I just wanted to say to everyone who is celebrating this week ……..
A Very Happy Easter!
I hope you have a good break and the sun shines for you!
The Intermedia office will be shut on the following days:
- Good Friday – 14 April
- Easter Monday – 17 April
We will be open again on Tuesday 18 April.
The Huddle Room Challenge
The need for more useful and ad hoc collaboration with remote work colleagues, clients and supplier/partners is driving the growth of a new kind of video conferencing in the workplace – visual collaboration.
A major challenge is ensuring that everyone and everything that matter to the meeting or presentation is “in shot” and visible to the far end. But a small room with participants close to the display or a large room set out in classroom format demands a camera with a field of view (FOV) much wider than standard video conferencing solutions.
A typical Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera has an FOV of just 60 to 90 degrees so not all participants will be visible if the PTZ remains fixed in one position. This leads to the need for one person to “direct” the camera throughout the meeting to ensure the current speaker or the whiteboard is in shot. And, of course, no one wants to do this, so the camera remains locked-off in one position and the far end experience is less than optimal.
But, after over 20 years, the PanaCast 2 camera at last removes the tyranny of the PTZ camera and, for the first time, offers a full view of the room, it’s occupants and whiteboard surfaces without the need for any input from the participants.