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Lenovo’s ThinkSmart solutions, devices support distributed collaboration

Technology company Lenovo is expanding its solutions portfolio with accessories and software that address conferencing needs. The latest offerings include devices and management software that are aimed to provide frictionless video conferencing for users.

ThinkSmart Cam and ThinkSmart Bar are Lenovo’s first branded accessories with the design optimized for ThinkSmart solutions. It can also be used with most meeting room offerings. ThinkSmart Cam is a smart meeting room 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) capable camera suitable for huddle, small and medium rooms with artificial intelligence (AI), and Smart capabilities.

ThinkSmart Cam is easy to set up and promises to be power efficient. It supports high-resolution frame rates with a wide field of view and provides advanced features such as active speaker tracking, autozoom, auto framing, and people counting. The ThinkSmart Bar, on the other hand, is a standalone premium soundbar with four built-in beamforming microphones for an immersive meeting room audio experience. The Cam and Bar are equally efficient in large meeting rooms as they are in a dedicated home office offering scalable flexibility. ThinkSmart Cam and Bar can be centrally managed using the ThinkSmart Manager.

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The new ThinkSmart Edition Tiny for Intel Unite offers an intuitive compute solution for meeting and learning spaces that will help unlock productivity and collaboration experiences. Purpose-built running Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things), this version of ThinkSmart Edition Tiny is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core processor with vPro and comes pre-loaded with Intel Unite to enable a smooth deployment process and help IT departments manage collaboration infrastructure regardless of the unified communications platform.

Hybrid environments

ThinkSmart Manager 2.0 delivers a single console remote management utility to ease the burden on IT staff by minimizing local high-touch service of devices and to ensure ThinkSmart collaboration technology continues to operate with high availability. Software-as-a-Service solution with Basic and Premium configurations to manage end-to-end, support deployment, and analytics of select ThinkSmart assets including ThinkSmart Hub 500, Hub, Cam, Bar, ThinkSmart Edition Tiny, and supported Logitech peripherals.

The latest version 2.0, coming soon, adds executive dashboard in-meeting analytics for Microsoft Teams Rooms, user-configurable email notifications, and bulk claiming technology. Also new is a mobile app for iOS or Android devices that provides status, claiming, and push notifications with a dashboard view of deployed devices.