Google introduced a variety of adjustments to its endeavor lineup lately: an up to date Hangouts Meet convention set for higher rooms, wider distribution and new AI-assisted capability for its interactive whiteboard-like Jamboard software, and the inclusion of the Jamboard app as a core provider within the G Suite.

In its neverending quest to create a cohesive messaging ecosystem, Google made up our minds a while in the past that its Hangouts platform used to be to serve essentially as an endeavor product. To that finish, final yr, it offered the Hangouts Meet convention equipment: a Chrome-powered affair aimed toward companies to facilitate teleconferencing by means of the corporate’s Hangouts Meet instrument. Google introduced lately the product is receiving a refresh by means of a brand new digicam.

The up to date equipment, whose first iteration went on sale final November, comprises an Asus Chromebox 2 with a fifth-gen Intel Core i7 processor; a high-performance speaker/microphone combo (which Google calls a “speakermic”); a motorized 1080p digicam with 10x optical zoom; and a 10.1-inch contact show to keep an eye on all of it. This new setup runs $2,549 with the specified instrument license and is to be had for pre-order now. (Final yr’s type, which incorporates a desk bound, wide-angle, 4k digicam, continues to be to be had and prices $550 much less.)

google announces new hangouts meet hardware wider jamboard availability and g suite core service addition - Google announces new Hangouts Meet hardware, wider Jamboard availability, and G Suite core service addition

Google additionally introduced lately that the corporate’s interactive, whiteboard-style Jamboard software, prior to now most effective to be had in North The usa and the UK, will probably be to be had in 8 further Eu international locations beginning subsequent month:

  • Republic of Eire
  • The Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • France
  • Spain
  • Finland

Jamboard could also be being up to date with AI-assisted drawing capability known as AutoDraw, which acknowledges sketches and pairs them with suitable photographs (an idea that can glance acquainted to somebody who fooled round with Google‘s “Fast, Draw!” experiment in 2016), and the Jamboard app is making its means into the G Suite’s core services and products.