Acer has released the 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.
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, while an adjustable HD webcam and a chassis that tilts from - 5° to 30° allows them to be framed perfectly on the call.
The solution, utilizing Google Hangouts, can host videoconferences with up to 25 participants across a variety of devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
The system, which runs Chrome OS, will receive automatic updates every six weeks. 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.
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.