PanaCast 2 – The world’s first 180° Panoramic-4k plug-and-play USB video camera now ships from Europe following distribution agreement.
In December 2016 – Intermedia Communication Solutions, specialist supplier of video equipment for the small videoconferencing room or Huddle Room, today announced that it had completed a distribution agreement with Altia Systems or Cupertino, California, USA, makers of the PanaCast 2® 180° Panoramic, 4k plug-and-play USB video camera.
The highly disruptive PanaCast 2 video camera is transforming the way people engage and collaborate over video. The many features include:
An ultra-wide, natural looking field-of-view with unparalleled visual clarity and immediate control over direct interaction.
A camera that delivers a 180º wide by 54º tall field-of-view with 3840 x 1080 pixels per frame.
The ability to greatly reduce the optical distortion normally associated with such a wide field which makes it a natural choice for small, so-called Huddle Rooms with no participants remaining out-of-shot.
Being able to virtually ‘look around’ the room by navigating through video stream with familiar multi-touch gestures on personal devices, creating individual views instantaneously from anywhere, and without disturbing other participants.
The PanaCast 2 camera works plug-and-play with popular collaboration services such as Microsoftand Skype®for Business without requiring any driver or software installs. It also works in concert with Altia Systems’ PanaCast® Experience software which is integrated with collaboration platforms like Microsoft®Skype®for Business and Intel Unite®.
Co-founder, President and CEO from Altia Systems, Aurangzeb Khan says, “We are delighted that a company with Intermedia’s experience has joined the rapidly-expanding PanaCast channel community to represent the product in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I am pleased that Intermedia will now be able to provide the product in EMEA along with the strong regional support that this remarkable camera deserves”.
Doug Pidduck, founder and CEO of Intermedia Communication Solutions added, “From first sight, I knew that the PanaCast 2 would fill a much needed gap in the fast-growing Huddle Room segment of the video collaboration marketplace. The trick to successful video meetings has always been to create an outstanding user experience and a big part of that is to make the technology transparent. The PanaCast 2 frees the user from the tyranny of the much-disliked Pan, Tilt, Zoom or PTZ camera removing one big inhibiting factor to a relaxed and productive video meeting”.
"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."
“(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.”
Sr. Project Manager of IT & Digital Services / University of Western Sydney
“… a great improvement over standard video chat experiences.” Read article
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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