Project Description

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Google is adding three new features to the Google Meet Hardware section of the Admin console:
Peripheral status: 
In addition to the “Device status” column on the Device list page, Google added columns for connection status and peripheral status. These new columns will help you filter your device list in order to easily discover and troubleshoot issues, and identify devices with missing peripherals.
Additionally, there is a new column management widget which you can use to quickly create customized views and sort through your devices faster.
New Google Meet Hardware Admin console features 1
Default Volume: 
There are two new options for setting the default volume behavior on Meet Hardware devices:
  • Preset volume mode: You can set a numerical value between 0 and 100 that devices will automatically use at the beginning of every call.
  • Smart volume mode: This mode will automatically determine the best volume for the room by averaging the volume set by users in the five most recent calls.
The default volume behavior for a single device can be set on its Device detail page. For a group of devices, use the bulk action option from the Device list page.
Note that end users can still modify the volume on a device according to their preference regardless of the default volume selection.
New Google Meet Hardware Admin console features 2

 

Static Device list URLs: 
Device list filters will now be uniquely encoded into the page’s URL. This makes it easy for admins who are responsible for specific organizational units or devices to bookmark a customized view or share it among team members.

Getting started

  • Admins: You’ll see these updates in the Admin console under Devices > Google Meet Hardware.
  • End users: No action required

Rollout pace

Peripheral status and Default volume 
Static Device list URLs 

Availability

  • Available to all Google Workspace customers in organizations with Google Meet Hardware
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