Altia Systems, creators of PanaCast 2 — the world’s first Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video camera system, has worked with Intel to launch PanaCast Whiteboard, a computer software that detects content on an existing whiteboard and displays it as an individual screen within a video conference. The software automatically improves image quality and corrects distortion to produce a clear whiteboard image, enhancing the video collaboration experience for remote participants in various business and education settings.
This is one of the 10 best new products launching at InfoComm so we’ve added it to our InfoComm 2017 Top-10 Tour. You can also see my podcast interview, which includes a video demo, with the founder of Altia here.
Stemmed from computer vision and imaging science algorithms initially developed by Intel and Altia Systems, PanaCast Whiteboard alleviates reflections, shadows and glare to produce a crisp, clear image. Whiteboard is compatible with a wide variety of video conferencing platforms such as Google Hangouts, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Skype and Zoom, for a competitive annual license fee of $199 per PanaCast 2 camera.
Users can access Whiteboard via the free PanaCast Vision app, which gives users the capability to adjust a camera’s field of view. PanaCast Vision delivers the full 180° Panoramic-4K camera view while simultaneously sharing whiteboard content as a virtual webcam stream or content-shared window, giving remote participants a virtual seat at the table and creating a natural viewing experience.
PanaCast Whiteboard is currently compatible with PCs running quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and above, and can be viewed by participants on any video collaboration app via laptop, tablet or phone. In addition to PanaCast 2 and PanaCast Whiteboard, Altia Systems is also the developer of PanaCast 2s, the first software-defined 7.4 Megapixel 180° camera system, Intelligent Zoom and other industry-first products.