C4B Com For Business has added a softphone to its Xphone Connect 7 UC solution, enabling users, including remote workers, to access all UC functions without a telephone. C4B has also expanded the chat function, enabling images and screenshots to be sent via chat.
Surface Go is Microsoft’s smallest, lightest and most affordable Surface device yet. It weighs only 1.15 pounds, is just 8.3mm thick and has a high resolution, 10 inch PixelSense Display that supports a Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The device can be used in portrait or landscape mode and has a built-in kickstand with a hinge that opens up 165 degrees. Other features include a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y; a Surface Connect port for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1 for data, video and charging; a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.
5G emergency rescue
KT Corp, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has unveiled a next-generation search and rescue solution based on special aircraft and a 5G mobile communication centre for controlling drones and robots. The SKYSHIP platform also features an ultra-small LTE scanning device that can check for the presence of survivors within a 50-metre radius; and augmented reality (AR) glasses that provide rescuers on the ground with a direct line of communication to doctors at nearby hospitals to help with emergency treatment.
Toshiba has released another new application for its dynaEdge DE-100 computer and AR100 smart glasses. Delivered through Toshiba’s strategic partnership with Ubimax, xPick streamlines common processes in the logistics sector, from manual order picking, sorting and inventory management to goods receipt and removal. Barcode-scanning, weight-checking and localisation modules can be included to further increase accuracy levels.
Exclusive office bundles
Nimans and Logitech have teamed up to offer resellers a variety of exclusive product bundles designed for different user needs. The Homeworker Pack comprises a USB mouse and keyboard combo, USB stereo headset and webcam, ideal for video communications. The New Office Starter Pack features a USB nano receiver mouse and keyboard combo, wireless mono headset and webcam. The Presenter Pack is based on the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect, a portable, rechargeable video-conferencing device, offering HD video and 360-degree sound optimised for huddle spaces. It is complemented by the Spotlight Plus Presentation Control Device, which enables users to control slides from up to 30 metres away.
MacBook Pro updated
Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with faster performance and new features. Based on eighth-generation Intel 6-core and quad-core processors, the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster than before and the 13-inch model up to twice as fast. Other new features include support for up to 32GB of memory and up to 4TB of SSD storage; an Apple T2 chip for enhanced security; a True Tone display for a natural viewing experience; and a third-generation keyboard for quieter typing.
Free backup software
Paragon Software Group has released free backup and recovery software. Paragon Backup & Recovery Free allows users to create backups of individual files, partitions or their entire Windows system; restore data in WinPE; and create a bootable USB Flash drive, CD or DVD to recover the PC on demand.
Amazon’s new Show Mode for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets adds full-screen visuals to the Alexa experience, so that you can now ask Alexa to see trending news, weather, camera feeds etc.. The Show Mode Charging Dock automatically switches the tablet into Show Mode and holds the tablet at an adjustable angle for easy viewing, while charging.