Konftel has already won awards for the Konftel 800 conference phone, including a Red Dot Design Award 2019, and CEO Peter Renkel is confident consumers will be as appreciative as the critics. “We’ve been developing conference phones for more than 30 years, but I don’t think we’ve ever satisfied a clear market need as successfully as we have with the Konftel 800,” he said. In particular, it offers the flexibility, ease of use and audio clarity demanded by today’s users for whom small, impromptu meetings have become a way of life. Features like the 4.3in display, Konftel Unite app, digital microphones and OmniSound audio (with full duplex, echo cancellation and noise suppression) deliver an impressive user experience, while the ability to add extra microphones or daisy-chain three units in larger spaces adds welcome flexibility.
Feel the energy
Ergotron claims its JÛV Wall can energise workplaces by integrating natural movement into employee workspaces and by enabling businesses to make use of previously under-utilised space. It does this through a combination of a height-adjustable JÛV Wall mount and flip-down worksurfaces. Nonelectric Constant Force technology allows users to move from sit to stand up to eight to ten times faster than with traditional height-adjustable tables. Options include a JÛV power accessory and monitor riser for up to two computer screens.
Savu is the latest company to address fears about the safety of mobile phones. Working with Arrow Electronics, it plans to introduce patented SafeWave Technology, which offers an alternative way to protect against mobile phone radiation. Instead of blocking, shielding or absorbing it, as most solutions do, the Arrow Certified Technology produces a neutralising low frequency random magnetic signal that is claimed to mitigate the biological impact of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Long-term, Savu would like to see its technology embedded in mobile phone handsets at point of manufacture. Until then, it can be fitted to most handsets through SafeWave Wireless Charging Tags (for Android devices) and SafeWave iPhone Cases. Both will be available through INDIEGOGO in the coming months.
Following the success of its 49-inch SuperWide (32:10) monitor, MMD, brand licence partner for Philips monitors, has brought out a 43-inch model. The ultrawide workspace is not the only attraction of the Philips 439P9H SuperWide curved LCD display. It also boasts a built-in USB-C docking station (with power delivery) for connecting an RJ-45 Ethernet cable, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals; a Windows Hello pop-up webcam with facial recognition for secure sign-in; and a MultiClient Integrated KVM switch that enables users to connect multiple devices simultaneously. It costs £879.
A new dimension in teaching
Y Soft has developed a range of online resources and lesson plans that incorporate 3D printing to enhance the teaching of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Available as an option with the be3D eDee printer, be3D Academy lesson plans include video tutorials, student worksheets, presentations and a database of ready-to-print 3D models. The printer itself boasts enhanced safety features so that children can use it without direct supervision.
Something for everyone
Acer has updated its Chrome Enterprise portfolio with six new models offering cloud workers fast, secure access to data. Each of the six new devices is designed to satisfy a particular requirement whether that be extended battery life, convertibility, a dedicated numeric keypad for number-intensive applications, high definition graphics, video communications, or self-service in supermarkets, hotels and other customer-facing environments.
Made for Teams
Sennheiser has extended its EXPAND product line with the EXPAND SP 30T portable wireless speakerphone for Microsoft Teams. A dedicated Microsoft Teams button enables users to open Teams, activate Cortana and receive notifications for missed calls, voice messages and meetings in progress. Suitable for groups of one to eight people, the SP 30T has an 18-hour battery life, Bluetooth or USB-C connection, multipoint connectivity for up to three devices and Sennheiser Voice Clarity, which combines an ultra-low distortion speaker with echo and noise-cancellation.