Google introduces Chromebox for meetings to host conferences with ease

Google introduces Chromebox for meetings to host conferences with ease

Google has introduced all-new device to host meetings in a conference room with ease, called as Chromebox for meetings. Originally developed by Asus, Chromebox for meetings comes with pre-installed Google+ Hangouts and Google Apps to provide all the things ready before business meetings. The Chromebox is currently available for purchase in the US with the price tag of $999, other regions are also in line to join its availability list in near future.

Chromebox for meetings

Chromebox for meetings

Google Chromebox, similar to Chromebooks and Chromecast, run on Chrome OS which provides access to Google Apps. The device is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. A high-definition camera, a combined microphone and speaker unit and a remote control also come inside the box to provide a complete solution for business meetings. On the connectivity avenue, there is Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HDMI, DisplayPort++, 4x USB 3.0, and an Ethernet port.

Chromebox for meetings does not need any complex dial-in code, passcode or leader PIN for accessing the source. Additionally, users can also share screen of their notebook with the Chrombox wirelessly, through a Wi-Fi network. Using Google+ Hangouts, Chromebox for meetings allows to add up to 15 participants in a video meeting from other conference rooms, through their laptops, tablets or smartphones. Besides, users can also join the meeting through Vidyo or who prefer phones can join with a conference call number from UberConference.

Google has revealed that HP and Dell will also join the Chromebox market in the coming months. The company has partnered with CDW and SYNNEX to boast the distribution of Chromebox for meetings across customers and resellers. Apart from the US, Chromebox for meetings is in development to reach Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the UK later this year.

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