Naturally clean air
New from Office Blueprint, Naava vertical planters are claimed to improve workers’ cognitive performance and reduce illness and fatigue by purifying the air they breathe. Microbes in the roots of green-leaved plants kept in a natural soil-less growth medium clean the air of harmful chemicals, while hidden fans blow pure air back into the room. Naava claims that one vertical planter can purify up to 60 square metres of indoor air – as much as 6,000 potted plants.
Yealink has produced a simple firmware update that enables its T58A, T56A and CP960 desk and conference phones to be switched between Skype for Business and Teams. Joe Casari, Head of the Yealink business unit at Nimans, said: “Yealink’s newest phones with the Microsoft Teams application are a great addition to their existing line of devices for Skype for Business. Being able to switch from Skype For Business to Microsoft Teams provides even more compelling reasons to help resellers clinch more sales.”
LG wowed the crowds at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 with its OLED Falls display. Made up of 88 ﬂexible Open Frame OLED displays, it highlighted the creative possibilities of wrapping signage around curved surfaces.
Lower price point
SiliconCore Technology’s new EZ-HD Series of preconfgured LED displays gives integrators the opportunity to specify a SiliconCore LED display at a previously unavailable price point. The lobby/meeting room HD displays are available in three sizes – 110in, 130in and 165in – and have a brightness specification of 1200- 1500 nits. The easy-to-assemble frame system can be attached to any load-bearing wall via standardised brackets.
Featuring a SuperWide 32:9 format curved screen, the Philips 499P9H is ideal for use in trading rooms, architectural firms and graphic design agencies. The 49-inch screen is wide enough to replace two 27in QHD monitors and incorporates a MultiClient Integrated KVM switch that allows users to manage two separate PCs simultaneously. Other features include a pop-up Windows Hello webcam with facial recognition and a one-cable USB-C docking solution that enables users to transfer data quickly and securely, recharge notebooks and plug their peripherals directly into the monitor to share files and watch videos.
Two highlights of LG’s ISE stand were its Transparent OLED Signage and Color Transparent LED Film. The former has 38% transparency, which enables items behind the display to be seen even when static or moving content is playing. LG sees great potential for this in retail, museums and galleries. The latter, a self-adhesive removable film, has a maximum transparency of 73% and is invisible when not in use. It transforms any glass surface into digital signage for displaying everything from brand logos to colour videos.
Exertis has expanded its Lenovo offering with ThinkSmart Hub products for small and medium-sized meeting rooms and huddle spaces. Available through the Exertis Pro AV Solutions division, the Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems appliance that lets users conduct Skype meetings and share content with local and remote participants. The ThinkSmart Hub 700 supports multiple platforms as a speakerphone, including Skype for Business and Zoom, and can be upgraded to a full video conferencing system if required.
Nimans has added two UC headsets to its product portfolio. The Sennheiser SC 135 (single-sided) and SC 165 (double-sided) feature a discreet boom arm design, adjustable fit and a choice of acoustic foam or soft leatherette ear pads. The SC 165 includes Sennheiser HD stereo sound enabling them to be used for listening to music as well as phone calls.