Samsung Galaxy Book2 Series: Enhanced flexibility and versatility for today’s modern workplace

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Series: Enhanced flexibility and versatility for today’s modern workplace

During its unpacked event, Samsung Electronics announced the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 series, a range of brand-new notebooks that combines powerful performance with a portable design. The ideal companion in today’s modern workplace we thought when adding Samsung’s latest innovation to our hardware portfolio. Eager to discover how the latest Galaxy PCs offer a productive and agile experience? Read on to find out!

As the hybrid workplace becomes the norm, companies want to enable their employees to better adapt to this new way of working while better protecting themselves from the growing number of cyber threats.  To meet these expectations, Samsung launched the Galaxy Book2 Series, a gamma of five powerful laptops designed to boost security, productivity, flexibility, and connectivity. 

Samsung classifies its notebooks into two categories: Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Business. The latter targeting businesses by making use of Intel vPro chips and Windows Hello facial recognition for more multi-factor authentication options. 

Enterprise security meets mobile freedom

The shift to hybrid working has underlined significant cybersecurity threats for employers and employees alike. Employees working from home are more vulnerable to cyberattacks as they have limited access to security tools and the infrastructure at the office, an issue Samsung addresses by launching the first consumer PC lineup featuring secured designation elements.  

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 series delivers an enhanced level of protection on Windows 11 and features deeply integrated hardware, firmware, and software to boost protection against potential cyber-attacks. More specifically, the Galaxy Book2 series protects your hybrid work environment by making use of the Samsung defense-grade security technology, Intel Hardware Shield Technology, and an embedded processor to protect BIOS. On top, the devices are equipped with a Tamper Alert function that detects, tracks, and mitigates malicious attempts.

Ultimate productivity on the go 

With video calls being essential for the success of the hybrid workplace, the Galaxy Book2 series delivers optimal performance tailor-made to the needs of today’s modern workplace. When using video-conferencing apps such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams or Zoom, auto-framing ensures that the camera stays focused on the faces on-screen while background effects minimize distractions and enable the employees to be the center of attention when making calls from a busy location. On top, the Galaxy Book2 filters static and background sounds, so voices come through clearly.

For flexible and connected work experiences

To enable your employees to work anywhere, anytime and on any location, the Galaxy Book 2 Series offers seamless connectivity with other Samsung Galaxy products. The Single Sign-On feature, for example, simplifies the authentication process by requiring credentials to only be entered once, giving the user immediate access to Galaxy device apps and content, including Samsung Gallery and Samsung Notes. Through Private Share employees can securely exchange confidential information between devices and colleagues. To ensure that confidential information stays classified, employees can authorize access and set expiration dates for every file they send. 

By combining the power of Samsung DeX and the Samsung Galaxy Book2 series, Samsung makes working across devices piece of cake. Not only can users send texts or take calls using your computer thanks to Link to Windows, they can also use their Galaxy Book2 series’ keyboard and trackpad while navigating on their Galaxy Tab S8 screen. This crossover continuity enables them to select recently used applications and open them on their notebook to pick up right where they left off. 

 

Ready to onboard the new Samsung notebooks? Get in touch today!

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 & Tab S8 series

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S22 & Tab S8 series

Yesterday evening, during its unpacked event, Samsung presented the new Samsung Galaxy S22 and Tab 8 series. Eager to discover what’s new? Let us get you up to speed!

Samsung Galaxy S22

The Galaxy S22 is one of three S22 models that Samsung will release in the first half of 2022. The device succeeds the Samsung Galaxy S21 and is a smaller and cheaper variant of the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra. Find out what’s new below.

Key features:

  • In terms of display size, the standard Galaxy S22 is smaller than the S21. The Samsung Galaxy S22 has a 6,1-inch screen, compared to the 6,2-inch display of the S21and features a LTPO display, meaning the device is able to scale the refresh rate on its display from 120Hz down to 1Hz. 
  • The Samsung Galaxy S22 inherits a lot of the design stylings of the S21. The same style of wraparound camera bump is found on the S22, with the same hole-punch display on the front.
  • The regular Galaxy S22 has a respectively smaller battery than its predecessor, 3.700 mAh. You can charge the S22 at 25 watts with a wire, 15 watts wirelessly.  
  • After having kept the camera options stagnant for the Galaxy S20 and S21, it seemed time for an upgrade. The Samsung Galaxy S22 features a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP wide-angle lens and a 10MP telephoto lens. The latter would be good for 3x optical zoom.
  • The Galaxy S22 and S22+ are Samsung’s first S phones with a more durable “Armor Aluminum” frame, and they’re the first anywhere to use Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ to reduce drop damage. The backing is still plastic, but 20 percent of the “component, key bracket” is made from recycled materials. 

The Samsung S22 comes with 5G connectivity and uses 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. The devices are available in panthom blac, panthom white, pink gold and green. The price remains the same as the S21 series with a recommended retail price of €849 and can be ordered as of the 11th of March.  

Samsung Galaxy S22+

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is the middel model of the Galaxy S22 series, bringing together the best of both worlds. Discover what’s new below. 

Key features: 

  • The Galaxy S22 Plus has a 6.6-inch screen, compared to 6.7-inches of the previous model, and features a LTPO screen and the same brighter display technology as the S22 Ultra. 
  • Just as the regular S22, the S22+ has a 50 MP wide, 12 MP ultrawide and a 10 MP telephoto lens. 
  • The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S22+ is smaller than the one of its predecessors, 4,500mAh, but supports 45W wired charging. 
  • The device, coming with 5G connectivity and supporting Wi-Fi 6E, is the first S phone to be equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+ and it’s back is made of recycled plastic, making the smartphone far more sustainable than its predecessor.  

The Samsung S22+ uses 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage and is available in panthom black, panthom white, pink gold, green. The device starts at €1.049 and is available as of the 11th of March. 

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

The Galaxy S22 Ultra is Samsung’s flagship smartphone. This smartphone got a completely new design with integrated S Pen, making it the replacement for both the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Read on to discover what else is new. 

Key features:

  • As the successor to the Galaxy Note, the Samsung S22 Ultra has a wider display, squared off design and an integrated S Pen holder. 
  • The Samsung Galaxy S22 has the same screen diameter as its predecessor, 6,8-inch, and is equipped with a LTPO display, meaning it has refresh rate that can vary between 1 and 120 Hz. In the screen you’ll also find a fingerprint sensor. 
  • Next to its 108MP main camera and 10x optical zoom, the Samsung S22 Ultra has several new camera features including the ability for the camera to zoom in and out while recording video to ensure everyone is in the shot, making it the phone to watch when it comes to photography. 
  • All this is driven by the in-house Exynos 2200 processor, expected to increase the graphics power enormously. 
  • As for charging performance, the Galaxy S22 comes with 45-watt charging support or 15 watts if you prefer wireless charging. 
  • With the Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and Samsung’s Armor Aluminum frame, the Samsung S22 Ultra is one of the toughest flagship phones around. 
  • The device comes with 5G connectivity and supports Wi-Fi 6E. 

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is available in Burundy, Panthom Black, Panthom White and Green, and comes in 128GB, 256GB and 512 GB, paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. As of the 25th of February, the device can be ordered through our online store for a starting price of €1.249.

 

Galaxy Tab S8 series

The new Galaxy Tab S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra, the most powerful 5G Samsung tablet ever for immersive gaming, entertainment and work. Read on and discover what Samsung’s new tablets have in store for you(r) (business):  

Key features:

  • Those who find the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra not big enough, can pick one of Samsung’s new tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is the largest of the trio with a screen as large as 14.6-inches. 
  • Again, you get 120 Hz of refresh rate, driven by a powerful processor, making the new Samsung tablets perfect for watching videos or making video calls. 
  • The tablets run on Android 12 and can be connected to a Samsung PC as a second screen, an attempt from Samsung to create a better multitasking experience. 
  • Each of the new Galaxy Tab S8 devices has the latest chips, optional 5G and the S Pen stylus included in the box.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 and Tab S8+ are on sale from €749 and €940, the Tab S8 Ultra has a recommended retail price of €1.149. Both devices can be ordered as of the 25th of February through our online store. 

Interested in pre-ordering the new Samsung Galaxy Series? Don't delay, get in touch today!

7 Items That Are Indispensable For A Productive Home Office ​


7 items that are indispensable for
a productive home office

With the government’s recent efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, we find ourselves working from home again four days a week. One way for mobco to play its part is by helping you create a comfortable home office environment where you feel productive. Read on to discover exactly which elements can help boost your productivity and overall comfort. 

While a good desk and an ergonomic chair contribute to creating a comfortable home office environment, there is still one more element which will boost both your productivity and level of comfort: office accessories. And let that be where we can contribute. 

1. A well-performing computer or laptop

This is basically the foundation nowadays: a computer or laptop that performs well, is equipped with the latest software and so is meeting your needs and requirements. Whether you’re a Windows or Apple lover, with our wide assortment of Apple and Dell hardware, we have something in store for everyone.

2. A monitor can do wonders

A second monitor is the closest you can get to a productivity superpower. An additional screen makes so many tasks easier —designing, writing and researching – and makes multitasking more approachable. Want the same screen fidelity and experience as with your current set up? Then buying the same model is the way to go. 

3. Snag a good mouse and keyboard

Even though mice and keyboards are often ignored for flashier equipment, they play a crucial role in improving productivity and comfort. While we at WIRED love mechanical keyboards, we also have other, more subtle options. 

4. Consider buying a laptop stand

The benefit of using a laptop is that you don’t need to be confined to a desk, you can work from anywhere. When working from home, sometimes a change of scenery feels necessary. Whether you’re working at the kitchen table or from the couch, a stand will add the needed stability. 

5. Grab a multi-port hub

If you’re plugging a laptop into a monitor, chances are that you’ll need to plug in other items like a keyboard, a mouse, charging cable or maybe even an SD card too. That’s where an adapter comes in. whether you’re a Mac or Windows user, need additional USB or USB -C ports, we ensure you, you’ll find the adapter that best suits your needs in our store.

6. Tune the world out, invest in headphones

Ride that focus a bit longer, consider buying a headset or EarPods with built-in noise canceling. Continuing to work undisturbed? Check! 

7. Take the office experience to the next level, invest in a TV

While some might argue that it’s a distraction, having a TV in your workspace could potentially make you more productive, especially in this digital age. Tuning in for research, a larger secondary display, more pleasant video calls, some background noise, … Do we need to go on? Grab your specimen today. 

Can you use a helping hand in selecting the right office accessories? Don't delay, get in touch today!

Press Release Covid Certificate Scanner

Samsung and mobco launch their first Covid Certificate Scanner.

This collaboration between both companies brings proven technology and expertise together to facilitate safe and simple scanning!

Diegem, Dilbeek May 18 2021 – While the European corona certificate project is being finalised, the Belgian mobco, in collaboration with Samsung, launches ‘Covid Certificate Scanners’. Thanks to the robustness of the Samsung 5 Enterprise Edition, many professionals will be able to enjoy fast and safe scanning – in all conditions. The preconfigured smartphone exclusively reads the presented QR code, while Samsung KNOX guarantees maximum security.

The EU Covid-19 certificate is in the making and will be used to prove vaccination, corona recovery or a recent negative test result. This token will enable safe travel within Europe and might also be used in large public events. The certificate is an important pillar of the exit strategy.

This context is being used by Samsung and mobco to come up with a complete solution to enable safe, correct and simple certificate validation.

Green or red, ready to use in 5 minutes

The exact details of the European digital certificate and the application in the national member states are still being defined. It is however clear the certificate will consist of a QR code that will be readable by third parties to validate the certificate, showing a red or green screen. mobco, leader in managed mobility solutions in Belgium, developed a Covid Certificate Scanner that enables fast, simple and fully secured authenticity validation based on the official app the Belgian government will issue.

Ulrik Van Schepdael, CEO of mobco:”Our Covid Certificate Scanner is developed with one goal, that’s the scanning and validation of the certificates. The device is configured in such a way that it can only run this single scanning application, guaranteeing maximum security and data protection. Equally important is the ease of use. When an organisation or company needs to execute scans, it’s not acceptable the employees would have to download and configure the scanning app themselves. Our device automatically configures itself at first launch, without any user or IT intervention. The scanner is operational in less than 5 minutes.” 

Military grade robustness and security

To ensure scanning can take place in all circumstances and to combine reliability with rock solid security, mobco opts for the Samsung Xcover 5, a smartphone designed and build for employees active in a variety of business’ around the world. The device is part of the Samsung Galaxy series and includes a brilliant screen, a durable battery and benefits from advanced data protection thanks to the Samsung Knox platform.

Pascal Bungeneers, Head of B2B Samsung Belgium: “The robust hardware of our Galaxy Xcover 5 Enterprise Edition is perfectly suited for professional users to validate the Covid-19 certificates. Think of events on the beach, festival, restaurants, … The smartphone is IP68 water and dust proof, has 1.5 meter drop protection and can be operated while wearing gloves. It’s compatible with third party charging cradles to fill up the 3000 mAh battery, sufficient to last an entire day. And if all that power would not suffice, the battery can be replaced by the user in seconds.” 

Proven technology and expertise

Ulrik Van Schepdael:” This is not our first collaboration in this line of business. We have equipped all security agents of Seris with similar Samsung devices with a specific configuration. That project is one of many where we have proven that a preconfigured and protected smartphone is the ideal solution in very challenging circumstances.”

Pascal Bungeneers:” Aside the robustness of the Samsung Xcover 5, the smartphone incorporates the highest possible data protection technology. Security is not an add-on, but is built-in during the production of the smartphone based on the Samsung Knox platform. This protects each smartphone, wearable or tablet, on the lowest chip level against intrusion, malware or other threats.”

The Covid Certificate Scanner is available, including support and centralised management by mobco, for a fixed price of EUR 243, – excluding VAT (or EUR 373, – excluding VAT with a 12 months mobile subscription).

About Samsung Belgium

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes our future with innovative ideas and technologies. The company redefines the world of televisions, smartphones, wearables, tablets, digital applications, network solutions, storage, LSI systems, semi conductors and LED solutions. To learn more about the latest news, articles and press material, see Explore and Insights.

About mobco 

mobco is founded in 2010 and focusses on the modern workplace. The portfolio of mobco includes hardware (smartphone, tablet, computer), software to manage and services to support the modern workplace. With the in-house development of the Workplace Self Service platform, mobco enables the employees of its customers to order their devices and receive these preconfigured at home. mobco counts 26 employees, has two office locations in Dilbeek and Capellen (Luxemburg) and supports large private and public organisations in Belgium and Luxemburg. mob.co  

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mobco partners with NetMotion

mobco has a track record of partnerships with industry leaders: companies that provide true added value with proven technology, enterprise grade, robust and secure.

We’re proud to announce to you NetMotion!

All of our customers have implemented mobile workplaces, allowing their employees to work anywhere. At the same time, all of these organizations have applications hosted on-premise.

With NetMotion we can now offer a robust VPN that meets the needs of the increasingly mobile workplace.
It’s invisible to the end-user, it works all the time and it improves the overall employee experience!

NetMotion is different than your regular VPN provider.
Using a blend of sophisticated and patented technologies, users get improved performance on slow networks and they also stay online no matter what, even when the network drops altogether.

Ready for your next generation VPN experience?
Contact our team or check out NetMotion for more details!

NetMotion provides security solutions to over 3000 global enterprises, including 7/10 of the largest airlines, 85% of US public safety agencies and a variety of other major organizations from across the healthcare, logistics and legal sectors. Customers choose the NetMotion platform for its powerful software-defined perimeter (SDP), experience monitoring and enterprise VPN functionality. These solutions stand out for their ability to actively improve the employee experience, validated by a satisfaction rating of 97% and an NPS of 91. NetMotion is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Victoria, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Frankfurt.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how powerful NetMotion is to boost efficiency, performance and employee experience!

 

Your smartphone is your PC

Your smartphone carries enough processing and graphical power to compete with your traditional desktop PC.

That’s “hot news”, but there is something new on the horizon and it’s called DeX!

This Samsung development allows you to connect a large screen, keyboard and mouse to your smartphone. The result: a true desktop experience running native apps simultaneously – the way you use these on a traditional desktop!

 

We have a special page on Samsung DeX.

Download the press coverage in DE TIJD and l’ECHO right here.

Contact us to to get more details and find out how easy it is to upgrade your desktop experience thanks to DeX!

 

Your partner for Knox Suite

Ever since the launch of Knox, Samsung has been investing in making its Android based devices Enterprise grade thanks to Knox. mobco has been following closely the evolution of the Samsung Knox program, over the years mobco has been able to build up the expertise needed to implement to most complex, secure and powerful projects. 

Expertise available, at your service.

The newest edition in the Knox series is called Knox Suite and provides an all-in solution to deploy, configure, secure and manage Samsung based mobility projects.

The Knox Suite, as the name suggests, combines the advanced security features of Knox Platform for Enterprise with cloud-bases services like Knox Mobile Enrollment, Knox Manage and Knox E-FOTA. 

Below the included Samsung Knox products:

  • Knox Platform for Enterprise 
    Enables IT admins to safeguard data at both the hardware and software level, removing the risk of being compromised on Samsung devices.
  • Knox Mobile Enrollment 
    Allows IT admins to bulk enroll Samsung devices into their enterprise, without the need for IMEI management and verification.
  • Knox Manage
    Easy-to-use, cloud based EMM for IT admins to monitor and manage devices and secure corporate data across multiple operating systems. It can also create purpose-built appliances such as kiosks.
  • Knox E-FOTA 
    Offers organizations granular controls for remote OS version management on Samsung mobile devices without end-user interaction.

 

Getting most out of your mobility projects requires excellent hardware and powerful software, but it also requires the right expertise to make it happen!

If you’re interest to learn more about the Knox Suite or one of its components, let us know! Our experts are happy to help you out! 

More information can be found here on our Samsung page or use our “contact us” feature to get in touch!