Imago ScanSource to distribute Array Telepresence in UK, France and Germany
European video conferencing distributor Imago ScanSource, has been appointed by Array Telepresence, a US-based developer, to distribute its Equal-i system through its reseller channels in the UK, France and Germany.
The Equal-i image processor from Array is designed to upgrade video conferencing endpoints to immersive Telepresence at a lower cost than usually associated with high-end systems, and makes use of customers’ existing VC platforms and furniture.
Equal-i technology combines image improvement algorithms and an image processor, which sits between a specially designed camera and the video conferencing codec.
Equal-i technology offers better clarity of those participants sitting furthest from the camera, which is achieved by increasing the pixel count on their faces by 6.5 times that of a PTZ camera, and ‘Equal-i-sing’ their size to the size of closer participants. The Array system also improves vertical eye-line, the meeting format takes on an 'across the table' experience, stand-up capture is enabled, and it powers a wide-format display using a single codec with no impact on bandwidth.
"The quality of the video created by the Array solution has to be seen to be believed," said Ian Vickerage, MD of Imago ScanSource. "It has been created with attention to detail, so that with very little outlay video conferencing users can transform their existing traditional VC set-ups and create a truly immersive Telepresence experience."