The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC is a premium Bluetooth headset with passive and active noise cancellation and a wireless range of up to 98 ft from supported Class 1 Bluetooth devices. The boomless design has four ‘beam-forming’ microphones that detect and amplify the speaker’s voice. Two additional microphones detect and block environmental noise. Smart sensors detect when a headset has been taken off, automatically pausing media streaming and starting again when the headset is put back on. A dynamic mute alert feature warns if you start to speak while muted.
Durable external hard drive
ADATA Technology has updated its external hard drive range with the HD710 Pro and a refreshed HD650. The HD710 Pro improves on its HD710 predecessor with military- grade shock resistance and dust and water proofing in excess of IP68, including the ability to withstand submersion in two metres of water for up to 60 minutes. It has a capacity of up to 4TB, like the new HD650, and is available in four colours. Both models feature G-Shock sensor technology that stops and restarts drive activity when shocks or vibrations are detected to prevent data corruption.
Projecta, a division of Milestone AV Technologies, has released a control box for projection screen control. The Projecta All-in-One Control Box can be combined with any motorised projection screen in Projecta’s portfolio and offers multiple operation options in a single box: Relay, two metre cable included; Radiofrequency, remote control included; Infrared, remote control included; 12 volt trigger, two metre cable included; and Manual Switch on the box.
Canon has added to its imageFORMULA range of document scanners with the DR-C230. The compact device provides scanning speeds of 30ppm/60ipm, features a 60-sheet automatic document feeder and boasts various advanced image processing features, including text enhancement, automatic de-skew and text orientation recognition.
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has given the Kodak i3500 Scanner a Summer 2017 Pick Award in the Outstanding Light-Production Scanner category. The device was chosen for its ease of use, low total cost of ownership, superior media handling and a software bundle that helps make workflows more efficient. Smart Touch technology provides quick access to commonly used workflows, while multi-feed detection and Intelligent Document Protection technologies warn users of jams or misfeeds. Perfect Page technology automatically optimises image quality for each scan.
Panasonic has launched a new range of indoor signage display panels. The Full HD SF2 range replaces the LF8 series and features new data cloning software, accessed via the LAN, which allows for the copying of menu settings and adjusted values from the original display to multiple others. The E-LED LCD display is available in four sizes (43, 49, 55 and 65 inches); features wide-view IPS panel technology with 450 cd/m2; and has a built-in USB Media Player.
Cloud-based access control
Workforce time management solutions provider hfx has developed a cloud-based Access Control solution that enables organisations of all sizes to manage staff time more effectively. hfx Access Control can be used as a standalone solution or be fully integrated with Flexitime Management, Vanquish T&A, Everyone Cloud and other third party solutions. Door access control devices can be used with biometric (fingerprint) or proximity readers, with details of who can pass through which door stored locally, so that should the network fail, the doors will still operate. A copy is backed up in the cloud with location details for each member of staff, providing an accurate roll call in an emergency.
High-performance NAS solution
Buffalo Europe, a provider of network attached storage (NAS), USB storage and wired and wireless networking solutions, has launched the TeraStation 5810DN NAS storage device for businesses. The eight-bay desktop unit is available with either four or eight hard drives included.
The Fujitsu PalmSecure ID Match is now available from Review Display Systems. The secure identification terminal matches the unique pattern of veins in the user’s hand with a biometric template stored on an individual smart card, eliminating the need for a central database. Comprising a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, an embedded processor board, a multi-card reader and Fujitsu’s PalmSecure M1E sensor technology, the terminal can be used as a standalone device, wall-mounted or integrated into a POS system.
TV meets art
The Frame from Samsung is a 55-inch Ultra HD TV developed in collaboration with Swiss designer Yves Behar. Available from Exertis, it features an ‘Art Mode’ that allows it to display artworks from a built-in gallery, when not being used as a TV; a transparent connection cable that pairs with the One Connect box; a no-gap wall mount enabling it to lie flush against the wall; and a choice of Frame Bezel surrounds (walnut, beige and white) that attach magnetically to the screen.
AOC has extended its 90 Series line of business monitors with an ergonomic QHD display. The AOC Q2790PQU features a 27-inch IPS panel with Flicker Free technology to combat eye fatigue and a high resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Adjustable to each user’s working position, the display is height adjustable (up to 130mm), tilts (-5°/+25°), swivels (165°/+165°) and rotates (90°). It comes with Energy Star, EPEAT and TCO certification.
4K video wall
New from Panasonic, LFV8 video wall displays are available in 49 and 55-inch sizes and can display 4K images in 2×2 configurations or larger. The panels have brightness levels of 450 cd/m2 for the 49-inch display and 500cd/m2 for the 55-inch screen, with native 4K-capable DisplayPort inputs and outputs. The display is engineered for 24/7 reliability in landscape and portrait orientations and features an ultra narrow bezel-to-bezel distance of 3.5mm for near seamless video wall displays.
Versatile POS system
The new HP ElitePOS is a versatile, modular all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system that also supports interactive signage, employee attendance and self-service applications like customer check-in. For versatility, the display can be separated from the input/output (I/O) base and expanded with optional accessories such as a receipt printer, magnetic stripe reader or barcode scanner.
Compact document scanners
New from Xerox, DocuMate 6460 and 6480 compact desktop scanners can scan and organise up to 10,000 double-sided pages daily. The scanners can accommodate up to 120 mixed size documents in the document feeder, scanning them in 300 dpi colour at speeds of up to 170 double-sided pages per minute (130 pages per minute on the 6460).