Google Unveils New Meet Hardware For Efficient Video Chats

CIOReviewIndia Team | Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 08:39 IST

googlemeetFor launching a new Meet hardware lineup to make video conferencing hassle-free at the post-pandemic workplaces, Google partners with Lenovo.

The hardware, known as ‘Google Meet Series One’, has a camera, soundbar and eight mics, including a touchscreen remote.

TJ Varghese, Product Manager, Google, said, “Series One comes with the best of Google AI built in. People can join meetings touch free with their voice, enjoy studio-grade audio through enhanced noise cancellation, and benefit from smart capabilities like automatic participant framing.”

Google Meet Series One offers TrueVoice, a multi-channel noise cancellation and voice amplification technology for minimizing distractions.

With an 8 beam-forming microphones and the largest kit configuration for processing 44 channels simultaneously, the Smart Audio Bar has already caught market attention.

Varghese, in a blog, said, "All Series One room kits take advantage of the same tech used in Google's data centers, built right into the Meet Compute System and Smart Audio Bar."

The Series One kit will include a regular or extra-large true 4K smart camera for capturing every detail with the Smart Camera XL featuring 20.3MP and a 4.3x zoom.

Series One’s compute system is purpose-built for Meet on Chrome OS, which makes it easy to install and keeps it up to date.

Google stated, "Everything is securely managed through the Google Admin console, including device setup, status checks, and minor issue resolution without ever having to visit the room.”

With changing room sizes, kits can be expanded with more mic pods and an add-on audio bar for room-filling for stereo sound.

Google said, “The hardware is always running the latest firmware, security patches and new innovations.”

“For extra peace of mind, Series One kits come with three years of Lenovo Premier Support," Google concluded.

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