Huddly Ships Huddly Crew; It’s $12,000 and Worth Every Penny
Huddly Crew is now available worldwide. Huddly Crew “redefines the meeting experience by providing an immersive view of the meeting space and its participants;” all made possible through the collaboration of three premium network cameras. The company says the heart of this innovation is Huddly Director, an AI-based feature that operates directly on the cameras. Like a TV director, it edits the meeting in real-time to create what Huddly calls an “engaging and equitable experience.”
“Huddly Crew takes cues from the entertainment world to maximize engagement in video meetings,” explains Vegard Hammer, chief technology officer at Huddly. “This technology is truly groundbreaking, and for organizations, be it in business or education, it holds significant promise. By getting everyone more involved in video meetings and classes, they’re unlocking the full potential of their most valuable resource: people.”
Since its introduction, Huddly Crew has received multiple recognitions for its pioneering and human-centric approach to hybrid meetings. Recognitions include the Red Dot: Best of the Best Design Award, the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, and the iF Gold Design Award. It also won one of rAVe’s Best of Show awards.
“For those wanting to thrive in a hybrid world and make sustainable investments, Huddly Crew is the smart pick,” said Hammer. “Significant breakthroughs in the video conferencing sector will arise from software innovation rather than simply focusing on higher megapixel counts. This is why we engineer Huddly solutions to be future-ready. With Huddly Crew’s capacity for AI advancements through software upgrades and adaptable hardware, it will keep evolving to empower human collaboration in any future scenario.”
The Huddly Crew kit is optimized for medium to large rooms and is priced at an MSRP of $11,990. Even at $12,000, I stand by my review that this product is “magical.”