Microsoft Surface Hub

Microsoft came to ISE2015 armed with an array of Windows Surface Hub devices both 55″ and 84″ and were happy to let the show attendees get their hands on the kit. In total I counted 6 screens including a free standing device on a trolley So what did we learn, well first off the Perceptive Pixel displays are impressive, touch response is incredible with the screens detecting not just the presence of the pen on the screen but also pressure resulting in a drawing experience which is freakily good. There really is a sense of ink flowing out of the pen in a way that other solutions fail to achieve. Flip the pen over and it functions as an eraser. Hardware wise snippets were given away in conversation, 55″ screen is currently 1080p, the 84″ is running 4k resolution, 55″ is powered by a latest i5 with the 84″ being i7, both have 8gb RAM, 512gb SSD From the launch videos I was under the impression the screens could detect the presenter either by Xbox Kinect style camera recognition or NFC pairing with say a mobile phone. This isn’t the case with the system being shown currently. The system detects the presence of a presenter through motion and light sensors so will come on automatically but will not identify the person using the screen. The cameras (used in Skype for Business calls) are mounted on either side of the screen and angled in slightly, this angle combined with the wide angle feature of the camera creates a view of the presenter as they interact with content on the screen....

Demo Room Open Day

On Wednesday 4th February, we will be opening the demo room doors to show you what the 21st meeting room is all about! The open day, which will run from 10am to 4pm, gives you the opportunity to come and see, and indeed demo, the latest in meeting room tech. Our large interactive screens offer video and voice conferencing, rich interactive display and data sharing, more effective collaboration as well as Microsoft Lync interoperability. To see the SMART Room System in action watch below: We will also have the brand new SMART kapp available to demo. Having only just arrived in the UK, this is the first one install and ready to demo in Cambridge. If you would like further information or would like to come along to the open day, please email Karen:...