Vaddio builds meeting systems with USB tools23 January 2013
EasyUSB tools deliver pro-quality computer peripherals needed to transform the user’s personal computer into an effective meeting room system, according to their developer, Vaddio.
The product line includes an HD USB PTZ camera, a USB audio mixer/amplifier, USB microphone options and, for control, a web-based room control system. For those legacy and traditional AV systems, Vaddio provides the AV Bridge, enabling a gateway from analogue to digital. The AV Bridge lets users connect audio and video inputs to their computer through a USB connection, allowing the integration of legacy AV systems into group collaboration software.
Vaddio’s EasyUSB tools are based on UVC/UAC USB standards, meaning there is no need for custom software drivers or a particular OS to be installed on the PC. This means that they work seamlessly with any soft client conferencing systems including Skype, Google+, Movi and Microsoft Lync, as well as lecture capture software systems such as Tegrity and Panopto.
Rob Sheeley, president of Vaddio, commented: “Until now, audio and video products designed to work with a computer have produced fairly low-quality sound and images. We wanted to create a new standard for computer peripherals based on professional AV quality performance. We believe we have delivered just that with our new line of EasyUSB products. Now you can build an enterprise-quality videoconferencing system with affordable soft codecs.”