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Polycom Intros RealPresence Immersive Studio Flex

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The Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio Plex is a room videoconferencing system using multiple 65-inch displays to immerse attendees with 4K video.

Polycom realpresenceIt integrates with Polycom 3D Voice, digital ceiling microphones and a system allowing for annotation and whiteboarding from user laptops or mobile devices, and includes Skype for Business integration as well as Polycom RealConnect. Lost packet recovery QoS technology ensures great quality even amid network issues, and Polycom 3D Voice uses 3-channel processing for accurate positional audio.

The system uses three 65-inch 4K LCD displays showing up to 6 participants in full size (two per display), while a 55-inch 1080p display handles content. Users can move content to one or all of the 65-inch displays, while RealPresence Touch delivers an intuitive UI on a 10.1-inch display.

HPE Buys Security Analytics With Niara

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HPE announces the acquisition of Niara, a specialist in User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA), in order to enhance the Aurba ClearPass offering. Financial details are not available.

NiaraNiara first emerged from stealth in June 2015 with a promise of using big data security analytics to help customers improve security. It offers behavioural analytics software able to automate the detection of attacks and risky behaviours, including threats able to penetrate traditional firewalls and other perimeter systems.

"Integrating Niara's advanced behavioral analytics with ClearPass is a natural extension that will now deliver network-wide, real time visibility and predictive assessment of potential risks inside the enterprise," Niara says. "We also are excited to elevate our relationship from a ClearPass Exchange integration partner, to directly contributing to Aruba's growth."

Cisco Networks Buildings With Catalyst Building Switch

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Cisco sets to manage the needs of digital buildings with the Catalyst Digital Building Switch-- an ethernet switch designed to run things such as lights and cameras while collecting data on said devices.

Cisco building switchDescribed as "[the] milestone at the heart of the smart building vision Cisco is defining," the Digital Building Switch handles disparate systems like lighting, HVAC and badging through a key IoT protocol dubbed the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). It supports 60W per-port Universal POE technology to deliver twice the power of current PoE+, allowing for bigger and brighter lighting fixtures as well as a variety of devices.

Installation and deployment promises to be fairly simple via Bluetooth and smartphone app, while the fanless design ensures it runs noise-free.

AOPEN Presents Chrome Mini Range at ISE 2017

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The AOPEN ISE 2017 stand hosts the European launch of the Chrome Mini range with the Chromebox Mini and Chromebase Mini, as well as the AOPEN Surveillance platform.

AOPEN ChromeboxThe Chrome Mini range consists of a pair of Chrome OS-powered devices. The Chromebox Mini is a solid-state device described by the company as the smallest enterprise-ready Chromebox currently available on the market. It supports Chrome Device Management and features a fanless design, Bluetooth, wide-reaching dual-band antenna and power button extension ports for ease of mounting.

Meanwhile the Chromebase Mini is an all-in-one 10.1 inch solution. It does not require a kiosk protective case, and unlike a consumer touch device it is water- and tamper-proof. It supports AV conferencing platforms such as Google Hangouts, and offers mounting via built-in Vesa stand. Also included are a camera, audio and dual-microphone, while optional extras include recess wall mounts, PoE adapters and adapters for various payment solutions.

Kramer Showcases VIA Wireless Collaboration at ISE

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Kramer Electronics plans to showcase a pair of VIA wireless presentation and collaboration solutions at ISE 2017, the GO plug-and present solution and the VIAware wireless collaboration solution.

Kramer VIA GOVIA GO turns any projector or display into a BYOD wireless-enabled device. It features both built-in wifi capabilities and ethernet connectivity, and offers content streaming with mirrored images and video playback for iOS, Android, Chromebook and Mac devices. Security comes through 1024-bit encryption.

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