Google and Acer have recently released Chromebase for meetings, an all in-one standalone secure video conferencing device. The all-in-one video conferencing device is designed for small conference rooms and executive offices. The $799 touch screen Chromebase for meetings includes all the hardware, software, and services you need in one package, including 24/7 technical support. It runs Chrome OS and supports Google Hangouts, letting you host video conferences with up to 25 participants. Just send off a meeting link, and your colleagues, customers, or partners can join the call from their PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
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The offering is Google’s second play in the video conferencing market. It released the first Chromebox for meetings with Acer in 2014. The new Acer Chromebase appears to be based on the Chromebase 24 the company introduced in January but has yet to ship. Chromebase has a 24-inch adjustable touchscreen display, integrated, adjustable HD camera, four microphones and two stereo speakers and comes with management tools for meeting devices.
Chromebase is available now in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, and Australia, and that $799 price tag includes the first year’s $250 management and support fee. It should soon reach other countries where Chromebox for meetings is already available. Compared to Chromebox for meetings, Chromebase is better suited for smaller spaces as its optimized for meeting areas with up to two people.