09 Dec 2014

Samsung Smart MultiXpress Wins

Samsung Smart MultiXpress Wins 2 Editor’s Choice Awards

The critical acclaimed Samsung Smart Print range – Samsung has brought smartphone-like ease of use and expandability to its new MFPs.

Samsung is shaping its print offering to meet the challenges of the office of the future

Launched at September’s IFA 2014 consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, the ten new MFPs are the first of their kind to be equipped with an Android operating system. The combination of Android OS and Samsung’s Smart UX Center, the same touch technology used in Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets, provides a familiar user interface and a scalable platform for individual printer apps – just like a smartphone. It also allows the printers to operate independently of a PC with on-the-go connectivity through Samsung Cloud Print.
This, says Mark Ash, General Manager of Samsung Electronics’ Print Division in the UK and Ireland, makes the Smart MultiXpress series ideal for the flexible working practices employed by businesses today.

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05 Dec 2014

Ibec Case Study

Customer Success Story – Ibec transforms collaboration with Polycom

“Video conferences allows us to be fluid all the time, we can stick to agendas and keep things going. Making sure we connect with everyone is very important, so we all feel like one organisation, one team.”
Martin Wells, Director of Member Services, Ibec

As Ireland strengthens its business reputation in the European marketplace, the power of relationships is paramount. Ibec is an organisation dedicated to leading, shaping, and promoting business policy and conditions to drive economic success. With 160 employees in seven offices, and over 7,000 members across numerous sectors, the organisation’s ability to communicate is crucial.

“Video has been transformational for us,” says Martin Wells, director of member services at Ibec. “It’s imperative we connect with people in the regions, not just for Ibec staff, but for our membership and organisations. It makes things more immediate.”

The Ibec Board comprises of CEOs and business leaders scattered across Ireland and working from every corner of the globe. Connecting them is critical. “These guys are busy. You’ll never get them all here physically, so video has been great for us that way,” says Wells. “It means we’re fluid all the time and we can stick to agendas and keep things going.”

Beyond its Irish borders, Ibec maintains a European team in Brussels, Belgium that is instrumental to the governance and regulation process. Bridging that gap has been a win for all. “Rather than having to fly back and forth, we can meet quickly now. We can make the sessions and understand the impacts,” explains Wells. “It just makes us that much more agile and flexible in the way we work.”

Time and distance greatly impacts planning and Ibec has enhanced work-life balance for its internal staff, while ramping up value. “By using the system, we don’t have people traveling from Cork or Waterford or Donegal to Dublin for a meeting or training workshop that might only last an hour or two,” says Yvonne Clancy, director of talent at Ibec. “It’s much more time effective for people.” With the video solutions, training is much more effective, and so is general communications internally. Clancy points out the importance of addressing the entire company as one, with one video meeting.

Ibec has pieced together all the components to better serve its members and customers, and operate internally at best capacity. Wells notes the importance of collaboration. “Making sure we connect with everyone is very important, so we all feel like one organisation, one team.”

Dave Curtis IT infrastructure manager at Ibec confirms that their objectives were met by deploying Polycom. His mission as IT Infrastructure Manager was to enhance meeting capacity, deliver a solution that would be easy to use, and be adopted by the staff. Digicom, his local audio video partner, and Polycom certified reseller designed and supports the successful project. Curtis confirms, “We exceeded the plan we had put together with Digicom the first year, and we far ahead of our forecast for video meetings this year.” The future plans for Curtis, at Ibec are to deliver greater flexibility by rolling out Polycom RealPresence Desktop.

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04 Dec 2014

Cloud Video Conferencing from Digicom

Digicom to white label the Cirrus-Connects cloud video conferencing for the Irish market

Digicom has chosen to add the Cirrus-Connects cloud video conferencing solution to their product portfolio. Cirrus-Connects is now amongst an already impressive list of Digicom partners such as Polycom, Cisco, LifeSize, Samsung, Sony, NEC and Ricoh. As the number one choice for Print and Audio Visual/Video Conferencing solutions to the business sector in Ireland, Digicom recognise their clients changing needs for video conferencing solutions. Digicom aren’t just looking for a solution that looks great, they want a technologically robust solution that delivers significant benefits to their customers.

Not only do companies wish to continue using video conferencing at the boardroom level but due to the power from desktop/mobile hardware devices and the ever increasing telecommunication networks, companies want to easily connect their offices, customers, suppliers and partners and remote staff by video. “It’s all about the user experience! I’ve been so impressed with the reliability of Cirrus-Connects”, says Digicom Sales Director Peter Fox “the interoperability it offers and how simple it is to use, especially when running it from a webbrowser without the need to download any software plugins. With immediate effect, Digicom will be deploying Cirrus-Connects for use in our own business process”. Digicom has white labelled Cirrus-Connects under the Digicom brand.
Cirrcom Limited Managing Director, Steve Roberts is very proud and privileged for Cirrus-Connects to be associated with Digicom.

For further information, please contact:
Peter Fox, Sales Director
T: +353 (0)1 460 0022
E: peter.fox@digicom.ie

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01 Dec 2014

How I Made It | Greg Clarke

The Sunday Times recent ‘How I Made It’ article on Greg Clarke (Managing Director, Digicom). Read how Greg has grown the business since 1997, and also what lies in store for the future: “We have a good management team in place and good systems and processes. This means things are handled better, which means [profit] margin is better too. All in all, we have a good platform for growth”

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01 Dec 2014

Ricoh Projectors | Freedom of Expression

A record-breaking throw distance of just 11.7cm allows the Ricoh projectors to be placed just inches from the wall, ensuring that nothing comes between you and your message: no shadows; no noise; no glare. Use it to display images of up to 80 inches in meeting rooms, classrooms, museum displays, restaurants, bars, shops, window displays, anywhere there is a wall or flat surface to project upon. And because it is so compact and light, you can move it from room to room and even carry it to meetings off-site.

The PJWX4130N boasts all the features of the PJWX4130, plus wired and wireless network connectivity, a USB port for PC-free presentations and enhanced device management.

In summary:
Can be placed just 11.7cm from wall and will display images up to 80cm.
Optional Unique Stand.
HDMI Input.
Bright with 2500 ANSI Lumen.
Automatic distortion adjustment and wall colour correction.
Network Connectivity.
Low Energy Consumption.
Quick start/shutdown
Rapid 3 second start-up makes these projectors deal for impromptu, ad hoc meetings.
USB storage: A USB 2.0 interface allows JPEG images and MPEG2 video to be projected directly from USB memory devices for PC-free presentations.

For more information on the RICOH Projector & AV range contact a member of the Digicom Team today.

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10 Nov 2014

Digicom Samsung Business Discovery Briefing

Date: 7th November 2014

Location: Digicom Samsung Business Discovery Briefing, Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 7 Clare St, Dublin 2.

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The aim of the Digicom Samsung Business Discovery Briefing was to teach business owners and decision makers how to save their business money by:

– Using the right device, to do the right job, at the right time and in the right place

– Making mobile technology work for them

– Cutting their office print costs

– Benefiting from Samsung’s free KNOX security protection software

There were expert speakers and presentations from Digicom and Samsung on the latest in mobile and print technology developments. Once presentations were concluded, attendees had to chance to see the CubePro 3D Printer in action, and just as importantly, the new range of Samsung Multifunctional Printers (featuring 10’ Android).

If you have any questions or require further information on anything in Friday’s presentation, please get in touch with me adrianot@digicom.ie

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13 Oct 2014

Digicom | Samsung Business Discovery Day

Title: Digicom | Samsung Business Discovery Day

Date: 7th November

Location: Dublin Chamber of Commerce, 7 Clare Street, Dublin 2.

Register: Here

In every sector, companies are discovering that mobile technology presents new opportunities – transforming service, support and ultimately improving sales.

Cloud Computing, BYOD as well as the massive growth in the smart phone market, the emergence of tablets and new technologies for meetings are all creating new behaviours and expectations in the workplace, providing opportunities for new more agile and flexible modes of working. The benefits will be a more engaged and agile workforce, which in today’s dynamic and fast moving markets is vital to enable businesses to innovate and adapt at the requisite speeds.

Join us at the ‘Business Discovery’ Event and find out how mobile technology can save your business money whilst putting your customer at the heart of your business.

What you will see & learn:

  • See and experience our latest technologies in action that are set to drive the enterprise revolution & new ways of working.
  • Leverage new platforms based on consumer technology to add more speed and flexibility to current business operations which will lead to a more productive workforce.
  • Discover Samsung KNOX – protection against mobile threats is essential in any workplace especially a BYOD workplace. Samsung Knox will keep devices, networks & infrastructure safe from mobile threats and protect corporate devices, plus the sensitive data they carry.
  • Gain insight for IT as to how to adapt to this new ‘always on’ reality and enable employees to make the most out of these technologies and work in new ways.

Register: Here

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22 Sep 2014

Polycom RealPresence Group 500 Special Offer

Digicom are running a Polycom trade in promotion discount of up to 25% for your existing Video Conferencing units. This offer applies to the equipment listed below. As you can see is not limited to just Polycom units. As an added incentive for the next 2 months, we are also bundling Premier Maintenance for Year 1 Free of Charge for trade ups to the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 series. This only applies to trade-ups and is in an effort to encourage replacement of end-of-life kit.

Polycom RealPresence Group series combines great video experiences and a new breakthrough simple interface with the broadest interoperability and lowest total cost of ownership of any video. The Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series brings a new standard of efficiency and productivity to your group collaboration. It combines great video experiences and a new breakthrough simple interface with the broadest interoperability and lowest total cost of ownership of any video collaboration system.

For conference rooms and your other meeting environments, the Polycom RealPresence Group 500 delivers powerful video collaboration performance in a sleek design that is easy to configure and use. Support for dual monitors and ultiple options for sharing content make it an ideal fit for most standard-sized meeting rooms. Single-cable connections for video and audio simplify setup, while the small, sleek design allows for discreet placement of the device. Plus, the small design makes it ideal for mobile applications, whether moved to different locations within a building or used as part of your mobile video kit.

Full list of equipment eligible for trade-in: Cisco/Tandberg (C Series, MXP Series, MSE Series, Edge Series), Lifesize (Room, Team, Express), Sony (PCS Series), Aethra (Vega series), Huawei (View Point Series), Radvision Scopia VC240, VTEL conferencing systems, Polycom iPower, Polycom View Stations and Polycom VSX series.

The program with additional free maintenance bundle runs until 12th November 2014.

Feel free to Contact Digicom for more information on this trade-in offer or call 01 4600022.

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09 Sep 2014

Digicom now offering Sony Bravia 4K Professional LED TVs

Digicom are now offering our customers greater choice with Sony Bravia 4K Professional LED TVs. Available in 55” and 65” screen sizes, as well as our largest 85” model, they bring the incredible depth and picture quality of 4K resolution to business and retail. Plus web-friendly HTML5 means users can create digital signage, easily.

Our range of superior quality public display screens and projectors, highly creative video walls, leading digital signage software and intuitive content management solutions enable businesses, education establishments, venues, retail environments and transport hubs to maximise audience engagement.

Professional design
The FWD-55X8600P, FWD-65X8600P and FWD-85X9600P offer all the technological performance and style you’d expect from BRAVIA. The 4K LCD panel produces four times the pixels of Full HD for outstanding picture quality, while the ultra-slim design enhances any corporate or retail environment.

Simple, flexible
Standard mountings for installation plus straightforward operation and controls mean that a BRAVIA Professional 4K LED TV integrates easily into any environment. Customise and store preferred settings with Hotel Mode, and copy them from display to display via USB memory.

Optimal controls and signage creation
Each display includes USB playback, IP control, RS232C control (with optional accessory CBX-H11/1), Hotel Mode and web-friendly HTML5 for easy digital signage creation.

Get in touch with a consultant from Digicom today to help find the best Sony Bravia 4K solution for your business.

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08 Sep 2014

World’s First Printer Powered By Android | Samsung Print Dublin

New models are designed to be independent, intuitive and scalable for businesses users Samsung Electronics introduced ten new multi-function printer (MFP) models to the European market at the ‘Smart MultiXpress’ Unveiling Event at IFA 2014, in Berlin. The MFPs are the first printers of their kind to be equipped with an Android operating system, and are designed to be more independent, intuitive and can be used in all business environments.

As part of Samsung’s focus to develop printer solutions that seamlessly fit into the IT and Smart office ecosystem, the new Android based MFPs will feature Samsung’s Smart UX Center which operates independently without a PC, with app scalability, and a consumer friendly UI.

“As Samsung continues to strive for user-focused innovation, the introduction of the first Android OS-equipped MFPs will enhance Samsung’s smart office experience for business customers” said Mark Ash, General Manager, Print Division, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland. “Businesses seek smart printing solutions that can be managed easily whilst still delivering powerful performance at reduced costs. Our new print technology not only delivers all of these things but also ensures that super smart is also super simple”

Printing without a PC

The new Samsung Smart MultiXpress series of MFPs each feature a 10.1-inch full touchscreen panel that enables users to search and print from web browsers, emails, maps, images and other types of content – without the need to connect to a PC or server. The touchscreen also offers the ability to preview documents, as well as editing and annotating capabilities.

“As our B2B customers’ work styles and processes continue to become more mobile, Samsung will continue to provide new printing solutions that feature intuitive user interfaces, superior performance, and above all else, increased efficiency and productivity for the mobile and fluid workplace,” said Mark Ash. (Taken from Samsung Printing Innovation Update)

Digicom are OA Partners for Samsung Print Dublin and are looking forward to bringing such innovative printing to Ireland.

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