Lenovo announced three new accessories to improve meeting spaces. The new ThinkSmart Cam, ThinkSmart Bar, and ThinkSmart Tiny Edition for Intel Unite all include several features optimized for meeting rooms. The ThinkSmart Cam and Bar will be available in January and February 2021, respectively. The ThinkSmart Tiny Edition with Intel Unite will also be available in January 2021.
ThinkSmart Cam is a 4K HDR camera that can be used for small to medium meeting rooms. It has AI and Smart capabilities to improve meetings. The camera can automatically crop, track speakers, and is whiteboard compatible. It has a 100-degree horizontal field of view and a 68-degree vertical field of view, so you should be able to fit into an entire meeting room with ease. The ThinkSmart Cam has a vision processing unit and an AI neural network to activate its smart features.
The ThinkSmart Bar is a premium sound bar with four built-in microphones. Lenovo stresses that these microphones are beamforming, so they should create immersive sound in the meeting room.
The ThinkSmart Tiny Edition for Intel Unite is a single PC that allows multiple people to present to it simultaneously. You can connect to the device wirelessly from smartphones, tablets and laptops. The Intel Unite app works with major platforms including Skype for Business, Zoom, and WebEx. The ThinkSmart Tiny Edition for Intel Unite runs Windows 10 IoT.
ThinkSmart Manager 2.0 is a remote management utility. Version 2.0 adds management dashboard meeting analytics for Microsoft Teams rooms, user configurable email notifications, and more. There are also new iOS and Android apps to help manage meetings.