VDO360, a company formed by industry professionals, announces the release of the PTZHD-01, a 720P pan, tilt, and 12x zoom camera with an MSRP of $1399!
This groundbreaking device will enable the SME to have the same access to visual communications as the Fortune 500, at a fraction of the cost. Telemedicine is also a market that benefits from this development, as the camera is capable of being controlled through RS232 VISCA commands, enabling visual examination from a distance.
While the idea of a USB HD PTZ camera isn’t exclusive to VDO360, the price point is.
“We make VTC simple” is VDO360’s mantra, and they do. Through the development of the PTZHD-01, they have enabled PC and Mac users the ability to transform their devices into meeting rooms. They have also developed a simple platform for the software codec user, an all-inclusive cart system housing a purpose built PC all in a sturdy cart with a 47” LCD display. For $4995 any organization can have a portable meeting room ready for both videoconferencing and presentations.
The camera highlights-
Sensor size: 1/2.7 " CMOS
Effective pixels: up to 1280X720 Pixels
Zoom: 12x optical zoom lens
Focal length: 4.0 ~ 48.0 mm
View angle: maximum 53°, the minimum 5°
Video frame rate: 30Fps @ 720P
Pan: 300 ° left and right
Tilt: 180 °up and down
Dimensions: W90 x L110 x H105
Supports Linux, Windows XP,Vista,Windows 7 32 and 64bit as well as Mac OS
Cart System highlights-
Sturdy metal base and casters
Cherry laminate cabinet
Small Form Factor PC
Intel i7 Ivy Bridge processor (3.8Ghz)
PCi expandable for future-proofing
Jabra Speak 410 (great echo and noise cancelation)
47” LCD monitor
While the rest of the VTC industry has been pushing their way to the next great codec, the next great telepresence product, VDO360 has decided to focus on the actual users. They have always believed that visual communication is our primary means of interaction as humans. How to make that an easy and efficient task has been the "golden ring" that has driven the change from the boardroom only systems to the Unified Communications and Collaboration systems of today.