Dell kicks off CES 2022 with some pre-CES announcements. The company announced its Concept Luna sustainability collaboration with Intel, and now they’ve announced Concept Flow. Concept Flows tries to reconcile working from home and working in the office to work better together.
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The new industry term for working from home and in the office is hybrid working. Dell Concept Flow is working on several solutions that could help improve communication, collaboration, and locational equality for everyone. Hybrid working requires flexibility, which can become tedious without the proper materials and tools to enable it.
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Here’s what Dell’s press release had to say about Concept Flow:
Hybrid working means team members will be more mobile than ever and it brings new opportunities and considerations for IT managers and facilities teams when thinking about office environments and technology infrastructure. Concept Flow is our vision for a personal and seamless transition to productivity as you move between locations throughout your day.
Switching between spaces while I’m working can be extremely confusing: why do my settings sometimes change when I switch spaces? Why does my laptop take a while to turn on when I dock in the dock? Can you hear me? Can you see my screen? How do I log in to this screen? How to start this meeting?
Concept Flow is an adaptable design solution that could eliminate many of these frustrations and productivity disruptors. Our teams have combined devices, industry-standard wireless charging technology, smart software apps and Wi-Fi 6E docking technology to create a singular and seamless experience. Imagine walking into a smart workspace where your laptop automatically connects to screens, mouse, keyboard, and your trusted network before you sit down. You’re ready to pick up right where you left off. Simultaneously, when you put your laptop down, it’s powered wirelessly (no more fumbling for cords or crawling awkwardly under desks). And when you’re ready to move to your next location, Concept Flow’s proximity sensing feature automatically signs you out when you leave. This transition between spaces becomes frictionless.
This vision is more than an idea. Below, you’ll see Concept Flow in action — and as we continue to learn, refine, and collaborate with partners, this concept brings us closer to what we see as reinvented work experiences.
When we talk about inclusive environments for everyone in a hybrid world, we are really talking about reducing barriers to collaboration and communication between team members. This is to ensure that everyone has equal experiences no matter where they work or join from that day forward.
Love them or hate them, virtual meetings are here to stay. However, we recognize that engagement fatigue is real – especially on video where you’re constantly looking between participants trying to read body language or social cues, while maintaining eye contact and taking notes or presenting slides.
Our designers and engineers have been thinking about camera placement for some time and knew they wanted a solution that could foster more meaningful human interaction and also allow them to easily share their off-screen sketches and prototypes during calls. They took an agile approach with rapid iteration, and after countless mockups including flashlights, adhesives, suction cups, and magnets, Concept Pari was created.
Concept Pari is a simple, mobile wireless web camera with innovative features to help bring more natural and intuitive experiences to virtual collaboration. It can be placed directly – anywhere on compatible screens, in a charging station, on a stand or even hand-held. This allows users to make direct eye contact with the people they are talking to and makes it easy to share additional off-screen content and viewpoints. Small and light (~1 ounce / 30 g) yet powerful, this iteration has a microphone and can stream 1080p video over Wi-Fi. It has useful built-in features like a power indicator, vertical LED to help perfect alignment and great angles every time, plus a built-in USB-C docking station for wireless charging. The docking station can even accommodate and charge a reverse camera for added peace of mind when it comes to privacy.
Plus, Concept Pari’s small footprint, flexibility and simplicity mean it could appeal to anyone who engages in regular video calling and could easily be a companion accessory that forms part of a ‘work’ toolbox. hybrid” when people transition between different workplaces.
Small improvements in technology can have a big impact on our daily work experiences. So when we thought about new ways of working, we knew it was possible to reconsider one of the most common aspects of working life: note taking.
Almost everyone will agree; the extra screen real estate can improve productivity and collaboration. Concept Stanza goes even further in our exploration of multi-screen solutions. It is a new type of 11 inch thin, light and portless companion device uniquely designed to make the note-taking process much easier and smarter.
Such a simple concept at first sight. Yes, we deliberately chose not to include cameras or speakers, for a distraction-free experience. Each element has been carefully designed so that when using Concept Stanza there is no learning curve required; it’s almost like taking notes with pen and paper, except you can double-tap to instantly convert your handwriting to text. And with added intelligence, screen expansion capabilities, and software features, your content could be retrievable, searchable, and shareable across devices, so no more frantically rummaging through multiple notebooks to find that reminder or note you need. you vaguely remember. No more taking a picture of your handwritten notes to email them to yourself or colleagues. Concept Stanza blends the best of analog and digital, and was even developed with a stylus and mic for transcribing notes
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Last updated December 16, 2021.