Leon Prather

Manager, Digital Product Operations, AVIXA

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Jul 05, 2022

Can you add info about the difference between UR and Normal mode?

Jul 05, 2022
Replying to Leon Prather

One option that has been easy to deploy with great results - cameras with AI tracking. This has been a game changer for stakeholders that I have worked with. The ability to view a person as more present than far away really helps a conversation feel more natural, per users I have spoken with. 

Logitech's Rally options have allowed users to leverage AI and manual PTZ functionality for instances where the tracking feeling just doesn't seem right for the scenario, for example.

What is also interesting is the opportunity for AV pros to coach up on ways to maximize the benefits of these tools. For instance, I worked with a team that installed new cameras in their conference room, and one of the main stakeholders mentioned that he was concerned about camera placement from another application where the placement was too low - not too low for visibility, or so low that it obstructed things for the meeting participants. It was too low because it showed the space underneath the table, which was a modesty issue for female clients. 

This was the opposite of analysis paralysis - the client was quick to purchase, but the installer was too quick on the setup, which made this client leery of certain issues for subsequent projects.

But this article hits the nail on the head - hybrid can no longer be viewed as a secondary type of experience. It is here, will continue to be here, and needs to be a key focus area for AV pros looking to help! 

Such a great point! "Missing out on the visual cues of those not talking" - one of those details that really makes a difference in helping establish a feeling of equity in virtual meetings. What kind of multi-viewer are you referring to here?

Jun 24, 2022

The perception of thinking so fast that something seems natural is the aim of so many products and services. We all want something that "just works", and that comes at a bit of a cost sometimes. We want our technology to respond as quickly as we can, and to do it faster and more naturally each year. I wonder whether everyone will even care if the thing we speak to is a human or a service, so long as the service it provides in the moment is of the quality we perceive is valuable to us in the moment. Food for thought.

Trying really hard not to quote Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park right now though... :)

Jun 24, 2022

One option that has been easy to deploy with great results - cameras with AI tracking. This has been a game changer for stakeholders that I have worked with. The ability to view a person as more present than far away really helps a conversation feel more natural, per users I have spoken with. 

Logitech's Rally options have allowed users to leverage AI and manual PTZ functionality for instances where the tracking feeling just doesn't seem right for the scenario, for example.

What is also interesting is the opportunity for AV pros to coach up on ways to maximize the benefits of these tools. For instance, I worked with a team that installed new cameras in their conference room, and one of the main stakeholders mentioned that he was concerned about camera placement from another application where the placement was too low - not too low for visibility, or so low that it obstructed things for the meeting participants. It was too low because it showed the space underneath the table, which was a modesty issue for female clients. 

This was the opposite of analysis paralysis - the client was quick to purchase, but the installer was too quick on the setup, which made this client leery of certain issues for subsequent projects.

But this article hits the nail on the head - hybrid can no longer be viewed as a secondary type of experience. It is here, will continue to be here, and needs to be a key focus area for AV pros looking to help!