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HP launches a collaborative PC for meeting rooms using Intel Unite, a Chromebox videoconferencing endpoint, and a display optimized for videoconferencing
New HP Collaboration PC With Intel(R) Unite(TM) Software to Change How People Interact With Content and Each Other
PALO ALTO, CA, Jun 04, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- HP HPQ, -1.94% today announced new collaboration solutions, including the HP Collaboration PC, a dedicated meeting room PC that offers businesses a cost-effective, easily manageable and secure way to improve collaboration and meeting productivity between colleagues.
The company also unveiled the HP Conferencing Keyboard and the HP ProDisplay P222c Video Conferencing Monitor to further enhance collaboration for the modern workforce.
A large portion of employees' time is often spent in meetings; however, today's business meetings are not very efficient. Too much time is spent at the beginning of a meeting getting the technology to work.
"Many of us have experienced the pain of participating in conference calls and remote meetings, including dialing-in and connecting," said Alex Cho, vice president & general manager, HP Commercial PCs. "Collaboration solutions from HP help address these challenges by providing a simplified experience to engage with colleagues."
Based on the HP EliteDesk 800 Mini PC loaded with Intel(R) Unite(TM), the Collaboration PC provides a quick, wireless connection to any display or projector for an on-screen collaboration and sharing experience. The content is accessed within the corporate network by entering a unique PIN for log in; dongles and wires are no longer required.
Collaborators can quickly share files and annotate documents side-by-side, and IT can manage and secure the device like a traditional PC, deploying it in small to large rooms.
"With Intel Unite, businesses can easily modernize the conference room into a smart and connected meeting space with enhanced security," said Tom Garrison, vice president and general manager of Intel's Business Client Platforms. "The new HP Collaboration PC with Intel Unite software enables improved collaboration and faster meetings, and ultimately a better way to work."
The Collaboration PC leverages the world's smallest business-class desktop(1), the EliteDesk Mini PC powered by Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 and Core(TM) i7 processors with Intel(R) vPro(TM) technology. The one-liter chassis device -- smaller than most office phones -- is designed for customers with constrained workspaces, and can easily fit and be secured behind a conference room display.
The new device is part of HP's suite of collaboration solutions, which include:
-- HP ProDisplay P222c Video Conferencing Monitor - optimized for collaboration, the 21.5-inch monitor is HP's first certified Skype for Business affordable priced under $200 and offers high-quality audio and video, as well as hot keys on the bezel to control call settings. The HP Collaboration PC and HP Chromebox for Meetings can attach directly behind the monitor via the HP Quick Release on the VESA mount.
-- HP Conferencing Keyboard - a first-of-its-kind keyboard option for employees who regularly participate in voice and video calls from their desk. This full-sized quiet USB keyboard is optimized for Skype for Business so a user can directly manage calls, devices and content with dedicated keys without juggling through multiple windows on their device.
-- HP Chromebox for Meetings - a high powered and affordable video collaboration system that makes it easy to add high-definition video collaboration to conference rooms. Easy to set up and simple to use, the system allows conference participants to access meetings from most PCs, phones or tablets to share screens, draw, annotate and edit documents in real time with Google Apps for Work. Powered by an Intel Core processor, HP Chromebox is compatible with other video conferencing systems and supports dial-out and dial-in access with a number of unified communications providers. Chromebox for Meetings connects to nearly any display or TV and offers dual display with DisplayPort and HDMI outputs and a VESA mounting capability. The HP Chromebox for Meetings bundle includes HP's EPEAT(R)-registered Chromebox, a high-definition webcam, powerful speaker and microphone for crystal-clear audio, along with a wireless handheld remote that allows users to join a Hangout with the touch of a button.
Pricing and Availability
-- HP Collaboration PC is expected to be available in June, starting at $719.
-- HP Chromebox for Meetings is expected to be available in June, starting at $999.
-- HP ProDisplay P222c Video Conferencing Monitor is expected to be available in July, starting at $199.
-- HP Conferencing Keyboard is available now, starting at $79.
About HP HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP is available at www.intel.com/unite.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of HP for future operations, including the separation transaction; the future performance if Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. if the separation is completed; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the need to address the many challenges facing HP's businesses; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; risks associated with executing HP's strategy, including the planned separation transaction, and plans for future operations and investments; the impact of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the need to manage third-party suppliers and the distribution of HP's products and services effectively; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; risks associated with HP's international operations; the development and transition of new products and services and the enhancement of existing products and services to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its suppliers, customers, clients and partners; the hiring and retention of key employees; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; the execution, timing and results of the separation transaction or restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost (including any possible disruption of HP's business) and the anticipated benefits of implementing the separation transaction and restructuring plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015, and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2015. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
Intel, Core and Unite are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Google, Google Apps and Chromebox and Chromebox for Meetings are trademarks of Google, Inc., used with permission.
Copyright 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
(1) Based on business class desktop PCs as of February 24, 2015 with > 5 million unit annual sales having 4th Gen Intel or AMD Pro series processors, Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro, and TPM.
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