We’ve had a lot of hardware from Lenovo come through the doors at Techaeris HQ but nothing quite like this. The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 has a definite business and collaboration focus meant for meetings and conference calls. Creating business machines is nothing new for Lenovo, but the ThinkSmart Hub is a machine created specifically for business. This hub promises to be an easy to deploy, easy to use system that will boost productivity by removing one particular headache from the usual business meeting routine.
If you’ve ever been in an office and been invited to a meeting, you’ve almost certainly had this scene play out. Someone brings their laptop because they want to display something during the meeting, but they don’t have the right cable to connect to the projector, don’t have the right software for the smart display, can’t get one or the other to work properly, and time is wasted while that all gets sorted out.
The ThinkSmart Hub 500 will connect to and control your external displays while including its own 11.6″ touchscreen for easy controls. Dolby Premium Audio and a 360° array of microphones round out the package. The ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Rooms Systems purpose-built device, aiming to make huddle and medium-sized meeting rooms more productive.
You can read more about the ThinkSmart Hub 500 in the full press release below. What do you think about this new collaboration and productivity machine from Lenovo? Tell us all about it in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.