Hidden Features: The Jabra Panacast Huddle Room Camera

The Jabra Panacast is a plug-and-play device, designed to improve meetings in huddle rooms by using three 13-megapixel cameras and real-time video stitching to give a full 180° view. Enjoy a natural, inclusive human perspective, with no blind spots. Let’s learn about some of the hidden features you’ll find in the Jabra Panacast that make this camera a great choice for your huddle room.

180 Degree Video capturing

Traditional ultrawide cameras offer only 120 degrees of viewing which is fine if you have only a few people in the room and can afford the extra 3-4 extra feet of camera clearance needed to capture everyone in the frame. 

The Panacast however, offers a 180-degree view by stitching together three cameras seamlessly without that distracting ‘fish-eye’ look that you would expect.  Even the person right next to the camera can be seen, while saving valuable square footage. (even in very small huddle rooms)

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Intelligent Zoom™ and Optimized Video

Traditional cameras require constant adjustments to capture that perfect video experience. Whether closing blinds, using digital zooming features, or adjusting your chair position – all can be a distraction when starting a video meeting.

The Jabra Panacast is equipped with Intelligent Zoom™ that automatically includes everyone in the conversation through facial recognition, while Vivid HDR ensures a great video experience, even under widely varying lighting conditions. Think of it as built in videographer, director, and lighting controller.

 

Plug-and-play with minimal setup required

Plug-and-play capability makes collaborating fast and easy; simply plug the Jabra PanaCast into your laptop or computer’s USB port, and you’re ready to go. There are no settings to fool around with, no fuss, no muss. PLUG-AND-PLAY.

 

Works with everything, everywhere

Jabra PanaCast works with all leading video and audio-conferencing solutions and is certified for use with Microsoft Teams. Be confident that your team can connect, whatever equipment they’re using.

 
Video & Sound

The Jabra PanaCast is engineered to be the world’s first 180° Panoramic-4K plug-and-play video solution. It is the perfect partner for the Jabra Speak Series, offering an unrivalled combination of crystal-clear audio and Panoramic-4K video.

Introducing the New Jabra PanaCast

Introducing the new Jabra PanaCast camera. A plug-and-play camera perfect for small meeting rooms.

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Creating the best meeting room for your needs

In this guide, we discuss the way one should think about creating the best meeting room based on your unique needs by asking the fundamental questions you should be asking yourself and your employees.

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Professional Speakerphones: Take the meeting with you on the go

Jabra Speak 710 office laptop

We all know turning your cellphone (or deskphone) to speaker mode isn’t great at all. Your voice echos, the conversation is muffled, and next thing you know you’re screaming the same sentence three times to get your message across; but every meeting room is booked, so what other choice do you have?

Over the past few years, leading manufacturers of professional telecommunication and AV tools have engineered speakerphone devices that solve this very problem. Let’s get a closer look at the different speakerphones Jabra, Polycom, and Plantronics (the industry leaders) offer to find the one that’s best for your needs.

Jabra Speak Series

Need office speakerphones for crystal-clear communication in your client meetings and catch-ups? The feature-filled Jabra Speak series makes conference calls easy with intuitive interfaces, multiple connectivity options including Bluetooth® and superb sound quality.

Whether you need a central speakerphone for your office boardroom or a portable device that’s perfect for traveling with you on sales pitches, the Jabra Speak series has the speakerphone for you. Jabra offers four different models: Speak 410Speak 510Speak 710, and Speak 810. Ranging from sound quality to maximum number of people to conference with, the Jabra Speak series can virtually accommodate all your portable conference room needs.

Jabra Speak Series Professional Speakerphones

Polycom Voxbox

VoxBox is the new ultra-compact, high performance speakerphone from Polycom. Now you can experience Polycom’s legendary conference quality anywhere, anytime, and with more devices.

VoxBox combines a modern, portable design with Bluetooth wireless pairing and USB connectivity and packs it with Polycom HD Voice quality. You’ll hear crisper sound and your colleagues won’t have to lean in to hear or be heard. Polycom NoiseBlock is a noise reduction technology that automatically mutes the microphone when you stop speaking, silencing noises that can interrupt the conversation. Give your mind and ears the quality they deserve—in offices, in huddle spaces, and wherever your travels may take you.

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Plantronics Calisto

Small and lightweight, the Calisto 600 series speakerphones provide professional-sounding audio wherever you touch down. It’s the perfectly portable speakerphone that takes unified communications on the road.

Looking for anywhere conferencing? The Calisto 600 Series offers two options: The Plantronics Calisto 620 is a portable wireless UC speakerphone that instantly transforms your laptop or smartphone into a premium-quality conferencing device. The Plantronics Calisto 610 is a corded USB speakerphone for plug-and-play conferencing convenience.

No more excuses. No more hovering 3 people over a tiny computer speaker system. Professional speakerphones from Jabra, Plantronics, and Polycom allow you to hold the power of a conference room in the palm of your hand.

Boosting Meeting Productivity with Acoustic Treatments

Primacoustic boardroom panels

Do you often have to repeat yourself during conference calls in your meeting room? Are you tired of the constant “Can you repeat that?”

Changing your meeting room audio equipment can be of tremendous help, but more often than not, it’s the room itself that causes issues. With the advent of open-space offices, what were once relatively quiet environments have now become ‘energy-filled’ rooms where sounds from conversations permeate all areas. When those in the meeting are on the phone, voices are raised in order to compensate for the ambient noise as a natural means to be heard above the din.

Acoustic treatments are an easy solution to reduce the ambient noise in a meeting room. Covering just 15 to 30% of the wall coverage with acoustic panels tames the reverberation in the room, immediately rectifying the problem caused by flutter echo. Paintable panels offer an extra architectural twist by enabling them to be painted or have an image transferred onto the surface, such as your organization’s logo, or branding colours.

 
Introducing: Primacoustic

SENSUS is proud to introduce one of its newest partners in the world of acoustic paneling: Primacoustic.

Primacoustic is a manufacturer of acoustic materials of all types. With over 30 years of experience in studio and live sound and over 15 years in acoustics, they have now become a market leader in high performance acoustic products.

Click here to get more information about how Primacoustic can make your meetings more productive in your huddle space.

Having issues with ambient noise in your larger boardroom? Learn more here to find out how Primacoustic helps reduce distracting noise to get more business done.

 
Summary:
  • Noisy environments make it difficult to communicate
  • A microphone cannot discern between message and noise
  • Treat 15% to 20% of the wall surface with Broadway acoustic panels
  • The noise level will dramatically lower throughout the office
  • Communication over the phone or video system will be enhanced
  • Create a more comfortable and less stressful working environment