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VDO360's new HD USB PTZ w/ updated Controls



The VPTZHD-02 is the new state of the art video conferencing camera in the VDO360’s growing Video Conference Camera lineup. 10X Optical Zoom, 1080p video for clear HD plug & play video through the USB port for your MAC or PC. The VPTZHD-02 added functions include Accu-PT motor controls for fine adjustments, Up to 7 presets via IR Remote & RS232 as well as an updated metal construction that will look nice in any environment it’s installed.

VPTZHD-02 continues to work with all brand name software codecs such as: Skype, Vidyo, Microsoft Lync, Polycom m100, Cisco Jabber, Lifesize Communicator, Scopia-Radvision, Nefsis & many more.



  • 10X ZOOM, PAN: 300O, TILT: 180O (54O FOV)

Intelligent Traffic Systems & Vision's Role

Please go & watch our newest video from Vision System Designs. Frank Millar from Gatekeeper, Inc.

explains the need for vision in 360 degree Intelligent Traffic Systems.

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5 Reasons Cloud Video Conferencing Might be Right for Your Business
5 Reasons Cloud Video Conferencing May Be Right For Your Business (by Dana Barron @ HB Live)

June 2, 2014

As video conferencing becomes more and more important to modern business, it's also becoming increasingly clear how impractical it can be. Not only does creating a video conference require a lot of complex equipment, it also means gathering all the participants from your company together in a conference room -- thus taking up space that could be used for in-person conferences and meetings. Add in the hassle of scheduling the meeting at a time that's convenient for everyone, often across several different time zones, and you have to wonder if it's worth the effort.

Fortunately, there's a simple, more streamlined way of connecting with people remotely: cloud video conferencing for business.

Here are five reasons why cloud video conferencing for business is an essential resource for your company.

Cost-Efficiency. The equipment and services for an on-premises video conferencing system can cost thousands of dollars, if not more, generally up front. On the other hand, a cloud-based system allows you to pay for the services as you go, based on your specific video conferencing needs at any given time. That way, you get all the same video services in a package that's easier on your budget.

Simplicity. An on-premises video conferencing solution must be entirely implemented and managed in-house by your IT team. This requires not just money, but a plethora of other resources as well. A cloud-based system is managed by a third party, freeing up your team to concentrate on more important issues.

Scheduling Flexibility. As previously mentioned, scheduling a video conference is not an easy task. And, sometimes, you simply can't wait for a scheduled meeting with your business partner. You don't have a formal agenda; you simply need to talk to them for a few minutes, face to face. An on-premises video conferencing system locks you into rigid scheduling, but a cloud-based system allows you to have either scheduled or impromptu meetings with equal ease, so that you can meet with people on your terms, anytime, anywhere.

Device Flexibility. Your on-premises video conferencing package is set up to accommodate specific equipment and devices. This is one of the reasons why you still have to schedule meetings in the conference room, even for a remote link-up. If someone wants to video conference at their desk, using their own tablet, they're out of luck. Configuring the system to accommodate every device that every employee wants to use is tedious and time-consuming. But with a cloud-based solution, the provider can integrate those devices for you, and provide support for them, allowing a BYOD environment, wherein people can video conference how they want and where they want, including mobilely from a tablet or smartphone.

Interoperability. Devices aren't the only compatibility issue with video conferencing. A conferencing tool needs the ability to connect with a variety of other systems and endpoints, regardless of their company of origin. An on-premises system doesn't allow that, severely limiting who you can connect with. But cloud video conferencing for business gives you that flexibility to connect with people across platforms and technologies.

A cloud-based service is the simplest and most flexible method of video conferencing. It connects you on your terms while saving you time and resources, allowing you to conduct face-to-face business anywhere, any time. So, what can cloud video conferencing do for your company?

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Video Conference & Huddle Rooms: Bring us Your Huddled Masses

By Dan Daley, Special to InfoComm International®

Like “punt” and “Hail Mary pass,” the huddle room draws its name from football terminology embedded deep in the lexicon of American business. It’s also the outcome of a long-term trend in corporate architecture by which traditional, closed-off offices have faded from favor, while wide-open workspaces pioneered by high-tech firms in Silicon Valley and SoHo have grown popular.

Intended to encourage collaboration, these spaces eventually became so wide and so open that workers began to feel the primal pangs for someplace to get together and shelter themselves from the office environment buzzing around them. That space became the huddle room, or huddle space, a concept that’s been around longer than we’ve had a moniker for it (although NewVista Advisors, a New York City IT management consulting company, staked a claim to it in 2003).

If the need for a huddle room is clear, its definition, particularly in terms of audio and video technology, is less so. One of its defining characteristics is its ad hoc availability, free from rigid automated scheduling systems. Yet a huddle room or space still has to contain some basic AV and IT components to be useful. What those components are exactly server to underscore how the technical definition of a huddle room is a moving target.

‘Not a Downsized Boardroom’

“A huddle room is a formalization of something that’s supposed to be informal, which is pretty ironic,” says Bruce Kaufman president and CEO of Human Circuit, an AV design and integration company based in Gaithersburg, Md.

Kaufman says there’s a tendency to look at huddle rooms as simply smaller versions of boardrooms or even video teleconferencing suites. That, he believes, is a problem that cuts more than one way. When it comes to those larger, conference room-style spaces, Kaufman warns against the perception that huddle rooms could simply replace them. And when it comes to huddle rooms themselves, he says such spaces would lose the immediacy and intimacy that spawned them in the first place if they were to be too elaborately outfitted with technology.

“A huddle room is not a downsized boardroom,” Kaufman says. “But with shrinking office-space budgets, people sometimes look at it that way. I’m hoping that integrators and their clients see the huddle room for what it is: an adjunct space to boardrooms and meeting rooms, not a replacement for them.”

AV manufacturers have certainly noticed the huddle-room trend. Companies such as AMX, Barco, Christie, and Crestron used the most recent InfoComm show to demonstrate solutions, some of which are scaled for the huddle-room concept, such as Barco’s ClickShare, and others developed especially for it, like Crestron’s AirMedia wireless HD presentation solution, which was designed for small conference rooms and spaces that don’t have an AV system.

These solutions specialize at getting documents and other media from BYOD users’ laptops and smartphones to shared displays. For instance, using AirMedia, users can enter the huddle room, connect to the existing display over Wi-Fi and wirelessly present HD content from their own device. Content from up to four devices can be shown simultaneously on one room display, and up to 32 users can connect at once. Barco’s ClickShare now works via Apple and Android apps, which support JPEG images and PDF documents; iPads can share video content from the tablet to a shared screen via Apple’s AirPlay using ClickShare Link.

Keep in mind, however, that integrators and technology managers should pay attention to solution costs and how they affect the huddle room’s identity. Derek Holbrook is principal sales engineer at Verrex Corp., a New Jersey integrator that specializes in high-end corporate meeting spaces. Recently, Verrex has also integrated scores of huddle spaces to go along with its corporate projects. He says the AV budget for an average huddle space is around $6,000, with a few approaching $10,000. Depending on the huddle-friendly presentation solution and related AV equipment, you can eat up that budget in a hurry.

“Some of the products being marketed to this segment have pretty high costs, but they’re targeting a segment that is emphasizing quantity over quality,” says Holbrook. Customers often don’t want a few huddle rooms—they want several, which add up.  Verrex recently installed a dozen huddle rooms in the Global Services Center of law firm Bingham McCutchen in Lexington, Ky., where it also also built three conventional meeting rooms.
“Most of these spaces are pretty basic, with a 42-inch LCD display mounted on the wall and some cable for connecting laptops,” Holbrook says. “There are a couple speakers mounted next to the screen and maybe a webcam on top of it. And for many of these kinds of huddle rooms, that’s really all they need. There are workplace strategists who believe that the audio and video don’t really have to be much better than the iPhones we also use for work.” Holbrook says in certain situations, he’s found that Extron’s TeamWork collaborative system fits both the cost and functionality requirements of huddle spaces.

Continual Development

The proliferation of huddle rooms has prompted changes in the way companies think of presentation solutions. David Silberstein, Director of Commercial Marketing at Crestron, whose AirMedia platform was priced with the huddle room in mind, says that although the huddle room concept has been around a while, a drop in the costs of displays and broadband is what precipitated manufacturers’ rush into the market with flexible, easy-to-install solutions. “It’s become affordable to the point that you can no longer do your job without that kind of technology being available throughout your workplace,” he says.

AMX introduced its app-and-cloud-based Enzo system at InfoComm 2013, a content-sharing and meeting-scheduling system that will ship in December. AMX Vice President for Global Marketing Joe Andrulis says Enzo grew out of the realization that even as traditional AV meeting products and systems have grown more affordable over time, they would not be able to reach a price point that the huddle concept demanded. Huddle spaces require new designs.

“What we’re seeing, from a work-style point of view, is transitioning from a structured model of collaboration to one of continuous collaboration,” he explains. “That changes the relationship between the space and the technology.”

Huddle-room systems aimed at impromptu meetings must still take into account the fact that not all of the participants may be physically present, even for quick huddles. Christie’s Brio presentation system, also introduced at InfoComm 2013, uses wired or wireless connections to share up to five simultaneous audio and video presentations on one or two meeting-room displays. All users, even those not physically present in the room, can collaborate on and annotate the material.

Ultimately, the definition of a huddle space will differ by user. Some want only the most basic solutions, including no AV at all, but just a conference phone and access to the building’s Wi-Fi cloud for presenting on a laptop screen. While others will want huddle rooms that resemble mini conference rooms, with multiple screens and short-throw projectors.

Either way, huddle rooms won’t be going away any time soon. Businesses operating smarter since the recession, plus the exponential growth of mobile devices, have led to the current dynamic — AV integrators report that office designs increasingly have huddle spaces included in the architects’ blueprints. In other words, the huddle room has quickly become an institution of American office culture — like the water cooler, and Monday morning quarterbacks.

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