PanaCam mode for use with existing video collaboration services
We are pleased to announce our new PanaCam capability. This allows you to use the PanaCast Camera directly with existing services like Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, Citrix GoToMeeting, Zoom, and some others. Skype also works but does not go to full resolution due to a more conservative rate adaption mechanism Skype uses. In PanaCam mode, it works very much like a webcam but better: It is still network connected so you don't have to move it with your laptop. The camera shows up to the OS just like the built-in camera or a webcam so you can use it with most video collaboration tools. For most (but not all) services you can control pan and zoom locally on the host machine (just like you control a PTZ webcam today) and the clients now will display a wide panoramic video stream with no change or update to software or use model. You only need to install a small piece of software on the host machine to enable this PanaCam mode. The early adopter version is ready for Windows XP, 7 and 8 host machines today with Mac OS X scheduled for early-Sept.
Please see http://altiasystems.com/panacast-camera and https://altiasystems.freshdesk.com/support/home for more information, and http://altiasystems.com/download for download of the early-adopter version on Windows.
As always, please contact us with any questions.