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Google Provides An Alternative To The Ever-Aggravating Conference Call

Google Provides An Alternative To The Ever-Aggravating Conference Call
Innovation

Chromebox for Meetings is an all-in-one package makes it easy to collaborate with others.

Ross Brooks
  • 17 april 2014


Faulty dial-in codes and difficulty sharing documents are just some of the reasons why it is easy to hate conference calls, but Google wants to make the pain go away. Their new solution is Chromebox for Meetings, an all-in-one package which uses Google+ Hangouts for video chat, and makes it painless for any Gmail user to join your meeting with the single press of a button.

The setup consists of a Chromebox powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, a Logitech HD webcam, speakerphone, and a remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard on the back. Everything together costs $999, which also requires an annual management and support fee of$250 per device. Apart from maintaining the service, it means you can get access to 24/7 assistance.

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Once everything is set up, and the system has an active ethernet or WiFi connection, it can be synced with Google Calendar so that people know when a meeting room is in use.
During a meeting, the system will highlight users who are currently speaking, and notify people who try to get involved while still on mute. To prevent the dreaded all-day conference call, Chromebox can also provide gentle reminders about other appointments coming up in the day.

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In an interview with The Verge, Caesar Sengupta, VP of Product Development for Chrome, made the benefits of the new tech clear, “If you’ve never been kissed by your CFO before, here’s your chance.”

Chromebox for Meetings

[h/t] The Verge

 

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