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Microsoft's larger 85inch Surface Hub 2S begins shipping in early 2021

Back at a press event in New York City in April 2019, the first unveiling of the Surface Hub 2S in the much bigger format (85” to be precise) got alot of us excited and we've been waiting in anticipation on it's official launch ever since! As of January 2021, it’s now available for pre-order ahead of shipping from Q1 onwards.* Designed to facilitate spaces that require a much larger screen, the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S 85” delivers collaboration on a massive scale. State-of-the-art hardware with Microsoft 365 productivity, the Surface Hub 2S can help you to achieve teamwork without boundaries. The new 85” version is ideal for deploying in larger conference rooms, board rooms or even more expansive huddle spaces and classroom/teaching settings. Make remote meetings feel less remote Today's modern workplace is constantly evolving, especially in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. Workforces are more remote than ever, with an increased demand for flexible solutions and tools that create a seamless experience when meeting colleagues. What’s more, with the likelihood of hybrid work environments becoming the norm when transitioning back to the office, it’s key that the right technology is there to make communication and teamwork easy. Bridge the gap between those who are in the office and those who are still remote, with a powerful meeting platform offering vibrant, life-sized video via Microsoft Teams. The larger screen of the 85” Microsoft Surface Hub S2 can also facilitate social distancing for those back in the workplace, allowing peers to stay 2 metres apart while still working together. Beyond the workplace The Microsoft Surface Hub 2S in 85” isn’t just an ideal solution for the workplace. It can also become part of the digital transformation for schools and higher education institutions, in a world where students and professionals alike have had to find new ways to access resources and to deliver the curriculum.

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Kinly receives Technology Excellence Partner Award!

This week at Cisco’s annual partner conference this year held digitally, Kinly was honored with Technology Excellence Partner of the Year: Collaboration for its innovation, leadership, and best practice as a Cisco business partner across EMEAR North. Tom Martin, Managing Director of Kinly in Northern Europe accepted the award on behalf of the company which was recognized for our ability to take the Cisco technology and adapt it to customers need, growing 30% in FY20.

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Kinly and AVMI join forces

Kinly – a leading global specialist in video collaboration services, headquartered in Amsterdam – today announces the acquisition of AVMI – a leading global AV-integrator and managed services provider, headquartered in London. Edward Cook, AVMI (left) and Robbert Bakker, Kinly (right) The acquisition of AVMI strengthens Kinly’s position as Europe’s No. 1 player and firmly establishes Kinly as a global top 3 provider of video collaboration services. Together, Kinly and AVMI will offer a compelling proposition in the virtual collaboration space to customers globally. Kinly and AVMI operate in over 20 locations throughout Europe, USA and APAC, serving clients in over 125 countries with over 1,200 talented and passionate employees. Robbert Bakker, CEO of Kinly comments: “We are very excited to announce that AVMI, a leading UK based global AV integrator, will join and strengthen the Kinly team. The combination of our businesses will support our strategy to expand our international presence. Together, we offer our clients a truly global service and holistic portfolio of high quality and secure video collaboration solutions. Our businesses are highly complementary and we share a strong reputation with our clients as trusted adviser. AVMI brings an enviable track record in delivering complex enterprise projects globally and providing operational and service excellence. Kinly offers best in class video collaboration solutions and unparalleled product expertise in remote management, video cloud solutions and adoption services. This powerful combination will also bring new opportunities and career prospects for our people in an exciting environment. I very warmly welcome the AVMI team on board and I am convinced that our teams across the globe will jointly create even more value for our customers.” Commenting on the announcement, Edward Cook, CEO of AVMI, remarks: “The combination of Kinly and AVMI has always looked like an excellent idea and I am delighted that it is now a reality. Both companies are market leaders in their own countries and I am confident that, together, we can truly compete on the global stage. Our industry has matured to the extent that our clients now demand global coverage and a breadth of skill sets that only a handful of companies can provide. I am certain that the newly expanded Kinly will have a very exciting and successful future.” In today’s world the need for high quality and secure collaboration technologies and services is paramount, driven by the challenges and opportunities that remote working, globalisation, digitalisation of workflows and need for increased connectivity bring us. Kinly and AVMI are determined and excited to continue to innovate and support our clients with this important transformation. The enlarged Kinly group will continue to be supported by Avedon Capital Partners, a leading mid-market growth investor based in The Netherlands and Germany. Since 2017, Avedon invested in Viju, Visions Connected, and MK2 to form the Kinly platform, a global leader in video collaboration. The acquisition of AVMI accelerates and builds upon the success of Kinly in an exciting and growing market. Additional Information Kinly Company Overview Kinly provides secure and flexible visual collaboration solutions that make it easier to work better together.

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