September 2018

Page10 It’s collaboration month!

With a landmark conference, a new brand and a number of solutions new to the market September is collaboration month.

New brand added by StarLeaf

‘Teamline by StarLeaf’ is a new range of premium meeting room solutions for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. In the corporate space, Star- leaf argues that video meetings should be of a high quality, re- liable, always on and offer in- vestment protection, which is a key differentiator when com- paring Teamline's codec-based architecture with a PC-based solution.

The new Teamline 5140 mod- el is designed for new collab- oration areas, including huddle spaces and newly video en- abled, smaller meeting rooms. The new solution comes in four configurations, allowing cus-

The TeamLine by StarLeaf user interface.

tomers to choose from PTZ or fixed USB cameras, with single or double screen support. The Teamline 5250 model has been created for boardrooms and larger meeting rooms. It is the AV integrator's choice for large meeting rooms and board- rooms. It is positioned to slot in and replace an existing H.323 estate, as well as meeting the

The Teamline by StarLeaf range is positioned as the option for medi- um to large businesses who might appreciate the qualities of a tradi- tional H.323 videoconferencing solution but want to take advantage of a Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams environment.

need for new AV videoconfer- encing suites. Both codecs can utilise the Maestro centralised management solution to cen- trally manage all Teamline equipped rooms. The Teamline range is posi- tioned as the option for me- dium to large businesses who appreciate the qualities of a traditional H.323 videoconfer- encing solution, but want to take advantage of a Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams environment. Unlike PC-based options, Teamline’s essential Microsoft elements reside in a Unix wrapper, within the codec, and so have a double protective layer. As a native component, the solution still talks directly to the 365 server, but all software updates are delivered via the Maestro management solution at the discretion of the user. Teamline is available from StarLeaf resellers with immedi- ate effect. If you are interested in becoming a reseller contact Sales through

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Voice controlled digital signage

Voice control is an obvious extension to digital signage and following Digital Signage Expo, the first solutions are appearing on the market.

Samsung announces 8K TV

During its press conference at IFA 2018, Samsung Elec- tronics unveiled the Q900R QLED 8K complete with 8K AI Upscaling. Available in four ultra-large screen sizes (65”,

including Real 8K Resolution, Q HDR 8K and Quantum Pro- cessor 8K, all created to bring 8K-quality images to life. The new Samsung QLED 8K will

8K AI Upscaling is a part of the company’s long-term vision of leading 8K to the forefront as the most accurate and life-like screen resolution on the market. “At Samsung, we’ve worked tirelessly over the years to move the industry forward when it comes to premium picture qual- ity, and the introduction of our QLED 8K with 8K AI Upscaling is an integral component as we look to the future of displays,” said Jongsuk Chu, Senior Vice President of Visual Display Busi- ness at Samsung Electronics. “We’re thrilled to introduce the Q900R to consumers and are confident that they will experi- ence nothing short of brilliance in colour, clarity and sound on our new 8K-capable models.

To achieve 8K-quality images, the Samsung Q900R features Real 8K Resolution capable of up to 4,000 nit peak brightness.

75”, 82” and 85”), Samsung QLED 8K TV will feature sev- eral 8K-ready enhancements,

Exertis adds expert user training

Exertis has appointed Instrui as their audio-visual training part- ner to provide resellers and their end users with the expertise and hands-on knowledge to maximise the investment in new technology. Instrui specialise in training in AV including: collaboration; interac- tive touch; video conferencing; digital signage; and room booking and control across key vendors such as Samsung; LG; Signage- live; Promethean and many oth- ers.

Andrew Henley, Professional Services Business Manager said,

“Technology needs to increase ef- ficiency and improve productivity. Employees are key to unlocking the power of new technology and this can only be achieved through a thorough understanding of how to use equipment. By partnering with Instrui, we can ensure that our resellers have the opportunity to provide their customers with training that leverages their invest- ment. We are pleased to be able to add this to our range of profession- al services that resellers can white label and increase their engage- ment beyond the installation.”

UC News, AV News and Maver- ick AV Solutions have created a boundary-pushing event that we would love you to be a part of. Connect – Age of Collaboration will be taking place at the iconic Design Museum in London on the 26 and 27th September. We know the future of work is


Logitech MeetUp Kit with Intel NUC

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collaboration, and businesses must transform digitally to com- pete. The pace of this change means new thinking needs to be applied to every aspect of the modern workplace – from people to processes, from space to tech- nology. We are at the centre of this ex- citing conversation, working with the brands who are leading the way in workplace change. It’s the ideal time to host an event that will illuminate, celebrate and pro- voke. “We’ve put together a set of inspiring thought-leaders, speakers and industry stars in a fantastic programme of over 50 cutting-edge keynotes and

be available in the UK from Mid-October. Samsung’s QLED 8K with

Claim a place at this landmark collaboration event

workshops. All based around the workplace of the future, we’re working with a selection of our manufacturing partners to create exciting workshop spaces. Keynote speeches will include a fascinating conversation be- tween acclaimed broadcaster Spencer Kelly and John Under- koffler, the visionary behind the Hollywood tech of films such as Minority Report and Iron Man. Immersive workshop sessions

will be led by presenting partners such as Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, Condeco, Zoom and Logitech.” “We have a special registration link for our VIPs if you can make it?


Zoom relocates in London to accommodate growth

California-based communica- tions pioneer Zoom Video Com- munications, Inc. is growing so fast in the UK that it plans to in- crease its headcount in the next year and has moved to a sub- stantial new office in London. The new offices in The Place, 175 High Holborn, right in the heart of London, are a testament to the strategic importance of British industry to the San Jose company, which was founded by ex-Cisco engineering leader Eric S. Yuan in 2011. The investment in a five-year lease for the office shows the commitment that Zoom is mak- ing to ‘UK PLC’. It has commit- ted to office space that will sup- port its anticipated expansion and plans to increase its head- count in the UK.

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