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World’s first 5G smart hotel in the works

InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei are teaming up to create the world’s first 5G smart hotel. By introducing the hotel industry’s first end-to-end 5G network with integrated terminals and cloud applications, the project will enable InterContinental Shenzhen to provide guests with the “ultimate innovative luxury experience”. Shenzhen Telecom will …

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Industrial and design categories boost 3D printer market

The 3D printer industry is on pace for 25% higher-end printer growth in 2019 thanks to a boost from the industrial and design categories, reports Context. While the cheapest class of 3D printers, those in the personal category, struggled in 2018, the high-end industrial category – which accounts for 70% …

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MMD launches Philips 222B9T interactive display

MMD has launched the Philips 222B9T 22-inch LCD monitor with SmoothTouch. Equipped with projective capacitive 10-point touch technology, stylus, IP54 dust and water protection, a wide array of connectors, and a flexible stand for easy portability, this monitor is ideal for sectors as diverse as retail, point of sale (POS), …

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Lifesize surpasses $100m in bookings

Video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions provider Lifesize has announced that it has surpassed $100 million in bookings with an 80% CAGR for annual recurring revenue over the last four years. The company says the demand for its video conferencing solutions, growing partner ecosystem and consistently high customer satisfaction spurred …

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Huawei announces plans for ‘Innovation 2.0’

At is annual Global Analyst Summit, Huawei CEO William Xu announced that the company is “moving into the era of Innovation 2.0”. Huawei says Innovation 2.0 is all about “vision-driven theoretical breakthroughs and inventions”, and plans to “overcome the bottlenecks in theories and basic technologies that have hindered the development …

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Lexmark launches print solutions for manufacturers

Lexmark has announced new solutions designed to “simplify business processes for its manufacturing customers”, including RFID Laser Printing, GHS Label Printing, Supply Chain Document Optimisation, and SAP Printing. Lexmark RFID Laser Printing for Manufacturing allows manufacturers to print, program and customise RFID labels and tags from a colour laser printer …

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UKFast further commits to cybersecurity fund

UKFast is committing a further £3m to its cybersecurity fund to protect businesses online. The BASEfund (Building a Safer Environment) initiative has given more than £17m to UK businesses in the decade since the scheme launched. Now, UKFast is pledging a further £3m, growing the fund’s scope and enabling hundreds …

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The golden opportunity of chatbots

Karen Waters, Product Director at Engage Hub, looks at how chatbots can be used to improve customer experience. The chatbot has come a long way since ELIZA was developed in 1966. Improvements in NLP (natural language processing) and automation mean that they are now able to engage in meaningful, flowing …

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In My Team: NFON UK

We find out about NFON UK’s new Cloudya telephony solution and how the cloud is making it possible to streamline the delivery of data and voice. Who makes up the NFON UK team? Across our London and (new) Manchester office we now have 40+ members of staff. The five-strong marketing …

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