Vaddio Delivers The “Holy Grail” of Classroom Integration
Vaddio provided a high point of the show with their introduction of a whole host of AV equipment that supports direct USB interface. These products will revolutionize classroom integration.
Their ClearVIEW HD USB camera is a pan/tilt.zoom camera that has a 19x optical zoom lens. Because this is a USB camera, it can be used for all applications such as Skype, Movi (this is showing it being used with Cisco Jabber), web conferencing and even lecture capture tools. Because it also has standard video outputs, it can also be plugged into standard hardware video conferencing codecs. At around $4,000 this is truly one camera to rule them all.
If this was the only announcement, it would be enough, but they also came out with new USB microphones both table top and even a USB hanging mic with three elements. For around a grand, you get your choice of one microphone and the amplifier that can support an additional mic (you can mix and match) for another $400. But wait, that’s not all. For around $1900 list, the new AV bridge allows you to take your existing camera and audio equipment and convert it to a compatible USB format for use with all the applications mentioned earlier. This will extend the value of already existing equipment. A huge win for Vaddio.