templates.
Workplace wellbeing specialist Welltek has introduced a new generation of commercial air purifiers to the UK market. The Air0 Clean Air System uses patented smAIRt air purification technology, which combines very high filtration efficiency and very high air flow to produce much greater volumes of clean air than traditional air purification technologies. Other elements of the cloud-connected system include wireless, portable indoor air quality (IAQ) sensors that continuously monitor IAQ and adjust purification programmes accordingly and smartphone and browser-based apps that allow air quality and air purification to be managed from anywhere.
Office supplies company Lyreco has launched a home delivery service to support customers during the Covid-19 lockdown. An extensive product range will be available for home delivery, with employees able to place orders for themselves or on behalf of a team. A variety of Home Worker starter packs are available for staff who need to set up a home office quickly.
As the nation adapts to a new life of home working and home schooling, Epson UK has launched a subscription printing service for its Epson WorkForce and Expression Home printers. Offering cost savings of up to 70%, the ReadyPrint Flex service combines the convenience of automatic delivery of replacement ink cartridges (included in the subscription price) and low fixed monthly payments. There are three plans to choose from: £1.29 per month for up to 30 pages; £1.99 for up to 50 pages; and £3.49 for up to 100 pages. Any unused print allocation can be rolled over for two months. There is also a pay-as-you-go automatic ink delivery option, ReadyPrint Go, for customers who prefer not to have a subscription.
As businesses prepare for life after lockdown, Regency Design has launched a range of countertop and floor-standing hand sanitiser stations. Designed to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, the units automatically dispense 1.5ml of sanitiser per user. They are made from lightweight steel and can be supplied in any colour or customised with vinyl graphics.