Monday, May 18th 2020

ASUS Announces New and Refreshed Google Meet Hardware Kits

ASUS today announced the all-new ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit, a smart video-conferencing solution that enables stunning HD visuals. The original ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit first launched in 2014, delivering a simple and intuitive video-conferencing solution. After the success of this product, ASUS is excited to continue working with Google on a redesigned hardware kit that delivers an enhanced user experience.

The new ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit includes the compact ASUS - Google Meet Compute System, which is designed with a magnetic chassis for easy installation and the ports all on one side for efficient cable management, while the slim design allows for installation in environments with restricted access. To ensure long-term reliability under prolonged use, the newly designed Meet Compute System is built and tested to exceed industry requirements.

The ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit also comes with a touchscreen control panel for one-touch meeting management and a high-quality, dual-purpose speakermic that employs echo-cancellation and noise-suppression technologies to deliver crystal-clear audio.

Additional speakermics can be easily daisy-chained to ensure that, even in larger rooms, everyone can hear and be heard. ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit's 4K UHD camera captures crisp visuals in a 120° field of view to ensure that everyone gets into the shot - with coverage that extends to 250 square feet.

Adding the ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit to a room will help keep colleagues and customers around the world connected more effectively, face-to-face, without needing to travel.

ASUS - Google Meet Compute System
This new ASUS - Google Meet Compute System is redesigned from the ground up to enhance modern digital lives, and it is the hub that brings together the ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit video-conferencing solution.

Powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and with support for 4K UHD video, it also offers dual-band 802.11ac WiFi, and extensive connectivity options that allow the device to be connected to multiple displays simultaneously.

The modern magnetic-chassis design with wall-mount make it easy to attach to the back of a monitor or up to the wall for a clean, tidy setup. In order to ensure reliability and stability, the newly refreshed Compute System is tested with strict criteria that exceed industry standards. A new desk stand is also now included to accommodate any type of installation.

ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit: Starter Kit
In addition to flagship ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit, the new ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit: Starter Kit is also available. This includes with a remote control instead of a touchscreen panel, providing more flexibility at a lower cost.

With the space-saving remote control in hand, the user can quickly and easily join or exit meetings, or adjust the meeting volume, from everywhere in the meeting room. An integrated keyboard, embedded into the back of the remote, allows the user to type without a dedicated external keyboard.

Safer meetings by design
The ASUS - Google Meet Compute System updates automatically, so it always has the latest security fixes that keep it safe from viruses and other malware.

Real-time authorization keeps devices secure and central management of meeting participants in the Google Admin console also ensures conferences troubleshooting room and network issues can be done effectively from anywhere. Plus, Google Meet encrypts data in transit and provides controls that require uninvited guests to request entry to join a meeting.
When virtual is better than meeting in person

The ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit is an effective solution for organizations of any size to deliver simple, real-time video collaboration that is easy to learn and adopt for employees.
  • It takes just one click to join a meeting from Google Calendar
  • A single tap via the touchscreen control pane starts a meeting
  • Scheduling or joining meetings is easy, directly from Google Calendar
  • Participants can share screens in meetings from anywhere
Google Meet hardware kit with the Google Assistant (beta)
Google Assistant is now in beta on ASUS - Google Meet hardware kits. This smart tool allows users to manage conference calls using speech controls alone. Hands-free voice features enabled by Google Assistant include the ability to start calls, as well as join or exit an ongoing meeting.

The addition of seamless voice controls further elevates Google Meet hardware kits above traditional teleconferencing systems, and these Google Assistant voice-control features are currently available only in beta on ASUS - Google Meet hardware kits.
Google Meet premium features are now free for all G-Suite users till September 30

Google is offering free access to the premium Google Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including:
  • Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
  • Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
  • The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
These features are typically available in the Enterprise edition of G Suite and in G Suite Enterprise for Education, and will be available at no additional cost to all customers until September 30, 2020, so ASUS - Google Meet hardware kit users are able to experience G Suite free of charge, offering a welcome introduction to the best meeting solution.
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