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Take a Virtual Tour with 2N

With lock down easing in most of the country, companies are looking to adapt to this new normal with innovative ways to display and present their products. One such company has turned to the digital space and created something truly amazing, the 2N virtual experience.

What is it…

The 2N virtual experience is exactly what it says on the tin, a virtual experience that showcases 2N products in situ for customers to explore. With 3 unique experiences to choose from; apartment building, single house and commercial building, viewers are able to explore a 3D environment allowing viewers to see a plethora of 2N products doing what they do best.

Explore the 3D environment based on your preferred experience and select a start point from the blue bar at the bottom of the screen. Or, if you prefer, select your start point and use the arrows to move around the virtual space to discover 2N products.

2N products

With many 2N products featured, it is easy to get lost. That’s why selecting your preferred start location from the bottom blue bar, allows you to easily find the area you wish to explore. To help you better visualise how to deploy 2N solutions.

With the ability to assemble and dissemble products in the virtual environment. You are able to see how to install the solutions as well as how to assemble the housing units. As it is a 3D space, you are able to rotate the camera 360° for a better angle of all of the 2N products on display, helping you to choose the best solution for your needs.

What’s more, when you come across a 2N product you wish to see more of, orange points of interest are displayed to tell you what each part of the solution is as well as being a link to the webpage of the product. And if are wanting the technical documents for a 2N product, there is a handy documents button in the lower right which takes you to the technical specifications as well as other useful information.

Experience for yourself

The 2N Virtual Experience is really something special. It innovates and adapts to current situations and offers a unique user experience that while it is a business tool to demonstrate 2N solutions, it is also fun to explore and experience a new way to view products. Try the 2N virtual experience for yourself.

Explore the 2N virtual experience

Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’ with 2N

As we all look for new ways to adapt to the ‘new normal’, cleanliness is going to remain at the forefront of our minds for some time to come. 2N have put together some new videos to illustrate how users can continue to benefit from their products while maintaining optimal safety.

With a protection rating of IP69K 2N’s IP Force intercom can be exposed to even the harshest environments and cleaning products. See their latest video to see how this robust intercom can be thoroughly cleansed.

A pain point for many touchscreens is the difficulty using them when wearing gloves. 2N’s IP Verso and Indoor Touch can be easily used when wearing gloves. See the incredible responsiveness in 2N’s short video clip.

Discover the 2N range


Contactless Entry

2N also offer a contactless solution with their Bluetooth module. Both the IP Verso and the Access units can be adapted to create a contactless solution. Simply add in the Bluetooth module to enable staff to access your buildings through their smart phones or tables with the 2N® Mobile Key application. 2N Bluetooth modules for contactless entry

Get in touch to find out more

Expand your offering

Thermal cameras have become a hot topic over the past few months, but the reliability of these have been deemed unreliable by the MHRA. Our sister company, Alliot Technologies is the UK’s exclusive distributor of the Kentix SmartXcan body temperature sensor. Unlike other devices on the market, this smart device uses sensors to provide a core temperature reading via the eyes as well as the forehead. Compliant with the IEC80601-2-59 regulation for medical use, this sensor can be simply integrated with 2N systems to enable/restrict access based on the temperature reading.

Kentix SmartXcan available from Alliot Technologies

Find out more on Alliot’s website

To speak with a member of our Sales Team please call 01484 840048 or email contact@provu.co.uk.

3CXcape your office

Working remotely with 3CX

As thousands of employees across the globe connect remotely to their work place every day, the current climate has enlightened employers and employees to the capabilities of remote working, or what I prefer to call them, Digital Nomads. The ability to work remotely is no longer a nice-to-have but rather a must-have for any business communication strategy. We’re here to help support you in developing the right solution for your partners and their businesses.

The world is now more connected than ever with the introduction of virtual work spaces and social media. Consequently many businesses are now looking towards solutions to allow employees to work productively from home. With 3CX’s Unified Communications tools, you too can guarantee day-to-day operations can continue to be met, even out of office.

Unified Comms

To maintain operations, users need to access all the same data as they would being in the office. By unifying phone calls, video conferencing, SMS, email and Live Chat, users of 3CX can share and access data from one centralised location, enabling teams to collaborate in real time. Regardless of your company size, 3CX’s unified comms solution helps to improve collaboration, boost productivity, increase mobility and enhance the customer experience.

With 3CX, users are able to access the following features as standard.

  • See the status of your colleagues
  • Instant chat
  • Live website chat
  • Web client
  • Smart phone apps
  • Web conferencing (number of seats available dependent on license type)

Interoperability

In addition to utilising 3CX as a softphone, the solution allows for a broad range of interoperable products such as; Snom, Fanvil, Yealink, EPOS/Sennheiser. Allowing users to be able to make use of phone systems and its features on their preferred device, which of course can still be used in a home office.

With support for integration with many of the world’s leading platforms and CRM systems including MS Exchange, Salesforce, Microsoft Outlook, Office 365 and Zendesk, 3CX can also link inbound calls with customer records to maximise agent productivity.

Why 3CX?

So why are we championing 3CX as our remote working solution? 3CX offers a solution that will keep everyone connected to employees and clients no matter where they are. Not only can you get a full-featured web conferencing solution, but a system that is reliable.

3CX offer a robust solution and have recently addressed a common issue that is present in most webRTC-based products which caused problems with headsets and audio.

To find out more and for advice on how to utilise 3CX’s remote workspace, speak to one of our 3CX experts today.

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Meet ProVu at the UK’s biggest Service Provider Event

We’re excited to be silver sponsors at this year’s Cloud Comms Summit! Taking place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London on Thursday 5th March, the Cloud Comms Summit is one of Europe’s biggest Service Provider events.

With over 350 delegates expected to attend visitors can expect an insightful day of networking and learning amongst thought-leaders, experts and peers alike. With a number of key themes, this year’s event sets out to provide key insights into:

  • Competition reimagined – where to partner or compete?
  • Future of customer engagement
  • The changing workplace
  • The role of the Service Provider in the new world
  • Future of technology
  • Cloud Networking

Throughout the day there’ll be a brand new series of 10-minute Tech Talks, along with a series of panel sessions and presentations to get involved in. As part of this, our MD, Darren Garland will be joining the ‘Reimagined Supply Chain’ Panel where he’ll be sharing his ideas on what the supply chain looks like today and how partnering with the correct suppliers can add value to your business.

We’re looking forward to meeting with delegates and fellow exhibitors at the event. To arrange a meeting please email contact@provu.co.uk.

2N’s Verso is Crowned Winner in 2018 CEDIA Awards


The 2N IP Verso was recently awarded the ‘Best New Hardware Product EMEA’ by CEDIA. Renowned in the home automation sector, the CEDIA awards program recognises technical excellence, product innovation and individual professionals succeding in the home technology sector.

With a wide variety of modules available, the IP Verso offers a flexible solution that can be adapted to suit any commercial or residential application. Thanks to the Verso, users no longer have to work with standard one-size-fits-all products and can now custom their IP intercom/access control units through its modular design – it’s a solution we believe is throughly deserving of this prestigious award, congratulations to the 2N team!

Discover the 2N IP Verso

Yealink Awarded Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Yealink was recently awarded the 2018 Global Growth Excellence Leadership award by growth consultancy firm, Frost & Sullivan. Recognised for their position in the market, the award acknowledges Yealink’s sustainable strategy to achieve exponential growth from its compelling product range, competitive pricing and an excellent level of customer service.

We would like to wish Yealink a huge congratulations on achieving this award!

IPv6 in an Office – Tim Presents at UKNOF40

Our Technology Director, Tim Bray presented at UKNOF40 last week. Taking place at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex on Friday 27th April, the event was a free full-day conference for anyone within or interested in the internet industry.

As the person responsible for our system developments, Tim knows a lot about internet security and regularly consults our vendor partners on their provisioning services. Find out what he had to say in his presentation, ‘IPv6 in an Office’ in the video below.

Important Panasonic Provisioning Notification

Important Panasonic Provisioning Notification

We have been informed by Panasonic that phones manufactured in mid-2017 have a problem with the embedded client certificate.

Affected devices are all TGP600/HDV series manufactured from July to November 2017. The issue is that the certificate loaded into the device at the point of manufacture only lasts for one year instead of the usual thirty. This affects provisioning systems which secure connections by validating a device’s client certificate. As a result of this, at some point in July 2018, these devices will start to fail to provision if client verification is being used.

The fix is to upgrade the firmware of the device to the following versions (or newer):

Model Name Firmware Version Download Link
KX-TGP600 06.021
KX-HDV130 06.121
KX-HDV230 06.121
KX-HDV330 06.021
KX-HDV430 06.021

For customers using our provisioning platform, please contact us to organise upgrades of your phones. We can handle this automatically for you, but will require your consent to do so – phones will not be automatically upgraded.

For customers using other provisioning systems, please get in touch with whoever manages the system to organise the upgrades. If they require assistance, we are happy to help.

Panasonic has also provided a website for checking your phones.

We would like to apologise on behalf of Panasonic for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, you can call us on 01484 840048 or email support@provu.co.uk.

ProVu joins the Panel of Comms Business Live

Before Christmas our very own MD, Darren Garland joined the Comms Business Live panel to talk all things digital. Focusing on Distributors’ vision of a digital future, the episode of #DisruptiveLive looked at how the partner channel will need to evolve to remain relevant – take a look at the recording below to see what Darren had to say.