Lenovo Unveils New Intelligent Devices and Solutions for Enterprises

Lenovo invites the industry to explore new PCs, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and security solutions at annual Accelerate event

ThinkReality AR VR

Lenovo’s annual Transform 3.0 at Accelerate is where commercial business customers and partners, industry writers, SMB device buyers, and tech lovers gather to catch a glimpse at the latest commercial solutions on full display, including Lenovo’s commitment to powering intelligent workplace transformation and smarter business.

From PCs to augmented reality (AR), Internet of Things (IoT) and security solutions highlighted at this year’s event, Lenovo shows no signs of slowing down by doubling-down on its promise of delivering smarter technology for all with a wide range of brand-new innovations across categories. Start your engines and let’s get into the details.

Visualize the Business Potential of AR/VR

Created as part of Lenovo’s smarter business initiative, ThinkReality is a newly launched sub-brand that brings businesses a solutions-based approach comprised of both software and hardware. It is designed to help enterprise workers use AR applications to receive assistance, reduce repair times, eliminate errors, streamline complex workflows, improve training quality, collaborate and save money.

The ThinkReality platform enables users to pin, interact and collaborate with 3D digital information in the real world, improving their contextual awareness and efficiency. The platform is device and cloud agnostic, making it easy for enterprise customers to adopt and manage AR and VR software applications across multiple operating systems, cloud services, and devices, such as the new ThinkReality A6, shown below.

Bold Moves in End-to-End IoT Solutions

Lenovo continues making businesses smarter by adding enhanced customer-validated solutions to its ThinkIoT ecosystem of offerings. An IoT device captures information from the various repeated actions in an environment and then analyzes data to inspire workplace efficiencies and optimized performance.

ThinkIoT’s portfolio includes powerful edge computing devices such as, ThinkCentre Tiny or the all-new ThinkCentre Nano IoT, the EPC300 as well as an array of sensors, including, high-powered smart cameras, motion-enabled lighting, machine vision cashier and facial recognition devices—able to detect and convey information fast to make intelligent decisions at the edge, i.e. locally, in the warehouse or showroom.

From consultation and device deployment to upskilling workers and enabling predictive analytics, the complex inner-connections of services, software and devices are orchestrated by Lenovo’s solutions architects to improve business outcomes for enterprise clients. Imagine a doctor using AR glasses to view X-rays on the cloud, or a warehouse associate aided by a high-performance camera sensor (shown below) that can identify whether packages are put on the right pallet within 200 milliseconds of picking up a box via a QR code on the sticker – all made possible through ThinkIoT’s warehouse automation solution.

Lenovo and Microsoft IoT Collaboration

At Accelerate, Lenovo displayed ThinkIoT offerings powered by Azure that will accelerate customers’ digital transformations, with Azure SQL Database Edge and solutions for verticals such as retail and manufacturing. Now, customers deploying Microsoft Azure solutions for IoT, AI and data management can do so leveraging the full spectrum of Lenovo offerings including the ECP300 edge gateway and IOT510C Smart Camera, ThinkCentre Nano IoT and ThinkSystem SE350 edge server. 

“More than ever, customers want to connect the physical world to the digital world and to implement IoT and AI solutions to enable business transformations. Working with trusted partners who can provide infrastructure and services that simplify IoT is critical,” said Sam George, Director, Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “Our new IoT partnership with Lenovo brings together Microsoft Azure platform and Lenovo’s ThinkIoT solutions portfolio of hardware, software and services to dramatically accelerate time to value for our joint customers.”

Smarter PCs Score Big by Going Small, Slim

Lenovo is unveiling fresh computing choices with its latest lineup of intelligent Windows 10 PCs, including the all-new ThinkCentre Nano, ThinkBook™, and the ThinkPad™ X1 Extreme Generation 2.

ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT

Designed to deliver powerful performance in an ultra-portable size, the ThinkCentre M90n is the most compact commercial desktop series in the world.1 Models are one-third the size of the ground-breaking ThinkCentre Tiny and bring up to 30 percent energy savings annually vs. traditional desktops. This makes them perfect for deploying in dense call centers or in environments where space is constrained.

With the smallest form factor in the market, ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano brings space-saving convenience and manageability to any vertical user because it can fit virtually anywhere – behind the monitor, under a table, or on a bookshelf, offering a clutter-free shared-desk work environment. ThinkCentre Nano can be conveniently powered by a compatible USB Type-C monitor or Type-C dock, thereby providing rich I/O possibilities to meet your every business need. 

To Protect the Best, You Got to Be the Best

Built to protect businesses, ThinkShield™ is a fully customizable suite of security-related services, software and hardware capabilities that protect the full lifecycle of commercial devices, from development to disposal. The ThinkShield portfolio is designed to provide greater security across all Lenovo Think devices, data centers, and emerging solutions.

ThinkShield takes a holistic approach to security that focuses on customer’s four biggest pain points in protecting their data, identity, online and devices. Launched last year, ThinkShield is adding seven new offerings to its robust security portfolio, such as Lenovo Self Healing BIOS that ‘self-heals’ and reverts back to its last known good backup copy in the event a BIOS is corrupt or maliciously attacked, or ThinkShield Secure Wipe that allows users to completely delete sensitive data on their devices without the need for external tools or removing the drive. 



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