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Announcing the ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit

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PRESS RELEASE

KEY POINTS

  • 4K UHD camera captures superb visuals with a 120º field of view and coverage that extends up to 250 square feet
  • Unique speakermic engineered with advanced echo-cancellation and noise-suppression technologies ensures clear audio for all participants
  • Easy one-click URL access for up to 50 participants, plus unique dial-in number and PIN security for every meeting
  • Perfect choice for enterprise, delivering simple and instant collaboration, with easy setup and automatic updates

TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 31, 2017 — ASUS today announced the ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit, the smart video-conferencing solution that enables stunning HD visuals. The package includes the compact ASUS Chromebox 2 computer powered by up to an Intel® Core i7 processor, and a 4K UHD camera with a wide 120º field of view — with auto-zoom technology to keep the images focused on relevant participants.

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit also comes with a touchscreen control panel for one-touch meeting management, and a high-quality speakermic box that employs echo-cancellation and noise-suppression technologies to deliver crystal-clear audio. Additional speakermics can be easily daisy-chained to ensure that everyone in a larger room can hear and be heard. ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit improves team efficiency through real-time collaboration, making it the perfect choice for the modern workplace. 

Wide-view 4K UHD camera, audio-enhancing speakermic and one-touch controls

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit’s 4K UHD camera captures crisp visuals and a 120° field of view to ensure that everyone gets into the shot — with a coverage that extends to 250 square feet. The auto-zoom employs advanced machine-learning techniques to automatically detect participants, then intelligently zooms and frames the picture around them to keep the focus on the active participants. It also stays focused on the relevant attendees when people join or leave the meeting, minimizing distractions to maximize productive discussion.

A unique speakermic is also part of the ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit package. Featuring advanced echo-cancellation and noise-suppression technologies, this compact box of tricks ensures clear audio for all. No external power is required for a single unit, so it’s easy to set up calls from anywhere. Multiple speakermics can be daisy-chained to extend coverage to all corners of a large room.

Completing the ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit is a touchscreen control panel. This bright, clear 10.1-inch screen enables video meetings to be joined or launched instantly, with a single tap. The controller also has a built-in HDMI port, enabling the easy local sharing of presentations or similar content. 

Easy access for up to 50 participants, plus unique dial-in number for every meeting

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit enables HD video-conferencing with up to five cameras active at any one time, and a total of up to 50 active participants. Access to meetings is facilitated by a unique website URL, with no dedicated accounts or plug-ins required — so invitees need only to click the link to enter the meeting. To make it easy for offline users to take part in the discussion ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit creates a unique dial-in telephone number and PIN for each meeting. Invited parties can also join via a single tap on a Google Calendar entry.

Designed for enterprise, with automatic updates and security

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit is the perfect solution for enterprise, delivering simple and instant collaboration. It takes just one click to join a video conference, or start one spontaneously via the touchscreen control panel. It’s easy to schedule or join a meeting directly from Google Calendar, and participants can share screens remotely.

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit is easy to set up and updates automatically, so it always has the latest security fixes to keep itself safe from viruses and other malware. Real-time authorization and central management of meeting participants also ensures conferences are secure. 

ASUS Chromebox 2 (CN62)

Chromebox 2 is the compact computing innovation made to enhance our modern digital lives, and it is the hub that brings together the ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit video-conferencing solution. Powered by an up to Intel Core i7 processor and with support for 4K UHD video, Chromebox 2 also offers dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and extensive connectivity options that allow the device to be connected to multiple displays simultaneously. Chromebox 2 is even VESA-mountable, so it can be easily attached to the back of a monitor or HDTV for a clean, tidy setup.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit will be available early November. Hardware only (excluding the license) priced at £2,238.00 inc. VAT.

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SPECIFICATIONS

ASUS Hangouts Meet hardware kit

Model

ASUS Chromebox 2 (CN62)

with VP8/VP9 module

Power Supply

65W

Dimensions

4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65in

Accessories

 

4K UHD camera with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable

 

Speakermic with cable

 

10” color touchscreen control panel with power adapter and cables

 

VESA-mount kit

 

AC adapter (detachable type for worldwide use)

 

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.