This blog was updated on February 7, 2018, to reflect the addition of the Logitech PTZ Pro 2 camera for larger rooms.
Capitalizing on the success of Google Chromebox for Meetings, Google has just introduced their Hangouts Meet hardware kit, which will let businesses and organizations focus on their meeting content instead of tech troubles. The Hangouts Meet kit connects participants through an HD video camera, echoless speakermic, touch screen controller, and an ASUS Chromebox. These four items work seamlessly together, straight out of the box, and have met Google’s standards for quality and innovation. The Hangouts Meet kit can support up to 50 participants- whether they’re across the hall or across the world- making it a great tool for businesses.
Lifelike Video Calls
Google has teamed up with Huddly to produce a 4K, 16 Megapixel HD camera with a 120˚ field of vision. Huddly believes in “elevat[ing] communication by solving critical problems for the user,” like poor video definition, bad lighting, and small sight-lines. By shooting in 4K and having a large viewing range, the camera can capture an entire room without the image becoming pixelated or cutting people out. The video camera uses dynamic light optimization to create a clear image, without harsh or unnatural tones that imperfect lighting can cause. It also helps focus the meeting on the person who is talking through intelligent participation detection. This technology lets the camera zoom in on the speaker and keeps the focus on one person. Finally, real-time dewarp and visual noise reduction help relay the meeting to people hundreds of miles away.
If you’re using your Hangouts Meet kit in a larger room, you can now utilize a Logitech PTZ Pro 2, which can accommodate up to 20 people and has a 10x optical zoom!
Crystal Clear Speakermic
Google has developed their very own speaker and mic combination to make presentations easier than ever. The speakermic’s four HD cardioid microphones have a 20-foot, 360˚ input/output range. With the large speakermic parameter, people at the ends of the table won’t be left out, though larger rooms can link several speakers together to optimize audio quality. Echo elimination technology also helps keep your message focused. No more asking, “Can you hear me?” or muting yourself to avoid feedback and unwanted noises. The speakermic transmits everything important while eliminating acoustic detritus.
Control Your Meeting with Touch Screen
The Hangouts Meet kit uses a 10-inch, IPS Mimio Vue with 1280×800 resolution to keep you in control of your meeting. The Vue allows you to add participants via video or phone, control the camera, and mute participants, if necessary. The touchscreen also lets you easily connect your laptop to share your screen with everyone tuning into your meeting. G Suite Enterprise customers can use the Mimio Vue’s HDMI capture data to record meetings, directly save them to Google Drive, and have a copy automatically emailed out to the meeting participants. This ensures that even people who weren’t able to attend a meeting will know what happened.
Chromebox- Multitask in Your Meeting
At the core of the Hangouts Meet kit is the ASUS Chromebox. The Chromebox is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to use Chrome apps with your screened devices. The fast and powerful Intel® Core™ i7-4600U processor allows almost lagless multitasking, letting you show a Google Doc while keeping Spotify on, or play a video while downloading additional presentation slides. Four USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, and an SD card reader make it easy to upload, view, and save all your content.
The Google Hangouts Meet kit will bring your meeting productivity and efficiency to the next level. Every piece of the kit was specially picked to make set up and use effortless, without compromising on quality. Its small footprint means no more clutter or wires in the way, minimizing distractions and making your presentations seem all the more polished. Using the hardware kit will make your meetings more productive by reducing troubleshooting time, making it easier to connect and send documents, and by letting everyone contribute, whether they are in a different office or on a different continent.
Contact Promevo about the Google Hangouts Meet kit to help you have the best meetings possible!
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