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About this project

This is your chance to get the USB2AIR 1-2 months before everybody else. Plus you can take advantage of our early bird discounts while they last... Our first 100 units are for you, tech enthusiasts, audio visual engineers and industry thought leaders... you make the world go round!

Our story starts in 2015, when HuddleCamHD chief engineer Matthew Davis created the world’s first wireless USB pan, tilt, zoom conference camera, the HuddleCam Air. In 2016, Davis used the same wireless USB technology to build the incredibly popular HuddlePod Air, one of the industries top selling wireless USB speakerphones.

Now in 2017, HuddleCamHD is making our powerful wireless technology available in the first ever wireless USB 2.0 extension system truly built to work with any USB 2.0 device. The USB2Air is the industry's first answer to wireless USB video transmission as a suitable substitute for extension cabling. The USB2Air is a Windows only product with support for 1080p HD video transmission up to 25 feet between each transmitter and receiver set.

  • FCC Certified to wirelessly transmit 1080p video, audio and/or data up to 25' between wireless transmitter and receiver pair
  • 30Mbps of available bandwidth (Shareable between multiple devices) (See bandwidth chart below)
  • Less than 1ms of latency (ideal fo video conferencing, virtual reality, image magnification and other real-time applications)
  • Works with any Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 computer
  • Eliminates the need for expensive USB extension cabling in small/medium sized rooms
  • Includes a 1-year warranty from HuddleCamHD

Refer to your USB device owners manual for detailed bandwidth information.

 30Mbps is enough bandwidth to support multiple video & audio devices. You can also consider using a USB 2.0 extension cable to reach further distances. 

 

 

 

 

Each Friday at 10AM PST 1PM EST during this Kickstarter project we will be live streaming here on Kickstarter and YouTube (1080p quality). Please join the chatroom and we will answer any questions you have.

 The above video was a our first live demonstration.

 This video shows how to make any USB webcam wireless!

 We will be showing more wireless displays and touch screens on our next live stream :)

 One of our favorite applications is a wireless USB 2.0 touch screen (no USB to HDMI adapter needed).

 Do you have an audio conferencing speakerphone you could make wireless? We have tested ClearONE, Revolabs, Phoenix Audio and Polycom... They all work!

 This one is quite interesting. If you are a tech geek or ProAV nerd you may know a little bit about RS232. It's a control protocol used on millions of devices... We can now make RS232 over USB wireless! Great for in-room control solutions.

Anything you find under "Wireless USB" is usually for extending the WiFi NOT 1080p video. In the past, there were some wireless USB transmission systems available for video transmission BUT they have all been discontinued due to poor performance. Our product is finally a reliable Wireless USB 2.0 extension system that can be used for webcams and other devices up to 30 Mbps per set from distances up to 25' (5-7 meters).

 

 

 The USB2Air is the first product HuddleCamHD has launched with applications far beyond our traditional market which is USB based video conferencing hardware. Because our team has successfully tested the USB2Air with hardware such as virtual reality headsets, wearable graphics modules, Teensy development boards, and control surfaces we felt it was best to open up our initial production to the public with Kickstarter. 

Our hope is to gather end user feedback and develop an in-depth knowledge base supporting this product with such a wide variety of applications. We also hope that our project backers on Kickstarter will help us fund this project.

Here are just a few of the products we have confirmed compatibility with: Logitech c920 webcam w/ microphone, all HuddleCamHD USB 2.0 cameras, Phoenix Audio and Revolabs speakerphones, YEI-Space USB sensors, Sabaret USB to HDMI adapters, LEAP Motion,  Teensy USB development boards, PTZOptics USB 3.0 cameras (w/ USB 2.0 cable), Generic USB sound cards, keyboards, gamepads, custom VR peripherals using Arduino, STM32  and more. (Check back for compatibility testing updates) (Please ask us to test an important product for you!)

 

 (For more information about HuddleCamHD's partner program email Partners@HuddleCamHD.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail Product Information:

SKU: HC-USB2-AIR   |   UPC: 737993160151

MSRP: $329   |  MAP: $299

Risks and challenges

The USB2Air is a product with a wide variety of applications. We have detailed the limitations in this product description. For up to date information please check our knowledge base available at http://help.huddlecamhd.com

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