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January 31, 2023

Lenovo updates smart solutions with Microsoft Teams display and Windows-based collaboration bar

At Information Systems Europe 2023 in Barcelona, Lenovo revealed a new solution aimed at helping people collaborate better at home and in the office: ThinkSmart View Plus. Powered by the Qualcomm QCS8265 chipset, this integrated device runs Microsoft Teams as a standalone 27-inch multi-touch display with premium video, audio and whiteboarding features.

Three people in an office having a meeting with others shown on a display

With Microsoft Teams Display, users can access a secure and flexible Microsoft Teams experience, which provides access to Teams chat, calendar and files. With this feature, they can join meetings through the device and screenshare between their PC and the ThinkSmart View Plus to simultaneously look at content and presenters.

With ThinkSmart View Plus, employees can smoothly transition from their home office to their work office with a customized Teams experience via hybrid work solution called hotdesking – allowing IT admins to manage their workspaces. Hotdesking allows them to quickly reserve flexible workspaces to touch down and make calls, sign into their personal Teams account, and access their meetings, chats and more. After users sign out, their personal information is removed from the device to minimize security risks.

Woman in a mini-office conducting a video meeting

Explore big ideas together on this device with a stylus pen and a whiteboarding application. Users can also hear and be heard more clearly with a premium soundbar with two 5w speakers and four-mic array, while the 4K IRGB camera with auto framing and AI security delivers crisp, clear images.

Another announcement Lenovo made was the availability (in select markets worldwide) of the ThinkSmart One, the world’s first Windows-based collaboration bar. Unveiled in 2022, the integrated collaboration solution, which can be used freestanding or mounted to monitors or a wall, was designed for small to medium meeting rooms or dedicated home office spaces. Powered by an embedded 11th Gen Intel Core processor with vPro technology, it supports video conferencing applications such as Microsoft Teams Rooms, and includes eight microphone arrays with echo and noise cancellation, 15-Watt stereo speakers and an integrated high-resolution camera with wide field of view.

Find out more about these and other Lenovo ThinkSmart solutions that work with Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams Rooms.