Lifesize has enhanced its Lifesize Share platform, which enables the wireless sharing of media and video content on any connected screen, with optional connectivity to a Lifesize videoconferencing service. New features include the ability to launch Lifesize room systems remotely and join meetings from recognised mobile devices; integration with ScreenCloud digital signage, which can transform connected screens into automated content displays; automatic switching between digital signage and video calls; and support for the Kaptivo whiteboard system, enabling real-time capture and sharing of handwritten content.
Born to roam
Skyroam Solis enables commuters, business travellers and tourists to stay connected to the internet in more than 130 countries. Providing super-fast 4G LTE internet connectivity for up to five devices simultaneously, the combined hotspot and 6,000 mAh power bank can be bought for £135 or rented for £9 per day. Subscription options include a 24h day pass, a monthly plan or payment per GB.
Graphic display specialist Leach is helping customers reduce their carbon footprint with the launch of products with a strong sustainability message, like its new EcoScreen HD fabric for backlit displays, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. Eco-Screen can be used in another of the company’s new products, the Leach Box illuminated display, which, thanks to the use of a flexible lightsheet rather than a rigid dibond, can be rolled up and transported in the back of a car.
Stoop to Conker
British rugged mobile device brand Conker has added a 5.5in rugged smartphone to its ST range. The 4G-enabled ST50 offers businesses in the construction, engineering, hospitality, manufacturing and logistics sectors a durable alternative to expensive consumer devices. The ST50 can be bought for £399 or by monthly subscription.
New from home security specialist Moobox, the ProXT is a subscription-free, full HD outdoor security system. Its price of £117.77 includes one weatherproof, wire-free, battery-powered HD camera, providing four months of use on just one charge; a DVR/HUB with a 16GB memory card, which can support four additional cameras; and 7-day rolling cloud storage. The Wi-Fi camera has a 120-degree wide angle lens, two-way audio, a PIR motion sensor and infrared night vision to 16 feet. As soon as it detects movement, the ProXT records 10, 15 or 30-second video clips and sends copies to the Moobox cloud where they can be viewed using the MooboxCam app.
Western Digital has added an entry-level NVMe model to its WD Blue range of solid state drives (SSD), giving content creators and PC enthusiasts near-instant access to files and programs. Built with Western Digital’s own 3D NAND technology, firmware and controller, the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD delivers three times the performance of SATA models, with sequential read/write speeds of up to 1,700/1,450MB/s and power consumption as low as 2.7W.
Same performance, lower cost
Distributed organisations like restaurants, schools and shops are among those likely to welcome the new AP125 access point from WatchGuard Technologies, which, when managed with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, benefits from Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) security. Ryan Orsi, director of product management for Wi-Fi at WatchGuard, says the 802.11ac Wave 2 access point offers significantly better performance than Wave 1 APs, without their high cost. “Wave 1 APs can’t provide the level of security, network resource distribution or scalability that organisations need, and most competing Wave 2 APs can’t automatically detect and prevent the six known Wi-Fi threat categories. This is extremely problematic for low traffic environments that still require secure, high performing Wi-Fi access,” he said. “Our new indoor AP offers industry-leading security through our patented WIPS technology, performance and scalability at a price that’s accessible for organisations of any size.”