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.

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.