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What’s new in technology: A round up of recent launches and upgrades

Air monitor 

PPDS is helping schools and businesses create healthier, more productive environments with the launch of a plug and play air quality monitoring solution that measures room temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide levels and particulate pollution 24/7, issuing alerts when thresholds are exceeded. The PPDS Air Quality Sensor solution displays live data from four room sensors on a dashboard and app, along with recommendations on how to improve air quality based on sensor readings. The sensors can be attached to Philips professional TVs, interactive displays and digital signage solutions using the supplied bracket and assembly kit.


Alcatel lucent rainbow office

Rainbow coalition

As part of their strategic partnership announced last year, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral have launched a UCaaS solution for mid-sized and large enterprise customers. Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral combines networking, communication and cloud solutions and services from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise with RingCentral’s Message Video Phone (MVP) platform, which provides a cloud phone system, team messaging and video meetings. Heather Zhang, AlcatelLucent Enterprise Country Business Leader for UK and Ireland, said: “This public UCaaS solution, which includes outbound and inbound calling minutes, represents a fantastic opportunity for companies who want to accelerate their transformation to the cloud. These businesses can benefit from a secure business communication platform, which is both easy to implement and to use. The Rainbow Office carriergrade communication suite, provides an all-in-one solution with multiple security layers, offering protection for applications and devices from potential attacks.”



Sound investment 

Viewsonic’s new interactive classroom display, the ViewBoard 52 Series, features an integrated multimedia sound bar with two 15W front-facing speakers and a 15W subwoofer that fill the room with rich, crisp sound and a built-in 8 microphone array with audio detection and noise cancellation capabilities that ensure high quality broadcast audio. For ease of use, the soundbar has frontfacing programmable function keys and USB-C, HDMI and USB-C inputs for easy connection to BYOD devices. The ViewBoard 52 series includes 65in, 75in and 86in models.



IP66 tablet 

Getac’s latest rugged tablet, the nextgeneration F110, is one of the few tablets with an IP66 rating indicating that it offers full protection against dust and water ingress from powerful jets. Drop resistance of up to 6 feet, a temperature operating range of -29°C to +63°C and MIL-STD810H and MIL-STD-461G certifications provide further peace of mind for workers in unforgiving environments. In addition, the F110 boasts a host of performance improvements, a more user-friendly design and a choice of accessories, including a brand new detachable backlit keyboard with 88 full-size keys and integrated touchpad for laptop-like operation. tablets/f110/


Brother Datalogic

Working together 

Brother and Datalogic are working together to enable resellers to buy both companies’ Auto-ID products on subscription via Brother’s Managed Label Service (MLS). Resellers will be able to combine Brother labelling devices, Datalogic barcode scanners, software, services and supplies on a single monthly payment plan, with access to joint technical support. business-solutions/managed-label-services



Snappy anniversary 

PFU is marking 20 years of the ScanSnap brand and the shipping of 6 million ScanSnap devices with a limited edition ScanSnap iX1600 decorated with traditional ‘Kanazawa leaf’ foil covers. Only 22 of these exclusive scanners have been produced and PFU partners will have the chance to win one by registering their sales on the Imaging Rewards programme or by submitting their most impressive case study on the PFU EMEA Partner Portal. In addition, PFU is extending its current ScanSnap iX1400 promotion (a free 12-month subscription for Adobe Acrobat Pro DC) until 30th September 2021. https://

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TechnologyReseller: 2021