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New Tech from: Promeathean, Brother, Are-link, Panasonic, ee, Logitech, HP, Canon & New Displays

Just one touch

Promethean is simplifying the kitting out of meeting spaces with an enterprise-grade collaboration tool optimised for quick and easy set up and operation. The plug and play solution brings together a 65, 75 or 85-inch Promethean ActivPanel Titanium Pro interactive display, a Yamaha CS-700 all-in-one video sound bar, DisplayNote Launcher software and a smartphone app. Users can launch meetings based on popular video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx and Google Meet with just one touch.

Compact and mobile


Brother UK is meeting growing demand for mobile printers in the logistics, retail and warehousing sectors with the addition of four models to its RuggedJet (RJ) range. The robust but lightweight RJ-2035B, RJ-2055WB, RJ-3035B and RJ-3055WB offer drop protection of up to 2.5 metres and IP54-certified protection against water spray and dust penetration when used with a protective case. Other features include a print speed of four inches per second and multiple connectivity options, including NFC, AirPrint, Bluetooth, WiFi and MFI.

Remote fix

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Over the last four months, Konica Minolta has saved itself from having to make more than 1,000 customer visits across Europe after accelerating the development of a remote visual support tool in response to Covid-19. AIRe Link lets technical specialists identify problems with faulty machines via the camera function of a customer’s smartphone or tablet and use pointer and drawing tools to highlight problems and explain how to fix them. Konica Minolta is offering the beta version of AIRe Link free of charge for use with Konica Minolta devices and third-party products.

Added intelligence

A1 capabilities added

Panasonic has added AI capabilities to its six-strong i-PRO X-Series of network security cameras and announced the first two applications to make use of them – AI Video Motion Detection (AI-VMD), which can detect any human, vehicle, two-wheel motorcycle or bicycle and activate alarms based on pre-determined triggers, and Privacy Masking, which can recognise human figures and pixelate them for privacy protection. As well as developing solutions itself, Panasonic has launched a Software Development Kit so that third parties can develop their own applications.

SpeedEE mobile packages

Group of young people use their phones in city talking and smiling

EE has refreshed its mobile packages for SMEs. The 5G Ready handset and SIM Only business plans offer access to the fastest speeds on the EE mobile network, with Unlimited Data, a Lifetime Guarantee and Free Next Day Replacement at no extra cost, plus the option to upgrade to a new device during a contract. The new plans offer exclusive access to Apple Music, BT Sport Ultimate, Amazon Prime Video and BritBox. Handset plans start at £16 for Business Essential, £31 for Business Extra and £42 for Business Unlimited. SIM Only, Tablet and Mobile Broadband plans are also available.

Make the Swytch

One cable laptop link

Logitech Swytch is a one-cable laptop link that lets you join and host meetings on any video conferencing platform, webinar or streaming software via your laptop. The enhancement to Logitech room solutions gives native support for any video meeting service and the ability to control a room system’s camera, audio devices and meeting room display from a laptop. Swytch also provides power and charging for laptops with USB-C. Pricing starts at £899.

Carbon-neutral MPS

Offset the carbon impact of printing

HP is inviting businesses to offset the carbon impact of printing through a carbon-neutral Managed Print Service (MPS). As well as optimising a printer fleet to improve resource efficiency by 13% and cut paper waste by 25%, HP will estimate total carbon emissions from the HP MPS solution and offset 100% of the associated greenhouse gas emissions by investing in sustainability projects.

Versatile scanner


Canon’s new desktop scanner, the imageFORMULA DR-S130, has flexibility built-in, including USB and WiFi connectivity, activation by PC/Mac or smartphone and direct push scanning to output destinations independently of a PC. Perfect for small businesses, work teams and home offices, the DR-S130 scans at up to 60 pages per minute and can handle a workload of up to 3,500 scans a day.

No change

Pre-announced by NEC Display Solutions at ISE in February, and now available across Europe, the super-quiet PA804UL and PA1004UL laser projectors feature filter-free LCD technology for 20,000 hours of service-free operation, with no need to change filters or replace bulbs.

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