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INOGENI’s CAM230 + Nureva audioconferencing system enables easy multi-camera switching in larger spaces.
Solution uses sound location data to automatically switch views in Microsoft® Teams and Zoom Rooms using any USB or HDMI camera with the INOGENI CAM230.
Quebec, CANADA – October 5, 2023 — INOGENI, the pro AV leader in USB video mixer/switcher/converter products, enables a new camera zones feature for Nureva’s HDL410 system that integrates the Nureva’s HDL410 audio conferencing system (sound location data) with the INOGENI CAM230 multi-camera selector. Setup is quick, with only a few minutes needed to define up to three zones that are each mapped to a camera and its view of the room. During a meeting or class, sound location data is used to automatically activate the camera that is mapped to the zone where someone is speaking, making it easier for remote participants to follow the conversation. The feature is compatible with Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other UC&C clients that don’t natively support multiple camera streams in a room.
The CAM230 also works with any brand of USB or HDMI camera, including the Nureva® CV30. Gilles Chouinard, President and CTO of INOGENI said: “We are excited to share our technology and finding an effective solution with Nureva enabling fast and automatic multi-camera switching in large spaces for classrzonems and collaborative meetings.” Camera zones are defined using a simple click-and-drag interface in Nureva Console, the cloud-based management platform included with every Nureva system. The HDL410 system’s unified coverage map automatically generates a two-dimensional view of the room and the microphone coverage area, making it easy to create and map the zones. This IT-friendly approach eliminates the need for additional software and specialized technical expertise that are often required with traditional multi-camera switching solutions. The camera zones feature also complements any capabilities already built into the cameras, including PTZ functionality and face or body tracking.
Automatic switching of two or three cameras in a larger space naturally creates a more engaging remote collaboration experience by giving remote participants a clear view of the active talker. For example, the camera view automatically switches between a presenter or instructor at the front of the room and others in the space, depending on who is speaking. This is essential to meaningful engagement with people joining remotely and avoids the burden of manually switching camera views. It also extends the capabilities of Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other UC&C platforms without the need for integration or customization. This new simple, scalable solution is made possible by Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist™ technology, which fills a room with thousands of virtual microphones that are used to accurately locate sound sources and provide full-room microphone pickup. Advanced algorithms preemptively ignore unwanted sounds, automatically adjust gain based on the position of the talker and continuously auto calibrate the system in response to the changing acoustic properties of the space. Combined, these capabilities deliver clear, consistent audio to remote participants to accompany the video stream.
“We are excited to offer IT teams a new and easy way to implement automatic camera switching in their larger working and learning spaces,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The advanced capabilities of Microphone Mist technology continue to open up new opportunities to easily enable inclusive and engaging remote collaboration at scale.”
The INOGENI CAM230 multi-cameras switcher
Winner of the four Best of Show Awards at ISE 2023 and InfoComm 2023, the CAM230 is a multi-camera switcher that allows facilitators to easily switch between 2x USB 3.0/2.0 and 1x HDMI cameras, ensuring that all participants are given equal opportunities to speak and contribute to the conversation. The CAM230 also supports bidirectional audio for videobars as well as whiteboard and document cameras, making it a valuable tool for fostering collaboration and productivity in any virtual setting. The CAM230 is cost-effective, versatile, and easy to use, making it the perfect solution for seamlessly switching between multiple cameras with the HDL410 audio conferencing system.
Nureva’s camera zones feature for the HDL410 system will be available in December 2023, with the purchase of an INOGENI CAM230 multi-camera selector.
Additional information on the unified coverage map
Nureva’s patent-pending unified coverage map represents a groundbreaking approach to microphone pickup in larger spaces. It enables the physical mics from two microphone and speaker bars to be processed together instead of separately, creating a single giant microphone array covering the entire room. The HDL410 automatically determines the relative location of the two microphone and speaker bars and generates a coverage map when installed. Each virtual microphone is targeted with greater resolution and precision, resulting in pro AV performance without the complexity of setting up multiple lobes. This enables
Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich private company that makes it refreshingly easy for IT teams to equip meeting and learning spaces with great audio. Every Nureva system is powered by the company’s patented Microphone Mist technology, which fills rooms with thousands of virtual microphones so voices are picked up everywhere, no matter where people sit, move or face. The technology also features continuous autocalibration, noise reduction, position-based gain control and simultaneous processing, providing remote participants with a clear, reliable listening experience. Nureva’s award-winning product line offers a variety of solutions that include the HDL310 and HDL410 audio conferencing systems, which deliver pro AV performance in large and extra-large rooms without the cost and complexity associated with traditional pro AV solutions. A passion for achieving simplicity through deep user understanding drives the company’s product roadmap and the value it creates for its customers. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow the company on LinkedIn at Nureva Inc.
INOGENI is a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of advanced video conferencing solutions for the corporate, educational and healthcare markets. Its products are sold in more than 75 countries through a network of distributors and integrators of audiovisual solutions. INOGENI’s engineering team leverages more than 15 years of AV electronic experience to offer a comprehensive product portfolio and technology solutions that facilitate and simplify conference room connections. Our goal is to create highly stable, seamless, and premium AV conferencing experiences. Elevate your video meeting experience at www.inogeni.com.
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