Launched by Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe, MultiSync WD551 is a Microsoft Windows collaboration display and smart solution for modern meeting spaces.
The Sharp NEC novelty is called WD551, a room peripheral certified for use with Microsoft Teams and designed to offer maximum flexibility in hybrid work practices, which have taken hold over the last year and a half, allowing “BYOM” scenarios: Bring Your Own Meeting. Users basically just plug in their device via the display’s USB-C cable to instantly share content and start video conferences. Two 65W USB-C inputs enable seamless switching between two users while both connected devices receive a power supply.
While certified for Microsoft Teams enabling excellent video and sound quality during meetings, the WD551 also enables any application installed on the user’s notebook to be projected onto the display’s 55” screen, based on the latest PCAP touch technology and optically bonded glass for reduced parallax.
In short, the WD551 provides a natural writing experience, whether customers use their finger or a pen. In addition, users can benefit from Windows Ink support with the two active pens included, and palm rejection which allows users to rest their hands on the screen without making unwanted marks.
The WD551 also uses its IoT sensors to gather telemetric data from its environment, such as room occupancy, temperature, lighting and air quality. When managed via the soon to be released NEC Room Management Service, it will also support smart building strategies. The solution is ideal for small meeting spaces that encourage spontaneous meetings, empowering users to perform at their fullest potential, with the tools and environment optimized for productivity.
According to Daniela Dexheimer, Senior Product Manager Collaboration Technologies at Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe, “businesses approach a hybrid model of remote and on-site working, it’s clear that BYOM is here to stay. With the new NEC WD551 Windows Collaboration Display we have developed a solution that guarantees users maximum mobility and flexibility in even the smallest meeting environments, even in the home.”
Albert Kooiman, Senior Director of Microsoft Teams Devices Partner Engineering and Certification at Microsoft Corporation, concludes: “We are pleased that the WD551 is certified for Microsoft Teams. The WD551 connected to a laptop or to a Microsoft Teams Room offers great audio and video as well as interactive inking and touch experiences through Teams.”
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