Google may be positioning Chrome OS as a platform that’s suitable for video conferencing systems (if you pay $1000 or more for the right hardware). But that hasn’t stopped Grandstream from launching its own video conferencing system that runs Google’s other operating system.
The Grandstream GVC3200 video conferencing system is a high-end conferencing solution that runs Android 4.4 software, allowing you to use Android apps such as Skype, Hangouts, or any other video conferencing apps available from Google Play.
If you’re looking for a simpler solution for one-on-one internet video chats, just use your phone or laptop’s built-in mic and camera. The Grandstream GVC3200 is designed to be a business conferencing solution: it features a 1080p video camera with 12x zoom, support for up to three monitors through 3 HDMI ports, and support for 9-way video conferencing.
There are also HDMI and VGA inputs that let you hook up your computer to share your screen with other participants, gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a Bluetooth remote with a touchpad and Android buttons.
You can use a Bluetooth mouse, speaker, or other peripherals, and there’s an Android app that lets you use a phone or tablet as a remote control for the system.
The GVC3200 won’t come cheap though: Stores are taking pre-orders for about $4000 and up.