Once again, IT Partners has lived up to its reputation. Two intense days, fed by exchanges and meetings between professionals.
This year was all the more important for IT Partners because the development strategy focuses on recruiting new partners.
In fact, the show will have 12,000 to 12,500 m² of exhibition space, a surface on which it will host about 240 exhibitors (not counting the brands represented on the stands of wholesalers) against 210 in 2018. “The big players have stabilized the size of their stands, one or two have even reduced the importance, says Laurent Eydieu. This gave us the opportunity to host more exhibitors and thus strengthen the diversity of the offer presented in the areas of IT, office automation, telecom, and audio-visual in particular. An innovation space of 400 m² has also been planned to highlight certain technologies. One third of this space will be reserved for IoT and another third for the audiovisual sector. The last third will host an animation organized by an agency specializing in the actors of the channel. They propose to show them how to evolve towards the sale of new services and not just to act as traditional resellers.
On March 13th and 14th, as every year, there was the big mass of IT actors at Disneyland Paris, where the professionals updated the technology, for those who are attracted by the well-enriched daily technology, in line with the artificial memory.
Some good people were still present for this edition: Seagate, Qnap, Synology, NAS Expert, Western Digital, Netgear, TP-Link, Crucial, Netgear … but also Belkin, QSAN, Intel, Toshiba, Samsung, LG, Acer and Asus and the list is long…
What is certain is that 2019 will be a great year for storage in all its forms and the network, always more efficient to meet the requirements of users.
It’s a great year for laptops with Google’s OS. Professionals / companies would be more and more interested in this range of products.
On the most important IT event BenQ, an exclusive partner of Google, presents for the first time the Google Jamboard. The Jamboard’s 55-inch, 4-inch, high-definition, 4-inch UHD digital whiteboard (UHD) aims to maximize collaboration in work environments and classrooms in an intuitive, efficient and productive way, without complex installation or training. Embedded in the G-Suite, it allows to exploit perfectly the power of the cloud for a real-time communication between several devices offering the possibility to collaborate on the same work without constraints of place for a simple and effective collaboration, even at distance.
The new BenQ interactive and touch screens (PR Series for Corporate and RM for Education) is the perfect 4K solution for most environments. These innovative interactive flat panels are ready-to-use, equipped with cross-platform compatibility, touch-to-point interactivity of up to 10 points, intelligent Eye-Care technology and handwriting recognition.
They are equipped with BenQ: X-Sign’s proprietary content management software (including X-Sign Designer X-Sign Player X-Sign Manager) that helps users create, schedule and display digital content through a variety of templates. The Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) application controls multiple displays simultaneously across the local network and coordinates screens within a single LAN environment.
For more mobility and collaboration, BenQ brings a practical solution to professionals with Instashow, a wireless broadcast kit. A simple touch on the module connected to a computer makes it possible to broadcast the wireless content on a large screen or a video projector. This ingenious solution requires no IT or authorization services to launch an application with 16 simultaneous connections and a Full HD resolution. Plug and play, simple and fast!
Finally, on BenQ’s IT Partners stand, we can discover a range of small screens designed for professional spaces (BL series combining ergonomics and eye comfort) and its professional instructors for the worlds of photography, video and video. design (SW, PV and PD series including Eye Care and Brightness Intelligence + technologies).
The mini PC, changes shape and audience. If manufacturers are increasingly relying on compact solutions, it’s not so much for geeks in search of multimedia solutions, but rather to meet the needs of a professional clientele.
After 20 years, PC manufacturers have realized that a machine does not have to be big to be powerful, modular and therefore attractive. Since the first XPC Shuttle AGP port, although the path has been traveled, we have moved from a cube still quite impressive (300 x 200 x 185 mm) to the NUC (117 x 112 x 35 mm). We even had machines in the form of HDMI key or even Compute Cards to insert in third-party devices. These products have one thing in common: Intel, which is still a big promoter of such solutions, at the root of an entire ecosystem.
For a long time, mini PCs have mainly interested those who wanted to place a small machine in their living room, the deal is changing. Firstly because TVs are increasingly connected, limiting the interest of adding a complete PC. Second, because it’s the professionals who are interested in it now.
Some brands have understood this, adapting their strategy, both for office machines and those requiring more computing power or even a certain level of mobility, such as
Intel: “NUCs are the fastest growing PC segment.”
IT Partners 2019 has just closed. Its popularity does not seem to be weak and I feel that this year again, attendance has increased. As a reminder, this is a trade fair for professionals where manufacturers, wholesalers and solution publishers meet.