NEC Display Solutions Europe is bringing out a new series of large format UHD displays to meet growing demand from retailers for in-store advertising, entertainment, product information and sales support. The V and P Series feature extensive customisation options, including 55in and 65in PCAP touch screens, Protective Glass and Mirror Glass (P Series only), which morphs between ftting room mirror and digital screen.
Watch your fitness
Samsung has expanded its line-up of Galaxy wearables with the Galaxy Watch Active. This offers broadly similar features to the Galaxy Watch, but with a thinner, sportier design and extra health and well-being features, including blood pressure monitoring, stress monitoring and automatic fitness and activity tracking. For those who don’t require a smartwatch, Samsung offers Galaxy Fit/Galaxy Fit e smartphone-linked activity trackers.
Three years’ supply
Brother UK is simplifying printer purchases for small office, home office (SOHO) customers by giving them everything they need for three years of trouble-free printing. Covering two inkjet machines (the DCP-J1100W and MFC-J1300W) and four laser products (the HL-1210W/1212W and DCP-1612W/1610W), the economical ‘All in Box’ promotion includes the print device, up to three years’ worth of ink or toner and a three-year warranty.
Epson is targeting organisations in the healthcare, legal and financial sectors with its fastest sheet-fed scanners to date. The WorkForce DS-970 and DS-870 combine 85ppm (170ipm duplex) scanning, high speed USB 3 connectivity and an optional network panel for shared use with advanced job processing features. These include automatic feed mode for continuous scanning, slow mode for the capture of fragile media, a dirt detection function that alerts operators if there is an impaired scan and ultra-sonic double feed detection. The scanners can handle media from 27-413gsm, up to 6,096mm in length and A3 in size using optional ﬂatbed scanning accessories.
Lifesize has enhanced the Lifesize Share platform, which enables the wireless sharing of media and video content on any connected screen, with optional connectivity to a Lifesize videoconferencing service. New features include: the ability to launch Lifesize room systems remotely and join meetings from recognised mobile devices; integration with ScreenCloud digital signage to transform connected screens into automated content displays; automatic switching from digital signage to a video call and back again; and support for the Kaptivo whiteboard system, which enables the real-time capture and sharing of handwritten content.
Claimed to be the world’s smallest 6000 Lumens portable LCD laser projectors, the fve models in Panasonic’s VMZ60 and VMZ50 series weigh just 7.2kg. The three WUXGA and two WXGA models provide 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation and come with a 1.6x zoom lens for short throw-distances, in addition to a wide V/H lens-shift, making them ideal for use in small classrooms and meeting rooms. Four of the models are compatible with DIGITAL LINK, which enables the simultaneous transmission of video, audio and control signals through a single LAN cable across distances of up to 150m. A USB Memory Viewer function and an enable content to be shared wirelessly.
Whiteboard on a roll
Drytac ‘whiteboards on a roll’ can be used to create a whiteboard on any ﬂat surface or to resurface an existing whiteboard. An ideal replacement for whiteboards and ﬂip charts in temporary or dynamic environments, Drytac ReTac WipeErase flm is coated with a scratch- and stain-resistant lacquer (guaranteed for up to 10 years) and backed with ReTac Permanently Peelable Adhesive that can be re-positioned multiple times with no residue or loss of adhesion. For longterm use in the same position, Drytac offers the WipeErase White featuring a permanent adhesive. This, too, leaves no residue when removed or replaced years later.
At ISE 2019, Sharp was demonstrating its Windows collaboration display (WCD), developed in partnership with Microsoft. In particular, it was showing how the 70- inch, 4K interactive display integrates with familiar Microsoft tools, like Office 365, to make meetings more collaborative. USB-C and wireless connectivity offers easy switching between multiple devices, while sensors within the display capture data on the working environment.