Altia Systems to Demonstrate PanaCast Intelligent Vision Products for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Orlando, Fl – September 25, 2017 – Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast® 2, the world’s first 180° Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play video camera system, will demonstrate its Intelligent Vision suite of products for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Skype for Business customers at Microsoft Ignite 2017. The suite includes Intelligent ZoomTM, PanaCast WhiteboardTM, the just-launched PanaCast VividTM, API Access, UVC Data Queries, Workflow Automation and Enterprise-grade Manageability. The software products autonomously act upon intelligence generated from the real-time, immersive PanaCast 2 video stream. Algorithms within these products identify objects, create data, apply pixel-level signal processing and combine the generated information with other data to automate the collaboration experience.

More than 1,000 customer companies around the world use PanaCast 2 and many, including Fortune 10 Enterprise businesses, use the Intelligent Vision products with their PanaCast 2 devices in Skype® for Business meetings and solution consoles to add core new capabilities to their collaboration experience. The natural-looking, inclusive 180° video experience is ideally suited for huddle rooms and team collaboration, and gives every participant a virtual seat at the table.

“PanaCast customers are adding Intelligent Vision products at an accelerating pace to their Skype and Skype for Business deployments,” notes Dennis Dyer, Director of Sales in North America, “to help make their meetings run better and faster.”

PanaCast 2 is a compact multi-camera system that utilizes newly-developed imaging science and computer vision algorithms operating within the onboard PanaCast Video Processor to synchronize, stitch and optimize video from three miniaturized cameras. This creates a natural-looking 180° by 54° video stream with Panoramic-4K resolution at 3840 x 1080 pixels per frame, at 30 frames per second. Dual microphones and an audio DSP are also integrated to achieve high-quality audio input. It is a versatile USB Plug-and-Play device which is used routinely with Skype® and Skype® for Business video collaboration services in large-scale huddle room deployments. PanaCast 2 has received numerous awards including the CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree recognition and, most recently, rAVe Best UC Solution at Integrate Australia 2017.

Intelligent Zoom automatically and dynamically adjusts the field of view to include all participants in the video frame, zooming in and out electronically and unobtrusively, without the mechanical movement or noise of conventional electro-mechanical pan-tilt cameras and/or electro-optical zoom. Intelligent Zoom received Best New PTZ Camera recognition at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam.

PanaCast Whiteboard detects whiteboards of any size and extracts, rectifies and displays their content as a second video stream virtual camera. PanaCast Whiteboard was featured as the first product on the rAVe Top 10 Tour of new products at InfoComm 2017.

PanaCast Vivid, just launched on September 19, 2017 is a high dynamic range (HDR) technology built on a biomimetic signal processing algorithm that mimics how the human eye handles vast changes in luminance in the real world. It autonomously and continuously optimizes the video quality in any lighting condition – particularly in environments with a high variation/dynamic range in luminance – so that participants have the best video experience possible.

The API Access, UVC Data Queries, Workflow Automation and Enterprise-grade Manageability products are in use with customers and partners for enhanced solution integration, to generate big data on room occupancy detection, the number and frequency of meetings, participants, usage patterns and resource utilization for automated room availability management, and to reduce meeting overhead by automating other manual processes.

The team will be demonstrating PanaCast 2, PanaCast 2s, PanaCast 3D VR, PanaCast 2 VR and its Intelligent Vision suite of products at Microsoft Ignite from September 25-29, at booth #1057, in Orlando, Florida.

About Altia Systems

Altia Systems®, a Cupertino-based company, is the creator of PanaCast® 2, the world’s first Panoramic-4K plug-and-play camera system that delivers a 180° wide field of view, which replicates the natural human visual perspective, PanaCast 2s, the first software-defined 7.4 Megapixel 180° camera system, PanaCast 3D, which delivers natural, biomimetic 180° 3D video video in real time, and the PanaCast smartphone-scale micro camera technology.

Funded by Intel® Capital and other leading investors, Altia Systems’ PanaCast systems and Intelligent Vision software products deliver real-time 180° panoramic video streams from multi-camera arrays and intelligence to enable machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities which deliver a unique experience in video collaboration, education, AR/VR, live broadcasting, and new, high-growth markets for real-time, immersive, intelligent vision. PanaCast system devices are designed and assembled in the U.S., and have received prestigious awards such as CES Innovation Awards Honoree, Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation, GOOD DESIGN award, Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications, and more.

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