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Jabra Introduces Intelligent Camera Line-Up for the Hybrid World
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July 16, 2021 News

 

Hybrid working is the new normal. Since the beginning of the global pandemic, we’ve seen a significant increase in video usage as we work in distributed teams.

Jabra today announces the new Jabra PanaCast 50 – engineered to be the world’s first new-normal-ready intelligent video bar, and the Jabra PanaCast 20, a ground-breaking intelligent personal camera.

Gladys Kong, Country Manager – Malaysia & Brunei at Jabra, says, “We believe the Jabra PanaCast 50 and PanaCast 20 are fitting solutions for such extraordinary times.

“We are happy to present the PanaCast 50, the first video bar to combine world-leading Jabra audio with 180° field of view and room usage insights. The time is now to think about creating optimal collaboration spaces for flexible hybrid workers as teams return to the office.”

The new Jabra PanaCast range has been engineered to combine immersive vision and video, world-leading audio technologies and cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence to reinvent meetings and collaboration. Both models work with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Teams Rooms, Zoom, and Zoom Rooms, and are optimised for all leading UC platforms.

PanaCast 50

When it comes to a solution for the office, organisations are often forced to choose between outstanding audio and high-definition video. Jabra PanaCast 50 addresses that by offering a plug and play solution to deliver the most immersive and engaging video experience available on the market today.

Key features and specifications:

  • Astounding audio quality from the world leaders in professional audio
  • Unique 180° field of view keeps everyone in the picture at a safe distance1
  • Virtual Director intelligently adjusts the video in real time for more immersive meetings1
  • Safety Capacity and Room Usage Insights generates anonymous room occupancy data for all your meeting rooms at once
  • Real-time whiteboard streaming for more inclusive remote collaboration
  • Plug-and-play for fast setup and maximum ease of use

Immersive video and sound

The PanaCast 50 takes on the role of the “director” of your meeting. It uses AI-based video and audio streams to detect active speakers and automatically adjust the frame to “follow the action.”

Three 13-megapixel cameras create an immersive 180° field of view in Panoramic-4K. Patented video stitching technology uses advanced algorithms to optimise live-stitching of the three video streams together in real-time.

It has powerful Edge processors to carry out real-time integration of audio, video and data. Meanwhile, the Virtual Director feature transitions video frames from speaker to speaker, making it much easier for remote participants to follow the discussion.

It delivers two video streams simultaneously – one focused on meeting participants, while the second can focus on a particular area of interest, such as a whiteboard. Built-in whiteboard sharing lets content be captured and streamed live, allowing participants to see the whiteboard’s content and contribute to the discussion.

Insight driven behaviour

In addition to dual video streams, the PanaCast 50 also delivers an independent headcount in a meeting room, thanks to its 180° field-of-view, achieving 100% coverage. This information is anonymous as the device simply counts people; it doesn’t recognise them.

With the PeopleCount feature, PanaCast 50 enables the system to compare that count with a customer-defined room capacity limit number to determine overcapacity.

When exceeded, the PanaCast 50 provides visual and aural cues to the people present. Additionally, longer-term analytics data is available for IT administrators, enabling the business to make data-driven decisions about meeting space utilisation.

Powerful sound

The PanaCast 50 features eight beamforming microphones, backed up with intelligent removal of disruptive noise. Four powerful speakers in a zero-vibration stereo setup fill the room with high-definition audio, while 2-way audio technology delivers more natural conversations. The PanaCast 50 is optimised for all leading UC platforms, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

PanaCast 20:

With the Jabra PanaCast 20, flexible workers can benefit from high-quality, secure video collaboration, in a compact and portable package.

It features AI managed on-device with Edge processing – and advanced experiences are generated without data sent to the cloud for processing or additional software.

This significantly minimises the risk of security breaches and maximises speed, accuracy and the overall experience. A built-in lens cover also guarantees privacy, and prevents the camera from being left “on” accidentally.

Security assurances for those working outside of the office are important, but equally so are video and picture quality. The PanaCast 20 delivers via 4K Ultra HD Video, HDR video and personalised Intelligent Zoom, always framing the main user properly and automatic lighting correction, so at all times, your video stream looks its best.

Key features and specifications:

  • Personalised Intelligent Zoom
  • Intelligent Light Optimisation
  • Picture-in-Picture – users can define and integrate a second video stream within their main picture
  • 4k Ultra HD & HDR video
  • Edge AI processing – with advanced experiences and an additional layer of security
  • Plug-and-play connectivity for instant collaboration
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