Atlona Enters USB-based PTZ Camera Market with an Average Product

Atlona will use InfoComm 2017 to launch the company’s first PTZ conferencing camera. Built for use with Atlona’s HDVS-300 Series soft codec conferencing solution, the AT-HDVS-CAM, coupled with the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT, are designed to form a collaboration solution including auto AV switching, USB and HDMI extension, and display control for PC-based conferencing using software and cloud-based services such as Skype for Business, WebEx and GoToMeeting. And, of course, it’s aimed at the huddle space.

Capturing video at resolutions up to 1080p at 30 frames per second, the AT-HDVS-CAM’s 1/2.8”, low-noise CMOS sensor. Like every single PTZ camera on the market it, too, has auto-focus, automatic white balance and exposure modes, a quiet pan-and-tilt mechanism, and dynamic camera shot repositioning. Picture controls allow adjustment of brightness, color, saturation, contrast, sharpness and gamma, while the camera’s zoom lens offers 10x optical zoom and a 60.9° horizontal field of view.

Featuring a USB 2.0 interface (like nearly every other USB-based PTZ camera) for video and camera control, the AT-HDVS-CAM is compatible with any PC through a standard UVC (USB Video Class) driver, with no software installation or programming required.

Slated to begin shipping in Q3, the AT-HDVS-CAM can be purchased on its own for incorporation into existing AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT installations, or bundled with the AT-UHD-HDVS-300-KIT in a complete system package under the single SKU AT-UHD-HDVS-300-C-KIT. It’s not on their website yet, but, when it is, it will be here (or you can go look at the specs of nearly every other USB-based PTZ camera and see them).