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Happy Easter!

April 11, 2017

Happy Easter!

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. 

Best Regards,

Doug Pidduck


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.

"More than 2500 organisations in 38+ countries are using the PanaCast daily to improve their communication and productivity.

Over 200 universities are now adopting the PanaCast for lecture capture and huddle room deployments."

What our clients say!

  • “(PanaCast 2) is a very different form factor than the usual 1080p camera that we are using elsewhere in the lab. You can see it has no seams and it’s a very good picture quality.”

    ScobleFuturist / Rackspace

  • “PanaCast…actually seems like something that would be both fun and exceedingly useful.”

    SeoWriter / TechCrunch

  • “The actual image captured by the camera when we tried it in a lecture theatre (300+ seat) was perfect. Every seat in the frame, handled the lighting conditions well, good focus, seamlessly stitched. Very impressed.”

    Geoff Lambert
    Sr. Project Manager of IT & Digital Services / University of Western Sydney

  • “… a great improvement over standard video chat experiences.” Read article

    Michael Gorman
    Editor-in-Chief / Engadget

  • “The panoramic view allowed me to see all five remote participants at the same time, and the 4k resolution provided great visual detail – allowing me to feel ‘connected’ to everyone in the meeting.”

    What Ira M. Weinstein thinks about the PanaCast 2
    Senior Analyst & Partner / Wainhouse Research

  • “We chose the PanaCast 2 video camera because it gives an immersive sense of participation to remote meeting participants. With PanaCast 2, there is no need to squeeze together to get into the scene or waste time panning and zooming like with a typical conference room camera.”

    Jolean De KortJolean De Kort
    Director Employee Technology / GoDaddy

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