InfoComm16 — Las Vegas – (June 7, 2016) – Altia Systems® – a Gartner® Inc. 2015 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications and CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree – today announced it will demonstrate the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution, an easy, cost-effective way to add real-time video collaboration to huddle rooms, here at InfoComm, June 8 -10, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth N2620.
Huddle rooms are one of the fastest growing segments for business collaboration today, with more than 50 million spaces being rapidly adopted by visual millennials in the workplace. With the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution, businesses have a turnkey solution for video and web collaboration that enables their employees to collaborate more effectively and improve productivity, with exceptionally clear video that mimics human eyesight, at a starting price of under $1,500. With its 180° wide, 54° tall field of view and Panoramic-4K resolution (3840 X 1080), the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution delivers a comprehensive view of the entire meeting space, providing a human visual perspective to remote participants. It overcomes one of the greatest challenges in video conferencing and collaboration for huddle rooms: narrow field of view, low resolution and slow mechanical operation that prevent remote participants from seeing and engaging in a natural human way. Its Plug-and-Play USB interface enables fast and easy set up of meetings.
The PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution consists of the PanaCast 2 video camera, the world’s first video camera to bring natural human perspective to web and video conferencing, an Intel NUC or Compute Stick, USB speakerphone and wireless keyboard to be used with a video display already in the huddle room. Optional software includes the PanaCast ePTZ app, which allows remote participants to have an even more detailed and richer collaboration experience. With the PanaCast ePTZ app, meeting participants can use keyboard, mouse or familiar multi-touch gestures on a touch screen or track pad to digitally pan, tilt and zoom (4X) within the PanaCast 2 video stream, letting them quickly focus on specific areas, such as zooming in on a white board or individual speaker in the room. The PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution works with all the popular collaboration applications including Microsoft® Skype for Business®, Skype®, Cisco WebEx™, Google Hangouts®, Citrix® GoToMeeting®, Vidyo™, Zoom and others.
“The PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution expands upon the capabilities of the PanaCast 2, the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera, by providing a turnkey, cost-effective and easy solution for collaboration in huddle rooms,” said Aurangzeb Khan, President and CEO of Altia Systems. “The PanaCast 2 camera is already deployed for business collaboration and global learning in more than 260 enterprises and educational institutions in 27 countries since its launch in September 2015, with customers reporting up to a 4x increase in video collaboration, helping drive better outcomes faster. With the PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution, even more businesses can now bring similar productivity increases to the workplace with a verified solution kit.”
“PanaCast 2 enables the rapid deployment of low-cost Huddle rooms to make video collaboration accessible to everyone, working with popular on-premises or cloud-based video conferencing services,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Robert Arnold. “[It’s] an excellent option for organizations to enhance meeting experiences at scale across varied meeting environments.” Read the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation: http://www.getpanacast.com/fs-product-innovation-report.
The PanaCast 2 Huddle Room Solution is available now through Altia Systems’ network of VARs and resellers. Visit http://www.getpanacast.com/huddle-room-kit to learn more.