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Lenovo Thinksmart Hub 500 powers workspace transformation

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Lenovo has a new device it hopes will tackle conference room complexities and help companies embrace the digital transformation of modern workspaces, the company announced over the weekend at the Microsoft Ignite conference.

"Workplace transformation begins with collaboration," said Christian Teismann, senior vice president and general manager, Commercial Business Segment, Lenovo PCSD.

"As workforces are changing, businesses need to provide tools to enable efficiency and teamwork in the office and with colleagues around the world," Teismann said. "One obvious need for change is in how meetings are conducted, including the ongoing issue of the wrong technology to get meetings started quickly."

Teismann added the wasted time can cost businesses millions in lost productivity and Lenovo hopes the ThinkSmart Hub 500 can help save money.

The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems device that manages collaboration within modern meeting rooms.

With the ability to simply connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it eliminates the hassle of sharing personal laptop screens and messing about with cables.

Developed in cooperation with Microsoft, the Smart Hub 500 is an all-in-one device, with a 360-degree rotatable 11.6-inch display and runs Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.

The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 can transform your meeting rooms. Easy to deploy and simple to manage, the Hub 500 can make any space a Skype for Business meeting place.

Featuring Dolby Audio Premium sound experience, 360-degree array microphones and a touch display to control the meeting and large external displays, the Skype Room Systems purpose built device is the ideal conference companion for huddle and medium-sized meeting rooms.

To sign up to receive further information on the Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500, visit: http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/hub500

Pricing and Availability

Pilot programs with Lenovo Smart Hub 500 begin later this year with product availability and pricing expected in first quarter of 2018.

Corona Renderer 1.7 RC1 for 3ds Max is out

From Corona-Renderer.com:

To help finish the final release, but Corona Renderer needs help with testing and feedback to catch any remaining bugs or other issues.

Here's just some of the major new items in 1.7:

- Much faster rendering, in some scenes up to 8 times faster, thanks to the combination of many speedups (new DMC sampler, new adaptive direct light algorithm, faster adaptivity recomputation, and more)

- Memory savings, in particular with render elements

- The Corona MatLib, a collection of over 300 ready to use materials

- Dedicated Hair shader, plus compatibility with 3ds Max native Hair and Fur, Ornatrix and Hair Farm

- Dedicated Skin shader

- New additions to the CoronaMtl: a new SSS mode, and Dispersion

- A dedicated Corona Camera

- UVW Randomizer

- Bump Converter so that any map can be used as a bump map

- The Corona UI displays properly on high DPI monitors

- And of course many other improvements!

Get it here

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