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News in brief: HP teams up with Jambra, plus new projectors, media players, and distribution deals…

Today's news in brief features HP and Jabra's collaboration on... collaboration solutions; new projectors from Vivitek, Avolites' new PRISM media player, and Nureva penning a new distribution deal for the Netherlands

HP teams up with Jabra on collaboration solutions

Communications specialist Jabra has teamed up with HP to provide high-quality video and audio solutions for meeting rooms. The company announced that the “bundle features the world’s first intelligent 180° Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution Jabra PanaCast and HP Elite Slice”, which is an integrated conferencing solution that combines one-touch controls for Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms with the capability of a powerful PC.

“Businesses are constantly looking for ways to simplify the video conference experience,” said Loretta Li-Sevilla, senior director worldwide office of the future and collaboration business, HP. “Pairing our versatile meeting room system, HP Elite Slice, with the Jabra PanaCast for the Jabra x HP Elite Slice bundle, customers can improve productivity and collaboration in a seamless all-in-one, easily managed solution.”

Aurangzeb Khan, SVP of intelligent vision systems at Jabra added: “The launch of the Jabra x HP Elite Slice bundle comes at an exciting time for businesses worldwide as they are optimising workspaces to the new normal of hybrid work and provisioning safe and productive environments. We are thrilled to be working with HP to offer users a no-compromise, one-stop solution to meeting room set-ups. We are certain that the top-of-the-class products that make this bundle will help businesses take their conferencing and collaboration capabilities to new heights.”

Vivitek launches new wireless collaboration projectors 

Vivitek has announced the launch of two new NovoProjectors, the DH3665ZN and DH858N, that feature integrated NovoConnect wireless collaboration capabilities. The company said the projectors offer 4,500 lumens light output and 1080p resolution and are designed for medium-sized meeting rooms.

The projectors are “ideally suited for the BYOD” environment and allow up to four screens to be displayed at the same time, enabling up to 64 people to participate in a single meeting. Both models  are compatible with Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, Android, iOS and Chromebook and feature full-HD 1080p resolution.

Avolites launches PRISM media player

British entertainment tech specialist Avolites has released its new PRISM PLAYER software application for media previewing and encoding. The company said that the release is the first application under the PRISM product range and can work as an auxiliary tool to the Avolites Ai video software platform.

The company’s Ai video products have been used on large-scale projects such as the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremonies and Glastonbury, and the new PRISM range is designed to give newer video designers and operators a stepping stone into the discipline.

“With PRISM, we wanted to create a set of complementary tools that would help designers start to integrate video into their projects as well as improve the user experience for our current Ai users” said Paul Wong, managing director at Avolites. “Now that we have Synergy, we really want to get as many users as we can to start looking at video and seeing how they can incorporate it into their designs.”

Nureva and LMS Distribution enter agreement for Netherlands 

Audio conferencing solutions provider Nureva has announced the appointment of LMS Distribution as its distributor in the Netherlands. The agreement will see LMS Distribution help to grow the market for Nureva’s audio conferencing product line, which is already in used with the likes of the BBC, Allianz, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and General Dynamics.

“We are thrilled to be a value-added distributor for the Nureva audio conferencing product line,” said Stef Hoogeveen, LMS Distribution’s managing director. “Nureva has a long history and strong reputation as a provider of high-quality, innovative products, and Nureva audio systems are a high-value complement to our current offering.”

“We know LMS Distribution will deliver an outstanding customer experience, and we look forward to a strong collaboration,” added Nancy Knowlton, Nureva CEO. “We expect that LMS will build on the success that we have experienced to date with both established and new resellers in the Netherlands.”