Google Announces 'Chromebox for Meetings' Video Conferencing System

Google Announces 'Chromebox for Meetings' Video Conferencing System

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Google has announced Chromebox for Meetings, a video conferencing system powered by Chrome OS.

Chromebox for meetings brings together Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps in an easy-to-manage Chromebox, making it simpler for any company to have high-definition video meetings.

Here are a few highlights:
● Instant meeting room. Chromebox for meetings comes with a blazing-fast Intel Core i7-based Chromebox, a high-definition camera, a combined microphone and speaker unit and a remote control. Set up your entire room in minutes and easily manage all meeting rooms from a web-based management console. All you need is the display in your room, and you’re good to go.
● Simpler and faster meetings. Walk into the room, click the remote once and you’re instantly in the meeting. No more complex dial-in codes, passcodes or leader PINs. Share your laptop screen wirelessly, no need for any cords and adaptors. Integration with Google Apps makes it easy to invite others and add rooms to video meetings, directly from Google Calendar.
● Meetings with anyone, anywhere. Up to 15 participants can join the video meeting from other conference rooms, their laptops, tablets or smartphones. Need to meet with a customer who doesn’t use Chromebox for meetings? That’s easy too—all they need is a Gmail account. You can also connect to rooms that have traditional video conferencing systems using a new tool from Vidyo, and participants who prefer phones can join your meeting with a conference call number from UberConference.

Chromebox for meetings is available in the U.S. today starting at $999, which includes the ASUS Chromebox and everything you need to get going. Management and support is covered by a $250 per device annual fee. Later this year, Google plans to launch in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the U.K.

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Google Announces 'Chromebox for Meetings' Video Conferencing System

Google Announces 'Chromebox for Meetings' Video Conferencing System
Jason Dill - May 21, 2015 at 5:36am
Yeah, Google is known for its innovation and chromebox video conferencing is a new feather on its hat. Additionally, you may even try alternatives such as webex, gomeetnow, gotomeeting, R-HUB web conferencing servers etc. for conducting desktop video conferences.
Macman - February 9, 2014 at 10:27pm
Stop using all google products ASAP! Google is working side by side with our government to spy and track everyone!!! Why do you think most of their apps and or equipment is free or really cheap!!! We have all been warned!
vtch - February 9, 2014 at 4:31pm
Google is not a hardware company. They have no idea on what makes a device desirable. What a shame all that money, but no innovation. Can't all be perfect. As for Apple. iOS 7 is still very annoying. Why don't you allow Andriod OS on the iPhone, like you did for Windows on the Mac? Apple focus on hardware. Google do the software. Since iOS7 is just an android want to be.
paulMOGG - February 7, 2014 at 4:18am
Chrombox! This is old school hardware not ground breaking and not very portable for sure !
RR - February 7, 2014 at 3:08am
Google is into everything and eating up whole. Hope they won't loose focus on core.
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