Lenovo expands the ThinkSmart range with meeting rooms in mind

Lenovo expands the ThinkSmart range with meeting rooms in mind
Lenovo expands the ThinkSmart range with meeting rooms in mind

Lenovo has launched two new solutions, the ThinkSmart Tiny Kit and the ThinkPad Universal USB-C Smart Dock – ThinkSmart Editionto transform meeting rooms into intelligent videoconferencing spaces and be able to fully exploit the new technologies and services of Microsoft Teams Rooms.

These products, which join the Chinese company’s rich ThinkSmart range, are designed to improve collaboration and adapt to hybrid work scenarios that are becoming the norm. The company is looking to meet the needs of remote workers, who often feel like they are not fully immersed in meetings, and the IT departments that support them.

ThinkSmart Tiny Kit

The Lenovo ThinkSmart Tiny Kit is a new product that includes the computing module ThinkCentre M70q Gen 4 and ThinkSmart Controller. These combine to enable Microsoft Teams meetings with a single screen and external audio/video capabilities. This kit is ideal for enhancing meeting experiences in unmanaged rooms into Microsoft Teams Rooms experiences.

Users can enjoy features like push-button engagement and Front Row. Furthermore, customers can add their certified peripheral devices preferred to optimize your experience. The kit is supported by ThinkSmart Manager, which allows IT teams to deploy, monitor and troubleshoot Lenovo ThinkSmart devices from a single interface.

Lenovo ThinkSmart Tiny Kit (ThinkCentre M70q Gen 4)

Processor

Intel Core i3 “Raptor Lake”

RAM

16GB (2x 8GB SO-DIMM)

Storage

Flash memory 256GB

OS

Microsoft Windows 11 IoT Enterprise for Collaboration

HDMI ports

1x USB HDMI input, 1x HDMI output 8k@30)

USB ports

5x USB-A 3.2

1x USB-C 3.x Gen 2

Wireless connectivity

WIFI 6E

wired network

1x vPRO Gbe Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)

Mounting

external VESA

Dimensions

179×36.5×182.9mm

Weight

1.32kg

As for availability, it will be on sale worldwide. starting in the second half of 2024, with prices starting at €999.

ThinkPad Universal USB-C Smart Dock ThinkSmart Edition

The ThinkPad Universal USB-C Smart Dock – ThinkSmart Edition is a starter solution for businesses looking to record room usage and other analytics data. Equipped with a wide range of ports and plug-and-play functionality, this smart dock allows IT administrators to achieve the level of functionality of a managed room.

In addition, it has a cable management system that prevents accidental disconnections. By combining unified communications interoperability with PnP flexibility, this dock allows A single cable connects users to meeting room audiovisual devices and displays large format.

ThinkPad Universal USB-C Smart Dock – ThinkSmart Edition

Solution type

USB-C DP Alt Mode

Microsoft Azure Sphere

Connection

Via a 1 meter USB-C cable

Video ports

2x DisplayPort 1.4

1xHDMI 2.0

USB ports

3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 21 (10 Gbps)

2x USB-A 2.01

1x USB Type-C (10Gbps, 5V/3A)

Maximum video resolution

4K

Maximum number of screens

3

Audio

Stereo speakers + microphone

Maximum load

60W

Supported operating system

Windows 10 or higher

Dimensions

171x80x30mm

Weight

0.51kg

Kensington security lock

1x K-lock slot

1x NanoSaver Lock slot

Finally, the availability of this Lenovo product will arrive in the second half of 2024, with starting prices of €349.

 
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