New Arrival: Jabra PanaCast Video Camera For Huddle Rooms

Jabra launches PanaCast (S$1,389) – its smart panoramic 4K video conferencing solution for huddle rooms.

The Jabra PanaCast provides a 180-degree plug-and-play video solution that enables everyone in the room is seen.

The Jabra PanaCast provides a 180-degree plug-and-play video solution that enables everyone in the room is seen.

The “video-head” was made by Altia Systems which was acquired by Jabra’s parent, GN back in February this year.

Close-up of a PanaCast has a USB connector and a mic-in jack.

Close-up of a PanaCast has a USB connector and a mic-in jack.

Jabra PanaCast has three 120-deg 13MP cameras with overlapping FOV.

The feeds from the three cameras are stitched in real time to provide a 180-deg FOV – wider than any single wide-angle lens and without the edge distortion.

The result is a “short-throw” video camera that enables the PanaCast to be usable even in the smallest huddle room.

Details below from the press release.

Jabra launches Jabra PanaCast, the smart panoramic-4K video conferencing solution with 180-degree vision

World’s first AI-enabled intelligent panoramic video with real-time detection and learning. Naturally immersive experience for effective conference calls to foster true collaboration.

Singapore, 10 September 2019 – Jabra, the leading provider of communications solutions, today unveiled the Jabra PanaCast, the world’s first smart panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution.

This real-time immersive intelligent vision system offers 180-degree panoramic vision which ensures that everyone in the room can be seen.

“We are excited to introduce Jabra PanaCast to help businesses in Asia achieve optimal collaboration and productivity through our expertise in sound and video technology. In this age of remote working and cross-country teamwork where seamless communication is critical, PanaCast takes business meetings to the next level with intelligent video conferencing that brings remote workers and huddle room participants closer for effective collaboration,” said Wayne Lee, APAC Head of Products & Alliances, Jabra.

Providing wall-to-wall video coverage, audio and data that are critical to modern video collaboration, Jabra PanaCast provides unique value for huddle rooms and spaces.

As the world’s first intelligent panoramic video collaboration device, Jabra PanaCast has three 13-megapixel cameras working together as one through the built-in Jabra PanaCast Vision Processor.

The multi-camera array solution offers a full 180-degree panoramic field of view to create a naturally immersive conference experience that fosters collaboration and enhances productivity.

Jabra PanaCast joins Jabra’s portfolio of solutions that enhance productivity through improved concentration, conversation and collaboration.

With Jabra PanaCast, Jabra will be combining its 150-year expertise in sound with industry-first video technology to deliver the most collaborative huddle room experience to date.

Wall-to-wall coverage

Leading-edge cameras and microphones, fourth-generation stitching technology and Intelligent Vision software work as one to ensure optimal performance by Jabra PanaCast.

With wall-to-wall coverage in panoramic 4K video, Jabra PanaCast enables companies to fully utilise their meeting spaces, eliminating the approximately 40 per cent room wastage seen with conventional camera solutions.

Using Artificial Intelligence to better manage resources

Jabra PanaCast’s built-in people detection technology can capture accurate usage and occupancy information.

The advanced AI utilizes 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 organisations can use to guide decisions on calendar management, room utilisation and resource management, or to automate facility assets’ power management, such as TV monitors, lights, video conferencing equipment and more.

The technology will 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.

Combining the best of video and audio

Jabra’s leading conference speakerphone series “Speak” can be paired with Jabra PanaCast to further optimise the conference experience, enabling users to hold meetings wherever they may be without having to compromise on clear audio quality.

Jabra’s Speak boasts an omni-directional microphone and HD Voice – providing 360-degree coverage that picks up sounds from any angle.

Jabra PanaCast easily mounts on a digital display or on a wall with available mounting hardware.

The USB-based connection allows connection to any compatible device for instant setup and mobile meeting capability.

Key features and specifications of Jabra PanaCast

  • Simple plug-and-play operation with no software required via a single USB cable
  • 180-degree panoramic view seamlessly integrates video from three cameras with real-time dynamic stitching embedded in the Jabra PanaCast Vision Processor.
  • Certified for Microsoft Teams.
  • Naturally inclusive and immersive experience gives everyone equal participation.
  • Crystal 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 (AI) senses, anticipates and adjusts automatically to meeting size.
  • Industry-first Intelligent Zoom autonomously and continuously optimises the field of view to include everyone in the conversation.
  • Jabra PanaCast Vivid 2.0 automatically adjusts the video properties to optimise the video experience under varying light conditions.

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