CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Altia Systems® – a Gartner® Inc. 2015 Cool Vendor in Unified Communications – today announced the availability of the free PanaCast ePTZ app for its PanaCast 2 camera, the world’s first Panoramic-4K USB camera that delivers video with natural human perspective. Targeted towards web video collaboration, the new app enables local control of digital pan, tilt and zoom within the video stream of a PanaCast 2 camera connected to the PC handling the web conference connection.
Launched earlier this year, the Plug-and-Play USB 3.0 PanaCast 2 camera solves one of the biggest challenges of today’s video cameras in video conferencing and collaboration: narrow field of view, low resolution and slow mechanical operation that prevent remote participants from seeing and engaging in a natural human way. With its 180° wide, 54° tall field of view and Panoramic-4K resolution (3840 X 1080), the PanaCast 2 camera delivers a comprehensive view of the entire meeting space with exceptionally clear video providing a human visual perspective to remote participants.
The PanaCast ePTZ app helps remote participants have an even more detailed and richer collaboration experience. Using keyboard, mouse or familiar multi-touch gestures on a touch screen or track pad, local participants can digitally pan, tilt and zoom (4X) within the PanCast 2 video stream to quickly focus on specific areas for the benefit of remote participants. For instance, details on a white board can be highlighted or attention can be brought to a speaker in a meeting. With the PanaCast ePTZ app, local participants help remote participants virtually “look around” the meeting room, helping them collaborate more effectively, improving productivity.
Together with the PanaCast 2 camera, the PanaCast ePTZ app enhances user experience while using popular collaboration applications like Microsoft® Skype® for Business, Skype®, Cisco® WebEx®, Google Hangouts®, Citrix® GoToMeeting®, Vidyo®, Zoom®, and others.
“The PanaCast ePTZ app’s digital pan, tilt and zoom functionality enables easy transition from panoramic view to focused detail view within the PanaCast 2 Panoramic 4-K video stream,” said Aurangzeb Khan, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Altia Systems. “It enriches how remote participants engage in meetings, enhancing team collaboration and productivity.”
PanaCast ePTZ app runs on Microsoft® Windows® and Mac® OS X® PCs. The easy to install app is free and available now for download at 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.
For more information, visit altiasystems.com or see a demonstration video at http://www.getpanacast.com/panacast-panoramic-camera
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