World’s greenest monitor MMD, brand license partner for Philips monitors, describes the Philips 241B7QGJEB as the world’s greenest monitor. The 24in Full HD LCD monitor is made from 85% post-consumer recycled plastics and is entirely free of harmful substances such as lead, mercury, halogen and PVC/BFR. All plastic body parts, metal chassis parts and packaging materials are 100% recyclable. Among its many energy-saving features is a Zero Power Switch that prevents latent energy consumption when the monitor is switched off.
CTL, a manufacturer of Chrome OS solutions, has launched two new products with applications in education, digital signage and the corporate office. These are the Intel Core i7-based CTL Chromebox CBx1-7, which can be connected to a display for digital signage and all-in-one computing (with USB or Bluetooth keyboards); and the rugged CTL Chromebook NL7T, featuring an IP41 drop rating; water-resistant keyboards; reinforced ports, hinges and power plug; a rotating world-view camera; and a convenient carrying handle.
Seen but not heard
NEC’s new laser projectors are claimed to be quieter than a ticking watch, with an operating noise of just 22dB at WXGA and WUXGA resolution. Other features of the P525 (UL/WL) include 4K@30Hz input processing; 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness; up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation; optional WiFi; and an embedded MultiPresenter for wireless presentation and screen-sharing by up to 16 devices.
Lone worker protection
Automated communication specialist ANT Telecom has launched the Atlas MX2 industrial smartphone with lone worker protection. The unlocked LTE/WIFI/Android smartphone has an integrated Atlas SOS lone worker app, built-in panic button and Man Down detection for automatic alerts. Users can be located by the integrated GPS when outdoors, or by WiFi points and/or iBeacons when inside.
Better than lifelike
Lifesize is aiming for a better than lifelike experience with the world’s first 4K video-calling solution. The combination of a new Icon 700 conference room system and an updated global cloud service architecture enables Lifesize to offer 4K video conferencing with full-motion content sharing in 4K. The overall effect is enhanced with ultra-wideband audio and a powerful 20x zoom for impressive image clarity.
The professional choice
Jabra Evolve 65t wireless earbuds are specially engineered to meet the needs of mobile professionals. The first wireless earbuds to attain Skype for Business certification, they feature four-microphone technology for optimal call quality, the ability to send voice commands to digital assistants at the press of a button and a battery life of up to 15 hours. A fast-charge feature provides an additional 1.5 hours of use from a 15-minute charge.
Safer cable management
Tidi-Cable’s new range of cable management solutions reduces the risk of accidents caused by temporary or semi-permanent cabling in schools, theatres, offices, music venues and construction sites by keeping cables high off the ground. The 11 new products are metal-based for greater fire-resistance and durability.
Room with three views
Oblong Industries is enhancing its Mezzanine Room Series with a new app that combines the screen-sharing functionality of the Mezzanine Screencast app with a Mezzanine web interface for room, participant and content control. The Mezzanine app features three distinct views: the Mini View, a compact window for meeting and content-sharing functions; the Layout View for presenting, dismissing and changing shared streams and images; and Focus View, which lets users display a particular content or conferencing stream in a larger window.
High speed transfer
Meeting the needs of video content creators and business professionals requiring the high speed transfer of large data files, the Freecom mSSD Celeritas Thunderbolt 3 Drive boasts read/write speeds of up to 2800 MB/s and 2000 MB/s respectively. At these speeds, it takes just four minutes to transfer 500GB of data to the pocketsized SSD.