HP claims to be reinventing the way people connect with the introduction of the new HP Presence range of intelligent, end-to-end conferencing and collaboration solutions. Designed to meet the needs of today’s hybrid working styles and to provide a high-quality conferencing experience wherever workers are located, the series includes a suite of HP Presence Meeting Space Solutions that bundle hardware and services with real-time analytics/reporting, cyber threat protection (HP Wolf Security for Business) and camera privacy features, as well as AIenhanced audio (with speaker tracking), cinematic video and engaging controls. The solutions – the first to contain previously ocean-bound plastics – are available in kits for small, medium and large spaces, each containing an HP Presence Mini PC, an HP Presence Control Center, colourcoded cables, mounting equipment and a step-by-step setup application. Add-on components include a 4K AI camera, an audio and video bar for larger spaces, an audio hub and satellite microphones. www.hp.com
Cradlepoint is strengthening its position in the 5G wireless solutions market with the launch of the first enterprise-class branch router with native 5G. Facilitating the immediate roll-out of 5G applications across the globe, the Cradlepoint E3000 Series 5G Enterprise Router provides fast, agile, secure, resilient 5G connectivity for primary, failover or SD-WAN use cases, without any compromise in manageability, features or performance. IDC expects the market for enterprise wireless routers to reach $2.98 billion by 2024, as more businesses replace wired WAN connections with more flexible wireless solutions. https://cradlepoint.com/products/ 5g-for-business/
Digital lifestyle accessories brand Trust Electronics is tackling the problem of wrist pain with the launch of the Bayo Ergonomic Rechargeable Wireless Mouse. Featuring an ergonomic vertical design to reduce arm and wrist pain, the Trust Bayo has a range of up to 10 metres and comes with a small USB dongle that can be stored in the mouse itself. The thumb rest’s RGB LED light enables users to personalise the mouse with their preferred light setting. The Trust Bayo is available from Amazon UK for £29.99.
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New from Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe, the NEC MultiSync E273F enables customers to replace multiple video, audio, power and USB connections with a single cable. As well as offering quick and easy connectivity in hot desking environments, the integration of 65W USB Type-C connectivity and a USB hub helps users keep their desktop tidy and decluttered. For users with other requirements, the 27-inch monitor has DP and HDMI ports and audio output, alongside ergonomic features like built-in Low Blue Light technology, extensive adjustability and an optional VESA thin client mount. www.sharpnecdisplays.eu
Following the introduction earlier this year of the A4 Mini Business inkjet range for hybrid working, Brother has announced the three-strong Mini Regular series of compact A4 devices for households with print volumes of 50 to 1,000 pages a month. Designed to meet all the printing needs of busy households, from children’s homework to full colour photos, the three new devices offer print resolutions of up to 1200 x 6000 dpi, wireless connectivity and compatibility with the Brother Mobile Connect app, which allows users to send a file to print from anywhere, share and review scanned documents, monitor ink levels and order replacement supplies from a mobile device. The standard cartridge yield is 200 pages. The three Mini Regular devices are the DCP-J1140DW (print/ copy/scan, 6.8cm LCD touchscreen), the DCP-J1050DW (print/copy/scan, 4.5cm LCD touchscreen) and the MFC-J1010DW (print/copy/scan/fax, 20-sheet ADF). www.brother.co.uk/compact-home-inkjet
Soon, shoppers may not even need a card or phone to buy goods, following the launch of the world’s first payment terminal to support both traditional payment methods (chip card, magnetic stripe, contactless and NFC) and transaction authorisation via facial recognition. Offering a fast, secure and completely contactless solution, the VisionLabs LUNA POS Terminal scans the customer’s face (without saving any facial data) and milliseconds later sends the face template to the payment service provider or bank for identification and authorisation using VisionLabs facial recognition technology. VisionLabs has used its facial recognition technology in payment terminals since 2019, but this is the first time the technology has been incorporated into a device that also supports other payment methods. VisionLabs expects the number of users securing payments via software-based facial recognition to exceed 1.4 billion globally by 2025, compared to 671 million in 2020. visionlabs.ai