The Unified Communication & Collaboration Expo 2019

The Unified Communication & Collaboration Expo 2019

This year’s UC EXPO proved to be a huge success, with more than 6,500 delegates attending the event held in London Docklands. The conference this year was focused on five key disciplines – AI, cloud, collaboration, networking and security – with companies showcasing a wide range of new products in each.

But UC EXPO is not just about product launches – more than 100 speakers also took to the stage to host a range of seminars covering the latest hot tech topics. Highlights included Cisco’s Amy Chang, who opened the show with a keynote highlighting how AI is bringing greater insight and intelligence into collaboration initiatives.

While Microsoft’s Lan Ye, GM of the Microsoft Team CMD Platform, gave a hugely popular talk highlighting Microsoft’s development roadmap for the platform. Microsoft also provided more information about how MS Kaizala group messaging will be integrated into MS Teams allowing companies to standardise communication across both mobile and IP based endpoints.

Next generation collaboration solutions

And there was plenty of new hardware on show too, with Sharp’s new Windows collaboration display being one of the most talked about products at the show.

Developed in conjunction with Microsoft, this new interactive display combines Sharp’s award-winning touch technology with a range of IoT sensors designed to monitor environmental conditions – including air quality and temperature.

The screen allows users to easily connect and work collaboratively using a range of devices including tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs without the need for cables. The display supports all major platforms including Windows, Android and Apple Airplay for both IOS and OS-X devices.

The 70’ smart screen represents the next generation of IoT connected devices and is the first interactive display to be compatible with smart-building management software. The screen’s array of sensors can relay information to any cloud-based IoT platform, such as Microsoft’s own Azure Digital Twins platform to intelligently manage environments.

For example, brightness levels are automatically adjusted to match ambient light levels. While the rooms temperature and air quality can also be monitored and fed to HVAC system management software. This helps to create optimal working conditions for occupants and reduces building energy consumption.

For more information about Sharp’s new Windows Collaboration Display, including release dates and prices, or if you would like more information about our range of document management and collaboration solutions, please contact the integrated office experts at Leemic today on 0845 658 0537. Alternatively, get in touch with your local Leemic representative.