ClearOne Adds UNITE 160 4K PTZ Camera

ClearOne’s UNITE 160 4K PTZ camera offers smart face tracking abilities with AI and auto framing for large spaces including boardrooms.

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ClearOne, the Salt Lake City, Utah-based provider of communications, conferencing and collaboration solutions, announced the introduction of the UNITE 160 4K camera.

The camera offers organizations 4K UHD performance with 12x optical zoom capabilities, remote-controlled mechanical pan and tilt as well as AI-powered smart face tracking and auto framing. It is designed to capture all participants in large rooms while enabling automated focus on a moving presenter, making it ideal for larger spaces including board rooms, training centers, conference rooms and classrooms.

“Modern expectations for efficiency and flexibility require businesses, government entities and educational institutions to ensure employees, educators and students have access to clear, uninterrupted virtual communications solutions,” says ClearOne’s interim CEO Derek Graham. “The new  UNITE 160 4K camera enables integrators and  technology buyers to implement enterprise-grade video communications that can be paired with our innovative conferencing systems, such as the Versa. Lite CT, to deliver easy-to-use meeting rooms with impressive performance.”

Camera Tracking Solutions

Previously, ClearOne’s solution for camera tracking included the CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP mixer, one or more BMA 360 ceiling-tile microphone arrays, and a camera-tracking module for Crestron, AMX, or  Extron. ClearOne’s UNITE 160 4K camera offers an integrated AI-based camera tracking solution for rooms that are a fit for a single Versa Lite CT and a single camera. This new lower-cost camera-tracking configuration eliminates the need for a DSP mixer and a control system.

The UNITE 160 4K camera supports all leading virtual-meeting platforms including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet, WebEx and GoToMeeting.

According to ClearOne, challenging lighting conditions are no match for the camera’s advanced 2D and 3D noise reduction, which ensures excellent visuals free of artifacts or grain. Camera control is attained through an IR remote, RS-232 connection, or UVC/UAC protocols, offering broad integration with control and automation systems.

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