With a rise in flexibility comes a demand for technology that facilitates it. This includes using PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones in varying combinations at the same time. These needs are not necessarily restricted to the workplace either, given that we now use the same tools (smartphones, laptops and tablets) for both entertainment and work.
To accommodate this, forward-thinking technology companies are making a massive shift. Brands are moving from simply creating computers, tablets or smartphones to creating devices that exist as part of a greater ecosystem. By being able to seamlessly connect these devices, users are able to enjoy a more productive experience than ever before.
Leading technology company Huawei has set out a new vision of the future, where our technology is unified into a single multi-device system. It begins with PCs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and extends to headphones, speakers and even printers.
Huawei’s blueprint for a Smart Office experience enabled by Seamless AI Life
Huawei calls its plan the ‘Seamless AI Life’. It is committed to delivering the most innovative technology products in a bid to improve every facet of our lives. Work, relaxation, exercise, and travel are taken into account in this strategy, which focuses on five key scenarios: Smart Office, Smart Home, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, and Easy Travel.
Huawei envisions a central device, e.g. a PC, acting as the centre of an interconnected system. By allowing devices to work seamlessly together, users are freed from the hassle of having to understand new software or hardware. When everything is connected without unnecessary fuss, users can communicate better and create more without barriers. Far from a plan in the distant future, Huawei is building this reality right now. Their current suite of tools puts users well on their way to an ‘AI Life’ realised in the Smart Office.
Huawei’s Smart Office allows for a working experience where each component works as part of a single system. With Huawei, your regular device becomes a Super Device, working as part of the seamless ecosystem to share components and resources so you access the best hardware and software for the task at hand.
Super Device as the future
The Super Device is the practical application of Huawei’s Seamless AI Life. It breaks the barriers between the tools we use every day, making our lives exponentially easier.
The Super Device is essentially ‘created’ by connecting one compatible Huawei device with another. Through the Super Device on a Huawei PC, after designating the initial connection as a trusted device, you can actively discover and connect to your Huawei tablet, phone, monitor, and smart TV. Huawei’s Drag-to-connect operation is an industry first and the experience is easy and intuitive.
The concept of the Super Device is exciting, but we need to understand the practical applications of Huawei’s vision. Take the newly launched HUAWEI Matepad 11 as an example. Once the tablet connects with the PC to form a Super Device, you can access files across devices, just like using a single device. This sets you free from complex file transfer processes, so you can focus on maximising productivity with less distractions. For instance, you can draft an email on your PC and easily attach a file that is saved on your tablet.
The Super Device function will also be supported on previous models of Huawei PCs by upgrading the PC Manager to its latest version 12.0.2, or with the latest Huawei PC, such as the Ultra-Slim 2-in-1 HUAWEI MateBook E, and HUAWEI MateStation X all-in-one PC. Here’s an example of what Super Device can do with a Huawei PC and a tablet.
Three different options to double your efficiency
Mirror Mode: The HUAWEI Matepad 11 screen mirrors exactly what the PC’s screen is showing? It allows the tablet to use the PC’s superior hardware, while the PC has access to the functionality of the HUAWEI Matepad 11 stylus – the HUAWEI M-Pencil (2nd Generation). Users can also use the tablet to draw, with the image appearing straight onto the PC. In the Smart Office, the tablet can be used during a presentation on the PC, with the tablet’s touch-screen making it easier to annotate or skip slides.
Extend Mode: The PC’s display is extended, using the HUAWEI Matepad 11 as a second screen. This makes for a more efficient smart office experience. Users can open two PC software at the same time, one displayed on the laptop screen, the other on the tablet screen. Perfect for taking notes during an online class or video conference call.
Collaborate Mode: The users’ HUAWEI Matepad 11 and laptop can share the laptop keyboard and use a mouse simultaneously on both screens. Plus, files and texts can be dragged back and forth across operating systems.
Through these ground-breaking innovations, Huawei is bringing a seemingly futuristic experience into the modern-day Smart Office. This allows users to work more flexibly than ever before, with Huawei’s products working seamlessly together to adapt to the user’s every need.