Vaddio launches WideSHOT High Definition Camera for conferencing rooms requiring a wide field-of-view

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Vaddio introduces the WideSHOT point-of-view camera, designed for conferencing rooms that require professional-quality high definition video images with a wide field-of-view.

“Our WideSHOT camera was designed for our consultants and integrators that need an HD camera for meeting rooms that require a very wide field-of-view to cover all of the participants sitting at a table,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “We discovered that in smaller conferencing applications, the end users don’t really want to move the camera around as people talk to keep them in the picture. They would rather have everyone in the picture to begin with.”

The WideSHOT Varifocal Multi-Element Glass Wide-Angle Lens provides a wide 82-degree field-of-view that results in an exceptionally wide image and depth of field. A 3x manual optical zoom provides plenty of zoom range for framing the video image. Additional imaging control functions include manual iris for aperture adjustment for room lighting conditions and manual focus.

Built around a 1/3-Type progressive scan image sensor, the WideSHOT performs extremely well in low light conditions down to 0.3 LUX.  Powerful DSP provides a Wide Dynamic Range of 110dB, video noise reduction, excellent contrast under varying light conditions, vivid color reproduction and exceptional high-resolution detail. Video output resolutions include 720p 30/59.94/60, 1080i 30/59.94/60. 1080p 30/59.94/60. 

Each WideSHOT Camera system comes with an integrated Quick-Connect Cable interface to allow for easy installation with Cat 5 Cabling. Quick-Connect head-end signal output options includes USB, HDMI, Analog Component and Ethernet.

Vaddio’s complementary QuickSET mounting system offers simple installation by just positioning the camera to a required shot and locking it in place. Optional wall and ceiling mounts are available in addition to the standard set-top mount.