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New technology round up

Meet and greet 

Interactive display company Avocor is introducing two all-in-one, touch-enabled video conferencing and digital whiteboarding devices for Google Workspace users. Designed for personal workstations and shared spaces, such as hot desks or office phone booths, the 27in Google Meet Series One Desk 27 functions as a Google Meet device (with digital PTZ camera, integrated soundbar/mic array and noise cancellation technology), an adjustable desk monitor, a laptop docking station (with USB-C port) and a digital whiteboard (integrated with Google Workspace’s Jamboard app). For team collaboration and small to medium-sized meeting spaces, Avocor recommends the 65-inch Board 65 (with optional mobile stand). On both devices, users can start Google Meet with a simple tap of the finger/stylus on the on-screen calendar. www.avocor.com

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Jbuds Frame
Jbuds Frame

Budding market 

American audio brand JLAB Audio is bringing its revolutionary JBuds Frames to the UK market. Costing £49.99, around £150-£200 less than other mobile audio solutions, the removable wireless attachments can be fitted to (and swapped between) almost any pair of glasses. Two independently operating Bluetooth devices, one by each temple, produce on-the-go sound that can’t be overheard by those close by. JBuds Frames have an 8-hour-plus playtime; multiple silicone sleeves to fit different designs of eyewear; an IPX4 rating to protect against light rain and splashes; a 30’ Bluetooth range; and conveniently located button controls that let the user accept or decline phone calls, adjust volume and switch between audio EQ settings. www.jlabaudio.com

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Logitech
Logitech

Versatile docking 

The multi-purpose Logi Dock helps keep personal workspaces in the home or office clear of cables and clutter-free, while also improving the video meeting experience. Offering a single connection point for a laptop, Logi Dock combines a docking station for up to five USB peripherals and up to two monitors; laptop charging; a built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone that doubles as a music speaker; integration with Logitech’s Logi Tune meeting control and calendar app for controlling Logitech personal collaboration devices; and intuitive buttons to join, mute, turn the camera on/ off and end calls. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom certification is the icing on the cake. www.logitech.com

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Detect and response 

Nexthink, a provider of digital employee experience (DEX) software, is helping businesses to meet carbon reduction targets with a new Green IT solution that enables IT teams to identify and reduce sources of unnecessary energy consumption, e-waste and CO2 emissions. As well as detecting settings, behaviour, hardware or infrastructure that contribute to energy and CO2 emissions, the solution enables IT teams to fix issues remotely, for example by changing settings or making use of Nexthink automation and engagement capabilities to change employees’ behaviour. The Green IT solution is the latest addition to the Nexthink Library of 100+ out-of-the-box content packs and integrations that address a wide range of common IT challenges and needs. www.nexthink.com

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brompton cycle scheme
brompton cycle scheme

Fold and go 

Cyclescheme is extending its City Bike Hire scheme, already available with TfL Santander Cycles, across the UK in a new partnership with Brompton Folding Bikes. From just £5 per day (less for Cyclescheme members), commuters can now hire a Brompton folding bike in more than 30 regional locations, including Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff. To find your nearest docking station, visit https:// www.bromptonbikehire.com/docks.

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TC52ax
TC52ax

Multiple firsts 

As well as being Zebra Technologies’ first Wi-Fi 6-enabled mobile computer (offering more throughput and quicker response), the TC52ax is its first device to be compatible with Zebra Workstation Connect, a new software solution that gives mobile users a full desktop experience, including advanced wireless connectivity, on demand. The ability to transform Zebra mobile computers/tablets into mobiledriven workstations so that users can run applications on a large screen straight from their mobile devices and seamlessly connect to external monitors, handheld scanners, printers and keyboards, helps to improve worker efficiency, simplify infrastructure and improve return on investment in retail, manufacturing and warehouse environments. The TC52ax is also Zebra’s first Android 11-based enterprise mobile computer with Device Tracker beaconing technology, which enables companies to track and find a misplaced device even when it is turned off or has run out of charge.

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feroniabio clear
feroniabio clear

Clearly greener 

ITSKINS, which recently became a Legally Authorized Samsung Partner, has expanded its FERONIABIO range of plant-based, recyclable or compostable smartphone cases with a clear version featuring an antimicrobial polymer and antiyellowing technology. Drop-safe up to 3 metres, the FERONIABIO CLEAR offers the same HEXOTEK impact absorption technology as other cases in the range, including the compostable PURE and TERRA cases. Packaging is made entirely of 100% recycled paper and printed with non-toxic vegetable inks. eu.itskins.com

2018