It can be incredibly frustrating when people move around in a video conference and you end up looking at an image of one arm or the top of a head. Yet body language and physical cues are often just as important as verbal language, and ensuring participants stay perfectly still at all times can be a hindrance to productivity. Allowing users to move and gesture freely is important, but wouldn’t it be better if your video conferencing system moved with them?
When it comes to technological breakthroughs in the field of online collaboration and video conferencing, Polycom Inc. are certainly leading the way, having recently announced a number of new products set to change the way businesses communicate. The EagleEye Producer camera system is just one of a series of products designed to create collaboration solutions that fit the way teams work, and not the other way round.
The camera utilises the latest in advanced facial recognition technology to create an automatic, intimate framing of meeting participants. The hands-free system continually scans the room, seamlessly and automatically commanding the movable camera to pan, tilt and zoom, appropriately framing the users for clear view.
This intelligent method of camera-tracking greatly improves user experience and solves the common problem of wide angle shots that fail to immerse the participants, showing true expressions and understanding. The EagleEye Producer dynamically locates and frames all participants of your video conference, even when people move around, join or leave the conference room throughout.
The system can be deployed in conjunction with existing Polycom RealPresence solutions and software to report valuable data such as the number of participants at the start and end of the meeting as well as the total time for which each participant was present.
Using this data, IT administrators have access to powerful analytics that can be used to measure the return on investment of video collaboration and ensure that each video room investment is utilised to its full potential.
Polycom EagleEye Producer is interoperable with a wide range of in-room video collaboration solutions. The advanced camera peripheral can be easily installed into existing rooms or be part of a new deployment through customised mounting options.
Take a look at this video to see the Eagle Eye Producer in action:
Not sure if video conferencing is right for your business? Take a look at our whitepaper outlining the value of video conferencing in today’s business environment, as well as some real-world examples of how organisations of all sizes across the world are realising the business benefits of visual collaboration.