Turn any space into a teamwork space. Built for teams to work seamlessly together wherever they are, it scales and adapts to any space.

As with the original Microsoft Surface Hub, GV Multimedia will be helping define this new market segment with Microsoft.

Surface Hub 2’s light, sleek and intelligent design starts to ship in Q2 2019, and GV Multimedia are the partners to ensure you are there from the start.

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The following is the latest information from Microsoft.

A new culture of work is emerging. One where unlocking the power of the team has never been more important. I see it with our team daily. People coming together, creating together. Making products stronger through collaboration, whether they’re in the same room or separated by thousands of miles.

Today’s most effective businesses have a team-based, collaborative culture and place an emphasis on enabling creativity and productivity. In fact, companies that promote collaborative working are five times as likely to be high-performing.

It’s not just that how we work is changing, it’s that where we work is changing too. The environment around us is shifting – towards open offices, huddle rooms, and team work spaces – in fact, in three years, half the global workforce will be mobile. It’s an exciting time to be in the devices business, because the creation of new form factors and software experiences will not only lead us to work in new ways, but also in new spaces designed for collaboration.

There is a need for a device built for teams and designed for these new environments. To help people collaborate whether they are in the office, at home, or travelling the world. To move beyond just passing along information, to a world where they are collaborating real-time, in an efficient, and intuitive way.

Today, I’m excited to introduce that device, the next generation – Surface Hub 2.

 

Unlock the power of the team
Surface Hub 2 was designed from the ground up to be used by teams – to get people out of their seats, to connect and ideate, regardless of location. The new Surface Hub 2 is sleeker, more agile and more affordable to fit any workspace or work style. The gorgeous 4K+ 50.5” multi-touch display creates an inviting canvas to co-create, harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Whiteboard, Office 365, Windows 10 and the intelligent cloud. The 4K cameras that rotate with the device, integrated speakers and far field mic arrays allow everyone in the meeting to feel as if they are right in the room with the rest of the group, while our standard Surface 3×2 aspect ratio means everyone has more usable space to create and collaborate.

 

Perfect for any space
Surface Hub 2 scales and adapts to your space through tiling up to 4 screens together in portrait or landscape view. Dynamic rotation allows you to use the best orientation for your content to help people work in the way that best suits them and the people they are collaborating with. It is also significantly easier to move around your workspaces than its predecessor. We’ve teamed up with workplace expert Steelcase to create a system of rolling stands and easy-to-use mounts to help Surface Hub 2 customers be truly mobile, gain a new perspective and capture their ideas wherever they do their best work.

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The magic of tiling
Tiling is one of my favorite features on Surface Hub 2. Seeing four of the beautiful Surface Hub 2s lined up together has undeniable visual effect and will have a profound impact on what groups can accomplish together, allowing users to display multiple pieces of content side-by-side. Imagine how much your team could get done being able to work simultaneously across Microsoft Whiteboard, PowerBI, PowerPoint, and a full view video call.

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Move beyond meetings, to real-time teamwork
We’re passionate about creating experiences that allow the technology to fade into the background, so people and teams can be as productive and creative as possible. The original Surface Hub advanced this mission, making it possible to join a meeting or open a whiteboard with one touch. Now Surface Hub 2 takes it even further with multi-user sign in.

This feature is a truly magical experience. Using multi-user sign in, multiple people can authenticate in the same Surface Hub 2 workspace, allowing them to simultaneously access their documents and ideas, merging them with the ideas of their teammates – and making collaboration as natural as meeting at a whiteboard.

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The future of collaboration is coming

We started on the journey of empowering teams with the original Surface Hub and the value it provides has resonated with businesses worldwide. We’ve sold to more than 5000 customers across 25 markets. Over half of Fortune 100 companies have purchased Surface Hubs to improve team’s efficiency and how they collaborate – breaking down barriers and creating real business value. We believe our customers will love Surface Hub 2 even more.

For updates and more information, please contact your account manager or local branch.

GV was recently chosen by Microsoft to become an Authorised Device Reseller (ADR) for the Microsoft Surface Hub. The deeply-embedded Microsoft Ecosystem Integration with the Surface Hub bridges much of the converging IT/AV/IP world. This allows us to provide solution and service for Education and Corporate customers.

To become an official partner of Microsoft, GV Multimedia went through a rigorous application and assessment process. With GV being granted full ADR status, it makes us one of the very few companies in the UK authorised by Microsoft and recognised by all major educational purchasing consortia - meaning that we're one of the only companies that can sell, integrate and support this incredible product to schools, colleges and universities alike.

GV Multimedia is one of the only AV dealers in the UK to offer an in-house rack building service.
Our team has many years of experience in rack building - our Hounslow rack builders have integrated over 250 racks this year so far and they're still going. While the majority are new builds, we are also called upon to restore and recable legacy racks. Neat rack wiring is crucial to any AV system for a whole host of reasons. One of the main ones is that it provides ease of access to equipment and connectors should anything go wrong or any other need arise.The thing is, AV equipment doesn’t last forever, and that also applies to cables which can deteriorate over time. It should come as no surprise that it's far easier to swap out a lead with a replacement if there’s access to it and you can see where it’s going. By the same token, it’s a lot safer to swap out any piece of equipment if you’re safe in the knowledge that you’re not yanking out any other cables with it.

WolfVision has recently unveiled their impressive collaborative solution – Cynap.

Allowing users of any platform to share content, Cynap offers screen sharing, recording, streaming and much more. It’s particularly impressive when connected to a WolfVision visualiser.

The WolfVision Cynap System is a unique knowledge sharing solution, which enables users to utilise presentation content material of all types, from an almost unlimited range of both digital and physical sources. Cynap features comprehensive ‘bring your own device’, recording, streaming, and media player functionality, and it provides an effective solution when used either with or without a connected visualiser.

 

American audio equipment company Harman has signed a deal with The Duchossois Group to acquire control and automation systems company AMX for $365 million.

The acquisition will see Harman expand into new territory thanks to AMX's firm reputation as a world leader in control system development.