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CES is a consumer show, but there are plenty of nifty tools for businesses too.
CES is mostly focused on consumer-oriented products, but with the lines between consumer and business devices blurring nowadays, many of the coolest products at CES could be of great interest to enterprise IT folks. Here are some of the hottest new CES products that business professionals could get a kick out of.
Key features: The LaCie Rugged RAID delivers a blend of capacity, speed, mobility, and reliability. It’s a storage solution for on-the-go professionals, adapting to the needs of performance and data security.
HP EliteBook Folio 1020 G1 Special Edition Notebook PC
Key features: The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 SE is super thin (15.7 mm) and light, making it an ideal business- notebook for frequent travelers. It combines a magnesium-lithium alloy and carbon fiber to achieve a 2.2 pounds weight plus it has a 9-hour battery life.
Boingo Wi-Fi subscription
Key features: PassPoint is an industry standard technology sometimes called “Hotspot 2.0” and/or “Next Generation Hotspot” backed by the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Broadband Alliance. It aims to make it easier to automatically connect to secure WiFi networks. Traditionally connecting to secure networks has required user authentication, but with PassPoint users can be automatically connected to these secure WiFi hotspots
Key features: NuBryte is smart lighting and security console that provides automated lighting, a built-in security system, and energy reporting system. It’s primarily designed for a home, but there’s no reason it can’t be used in an office.
Dell 27 Ultra HD 4K Monitor – P2715Q
Key features: For wide-eyed business professionals, Dell has the Ultra HD 4K Monitor, a 27-inch monitor with four times the resolution of Full HD with 3840 x 2160 resolution at 60hz and over 8 million pixels with wide color coverage at 99% sRGB and ultra-wide viewing angles.
LifeTrak Zone C410
Key features: Salutron has a whole lineup of WellnessConnected products for consumers or HR and employee wellness coordinators can use them to customize health program in a business. This wearable wrist device tracks steps, distance, heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep with an activity tracker that also tells time. Other products include a blood pressure monitor and a smart weight scale.
Key features: The Cortex is a wearable, head mounted computing platform that provides developers with a spatial scanner and digital visor in a standalone headset package. Cortex sees businesses using this to help employees or developers virtualize a problem from a realistic perspective, or for precise simulation.
Key features: Make your conference room “SMART” with the kabb collaboration tool, which digitizes information written on it, capturing it and allowing it to be shared with meeting participants in any location.
ProSAFE 8-port Gigabit Click Switch
Key features: Click Switch is a mounting system for flexible placement in office cubicles and conference rooms. Features include traffic prioritization, VLAN support, and two USB ports for charging smart phones or tablets. Plus, it helps organize a mess of cords.
XOEye Technologies Wearable Suite
Key features: XOEye will bundle its cloud-based software platform with Vuzix’s M100 smart glasses to create a wearable computing environment. XOEye envisions businesses using this for remote diagnostics, support, training and compliance or project documentation
Key features: SenseHud is a heads-up display (HUD) that allows drivers to be connected while being mindful of the roads. Through the combination of a mounting system and a mobile app, SenseHUD displays information such as speed, phone calls and other information to drivers while still allowing them to see the road. SenseHUD envisions businesses using this to keep drivers connected while on the road.
iRobot Ava 500
Key features: Ava 500 is a telepresence robot that allows executives to immediately establish a physical presence at an office, event, data center, manufacturing plant or other location from anywhere with complete freedom of movement.
HP DL380z Virtual Workstation
Key features: The HP DL380z provides enterprise IT with a end-to-end security, optimized management, and access to applications from almost any endpoint device, from virtually anywhere.
HP ZBook 15u Workstation Ultrabook
Key features: With a stylish design, the ZBook 15u delivers impressive professional 3D graphics plus high-performance storage and performance, making this a sleek professional workstation for business professionals.
Office Solutions Bundle
Key features: ADT Pulse for Business offers security and automation, featuring 24/7 monitored security, real-time video monitoring, access and lighting control and climate and small appliance management with a single management system.
The SanDisk SSD Plus and the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD
Pricing: The SanDisk SSD Plus comes in a 2.5” form factor at capacities of 120GB ($69.99) and 240GB ($109.99). The SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD also includes capacities of 128GB ($73.99), 256GB ($115.99) and 512GB ($220.99).
Key features: SanDisk SSD Plus, a 2.5” entry-level drive, and the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD, targets laptop and desktop PC users looking to increase the capacity and overall performance of their mSATA-enabled systems. The drives are designed to bring the benefits of flash memory technology—faster speeds, extended battery life and upgraded systems.
Key features: Tired of holding a remote to click through your presentation? Voiceboard claims to be the first voice and gesture controlled presentation tool, complete with interactive content such as 3D models, webpages, videos and maps.
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0
Key features: SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 is a USB flash drive featuring both a micro-USB and a high-speed USB 3.0 connector for super-fast file transfers between On The Go (OTG)-enabled Android devices, PC and Mac computers. The drive simply connects via micro-USB to a compatible Android device, giving users up to 64GB of extra storage instantly.
Key features: The Archer C9 AC1900 dual band Gigabit router with beamforming technology employs a 1GHz dual-core processor, dual band antennas and high-powered amplifiers for faster, more efficient Wi-Fi connectivity in offices.