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Polycom introduces EagleEye Director II camera

Polycom has announced the general availability of the EagleEye Director II videoconferencing camera with advanced production features to upgrade virtual meetings.

In today’s workplace, the majority of business meetings now include at least one participant that has dialled in over audio or video. This requires new solutions that allow employees to easily connect, see and share with colleagues in different locations.

“Today’s business leaders are experiencing a technology gap between what their workplace offers and the experience employees are looking for,” said Michael Frendo, executive VP, worldwide engineering, Polycom. “We’re on a mission to develop collaboration solutions that close that gap and not only make you feel like you are in the same room, but are easy to use, intuitive and require no training to operate.”

The Polycom EagleEye Director II camera changes the videoconferencing experience from the awkward and distant ‘bowling alley’ view to a professionally produced video meeting when combined with Polycom Group Series video room systems. Without the need to manually adjust or to use a remote, the camera automatically zooms in on and frames the active speaker from 32ft in less than three seconds, panning out when the discussion includes more than one person. A picture-in-picture display of the room means you see the reactions and body language of everyone in the room while still focused on the speaker.

The camera runs on the new Polycom RealPresence Group Series 6.1 release, the engine that drives Polycom’s voice and video technology.