Jabra have announced the release of Jabra PanaCast, a plug-and-play video solution.
This real-time system offers 180-degree panoramic vision which ensures everyone in the room is seen.
Jabra PanaCast also provides unique value for huddle rooms and spaces, delivering wall-to-wall video, audio and data.
The announcement follows the recent acquisition of Altia Systems.
Jabra’s portfolio has always focused on solutions that enhance productivity through improved concentration, conversation and collaboration.
With Jabra PanaCast, Jabra will be combining its expertise in sound with video technology to deliver the most collaborative huddle room experience to date.
The multi-camera array solution offers a full 180-degree panoramic field of view delivering a naturally immersive experience – a key element in building trust.
The panoramic video gives everyone in the room equal participation, fostering healthy discussion and true collaboration – despite not being in the same room.
Jabra PanaCast’s cameras and microphones, stitching technology and Intelligent Vision software work as one to ensure optimal performance. Now any room can be used to video conference with wall-to-wall coverage in video.
The technology also enables companies to make use of their full meeting spaces, eliminating the approximately 40% room wastage, as seen with conventional camera solutions.
Intelligent Resource Management
Jabra PanaCast’s built-in people detection technologies will provide the possibility of system-wide business intelligence by capturing accurate usage and occupancy information.
The upcoming Jabra PanaCast API will enable developers and partners to query the system for real-time information, such as people count data.
The AI utilises a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to count the number of people in the field of view, up to 12m away, and provide numeric data which organizations can use to inform decisions on calendar management, room utilization and resource management.
The technology can also be used to automate facility assets’ power management, such as TV monitors, lights, videoconferencing equipment and more.
This will all be available through the Jabra PanaCast API built for the Windows operating system and can be used for large areas like classrooms, auditoriums and general gatherings.
René Svendsen-Tune CEO at Jabra said: “We have always valued the importance of sound and personal interaction in every product within our Jabra portfolio.”
“The introduction of Jabra PanaCast shows our commitment to enable businesses to achieve optimal collaboration and productivity through both sound and video technology.”
“Now is the time to bring remote workers and huddle room participants closer together through the addition of high-quality plug-and-play video to your huddle rooms.”
Bringing the Huddle Room to Life
Jabra’s leading conference speakerphone series “Speak” can be integrated with PanaCast to further optimize the UC experience, enabling users to hold meetings wherever they may be without having to compromise on clear audio quality.
The technology boasts an omni-directional microphone and HD Voice, providing 360-degree coverage and picking up sounds from any angle.
Jabra PanaCast provides unique value for huddle rooms and spaces, ticking all the boxes critical for modern video collaboration.
It easily mounts on a digital display or on a wall with available mounting hardware and the USB based connection allows connection to any compatible device for instant set up and mobile meeting capability.
The solution is compatible with popular cloud-based solutions including Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, Cisco WebEx, Slack, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Unify Circuit, BlueJeans and more, so people can plug-and-play in seconds with their existing collaboration services by simply plugging the device into the computer USB port.
“We want to challenge the market in both video and audio solutions with a solution that offers the best in audio, video and data,” Jabra CEO René Svendsen-Tune said.
“The first responses are promising: users report a four-time growth in video-based meetings and a nearly 20 per cent reduction in meeting duration.”
Key Features and Specifications
- Simple plug-and-play operation with no software required via a single USB cable
- 180-degree panoramic view that easily integrates video from three cameras with real-time stitching embedded in the Jabra PanaCast Vision Processor
- Clear sound that picks up every voice in the room with Jabra Speak series
- 0% wasted space with industry-first multi-camera array system
- Intelligent Vision senses, anticipates and adjusts automatically so people can focus on their meeting and discussion
- Intelligent Zoom autonomously and continuously optimises the view to include everyone in the conversation
- Jabra PanaCast Vivid 2.0 automatically adjusts the video properties to adjust to varying light conditions
- The upcoming open and standards-based API provides data for companies to build value
For more information about the Jabra PanaCast, visit: www.jabra.co.uk