Logitech Updates RightSight 2 Software With Speaker View for Hybrid Meeting Equity
Logitech announced an initiative to create more equitable experiences for hybrid workers with RightSight 2 software that now simultaneously presents both a close-up view of the individual speaker and a view of the entire meeting room during video calls. RightSight 2 auto-framing technology allows far-end participants to follow the active speaker while also getting situational context from the group.
“Remote participants can often feel like second-class citizens when they’re on video calls with in-office colleagues. They miss important in-room interactions or may struggle to keep up with the meeting flow,” said Scott Wharton, general manager and vice president, Logitech Video Collaboration. “RightSight 2 is the equalizer for remote participants so they can collaborate with their conference room counterparts on equal footing regardless of their location.”
RightSight 2 combines audio and video intelligence to detect people’s placement in the room and the location of their voices. Speaker View is a new mode that uses the two-camera system in Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini to render a picture-in-picture view of the active speaker and the whole group. The active speaker is framed using the main camera that pans and zooms smoothly as the speaker changes, while the wide-angle AI Viewfinder frames the room to ensure remote participants can see and hear all meeting exchanges clearly. IT admins can toggle between Speaker View and Group View (RightSight’s original implementation of auto-framing). Speaker View is compatible with all of Logitech’s major cloud video conferencing partners and will work in picture-in-picture mode with Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android and Windows. It also integrates into Zoom Rooms multistream technology.
RightSight 2’s Speaker View is now available globally for free as a public beta on CollabOS 1.5 for Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini. Users can update their video bars in Sync device management software now, or through partner platforms like Zoom Device Management and Teams Admin Center soon.