Google unveils Chromebox for meetings hardware and service offering

Google unveils Chromebox for meetings hardware and service offering

On the heels of the recent Chromebox device launches (by ASUS and HP), Google announced Chromebox for meetings, an integrated hardware and service offering that makes video conferences a snap.

The hardware consists of an ASUS Chromebox, a 1080p webcam (made by Logitech?), a wireless speakerphone / microphone combo and a wireless remote; while the service offering includes a year of 24/7 management and support. All this could be yours for $999, and you’ll also need to provide a display (which isn’t included in the price).

This setup starts a video conference with the push of a button on the provided remote. Colleagues with Chromeboxes on the other end of the line can join instantly, while those with other systems can call in to your Hangout with a tool from Vidyo, or dial in on the phone with UberConference.

As an enterprise product, Chromebox for meetings isn’t available for online purchase. Instead, interested businesses will have to contact a sales representative, but Google says that CDW and SYNNEX are helping with distribution…

[Via: AndroidCentral]

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