Did Google Miss the Mark with their Chromebox Room System?

Google recently announced their Google Chromebox, a low-end room system starting below $1,000. It is well packaged with a small codec, camera and mic/speaker. Google wasn’t the first to announce a product like this. Logitec announced one a few weeks prior. Cisco announced their low-end room system just last week and they probably won’t be the last to do so. Does Google and other small room systems providers think these low-end room systems will become ubiquitous?

What Type of Space Do You Need?

Meeting rooms are where workspace and technology really come together. Room systems must be effective places to meet where both the physical and virtual world intersect seamlessly. They must contain the right mix of conferencing technologies to enable the required level of collaboration and this will naturally lead to innovation.

Conference Room Audio Visual Solutions are an Integral Part of a Well Executed UC&C Platform

The same best practices to implement UC&C holds true with audio visual room systems. Meeting rooms and spaces require a clear definition of what collaborative technology is required in the room to support four different conferencing technologies. But they need to support those technologies in relation to the UC platform deployed.