The DOOGEE S90 rugged smartphone can be expanded with a range of magnetic accessories including a night vision camera, a walkie-talkie, a portable game console or a powerbank. The S90 is available on Kickstarter, with a discounted price for backers until February 25, after which it will be available on the DOOGEE website.
The Snom D385 executive desk phone, ﬂagship of the D3xx series, has a tiltable, high resolution 4.3in colour TFT display and 12 configurable function keys offering easy access to extension, speed dial, redial, forwarding, presence indication (including DND – do not disturb) and other functions. A D3 expansion module adds 18 more programmable, self-labelling LED buttons and a high-resolution display with backlight. Other useful features include a 2-port Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) switch for connecting network devices; the option of a USB Wi-Fi stick for ﬂexibility in positioning the phone; built-in Bluetooth connectivity; and a USB Dongle for DECT headsets.
Simplifying conference calls for mobile and remote workers, the Plantronics’ Calisto 3200 and 5200 USB speakerphones combine 360-degree microphones, touchsensitive controls and call status prompts and alerts. The Calisto 3200 connects to PC, Mac and tablet devices via USB; the Calisto 5200 also connects to smartphone devices via 3.5mm cable.
Riello has introduced a standard five-year warranty on all its single-phase UPS units up to 3kVA, including interactive, ofﬂine
and online solutions like the Sentinel Pro (SEP) and Sentinel Dual Low Power (SDH). The warranty covers any mechanical fault in the first five years after purchase and follows Riello’s recent introduction of guaranteed emergency response and fix times of four and eight hours respectively for customers of its Diamond UPS maintenance contract.
No fix, no fee
Wiztek has launched an on-demand, ‘no fix, no fee’ tech support service for small businesses, business travellers and the self-employed. Accessed by web browser or smartphone app, the 24/7 service puts users in touch with a community of user-rated tech experts offering free consultations by audio, video or chat. Fees for fixing a hardware or software problem start at just £4.90.
Chargif and Belkin have entered an agreement to provide two-way communication between Belkin’s BOOSThUP Wireless Charging Spot and the Chargif Cloud management platform. The latter enables businesses to offer wireless charging as a service by continuously monitoring and managing the network, running diagnostics and fixes, and providing data on customer behaviour. Dan Bladen, CEO and co-founder of Chargif, said: “We have joined forces with the global leader in wireless charging to give businesses the best opportunity to deploy effectively at scale, while monetising a service that is much in demand.”
Giving it some leather
Fashion accessory brand HEX has brought out two leather cases for the iPhone XS/XS Max/XR in a choice of five designs – Black, Tan, Camo/Burnt Orange, Stingray and Wicker. They are the slimline Shield Wallet, boasting two RFID-blocking card slots and camera cut-out, and the IconWallet, with up to five RFID-blocking card slots, camera cutout and an elastic strap.
Video in a box
Audio conferencing specialist Konftel has entered the video meeting market with a range of plug and play solutions featuring a video camera, speakerphone and One Cable Connection (OCC) Hub. This connects the camera, speaker phone and meeting room screen to a PC application with a single USB cable. UK Sales Director Jeff May said: “We know many resellers have been reluctant to enter the VC market because it was too complicated. But our latest innovation is a high quality plug and play solution. Every reseller can embrace this type of technology.” Available in small, medium and large versions, prices start at £419 (ex VAT) for a six-person huddle room package.
Zoom Video Communications has approved the Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing system for use in medium to large Zoom Rooms. The microphone-speaker offers full-room pickup, simple installation, autocalibration and plug-and-play connectivity. Ryan Pinke, founder of Video Conference Gear, an authorized Nureva and Zoom Rooms reseller, said: “After one of our Zoom Rooms clients installed the HDL300 system enterprise-wide, trouble tickets for poor audio pickup went down by 99%. The HDL300 system is an excellent alternative to costly and complex audio systems.”