Google recently announced the launch of Chromebox for Meetings, a videoconferencing service that provides “speed, simplicity, and security.” Hardware includes the Intel-based Chromebox unit, a high-definition camera, a combined microphone and speaker unit, and a remote control. As many as 15 participants can join the video meeting from other conference rooms or their laptops, tablets, or smartphones. One click of the remote starts the meeting without the need for access codes. The system operates similar to Google Hangouts and is integrated with Google Apps, so invitations can be sent directly through Google Calendar. Chromebox is currently available from Asus, but both HP and Dell will offer it in the near future.
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