Launch of PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite* Solution Adds Panoramic-4K Video and Personal Visual Perspective
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altia Systems® – a Gartner® Inc. 2015 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications– today announced the first release of the PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite* solution at the Intel Global Capital Summit, Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego. PanaCast® – the world’s first Panoramic-4K video experience – is the first video collaboration capability integrated into the Intel Unite solution.
The Intel Unite solution transforms a conference room into a smart and connected meeting space with enhanced security and an easy way to share content wirelessly. PanaCast enhances collaboration with a personal human visual experience for all participants. Early users report that meetings with the PanaCast®Experience for Intel Unite solution are more natural and engaging, helping participants achieve better business results faster.
The PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite solution consists of the PanaCast® 2 video camera and the PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite software solution. PanaCast® 2 is the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera. With its 180° wide, 54° tall field of view and Panoramic-4K resolution (3840X1080), PanaCast® 2 delivers exceptionally clear video with a human visual perspective. With the PanaCast® 2 camera, remote participants can see the entire conference room and everyone within it. Its Panoramic-4K resolution allows remote viewers to see details in the meeting room that they can’t with other cameras.
Users initiate PanaCast® Experience with one click on the PanaCast® Plug-in in the Intel Unite app. The PanaCast® video window automatically opens, showing the Panoramic-4K real-time video stream from the PanaCast® 2 camera.
With the PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite software solution, meeting participants can virtually “look around” the room by navigating through the PanaCast® video stream with familiar multi-touch gestures on their personal devices, to create their own views instantaneously from anywhere, and without disturbing other participants. In real time, they can scan across the room to see who is there or focus in on the whiteboard or speaker – just as they would do if they were physically present in the meeting.
“By integrating our world’s first personal Panoramic-4K Experience with Intel Unite,” said Aurangzeb Khan, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Altia Systems®, “we help people work better together, as naturally and easily as if they were all in the same place, even if they are half a world away.”
The PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite software solution architecture consists of:
- PanaCast® Plug-in, which resides on the Intel Unite hub and sends the PanaCast® icon to each participant in their Intel Unite client window. A single click on this icon launches the PanaCast® Panoramic-4K real-time video stream.
- PanaCast® Video Server (PVS), which handles PanaCast® 2 camera video network traffic. It is intended for on-premises installation and is a fully packaged Virtual Appliance delivered as a VMDK file.
- PanaCast® Stream Controller App, which sends video data from the PanaCast® 2 cameras connected to the in-room mini PC with Intel Core* vPro* processor technology to the PVS server.
- PanaCast® Experience client software, which gives individual users the ability to pan, tilt and zoom within the panoramic video stream. PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite client software is available for Microsoft®Windows® and Mac® OS X® PCs.
The PanaCast® Experience for Intel Unite solution is available now and can be obtained by contacting Altia Systems® or visiting www.getpanacast.com.
About Altia Systems®, Inc.
Altia Systems® (altiasystems.com) is a venture-backed company based in Cupertino, California, and creator of the PanaCast® cameras and PanaCast® Experience service. The award-winning PanaCast® solution is the first and only video and desktop collaboration system that enables anyone with a desktop or mobile device to communicate interactively, in real-time, through a panoramic field-of-view video which replicates the natural human visual perspective.
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NOTE TO THE MEDIA: THE PANACAST EXPERIENCE FOR INTEL UNITE SOLUTION AND THE PANACAST 2 CAMERA WILL BE DEMONSTRATED TO THE MEDIA IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INTEL PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY 11/3/15. INTEL PRESS CONFERENCE RUNS FROM 10:30-11:30 AM. THE PRESS ONLY TECHNOLOGY DEMO FOLLOWING RUNS FROM 11:30 AM-12 PM AND INCLUDES ALTIA SYSTEMS AND OTHER INTEL CAPITAL NEW AND SELECT PORTFOLIO COMPANIES.
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