HP unveils new collaboration PC

Published: 14 March 2018 - 3:57 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

HP Inc has unveiled a new meeting room PC and display, which have been designed as part of the company's expanding portfolio of conferencing tools for collaborative workspaces.

The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms G2 and an all-new 55-inch diagonal 4K are intended for workplaces that prioritize both individual and group workspaces, and to be easy for IT to deploy, secure and manage.

"We've heard from our customers that conferencing technology should be easy to deploy and manage, secure for sensitive information, and most importantly easy-to-use," said Benoit Bonnafy, vice president, Business Personal Systems EMEA, HP Inc. "Collaboration is a vital tool for the modern workforce and HP is on a mission to design collaboration technology - like the new HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms - to be a simple, meaningful and personal experience."

The HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms G2 with Skype Room Systems (SRS) PC includes high-quality audio and video experience for Skype for Business. The PC has an optional Center of Room Control, a 12.3-inch diagonal touch screen to manage conference calls, and includes the HP Presence Sensor that senses when a participant enters the room to start the meeting.

The PC also includes 90 dBa audio for sound and clarity, a far field microphone that can capture sound up to five meters away, HP Noise Cancellation to avoid unwanted sounds/conversations in a room, and a tri-colored light ring that indicates volume level and mute.

The PC also has a wireless display module that eliminates the use of cables with easy sharing via Skype for Business. There is also an option to allow guests to connect directly to the device through the HDMI port

"Online collaboration continues to fuel growth around the globe, and we are pleased that HP Inc. is bringing the next generation of Skype Room Systems solution to market," said Bob Davis, corporate vice president, Microsoft. "The easy-to-deploy and use HP Elite Slice for Meeting Rooms for Skype Room Systems will transform meeting spaces and enable rich collaborative Skype for Business and soon, Microsoft Teams, experiences."

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