Google Launches Chromebox: A Powerful Video Conferencing Device
Google has launched ‘Chromebox’ in India, this product will help firms organise virtual meetings and conferences easily. The Chromebox can manage high definition video meetings clubbed with the usability of Google+ Hangouts. The integration of Google apps for business will also boost the productivity of an organization.
The Chromebox for meetings comes with a fast and powerful Intel Core i7 processor, a high definition camera, a combined microphone and speaker unit and a remote control. It runs on Chrome OS which will get regular OS, feature and security fixes updates.
The unit is portable and can be moved to any desired location for setup. All that one needs is a display and this web based management console will take care of the rest.
The Chromebox gives the user the ability to share the laptop screen wirelessly with a universal short URL, without any cords and adaptors. Integration with Google Apps will make it easier to invite others and add rooms to video meetings, directly from Google Calendar.
A total number of 15 participants can join the video meeting from other conference rooms through their laptops, tablets or smartphones provided one has a Gmail account. Those having the traditional video conferencing systems can also connect with Vidyo. Participants who prefer phones can join meetings with a conference call number from UberConference.
The Chromebox uses SRTP to encrypt voice and video traffic and SSL is used to encrypt management traffic.
With the boom in industries, management and development sectors between India and other countries, the Chromebox might just become a necessary product in companies and firms for quick and hassle free video meetings.
UPDATE: The Chromebox is priced at Rs. 90,000.