The ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit is a modular setup designed to bring meetings further into the 21st century.
The kit includes everything you need to run Microsoft Teams meetings, including camera, a soundbar, display controller and computer and the software needed to run it. You’ll also get support from Lenovo too.
Having attended countless meetings using a variety of platforms using phones, laptops and tablets, it’s about time we got some accessible meetings kit to use.
ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit hardware
The ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit comes with a decent computer that drives the system called the ThinkSmart Core.
It uses a 4 core Intel i5 1145G7 processor running at 4.1 GHz with an 8MB cache. It also has 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD drive and uses Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
There’s also WiFi and Bluetooth 5 to keep everything connected.
The kit also comes with a controller display. It’s a 10.1” HD touchscreen, USB-C and a jack.
The ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit also comes with a camera, ThinkSmart Bar XL soundbar and the cables and power adapters to make everything work.
The Core is a small device that can be set anywhere in a room or fixed underneath a desk. It’s a good looking little unit with simple and most cable demands, so should be very easy to use.
ThinkSmart Core also include ThinkSheld, a set of security apps designed to protect meetings and data. It’s a hardware-based system that includes TPM, physical locks as well as barrier protection.
11th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro® i5-1145G7E
Intel® Iris® Xe
Ports & Slots
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise SAC
The ThinkSmart Controller is a touchscreen controller designed to manage all aspects of meetings without you having to hunch over a laptop looking for controls.
It can sit at an angle, has a clear screen with precise touchscreen controls.
It also has an infrared sensor that can detect who is in the room with you.
It links the Core with the camera, soundbar and everything else and can also link to whiteboards and other AV systems.
Windows 10 IoT
Windows 10 is familiar to most of us and the IoT variant has some innovative features specifically for this type of device.
Windows 10 IoT brings extra security specifically for IoT using some Enterprise features as well as those unique to this version of Windows.
It also brings Azure compatibility, lots of IoT apps in the store, a simpler UI, smart device management controls and a 10-year support lifecycle.
The Windows version will also include full compatibility with Windows Teams.
ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit
Overall, the ThinkSmart Core Full Room Kit looks to be a very competent system ideal for Microsoft Teams.
The kit looks premium. The design is modern and modest and has all the connectivity you need to level up your meetings using Teams.