Your doctor will see you now, wherever you are TeleDOC, the first of seven video consultation applications being developed by Vapour Cloud, enables medical professionals to hold secure, encrypted, recordable, geo-tagged video calls with patients, wherever they are located, on any device. Based on WebRTC technology, TeleDOC sends the patient a one-time SMS or email containing a hyperlink that automatically activates a video consultation with their own GP. There is no cost to the user and no username, password or app is required – just two clicks to authorise the camera.
Getting into servers
NEC is hoping to attract more resellers to its server offering with the launch of ‘Smart Server Bundles’ for entry-level and mid-range environments. Available from Nimans, the bundles include a server base unit (tower or rack), single power supply, pre-installed memory, 2 x HDD, raid card, remote monitoring and management software and a Microsoft Server Licence (depending on model). All backed by a five year warranty.
Fancy a huddle
The Yealink VC200 huddle room video conferencing solution can be mounted on a standard TV in just one minute. Part of the company’s ‘easy route to VC adoption’ portfolio, the all-in-one unit includes a codec, 103-degree wide-angle lens, beamforming microphones for directed voice pick-up and support for wireless content sharing via builtin WiFi and Bluetooth.
30 years of labelling
To celebrate 30 years of Brother label printers and to give resellers a sales boost in the run-up to Christmas, Brother UK is giving buyers of qualifying P-touch labellers the chance to win a £5,000 holiday. The promotion is aimed at office staff, PAs and facilities managers and applies to nine P-touch printers, including handheld and desktop models. Promotional packs will be available until December 31, 2018; the deadline for draw entries is March 31, 2019.
Mersive Technologies has enhanced its Solstice wireless content sharing and collaboration solution with a cloud-based tool that monitors Solstice-enabled meeting rooms and provides analytics on device usage, content sharing levels, meeting statistics and room usage. Kepler collects data from Solstice Pods in meeting rooms and huddle spaces and monitors installations, sending proactive email alerts when it detects a problem that needs to be addressed.
Bringing it all back home
Polycom has announced the availability of the Polycom Device Management Service for Service Providers (PDMS-SP). This cloud service simplifies provisioning, management and troubleshooting by enabling service providers to integrate Polycom audio device management and analytics into their own processes and dashboards. Using an API to be released by Polycom, service providers can customise the services and analytics they bring into their portals. The introduction of PDMS-SP coincides with the launch of Polycom’s new, four-strong VVX x50 Series, which has been developed to offer quality, value for money and easy management.
Business services specialist Commercial has expanded its sustainable products portfolio with its own Products with Purpose brand. Developed to generate income for the Commercial Foundation, which aims to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged young people by giving them the skills they need to thrive, the range currently includes printing paper and consumables. The social enterprise will receive 4% of the income from printer cartridge sales and 5% of the profit from sales of paper.
The Cedar CP3 Rugged Smartphone from Juniper Systems is designed for all day field work. The IP68-rated device has a battery life of 14-16 hours (operating at full brightness and running GPS) and is dustproof, waterproof, shockproof and able to withstand temperatures from -30 to 60 degrees Celsius. Features include a 16 megapixel user-facing camera and dual 12-megapixel rear camera; a super-bright, high-resolution AMOLED display; 6 gigabytes of RAM; and 64 gigabytes of internal storage.