Jabra PanaCast Cameras

Jabra PanaCast 50 intelligent video bar and PanaCast 20 personal camera offer all-in-one conferencing solutions with AI-enabled live framing


17 May 2021

Jabra announces the new Jabra PanaCast camera line-up, including the Jabra PanaCast 50 – engineered to be the “new-normal-ready” intelligent video bar, and the Jabra PanaCast 20, intelligent personal camera.

The Jabra PanaCast range has been engineered to help businesses navigate the flexible hybrid way of working, combining video, audio technologies and Artificial Intelligence to rethink the approach to meetings and collaboration.

PanaCast 50: Immersive video and sound

The PanaCast 50 effectively takes on the role of the meeting “director” – intelligently adjusting the video stream to follow the action in the meeting. The Virtual Director feature uses both AI-based video and audio streams, as well as Jabra’s proprietary AI algorithms, to automatically adjust the frame according to what’s happening in the meeting. This allows Jabra PanaCast 50 to detect active speakers and the flow of conversation, thereby delivering a remote meeting experience that’s immersive and responsive.

Three 13-megapixel cameras mounted in a high-precision multi-camera array create an immersive 180° field of view in Panoramic-4K that covers the whole room. High-definition real-time video stitching technology uses algorithms to decide exactly the right way to stitch the video streams together in real time with little latency. From single person calls to full team meetings, this intelligent technology always includes everyone in the optimal way.

Jabra PanaCast 50 features nine powerful Edge processors, including two Edge AI processors, specifically engineered for audio and video. This system architecture enables the intelligent video bar to carry out real-time integration of audio, video, and data. This powers the Intelligent Zoom feature which always frames the user perfectly for the far end. The Virtual Director feature transitions video frames from speaker to speaker, depending on what is happening in the meeting. This makes it much easier for remote participants to follow the discussion and allows Jabra PanaCast 50 to deliver an immersive and engaging video experience, without distraction.

In addition, the Jabra PanaCast 50 can deliver two video streams simultaneously. This allows the device to perform multiple functions at once, so while one video stream is busy focusing on the meeting participants, the second can be used to focus on a particular area of interest within the room. The two video streams also enable the whiteboard sharing feature, which is built into the device itself – it allows whiteboard content to be captured and enhanced in real time. This is then streamed live within the meeting, lesson, or lecture so every participant or student can see the whiteboard content and contribute to the discussion.

Insight driven behaviour

In addition to dual video streams, the PanaCast 50 also delivers an independent always-180° data stream which provides anonymous people count meta-data as real-time numerical information. Because of its 180° field-of-view, PanaCast 50 can achieve 100% coverage of the meeting room and provides the best opportunity to count everybody in the room. This information is anonymous as the device simply counts people; it doesn’t recognise them.

The PanaCast 50 PeopleCount feature enables the system to compare that count with a customer-defined room capacity limit number to determine if the room is over capacity. If the number of people exceeds the capacity limit, the PanaCast 50 provides visual and aural cues to the people present, enabling them to make good decisions for their safety and wellbeing. This means that anyone present in the room gets instant, real-time notifications when local guidelines are exceeded.

Additionally, through the network interface, longer-term analytics data is available for IT administrators, enabling the business to make data-driven decisions about how they’re utilising their meeting spaces. Organisations will have an overview of how many rooms are being used, even when there is no active meeting, helping inform decisions on office space.

Powerful sound

The PanaCast 50 features eight beamforming microphones with precision voice detection which are backed up with intelligent algorithms that remove disruptive noise. Four Jabra-engineered speakers – two 50mm woofers and two 20mm tweeters – in a zero-vibration stereo setup fill the room. The PanaCast 50 is also optimised for all leading UC platforms. As well as working with Microsoft Teams and Zoom, it is also a device for use with Microsoft Teams Rooms and Zoom Rooms, making collaboration easier.

PanaCast 20: Video collaboration in your pocket

With the Jabra PanaCast 20 flexible workers can benefit from high-quality, secure video collaboration, no matter where they are, in a compact, portable, and easy-to-use package. The device features AI that is managed on-device with Edge processing – meaning all content is generated directly on the device without being sent to the cloud for processing, without need to install additional software. For those using the camera, it has a built-in lens cover to guarantee privacy, and prevent the camera being left “on” accidentally, adding an extra layer of ‘peace of mind’ for the user.

Security assurances for those working outside of the office are important, but equally so are video and picture quality. The PanaCast 20 delivers this via 4K HDR video as well as personalised Intelligent Zoom, which always frames the main user properly, regardless of their environment. It also has automatic lighting correction, so whatever the time of day, or the situation in which they’re collaborating, their video stream is optimised in the best way feasible.

Jabra: jabra.com.au


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