Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

We’ve been giving away our Best of InfoComm Awards for a long time — since before my time at rAVe. And every year, after InfoComm, the team sits down and discusses the products that stuck out to us. Not ~just~ because they’re cool (but these are all really cool), but because of the potential they […]

Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

Huddly CEO Says Price Cuts Aimed at Creating Greater Access to AI-Driven Cameras to All End Users

Huddly is known for its AI-driven camera solutions, all Microsoft Teams-certified devices. In a move to expand the use of intelligent AI cameras in more spaces in the hybrid workplace, Huddly has adjusted pricing downwards by up to 25% to allow use of more video in the workplace. I reported this story earlier this month […]

Huddly CEO Says Price Cuts Aimed at Creating Greater Access to AI-Driven Cameras to All End Users

Now You Can Use the AI-Powered Huddly Crew Experience in Larger Spaces With More Cameras

Huddly Crew just got bigger with add-on cameras to support its AI-directed multi-camera experience in larger UCC spaces. Huddly says its Crew add-on cameras are expected for Q3 and a new Huddly Director AI software tailored for larger spaces is coming via firmware update, also in Q3. The company says the Huddly Crew is designed […]

Now You Can Use the AI-Powered Huddly Crew Experience in Larger Spaces With More Cameras

If UCC Camera Margins Dissipate for Dealers, Huddly Could Be to Blame

Huddly just issued new list pricing for its AI-enabled cameras that’s significantly lower. It’s not clear the exact motive for the price reductions, but end users will take notice and AV integrators will likely not see this as a positive step. Why? It will potentially erode UCC camera margins as other camera companies respond to […]

If UCC Camera Margins Dissipate for Dealers, Huddly Could Be to Blame

Huddly Aggressively Lowers UCC Camera Prices to Attract End-User Interest

Huddly just issued new list pricing for its AI-enabled cameras and will likely attract interest from facility managers in educators as well as meeting space planners. Here’s the new pricing: Cameras for large and extra-large spaces: Huddly Crew AI-directed multi-camera system: $9,450 MSRP Huddly Crew add-on camera: $2,690 MSRP Cameras for medium and large spaces: […]

Huddly Aggressively Lowers UCC Camera Prices to Attract End-User Interest

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Welcome to my 24th annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! It’s been an honor to have written this for 24 straight years and even more of an honor for it to have so many thousands of readers annually — it’s almost always our most-read article of the year on rAVe [PUBS]. So, if you’re reading this right […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2024 Edition

Crestron, Shure and Huddly Partner on Huddly Crew Packages

Huddly says the Huddly Crew and its AI Director turn UCC meetings into 3-camera Hollywood-like TV shoots. Using speaker tracking experience that identifies the primary speaker and ensures the cameras remain focused on them throughout the meeting, the system will auto-switch between all the other meeting participants automatically based on voice and genres in a […]

Crestron, Shure and Huddly Partner on Huddly Crew Packages

Huddly Director Now Available for Small, Medium and Large Rooms

Huddly Director, the same AI used in the Huddly Crew AI-directed multi-camera system, is now available for small, medium and large rooms on Huddly S1 and the Huddly L1. Huddly says the Huddly Director delivers professionally produced video meetings, prioritizing engagement and effective communication. It switches between speakers, listener reactions and room views, creating an […]

Huddly Director Now Available for Small, Medium and Large Rooms

rAVe [TV] Episode 126 — The AI Trend at CEDIA Expo, the Latest on Huddly Crew and More

Gary and I squeezed in just enough time for a rAVe [TV] episode before I hop on a plane to head to CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023. We give you a few more of our last-minute show details, but also make sure to follow us at both shows by checking out the microsites linked above. […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 126 — The AI Trend at CEDIA Expo, the Latest on Huddly Crew and More

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. […]

Huddly Ships Huddly Crew; It’s $12,000 and Worth Every Penny

INOGENI Debuts U-BRIDGE USB 2.0 at InfoComm

The new INOGENI U-BRIDGE USB 2.0 video camera and audio extender allows for high-speed USB 2.0 connections up to 100 m /330 ft. over a single CAT 5e/6/7 cable. The U-BRIDGE is the problem-solver to interoperability challenges faced by AV installers looking for a reliable long-distance USB camera extension while maintaining high-quality video. And, the […]

INOGENI Debuts U-BRIDGE USB 2.0 at InfoComm

Huddly Releases Studio USB-Based Camera

The new Huddly Studio USB-based camera captures conversations with multiple cameras. Rather than focusing only on the people speaking, Studio also cuts to the other people in the room, capturing non-verbal reactions and responses. Huddly says this ensures that all attendees are part of the conversation — even the less outspoken ones — making for […]

Huddly Releases Studio USB-Based Camera

Up Your Whiteboard Game by Combining the Best of Analog and Digital

Trade show season is back. ISE is going on in Barcelona as I type, and Infocomm 2022 in Las Vegas is just 25 days away. This means that manufacturers, integrators and *gasp* end users are all converging to explore new partnerships and help people bridge the analog-to-digital gaps that have been isolated during the great […]

Up Your Whiteboard Game by Combining the Best of Analog and Digital

An Interview With Vegard Hammer, Chief Technology Officer of Huddly

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST This is an interview with Vegard Hammer, chief technology officer of Huddly, as written by Steph Beckett. It has been edited for clarity. Tell me a little bit about Huddly’s background as a company. Huddly was founded on the vision and the strategy of making the collaboration tools more available […]

An Interview With Vegard Hammer, Chief Technology Officer of Huddly

Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1090: We Got the First Look at the New Huddly S1 Camera!

Huddly’s CTO, Vegard Hammer, joined Gary Kayye on this episode of Rants & rAVes to catch up on all that’s new at the meeting room camera company. The coolest part of this videocast includes a sneak peek of the new Huddly S1 Camera and a feature called “gallery” (demoed live too) that Huddly hopes will bring “meeting equity” […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1090: We Got the First Look at the New Huddly S1 Camera!

Huddly Debuts Huddly S1 Camera for Small and Medium Meeting Rooms

Huddly has debuted the Huddly S1, a camera for small-to-medium meeting rooms. The S1 is “aware” as well as networked, artificially intelligent and offers all the software-defined features that Huddly is known for. It uses AI to deliver smart user experiences, enhance image quality and capture advanced analytics. Powered and enabled by a single Ethernet […]

Huddly Debuts Huddly S1 Camera for Small and Medium Meeting Rooms

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to add them to the Crestron Flex platform. The addition adds more intelligent camera technology for meetings. The Crestron Flex platform integrates videoconferencing, content sharing, scheduling, management, support and more into one platform. The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers features that enhance the […]

Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

Simple Can Be Elegant

As technology people, we in the AV world are not immune to being drawn to new, fancy, shiny objects. We know we need to ask the right questions, make sure it fits our needs (or our customers’ needs), but wow, that new tech can be exciting. On occasion, we are also drawn in the opposite […]

Simple Can Be Elegant

New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

Huddly just launched a whiteboarding solution for home or work applications called Canvas. This AI-based content camera connects via USB connection and allows both the primary and Canvas camera to be on at the same time while on a Microsoft Teams or Zoom video call. Everyone would likely agree that whiteboarding is the original collaboration […]

New Whiteboarding Solution From Huddly Uses AI Technology Via Camera

Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

Last week, Huddly IQ became certified as a Microsoft Teams Room Peripheral for small meeting rooms and focus rooms for both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. The camera is also certified as a Microsoft Personal Peripheral for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Designed to deliver quality video experiences, Huddly IQ features 150° wide-angle […]

Huddly IQ Now Microsoft Teams Certified

Almo Pro A/V Adds Work-From-Home Hardware Bundle

In a great example of pivoting, Almo Professional A/V is helping ensure integrators are able to keep business professionals, educators and learners alike more connected with its newest “Work-From-Home” hardware bundle. The new bundle features a Yamaha portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone and a Huddly Go conferencing camera. The new Work-From-Home kit (GO-BLK/YVC-200-WHT/BLK-KIT) is lightweight […]

Almo Pro A/V Adds Work-From-Home Hardware Bundle

Yamaha Ships ESB-1080 UCC Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit

Yamaha has announced its new ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit are now shipping. Available in North America, the Yamaha Collaboration Kit bundles an AI wide-angle USB camera from Huddly, AI-powered conference cameras, with the ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar. Here’s a video we shot of this kit at InfoComm last month: The ESB-1080 Enterprise […]

Yamaha Ships ESB-1080 UCC Sound Bar and Collaboration Kit

Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

Crestron just launched three new SpeakerBars for the UCC market; the UC-SB1, the UC-SB1-AV and the UC-SB1-CAM. All three are SpeakerBars with built-in beamforming mic arrays that are designed for huddle rooms, UCC spaces and small meeting rooms — and use the same form-factor, 43″ wide, 3″ deep and 5″ high. The difference is: UC-SB1: […]

Crestron UCC-Based Mic and SpeakerBar with Built-in 4K Camera at InfoComm

Yamaha and Huddly Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

At InfoComm 2019, Yamaha Unified Communications announced a partnership with UCC camera company Huddly. With the partnership, the new Yamaha ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar will bundle with Huddly’s AI wide-angle USB camera to create the Yamaha Collaboration Kit. The Yamaha Collaboration Kit (currently available only in North America) combines Yamaha’s ESB-1080 Enterprise Sound Bar and […]

Yamaha and Huddly Announce Partnership at InfoComm 2019

NEC’s Simon Jackson Helps Launch the InfinityBoard at ISE

NEC Display Europe went to ISE with a new collaboration board where they partnered with Huddly (for the camera), Sennheiser (for the audio) and FlatFrog (for the touch) and built a Windows 10 interactive board with wireless collaboration integrated all-in-one. It was one of three big attractions in their stand at ISE this year and […]

NEC’s Simon Jackson Helps Launch the InfinityBoard at ISE