Altia Systems Launches PanaCast 2s, the First Panoramic-5K 180º Real-Time Intelligent Vision Platform

Altia Systems today launched PanaCast 2s, the first software-defined Panoramic-5K (5120×1440 pixels per frame) video camera system that produces 78 percent higher resolution than Panoramic-4K video. PanaCast 2s is a software-scalable intelligent vision end-point platform designed for use in medium to large conference rooms, compatible with any video collaboration service.

PanaCast 2s complements PanaCast 2 and extends the range of the PanaCast family of products to address all collaboration spaces.

PanaCast 2s, recognized as a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree, implements the PanaCast video processor as a PanaCast Computer Vision Engine (PCVE), an industry first, software-scalable implementation with an OpenCL pipeline, which uses CPU and GPU processing to achieve high performance, low latency video. It delivers four-times lossless digital zoom up to 16 feet at 720p and 30 frames per second.

The platform enables easy integration of artificial intelligence technologies such as machine vision using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) for video collaboration and distance learning applications.

The 180º field of view combined with intelligent vision capabilities such as ‘people counting’ and ‘facial recognition’ improve the range and accuracy of object recognition and tracking. The low latency flow-through software architecture delivers an immersive experience in applications such as video collaboration, education, telemedicine and virtual/augmented reality.

PanaCast 2s is recommended to be used with an Intel Core i7 processor based NUC mini PC. With Intel’s initial guidance on the OpenCL pipeline, Altia Systems developed the PCVE software for PanaCast 2s on Intel Core i7 processor based NUC.

The PanaCast 2s intelligent vision platform supports Altia Systems’ software products, including Intelligent Zoom and PanaCast Vivid. In the near future it will support PanaCast Whiteboard, people recognition and API for artificial intelligence and machine learning based applications.

See also  Altia Systems Debuts PanaCast 3 Camera, Setting New Bar for UCC Cameras with 40 Megapixel Camera

The PanaCast 2s intelligent vision platform is available as a bundled offering through the company’s Authorized Intelligent Vision Providers (AIVP), including Synnex Corporation, Starin Marketing Inc., NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC).

For more information on PanaCast 2s, go here.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at