Jabra Announces New PanaCast Camera Lineup

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Jabra just announced a new Jabra PanaCast camera lineup including the PanaCast 50; a video bar-style mic array, and the Jabra PanaCast 20; a personal AI-based USB-C camera. Both were introduced, globally and exclusively, on rAVe’s own LAVNCH Platform Tuesday — you can watch the entire real-time launch here:

Jabra says its PanaCast range has been engineered to help businesses navigate the new flexible, hybrid way of working by combining immersive vision and video, audio technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to completely reinvent meetings and collaboration.

The PanaCast 50 takes on the role of the “director” of your meeting — adjusting the video stream to follow the action in the meeting. This allows Jabra PanaCast 50 to detect active speakers and the flow of conversation, delivering a remote meeting experience that’s fully immersive and responsive. Three 13-megapixel cameras mounted in a high-precision multicamera array create an immersive 180° field of view in Panoramic-4K that covers the whole room.

Jabra PanaCast 50 features nine Edge processors, including two Edge AI processors, specifically engineered for audio and video. This system architecture enables the intelligent video bar to carry out real-time integration of audio, video and data. The PanaCast 50 also features eight beamforming microphones with precision voice detection which are backed up with intelligent algorithms that remove disruptive noise. Four Jabra-engineered speakers — two 50-millimeter woofers and two 20-millimeter tweeters — in a zero-vibration stereo setup fill the room with high-definition audio, while the latest two-way audio technology delivers more natural conversations.

jabra panacast 50

Jabra PanaCast 50

The Jabra PanaCast 50 can also deliver two video streams simultaneously, allowing the device to perform multiple functions at once. For instance, while one video stream is busy focusing on the meeting participants, the second can be used to focus on a particular area of interest in the room. The two video streams also enable a whiteboard sharing feature, which is built into the device itself — allowing whiteboard content to be captured and enhanced in real time. This is then streamed live within the meeting so every participant can see the whiteboard content and contribute to the discussion.

PanaCast 50 also delivers an independent data stream that provides anonymous people count meta-data as real-time numerical information. Because of its 180° field-of-view, PanaCast 50 can achieve 100% coverage of the meeting room which allows everyone to be counted.

The PanaCast 50 PeopleCount feature enables the system to compare that count with a customer-defined room capacity limit number to determine if the room utilization is overcapacity. If the number of people exceeds that limit, visual and aural cues are provided to the people present, enabling them to make informed decisions for their safety and wellbeing.

Additionally, through the network interface, longer-term analytics data is available for IT administrators, enabling the business to make data-driven decisions about how they’re utilizing their meeting spaces. Organizations will have an overview of how many rooms are being used, even when there is no active meeting, helping inform decisions on office space.

jabra panacast 20

Jabra PanaCast 20

With the Jabra PanaCast 20, flexible workers can benefit from high-quality, secure video collaboration, no matter where they are, in a compact, portable package. The device features AI that is managed on-device with Edge processing — and advanced experiences are generated directly on the device without extra data being sent to the cloud for processing, or the need to install additional software. For those using the camera, it has a built-in lens cover to guarantee privacy, and prevent the camera from being left “on” accidentally, adding an extra layer of “peace of mind” for the user.

The PanaCast 20 delivers 4K Ultra HD Video, HDR video as well as personalized Intelligent Zoom, which always frames the main user properly, regardless of their environment. It also features automatic lighting correction.

Here’s a video that explains both products in detail:

Jabra PanaCast 50 Key features and specifications:

  • 180° field of view.
  • Virtual Director adjusts the video in real time for more immersive meetings.
  • Safety Capacity and Room Usage Insights generates anonymous room occupancy data for all your meeting rooms at once.
  • Network-connected system enables remote management and data delivery.
  • Real-time whiteboard streaming for more inclusive remote collaboration.
  • Uniquely advanced system architecture and built-in dual Edge AI processors powers a range of intelligent features.
  • Plug-and-play for fast setup and maximum ease of use.
  • Easy installation, with a choice of wall mount, table stand and screen mount (VESA)2.
  • Works with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom, and Zoom Rooms, and optimized for all leading UC platforms.
  • Jabra PanaCast 50: Available beginning June 15, 2021 in Black and Grey, $1,195.

Jabra PanaCast 20 Key features and specifications:

  • Personalized Intelligent Zoom.
  • Intelligent Light Optimization.
  • Picture-in-Picture feature — users can define and easily integrate a second video stream within their main picture.
  • 4k Ultra, HDR video.
  • Edge AI processing — adding advanced experiences processing and an additional layer of security for flexible working from anywhere.
  • Plug-and-play connectivity.
  • Works with Microsoft Teams, Zoom and optimized for all leading UC platforms.
  • Jabra PanaCast 20: Available beginning Aug. 1, 2021, in black, $299.