Expanding the Hangouts Meet ecosystem

At InfoComm in Las Vegas last week, we announced our partnership with Pexip to allow seamless compatibility between Hangouts Meet and other video conferencing systems like Skype for Business, Polycom, and Cisco. With this new interoperability, your team can walk into a meeting room outfitted with Hangouts Meet hardware and join a call with clients, vendors, or partners joining from another platform.

In addition to being compatible with other video conferencing software, it’s important that your meeting rooms are compatible with the hardware you need for your meetings. That’s why we’ve created a peripheral qualification program featuring cameras, audio devices, and cables certified for use with Hangouts Meet hardware. Through this program, Google’s partner lab tests the peripherals for quality, reliability, and interoperability. Qualified peripherals will get automatic, over-the-air firmware updates.

We’re constantly adding more great devices to the Hangouts Meet ecosystem. Beginning with ChromeOS version 69, the Logitech MeetUp will be a certified camera and speakerphone. Featuring a 120° field-of-view and integrated audio optimized for huddle room acoustics, the MeetUp is perfect for small video conferencing spaces. Like all certified peripherals, the MeetUp will receive over-the-air firmware updates from the Hangouts Meet Chromebox to ensure it is always up to date and improving over time.

In addition to cameras and speakermics, partners like Lindy and Newnex have joined our ecosystem to bring the highest quality USB 3.0 extenders and hubs to the meeting room. As officially qualified peripherals, these devices help you scale your meetings to spaces of all shapes and sizes.

Learn more about Hangouts Meet hardware here, or find details about the qualification program and certified devices in the Help Center.

Launch Details
Release track:
All features launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Available to all G Suite editions

All end users

Change management suggested/FYI

More Information
Help Center: Manage settings for Chrome devices for meetings
The Keyword blog: Bring teams together with new G Suite integrations

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