360-Degree Conferencing Device
The Meeting Owl is a 360-degree video conferencing device from Owl Labs that provides remote meeting attendees with an experience that nearly feels like sitting in the room with the team.
The magic is the Meeting Owl’s 360-degree video, audio and intelligence. It sits in the center of the conference room table, and automatically highlights different people in the room as they talk. The result is a much more natural experience for the remote attendee. No need to ask someone to turn or shift the camera, as demonstrated by the video below. Because remote workers are becoming more common, it’s crucial the companies use meeting time effectively. According to the New York Times, 43 percent of Americans spent some time in 2017 working remotely.
The Meeting Owl also simplifies video conference. A USB device that requires no downloads, it works with all popular web-based conference platforms (e.g., Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, etc.). As a wifi-enabled device, customers will receive new features over the air so their Meeting Owl gets even smarter over time.
360-degree video: The Meeting Owl can see in all directions simultaneously with its 360-degree lens. This provides a panoramic view of the room with no moving parts or stitching.
Automatic speaker focus: The Meeting Owl uses audio and visual cutes to understand where everyone sits in the room, and will shift its focus automatically to highlight up to three speakers simultaneously. The resolution output for the highlighted speaker is 720p.
Exceptional audio: The Meeting Owl has an eight-microphone array and can clearly pick up sound from people speaking 12 feet away (24-foot diameter).
Plug-and-play: No software downloads necessary. Plug the Meeting Owl’s USB 2.0 cable into a laptop or in-room computer, and it works seamlessly with all major video conferencing platforms.
Price: $799 MSRP. Only available in the U.S. and Canada.