PanaCast 2 with Whiteboard Makes the Final!
The Install Technology Excellence Awards are just around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce that PanaCast 2 with the PanaCast Whiteboard Application has been picked as a finalist for the category of “Collaboration Product of the Year”. The short-listed finalists for the award were revealed on the 26th of April, in preparation for the ceremony taking place on Thursday the 28th of June, in London.
The PanaCast’s small footprint makes it a natural for Huddle Rooms
Previous winners of the Install Awards include Sahara Presentation Systems, Shure and Antycip Simulation. We’re excited to say that we’re competing in one of the newest categories for the Technology Excellence Awards, which focuses on the rising importance of collaboration in the workplace.
The PanaCast 2: A Collaboration Leader
Altia Systems’ PanaCast 2 Intelligent Camera System is the collaborative camera experience that earned its entry as a finalist to the Install Awards category for Collaboration Product of the Year. Ever since Altia came up with the idea for the ultra-wide view camera for meeting rooms, huddle spaces, classrooms and lecture theatres, they’ve been focused on developing state of the art video experiences for organisations in today’s rapidly-evolving communication environment.
PanaCast Whiteboard is an advanced machine intelligence application using state-of-the-art video analytics to detect any type of standard whiteboard or writing wall in the room. The application extracts the image of the whiteboard from the main video feed, corrects for geometric distortion removing any keystone or radial distortion and applies contrast and brightness enhancement to present a perfect image of the whiteboard which it then makes available as shareable content in the video call alongside the main room/presenter view.
In situations where the need is for the far-end to see clearly what is being written on the board or wall, Whiteboard provides an attractive solution compared with costly electronic smart boards especially where the far-end may not have access to a compatible (or any) board equipment.
We’ve entered an era where collaboration is critical to the performance of any company. As remote working grows increasingly popular, it’s crucial for today’s organisations to be able to interact with their employees, clients, and shareholders in an immersive, and fully engaging format. The PanaCast 2 camera supports this vision with 180-degree image coverage, a panoramic 4K resolution and a state-of-the-art human visual perspective that makes everyone feel like they’re right there in the room.
And because PanaCast 2 complies with the industry USB Video Class (UVC) standard, it works seamlessly with your web and video collaboration apps, including Microsoft’s Skype Room Systems, Zoom, BlueJeans Network, Cisco WebEx and many more.
Many HE/FE clients are also successfully using PanaCast 2 for lecture capture with applications like Panopto™.
The Install Awards 2018
For the last 5 years, The Install Awards have recognised and celebrated the contributions made by innovators in the technology space. There are accolades available for single product solutions, as well as product families and complete AV installations. With 18 categories available, the awards focus on drawing attention to some of the most intuitive and thoughtful projects in the technology environment, showcasing the very best that the pro-AV space has to offer.
This year, we’re thrilled to be considered alongside outstanding contributions from brands like Clevertouch, Harman Professional Solutions, Oblong Industries, Vivitek, and ViewSonic Europe.
We’ll See You at the Install Awards!
As EMEA distributor for the PanaCast Product range, Intermedia is thrilled that this state-of-the-art camera system has earned recognition for the part it plays in developing enhanced collaboration experiences for our customers. With this remarkable plug-and-play USB camera and its intelligent applications, we hope to give all organisations the chance to discover the true potential of the huddle room, the lecture theatre or collaborative spaces in general.