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Lenovo aims to transform workplace meetings with the new ThinkSmart Hub 500

Lenovo aims to transform workplace meetings with the new ThinkSmart Hub 500

Sounding like something out of a SciFi movie, the ThinkSmart Hub 500 is Lenovo’s newest workplace tool. Removing the need to use actual laptops and struggling with cables, the Hub acts as we wireless gateway to Skype for communicating locally or remotely, all in an attempt to make the workplace flow a little better.

The Hub is an all-in-one with a 360-degree swivel so anyone can see what’s happening on the screen, making meetings more streamlined in the modern workspace. The display runs at 11.6 inches and runs on top of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. With 92% of businesses planning a step-up in their workplace, this will be a great step in the right direction for any business that relies on efficient communication between people.

This second-generation Skype Room Systems solution from Lenovo will transform meeting rooms, and enable rich collaborative Skype for Business experiences.

The Hub is the perfect tool for small or medium business meetings using Skype Room Systems thanks to its 360-degree microphone array and Dolby Audio Premium sound as well. You can check out pricing and availability towards the beginning of 2018, and sign up for updates directly from Lenovo.

Press Release

Lenovo™ Powers Workspace Transformation with ThinkSmart Hub 500

Skype Room Systems device offers meeting room control, participant connection and analytics

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK & ORLANDO – September 25, 2017 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference, a new device to tackle conference room complexities and help companies embrace the digital transformation of modern workspaces. The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems device that manages collaboration within modern meeting rooms. With the ability to simply connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it eliminates the hassle of sharing personal laptop screens and messing about with cables. Developed in cooperation with Microsoft, the Smart Hub 500 is an all-in-one device, with a 360-degree rotatable 11.6-inch display and runs Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

The Smarter Office is Today

The continuing evolution of technology and the focus on digital transformation brings smarter devices to enable improved collaboration spaces and meeting environments. 92% of businesses are planning Workplace Transformation Initiatives (WTI) to build smart offices that enhance individual and collaborative work experiences for local and remote users. The exponential growth of smarter offices creates opportunities for hardware and software vendors, resellers and systems integrators as customers look to fuel investments into WTI.

Efficient Conference Room Meetings

Most of today’s meeting rooms have projectors or displays and audio speaker phones. There is rarely video conference support and participant hardware is not connected to any collaboration platform. Meeting set up time can often exceed ten minutes wasting valuable creative time.  The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 can transform your meeting rooms. Easy to deploy and simple to manage, the Hub 500 can make any space a Skype for Business meeting place. Featuring Dolby Audio Premium sound experience, 360-degree array microphones and a touch display to control the meeting and large external displays, the Skype Room Systems purpose built device is the ideal conference companion for huddle and medium-sized meeting rooms.

To sign up to receive further information on the Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500, visit: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/hub500

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