Tag: Video Conferencing

How will things work in the post-lockdown office?

Not like this, we suspect

When we begin the return to the office, how will we work together while maintaining social distancing? How will we collaborate even with colleagues who are physically present with us?

How will a group that needs to meet to discuss a project, share their thoughts and plans? If we just make calls over a conferencing platform to colleagues across the hall, we might just as well stay at home and reduce the risk of infection.

Until we have an effective vaccine, we will need to continue social distancing

One thing that may help is the ability to share content wirelessly so that we can be in the same physical space (while maintaining a proper distance), having a decent face-to-face discussion while sharing content on our mobile devices.

Huddle Hub One from Intermedia
The Huddle Hub One Re-broadcasts Shared Content Back to all Logged-In Devices

The Huddle Hub One (HHO) could help here because it does something unique in its class called re-broadcasting

So a group get together in a meeting room, a casual meeting area or anywhere within range of the corporate WiFi/LAN. They log in to an available HHO Smart Room (a virtual meeting room) and then start sharing content from their laptop, tablet or smartphone. Content can be shared by one participant at a time or multiple participants can share content simultaneously. Either way, the currently shared content will be streamed back – re-broadcasted – to each logged-in mobile display.

It’s not mandatory but, if there’s an available large format display in the meeting space, this can also be used to show the shared content.

What About the (Remote) Workers? If remote colleagues need to join, any logged-in device can be used to establish the call using the video service-of-choice and the far end will be seen on every device sharing in the Smart Room.

Wireless Professional Video Calls: There is even an HHO model that can be installed in the meeting room and which will allow participants to conference wirelessly using the installed professional AV. So a participant can launch a video call from their mobile device but utilise the installed room camera, audio sub-system, local large format display etc. delivering a high-quality professional collaboration session which can still be viewed simultaneously by any local participant on their own mobile device if they wish.

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PanaCast Whiteboard voted Number One by rAVe publications!

We are really pleased to announce Altia System’s newest product – PanaCast Whiteboard – has been voted Number One by rAVe publications.   rAVe reviewed 90 new products, 10 of which were nominated for the Top 10 ‘must see’ innovative products at the InfoComm 2017 event in Florida last week.  PanaCast Whiteboard was then selected for “best of show” award by rAVe.

rAVE commented, “PanaCast Whiteboard will get you hooked!”   To read why rAVe chose our product as their Number One product please click here.

PanaCast 2 is the world’s first Panoramic 180° 4K plug-and-play video camera system.  Now Altia Systems has worked with Intel® to launch PanaCast Whiteboard, a computer vision software that detects content on an existing whiteboard and displays it as an individual screen within a video conference. The software automatically improves image quality and corrects distortion to produce a clear whiteboard image, enhancing the video collaboration experience for remote participants in various business and education settings.

To watch this outstanding product in action, please play the video.

For more details about the fantastic PanaCast 2 Camera, to watch a video of the camera in action or to contact us, please click here.



PanaCast is heading to InfoComm 2017 in Orlando, Florida!

If you are off to InfoComm 2017 next week at The Orange Country Convention Center, Orlando, then please schedule a visit to the PanaCast team at Booth No.3770.

                               InfoComm 2017Altia Systems

The show is open at 9.00am on 14, 15 and 16 June.

Visitors to the PanaCast Booth can take part in a live webinar from the InfoComm show floor, where there will also be demonstrations, special giveaways and prizes on offer too!

If you can’t get to the show but would like to see this unique camera in action or for a personal demonstration please click here.

For more information regarding the show, how to register, how to get there and opening times etc. please click here.

For details of future events where Altia will be demonstrating the PanaCast camera please click here.

PanaCast 2 demonstrated at the Royal Society of Medicine Technology Showcase

This week, I was delighted to be asked by the Royal Society of Medicine in central London to demonstrate the PanaCast 2 camera system with Intelligent Zoom.

The Technology Showcase Day was organised by Kevin McLoughlin, Audio Visual Manager at the Royal Society of Medicine, who invited 13 companies to demonstrate and present their emerging, innovative technologies. Presentations included new solutions in virtual reality, digital signage, lecture capture and new products aimed at the burgeoning huddle room market including audio, video and innovative furniture designs.

The audience included representatives and senior stakeholders from the Royal Society of Medicine itself plus a number of London-area universities including Greenwich, Hertfordshire and the London College of Fashion.

I received great feedback following my presentation and significant interest in the PanaCast 2 camera system and its ground-breaking features and benefits.

For more details regarding the PanaCast 2, to watch a video of the camera in action or to contact me, please click here.

I would also like to thank Kevin McLoughlin for his invitation and the opportunity to present the PanaCast 2 camera on the day. The Royal Society of Medicine is one of the UK’s major providers of postgraduate medical education and a non-profit organisation. For more details please click here.

Doug Pidduck, CEO, Intermedia.

Is this your experience of a video conference meeting?

If you work for an organisation, whether an SME or a large corporate, you’ll probably have colleagues based in lots of different locations so you will know first-hand how frustrating it can be if you don’t have the right video conference equipment in place for your meeting!

You may have experienced one or all of the following:

  • Your meeting not being as productive as it could be
  • Not being able to see any documents or presentations clearly
  • Not being able to see or hear who is talking

Well – It doesn’t have to be this way!

Watch the video below to see the fantastic  PanaCast2 camera system with Intelligent Zoom in action.  It’s the world’s first 180° 4K video camera for personal and room–based video communications and it will revolutionise your video conference meetings!

Hope you enjoyed watching the video? If you would like a personal demonstration of the PanaCast2 in action, please contact me by clicking here. 







The PanaCast2 – a video camera suitable for all locations!

The PanaCast2 – a video camera suitable for all locations!

These days it seems that dispersed team working or virtual teams are becoming commonplace, as organisations look for varied ways to become more competitive and find new ways to provide flexible working for their employees.  As with anything there are advantages and disadvantages.

Enabling people to communicate successfully at meetings when in different locations and time zones can be challenging.

FedEx Cup Commercial – Video Conference

But, organisations of all sizes can make a success of virtual team working with the help of the PanaCast 2 – the world’s first 180° 4K video camera for personal and room–based video communications.  Check out how the PanaCast2 can revolutionise virtual team meetings here. 

A Video Conference Call in Real Life

A Video Conference Call in Real Life

If you’ve ever been part of a video conference call at work, involving lots of colleagues in different locations and time zones, then please watch this short video.  It will all seem very familiar to you!

Enjoyable as the video is…. you will know how frustrating a conference call like this can be. But it doesn’t have to be like this!

A Video Conference Call in Real Life…

Check out the PanaCast 2 – the world’s first 180° 4K video camera for personal and room–based video communications.

Huddle Rooms and Spaces

Video conferencing has traditionally been associated with large boardrooms and meeting rooms. However, the demand for more spaces capable of supporting visual collaboration has driven the need for lower cost, simpler and more compact hardware solutions specifically designed for these smaller spaces.

Intermedia Communication Solutions is a specialist supplier of equipment and services for this new Huddle Room market and we can help our clients acquire enterprise-grade solutions at cost-effective pricing.

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"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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