October 14, 2020 – Today at Zoomtopia™, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced in cooperation with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) that ThinkSmart Hub and ThinkSmart View will be offered with Zoom Rooms1 and Zoom for Home1 respectively. The new Hub announced last month offers smarter collaboration for conference rooms of all sizes with richer audio featuring full duplex speakers and four omnidirectional microphones integrated into a sleeker all-in-one compute device. Built on the Zoom Rooms platform, the Hub lets participants communicate via video2 or voice and content can be easily shared in real time. ThinkSmart View is a dedicated personal business collaboration device announced in January this year and is designed to enhance a home office setup. View is now available with Zoom for Home to help unlock individual productivity by enhancing the Zoom experience in a purpose-built solution. Always ready to start ad-hoc or scheduled video meetings, View can sync with a user’s calendar and status, share content and includes a whiteboard function for live annotations.
Built for a Distributed Workforce
Video collaboration has seen exponential increases in user demand with Zoom’s daily meeting participants reaching an all-time high of 300 million by April 20203. An increasingly distributed workforce will only see demand increase as remote workers require more efficient home office unified communications devices and companies accelerate digital transformation strategies providing more intuitive and efficient meeting room tools that are easier to setup and manage.
Zoom Rooms tackles the three primary pain points of meeting room collaboration: By focusing on usability that helps users quickly join meetings with one-touch conferencing start, offering high quality video and providing easy content sharing, Zoom Rooms delivers an effortless user experience in the workplace. Zoom for Home on ThinkSmart View brings that intuitive and immersive collaboration into the home through the dedicated personal device.
ThinkSmart Hub for Zoom Rooms
The sleek all-in-one design Hub offers a one cable system I/O function that provides power, ethernet, USB and display connections. With current social distancing measures in place, Alexa for Business4 voice capability with the Zoom Rooms version adds a layer of protection and easy interaction, allowing users to control meetings simply through the power of voice. In addition to being built on the Zoom Rooms platform, ThinkSmart Hub includes built-in protection with ThinkShield security solutions and is easy to manage using our custom-built ThinkSmart Manager software5. We can also offer tailored and personalized guidance throughout Smart Collaboration Managed Services6 to ensure customers have powerful tools to help teams of all sizes connect, share and collaborate efficiently. To see the full features of ThinkSmart Hub, click here for the datasheet, and here for images.
ThinkSmart View with Zoom
ThinkSmart View now leverages the powerful Zoom for Home platform bringing the best of Zoom Meetings into home workspaces. As a purpose-built appliance that can be easily managed and provisioned, View includes an 8-inch HD touch screen with a wide-angle camera and privacy shutter, dual microphone array, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that allows pairing of compatible headset. To see the full features of ThinkSmart View, click here product images.
“We are delighted to expand our smart collaboration portfolio to include Zoom platforms and offer a rich unified communications experience” said Joseph Mingori, general manager, Lenovo Smart Collaboration Business. “Whether you are outfitting large enterprise meeting spaces or wish to enhance a home office setup, our new ThinkSmart solutions with Zoom Rooms or Zoom for Home can energize team interaction and support today’s flexible work schedules.”
“With increased demand and expansion of use cases for video collaboration in recent months we see the need for more tailored unified communications solutions,” said Jeff Smith, Head of Zoom Rooms at Zoom. “We are excited to partner with Lenovo to deliver ThinkSmart Hub for Zoom Rooms and ThinkSmart View for Zoom for Home. These devices, built for Zoom, can help businesses and end users be more productive and efficient in today’s highly distributed global workforce.”
Pricing and Availability7
ThinkSmart Hub with Zoom Rooms is expected to be available from November 2020, please contact your local Lenovo representative for solution pricing.
ThinkSmart View with Zoom for Home is expected to be available from January 2021, starting at $349.
Visit www.lenovo.com/ThinkSmart for more information.
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1 Zoom Rooms and Zoom on ThinkSmart View may require additional subscription fees
2 Video capability will require a compatible camera available at additional cost.
3 Source: Zoom.com blog post April 2020: https://blog.zoom.us/90-day-security-plan-progress-report-april-22/
4 Amazon Alexa for Business is available in selected languages in select countries, please verify local availability before purchase.
5 ThinkSmart Manager is available with the first year’s subscription included. Contact Lenovo representative for further details.
6 Smart Collaboration Managed Services are available at additional cost
7 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. Availability dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.
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