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Jabra and Lenovo collaborate to launch Microsoft Teams Rooms system

22 August 2022 // 4 mins read

Jabra and Lenovo
Jabra and Lenovo are expanding their collaboration to offer a meeting room system optimised for use with Microsoft Teams Rooms.

The Jabra PanaCast 50 Room System is a first from Jabra, and is certified for and preloaded with Teams Rooms software.

The modular room kit features the Jabra PanaCast 50 and Lenovo ThinkSmart Core Kit. The PanaCast 50 offers 180-degree Panoramic-4K video and works seamlessly with Microsoft Teams Rooms’ front-row layout to make hybrid meetings more inclusive and engaging. Lenovo’s ThinkSmart Core Kit includes the ThinkSmart Core and the ThinkSmart Controller, a 10.1″, 10-point touch HD display that allows users to initiate and control meetings, as well as share content and interact with colleagues working remotely.

The Jabra PanaCast 50’s 180-degree view allows every attendee to be seen, no matter where they are sitting. This is amplified by Dynamic Composition, an intelligent camera technology Jabra co-developed with Microsoft, which helps to bridge the gap between in-person and remote attendees by providing a close-up view of in-room participants when they speak.

Lenovo’s ThinkSmart Core is powered by an 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processor and delivers connectivity to support any meeting room configuration. It features integrated infrared sensors that detect when participants enter the room and automatically turn the system on and off.

Aurangzeb Khan, Jabra’s senior vice-president of intelligent vision systems, said:

The typical meeting is not what it used to be – and it’s time for meeting room technology to catch up. We’re delighted to unite the PanaCast 50’s unique capabilities with Lenovo’s innovative solutions, to equip offices with solutions to foster inclusive and interactive meetings for everyone, regardless of where they are. The system works at the touch of a button and can connect employees seamlessly, whether they’re in person or connecting from home.

Albert Kooiman, senior director of Microsoft Teams devices partner engineering and certification, highlighted:

The shift to hybrid work has undoubtedly led to more demand for video-enabled conference rooms, which is why we’re working with companies like Jabra and Lenovo to develop purpose-built Microsoft Teams Rooms. Bringing together Jabra and Lenovo’s hardware with Microsoft Teams software allows users to experience key Teams features, such as front row and Intelligent Camera.

The Jabra PanaCast 50 Room System will be available from 15 September. For more information, please contact out expert team.

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