Remote meetings have become an integral, daily activity for workplaces around the globe. Technical hiccups during conference calls and distractions when troubleshooting them end up costing businesses more than $34 billion each year due to these inefficiencies. Lenovo is doing its part to simplify the setup of conference room systems with the introduction of ThinkSmart Hub 500 for Zoom Rooms. This all-in-one meeting room system offers a new unified communications platform optimized for easy setup and efficient meetings.
“We are very excited to partner with Zoom to create smart office technology that will enhance the overall employee experience and deliver powerful business collaboration,” says Joseph Mingori, general manager, Lenovo Smart Office Business. “We have clear goals to be a leader in this space, and strong partnerships with companies at the forefront of smart office innovation like Zoom, Huddly and Avocor will help customers transition to smarter workspaces.”
The ThinkSmart Hub 500 for Zoom Rooms houses an Intel vPro processor, speakers, dual microphones, and a touchscreen to further enhance the Zoom platform experience. The ccompact design reduces tabletop clutter, while built-in Dolby Audio premium and a 360-degree microphone array ensure everyone in the room is heard clearly.
One-touch start functionality means meetings get going quickly and the rotatable touchscreen lets anyone within arm’s reach take control. The purpose-built room system is scalable across room sizes and is protected by ThinkShield security.
To ensure a frustration-free experience, ThinkSmart Software, coming soon, will enable easy automated device setup and provide real-time dashboards that show device status. Administrators can view, manage, update and monitor all ThinkSmart Hub devices from a single console.
Avocor interactive displays, which are Zoom Rooms certified, enable teams to collaborate seamlessly across the table and across the globe by providing 4K video.
Huddly IQ is an AI-powered conference camera that delivers smart video for more engaging meetings. Intelligent features and an onboard neural engine allow Huddly IQ to respond to its environment and remove the need for end-user control.
Pricing and Availability
ThinkSmart Hub 500 for Zoom Rooms will be available from July 2019, starting at $1,799.