Document management and display solutions provider Sharp is launching its first Windows Collaboration Display (WCD) at ISE. The 70in 4K interactive display for enterprise and SMB offices combines Sharp’s touch technology and sensors. It can work with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces.
The Sharp WCD features an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor unit to help monitor meeting environments. The sensors can feed data back to the Azure Digital Twins platform to help facilities managers monitor meeting occupancy, air quality levels, ambient light, temperature and humidity.
According to the company, these features are part of Microsoft’s vision to bring the ‘power of the intelligent cloud’ into the workplace, aiming to use a mix of AI, IoT, and productivity tools to create a more productive and collaborative environment. Businesses could use this data to improve the management of heating, cooling and room booking systems based on how the space is really used.
As well as the IoT solutions, the Sharp WCD has been designed to work with Microsoft tools such as Office 365 and the Microsoft Teams platform for group collaboration.