Asus announces new video conferencing hardware designed for Google Meet. The new hardware consists of a small computer that runs the meetings, an external speaker and in some instances, a camera and a touch screen.
The computer, called Google Meet Compute System, has an Intel Core i7 processor, 128 GB SSD and a magnetic chassis. This allows you to attach the computer to the supplied desk stand easily, or easily mount it out of sight. The computer also has several ports including three USB-A ports, 2 USB-A ports with BC 1.2 charging features and one USB-C port.
Customers can choose from a variety of kits. The Starter Kit and Small/Medium Room Kit, provide businesses with a 120-degree field of view and the ability to zoom in up to 4X without losing the 720p image quality. These kits are designed for smaller meetings of up to eight people.
Large Room Kit
The Large Room Kit, as the name suggests, is designed for meetings with up to 20 people at the same time. According to Asus, the kit works well with Logitech’s PTZ Pro-2 camera. This camera has an image quality of 1080p and offers 10X zoom. However, it is noteworthy that the Large Room Kit is not bundled with the camera. According to Asus, companies need to contact their supplier to get the camera delivered.
Both the Small/Medium Room Kit and the Large Room Kit also come with a separate touch screen that can be used to manage the call.
The Starter Kit costs 1915 euro, the Small/Medium Room Kit 2320 euro and the Large Room Kit (without the camera) 1970 euro. The new hardware will be released in June in 28 countries.