Lenovo just announced a new device aimed at the conference room. It’s called the ThinkSmart Hub 500 and it’s a Skype room systems device that manages collaboration within meeting rooms. With the ability to connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it was 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.
Lenovo says ThinkSmart Hub 500 is simple to manage and can make any space a Skype for Business meeting place. Featuring Dolby Audio 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.
Here are the details we know so far – it won’t ship until late Q4 2017.