San Jose, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2016
Acer today announced the world’s first touchscreen Chromebase for meetings (CA24V), an all-in-one, dedicated video conference system. For those who need a dedicated videoconferencing device in small conference rooms or executive offices, this solution includes all of the hardware, software, and services needed in one package, along with 24/7 technical support, and easy administration through Chrome Device Management.
The latest addition further expands Acer’s industry-leading Chrome OS device portfolio, which currently includes Chromebooks, Chromeboxes / Chromebox for meetings solutions, and Chromebases . According to data from Gartner , Acer Group is the world’s leading Chromebook brand with over 33 percent market share in 2015.
Designed for videoconferencing, Acer’s Chromebase for meetings features the largest screen of all Chrome OS devices on the market, a 24-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with IPS technology, reproducing consistent and accurate colors at up to 178-degree wide viewing angles. An array of four microphones and two speakers ensure that participants can hear and be heard clearly, while an adjustable HD webcam and a chassis that easily tilts from - 5° to 30° allows them to be framed perfectly on the call.
Meetings with Anyone, Anywhere
The Chromebase for meetings solution, utilizing Google Hangouts, can host videoconferences with up to 25 participants across a variety of devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones. With a meeting link, colleagues, customers, or partners can join in the call whether in a conference room, at home, or on the go.
Easy to Deploy and Manage
Enterprise IT administrators can deploy and manage hundreds or thousands of Chrome devices with ease through Chrome Device Management, significantly reducing the workload of technical support and consequently reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for organizations. The Chromebase for meetings solution also integrates with other videoconferencing systems and existing phone systems.
Simple and Secure
The Chromebase for meetings, which runs Chrome OS, will receive automatic updates every six weeks to ensure it is always secure and up to date. All data, whether stored on the Chromebase or in the cloud are encrypted and protected by its TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 chip, which securely generates and stores cryptographic keys. Each time Chrome OS boots up, Verified Boot checks the integrity and validity of system files to ensure they have not been tampered with.
Pricing and Availability
The Chromebase for meetings is available at $799 in the US, which includes the first year's $250 management and support fee. It is also available in Canada, UK, Ireland, and Australia. Customers in the US can sign up to apply for a free trial of the Chromebase for meetings solution.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or authorized reseller.
About Google’s Chrome Devices for Meetings
Chrome devices for meetings allow enterprises to keep things simple. There’s very little infrastructure needed, and no cables are necessary since they work with wireless connections. Setup is fast and the integration with Google Apps and Calendar makes joining meetings as easy as clicking a button. Screen sharing makes collaboration easy. Please visit http://www.google.com/work/chrome/devices/for-meetings/ for more information.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.
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1.) Chromebase: all-in-one desktop; Chromebook: notebook; Chromebox: desktop
2.) Gartner "Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 4Q15 Update" 16 February 2016
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4.) For a list of compatible systems, please visit https://www.google.com.tw/work/chrome/devices/for-meetings/
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