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By Lebone Mano, junior journalist
Johannesburg, 29 Apr 2021
The Poly Sync 20

Brand: Poly
Distributor: Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa
Category: Speaker
RRP: R3 000


  • Dimensions: 34mm x 95mm x 182mm
  • Integrated USB-A or USB-C cable (depending on model)
  • Compatible with Windows or Mac OS
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • Battery capacity: 3200 mAH
  • Talk time: up to 20 hours


  • A USB/Bluetooth smart speakerphone that transforms the sound of online calls and doubles up as a mobile speaker
  • Zoom-certified and available in a Microsoft Teams-certified version
  • An external USB jack transforms it into a power bank
  • Multi-microphone steerable array for echo and noise reduction
  • Bass reflex system with dual passive radiators for natural voice and deep bass


Brand: Canon
Distributor: Drive Control Corporation
Category: Portable printer
RRP: Price available on request


  • 1.44” mono OLED high-resolution screen, providing real-time ink levels and battery life indication (for PIXMA TR150 with battery)
  • 9ipm mono and 5.8ipm colour, with a 50-sheet rear tray and manual duplex printing
  • A hybrid ink system facilitates quick delivery of high-quality text and graphics. The system has a pigment black cartridge for sharp text, and a combined dye-based four-colour cartridge (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) to achieve vivid photo prints
  • 2 ink cartridges: Black (Pigment BK) and Colour (CMYK)
  • Standard Ink Cartridges: PGI-35 Black: Yields 200 pages (plain paper)
  • CLI-36 Colour: Yields 260 pages
  • iOS and Android compatibility; users can print wirelessly via the Canon
  • PRINT app or cloud services such as Google Drive and Evernote with the
  • PIXMA Cloud Link


  • The Canon PIXMA TR150 replaces the outgoing IP110
  • The PIXMA TR150 with battery charges in 2 hours 20 minutes via the AC adapter and can print up to 330 pages from a single full charge
  • The A4 printer is scratch-resistant, with all connection ports on one side of the device for cable management, while the in-built anti-theft locking slot allows users to secure the device in temporary locations
ThinkSystem DM5100F

Brand: Lenovo
First Distribution
Category: Flash storage
RRP: Price available on request


  • (NAS Scale-out, 12 High Availability pairs) Maximum SSDs: 576 NVMe
  • Maximum Memory: 1536GB
  • ThinkSystem DM5100F models are 2U rack-mount controller enclosures that include two controllers, 128GB RAM and 16GB battery-backed NVRAM (64GB
  • RAM and 8GB NVRAM per controller)
  • A single ThinkSystem DM5100F scales up to 737TB of raw storage capacity using 48x 15.36TB drives
  • The Lenovo DM Series storage systems now include new S3 Object support, to create a next-generation unified data management platform


  • The DM Series offers storage latency up to 50% with NVMe over FC
  • Up to 5M IOPS in one cluster
  • Unified architecture to handle NAS and SAN workloads, one management interface, and 3:1 data optimisation for TCO reduction
  • All-flash array capabilities to meet the demand for higher speed storage and provide higher IOPs and bandwidth with lower power usage and total cost of ownership than hybrid or HDD-based solutions
  • Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system setup and management
  • Integrated Digital Advisor that uses AI and predictive analytics to provide essential insights, prescriptive guidance and proactive support
Webex Desk Camera

Brand: Cisco
Distributor: Westcon-Comstor
Category: Webcam
RRP: Price available on request


  • A USB web camera that provides high-quality video and audio for videoconferencing, video streaming, and video recording
  • 4K video, high-quality microphone audio, intelligent AI-based features
  • Compatible with all meeting or video applications, including Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business and Zoom
  • USB 3.0 type C port
  • Dedicated chipset for AI Computer Vision algorithms
  • Camera dimensions: 19.5mm x 90.64mm x 41mm


  • A fully managed IT asset with centralised device management and insights
  • Enables laptop-based video-conferencing in any location
  • It also offers the Webex Desk Camera app for Windows or MacOS users, enabling professional camera settings, firmware upgrades and troubleshooting
  • Built-in Privacy Shutter that controls video streaming to ensure privacy
  • Face detection and recognition through the IR sensor