Crestron Electronics has announced new intelligence features that will improve the framing for the Automate VX voice-activated speaker-tracking solution.
One of the big challenges for organizations is delivering an equitable experience for the in-office participants engaging with remote users. Recently certified as a Microsoft Teams® Room Device for large and extra-large rooms, Automate VX solves equitable meeting problems by placing multiple optical zoom cameras around the room and employing voice-activated switching that seamlessly moves between speakers for a production-quality meeting experience.
Rooms equipped with Automate VX have historically leveraged tracking to presets and audio pickup to determine which camera picks up which speaker based on their location within the room. This latest update adds facial and torso detection intelligence, allowing the cameras to track body movements and reframe participants based on their position within the frame. If a chair slides to the left or a participant resituates in their seat, Automate VX can pick up on those motions and reframe the participant so they are always centered in the shot.
"While intelligent video solutions and equitable meeting experiences have been top of mind for many organizations the past few years, the market has struggled to find a way to solve for large meeting rooms and multipurpose spaces. Our customers need to replicate the seamless collaboration that has been mastered in the smaller rooms and scale that to their boardrooms and training rooms," says Crestron Senior Director of Product Marketing, Sam Kennedy. "Automate VX is a true standout among multi-camera solutions for simplifying these challenging spaces and bringing that consistent meeting experience to these highly valuable rooms."