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Lenovo ThinkSmart Core and Controller Kits Extenders

Thinksmart Core and Controller overview

The ThinkSmart Core is a small form factor computer running Windows 10 IoT and preloaded with software for integration into either a Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms UC space. The ThinkSmart Controller is a touch-enabled table-top display that connects to the Core via USB-C. The primary room display is connected to the Core via HDMI. Additional Biamp room A/V devices would be connected to the Core via either USB-A or USB-C. 

Below is an example as configured with a Biamp Parlé VBC-2500 video bar suitable for a huddle space up to a medium-sized conference room:

 

Below is an example as configured with Biamp Parlé microphones, Desono speakers, Vidi camera, and Tesira DSP for medium- to large-sized conference room or custom rooms: 

Physical interfaces 

The ThinkSmart Core presents the following physical interfaces for device connectivity: 

 

 

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Port Description

USB-C For Controller

USB Type C port reserved for connection to the ThinkSmart Controller only.

USB-A

Three USB Type A ports for use with USB peripherals such as cameras, speakers, microphones, keyboards, and mice.

USB-C

USB Type C port for used with USB peripherals such as cameras, speakers, microphones, keyboards, and mice.

Ethernet

RJ-45 port for wired network connection.

HDMI Out

Two HDMI output ports for connecting to room displays.

 

The ThinkSmart Controller presents the following physical interfaces for device connectivity:

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Port Description

USB-C For Core

USB Type C port reserved for connectivity to and power from the ThinkSmart Core only

Headphones/Microphone

Combo connector for external audio connections

 

 

USB extension

The USB extension devices listed below have been tested for extending or replacing the USB-C connection between the Core and the Controller to accommodate longer connections, in-wall connections, or both. USB-C to USB-A adapters may be used when required.

Mfg Model Intended Use USB Version(s) Date Tested Compatible

Icron

Icron USB 3-2-1 Starling 3251C-10-PL

Extender System
with 10m/33ft Plenum Cable

10m USB Extension

Custom Cable Included

  • USB 3.2: up to 5Gbps
  • USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
  • USB 1.1: up to 12Mbps

9/28/22

Yes

Icron

Icron USB 3-2-1 Raven 3104 Pro
4-Port USB 3.2, 100m CAT 6a/7 Point-to-Point Extender System

4-port USB 3.2, 100m CAT 6a/7 Extender System

  • USB 3.2: up to 5Gbps
  • USB 2.0: up to 480Mbps
  • USB 1.1: up to 12Mbps

9/28/22

Yes

Icron

USB 2.0 Ranger 2304 CAT 5e Extender

CAT 5e/6/7 extension system

  • USB 2.0
  • USB 1.1

9/28/22

Yes

  • Device extender using included power supply; host extender does not have a power supply
Kanex EXT-USB16FT USB Active Cable (16')
  • USB 3.0
7/20/22 YES
Binary  B-USB3-EXTAAP-15 USB Active (49.2') 15M
  • USB 3.0
7/20/22 YES

 

 

HDMI extension

The USB extension devices listed below have been tested for extending or replacing the HDMI connection between the Core and the room display(s) to accommodate longer connections, in-wall connections, or both.

Mfg Model Intended Use Resolutions Date Tested Compatible

Biamp

TesiraLUX IDH-1

TesiraLUX OH-1

HDMI® port extension over Cat cable or Fiber

AVB enabled video encoder capable of transmitting video signals up to and including 4K60

9/28/22

Yes

Star Tech

ST121HDBTE

 

 

Extend HDMI® up to 230ft (70m) over a single CAT5e/6 cable with Power over Cable to Receiver

HD video resolutions such as 1920x1200 or 1080p at distances up to 230 ft. (70m),  UltraHD 4K up to 115 ft. (35 m) away

9/28/22

Yes

Comprehensive

 

 

CHE-1

Extend HDMI® up to 230ft (70m) over a single CAT5e/6 cable with Power over Cable to Receiver 1080p 60Hz video signal up to 230ft or 4K @30Hz video signal up to 130ft over cat5e/6

9/28/22

Yes

 

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