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ASUS Announces New and Refreshed Google Meet Hardware

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KEY POINTS

  • ASUS – Google Meet Compute System : Redesigned to ensure reliability and stability to exceed industry standards
  • Touchscreen Control Panel : Simple, intuitive interface allows participants to a join video meeting with a single tap or start one in seconds
  • 4K UHD Camera : Captures superb visuals with a 120º field of view and coverage that extends up to 250 square feet
  • Dual-purpose Speakermic : Engineered with advanced echo-cancellation and noise-suppression technologies ensures clear audio for all participants
  • New Starter Kit : Includes space-saving remote control with integrated keyboard, making them ideal forsmaller rooms

LONDON, UK, May 18, 2020 — 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 forinstallation 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 visua ls 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 thehub that brings together the ASUS – Google Meet hardware kit video- conferencing solution. Powered by an Intel Core ™ i7processor 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 easyto 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 typewithout 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 Real-time authorisation 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 organisations 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.

  

Hardware

Kit

Combination

ASUS – Google Meet

hardware kit

 

Starter Kit

ASUS – Google Meet

hardware kit

 

Small and Medium room

ASUS – Google Meet

hardware kit

 

Large room

 

Photo

 

 

 

 

Capacity

Up to 8 people

Up to 8 people

Up to 20 people

 

Controller

Remote Control

Touchscreen Control Panel

Touchscreen Control

Panel

 

Camera

Ultra-HD camera

Ultra-HD camera

Compatible Camera*

* The camera is notpackaged by ASUS.

Please check with your

supplier for exact details

 

Speakermic

Speakermic designed for Google Meet

 

ASUS –

Google

Meet

Compute

System

 Enterprise grade manufacturing with testing & quality control

 Safe and secure with Chrome OS optimised for Google Meet providing verified

boot & encryption

 Automatic updates and firmware updates for qualified peripherals

 Slim design with rear I/O ports for easy installation and cable management

 

 

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ASUS – Google Meet hardware kit will be available from June. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

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About ASUS 

ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers. Along with an expanding range of superior gaming, content-creation and AIoT solutions, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge designand innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. With a global workforcethat includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS is driven to become the world’s most admired innovative leadingtechnology enterprise. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 awards every day in 2019 and ranks as one of Forbes’ World’s Best Regarded Companies and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.