Lenovo expands ThinkSmart solutions with new accessories, updated management software and more

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With people continuing to work from home and in hybrid working environments, Lenovo has expanded its solutions portfolio with the addition of new accessories, updated management software and a platform-agnostic compute device with Intel Unite. The ThinkSmart Cam and ThinkSmart Bar are the company’s first branded accessories optimized for ThinkSmart solutions – but they can be used with most meeting room formats, including Microsoft Teams Rooms*. [caption id="attachment_175167" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]ThinkSmart Camera ThinkSmart Cam[/caption] The ThinkSmart Cam is a smart meeting room 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) capable camera suitable for huddle, small and medium rooms. The Cam 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. It’s expected to be available in January. The ThinkSmart Bar is a lightweight standalone premium sound bar with four built-in beamforming microphones for an immersive meeting room audio experience. It’s expected to be available in February. The Cam and Bar are equally efficient in large meeting rooms as they are in dedicated home offices, offering scalable flexibility. ThinkSmart Manager, which is available now with your ThinkSmart device, centrally manages both. ThinkSmart Manager 2.0, which arrives in March, delivers a single console remote management utility to ease IT admins’ burdens by minimizing local high-touch service of devices. This version 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. [caption id="attachment_175165" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]ThinkSmart Edition Tiny ThinkSmart Edition Tiny for Intel Unite[/caption] A 10th Gen Intel Core processor with vPro powers the new ThinkSmart Edition Tiny for Intel Unite, which runs Windows 10 IoT. It comes pre-loaded with Intel Unite to enable a smooth deployment process and helps IT departments manage collaboration infrastructure. Visit Lenovo for more information. * Check with Lenovo for supported unified communications platforms.

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