Rants & rAVes — Episode 1139: Lenovo Used InfoComm to Launch the World’s Only Mic/Speaker/Camera Bar with Windows 10 Inside

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Gary was joined by Lenovo’s own Brian Mignault to talk about its all-new Think Smart 1 All-in-One Videoconferencing Bar With Built-in Windows 10, which made its debut at InfoComm 2022. It’s the only bar-based product with Windows 10 built right in and allows for a computer, camera, mic and speakers as an all-in-one solution for small to medium-sized rooms. We shot this, […]

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AVer Information Announces Plug-and-Play Solution Bundle with Lenovo and Yamaha for Hybrid Meeting Room Connectivity

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AVer Information announced a technology collaboration with Lenovo and Yamaha to streamline hybrid meeting room connectivity. The plug-and-play solution bundle is certified for Microsoft Teams to offer global collaboration between business meeting spaces and remote offices. The hybrid room-ready solution includes the AVer CAM520 Pro2, Lenovo ThinkSmart Core + Controller and Yamaha ADECIA Ceiling Mic […]

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What’s Next for 2020-21? Learnings from SYNNEX’s Latest of the LAVNCH Days

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Thursday marked the third of the SYNNEX COLLABSolv LAVNCH Days (if you need reference material as to what those are, find some previous coverage here), and this event in particular promised to cover a topic at the forefront of all our minds: hybrid connections. What are they? What do they look like in our homes? […]

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Sneak Peek: 5 Things to Look Forward to on SYNNEX’s Next LAVNCH Day

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SYNNEX’s next COLLABSolv LAVNCH Day, SYNNEX COLLABSolv Home-to-Office Technology Day, will take place on Thursday, August 20. We got a preview of the day over here at rAVe. Here are the five things I’m looking forward to for it: 1. Making sense of hybrid working. “Hybrid working” has become a big industry buzzword, and I […]

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Extron and Lenovo Partner to Create Scalable Meeting Solutions

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Extron announced that the company is working with Lenovo to create scalable meeting solutions for modern workspaces. Designed to integrate room automation, audio and signal extension capabilities with the Lenovo ThinkSmart, Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms solutions, the Extron/Lenovo partnership will bring control capabilities to the ThinkSmart Tiny and ThinkSmart Hub across the enterprise. […]

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Almo Pro A/V Intros Zoom Rooms-Certified Bundles

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Almo Professional A/V today announced it has joined forces with video communications leader Zoom to offer fully-kitted Zoom Rooms Hardware Bundles, all of which will be stocked and ready for shipping in the U.S. and Latin America, and designed to transform any area into a modern, easy-to-use power collaboration workspace. Almo has also entered a […]

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Lenovo to Sell Avocor – This Could Be Great or Bad

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At Enterprise Connect, Avocor announced an alliance with Lenovo that will sell Avocor displays across all of Lenovo’s campuses, but they will also sell the Avocor product via its Vendor Label Hardware Program. This is not good news for AV integrators. Lenovo is not known for value-add selling of third-party hardware. Theoretically, they do have a very […]

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Lenovo Launches ThinkSmart 500 Skype Room System

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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 […]

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