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Vaddio Debuts New Universal Quick-Connect CCU for ClearVIEW HD PTZ Cameras at InfoComm 2012

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, will debut the new Universal Quick-Connect CCU for the ClearVIEW line of HD PTZ cameras at InfoComm, June 13th – 15th, 2012.

Outputs now include HD-SDI/SDI, HDMI and analog HD component for extreme flexibility in system design and integration. All three outputs are live simultaneously. A new industrial design enables the adjustment of white balance, color, pedestal, gamma, knee, chroma, detail, iris and gain functions with the press of a button. These controls deliver a more accurate representation of the image that is being captured, and the ability to color-match and shade multiple cameras. User-defined adjustments can be stored on three Scene-Store buttons.

Universal Quick-Connect CCU

Universal Quick-Connect CCU

“The new Universal Quick-Connect CCU represents a new milestone in camera image control technology,” explains Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “The challenge with camera control is that every camera model has its own unique set of image control parameters, buried deep in the camera control code, that need to be controlled and adjusted to optimize the image quality. We designed the CCU with a new user-programmable illuminated LED display that shows all of the individual image control functions in the camera and what they are set at. We are also now outputting all three major HD video standards: HDMI, HD/SDI and analog component from the back of the CCU – allowing the integrator to choose whatever video output standard they’d like.”

The Universal Quick-Connect CCU still delivers high-quality HD video, power and control over three Cat. 5 cables up to 500 feet without the loss of video quality or latency. A new advanced Auto-Skew differential cable conditioning system automates skew adjustment and a new Fine-Tune mode is also available for excessive cable loss. The Universal Quick-Connect CCU system is available with Vaddio ClearVIEW HD cameras including the HD-20, HD-19 and HD-18.

Stop by Booth C8729 at InfoComm to see the new CCUs, as well as Vaddio’s complete line of cameras and camera control systems. For free VIP InfoComm passes or to set up an appointment at InfoComm please contact kperkins@vaddio.com or by calling (763) 971-4409.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Vaddio Supports New Canon, Panasonic and Sony PTZ Cameras

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, announces its support of new Canon, Panasonic and Sony PTZ cameras, including the Canon XU-80, Canon XU-80W, Panasonic AW-HE120, Panasonic HE50H, Sony BRC-H900, Sony EVI-D90 and the Sony EVI-D80. All cameras are configured with Vaddio’s cabling systems to deliver high quality video, power and control over standard Cat. 5 cabling.

Canon XU-80, Panasonic HE50, Panasonic HE120 (black), Panasonic HE120 (white), Sony EVI-D90 and D80 (black), Sony EVI-D90 and D80 (white) and Sony BRC-H900.

“Vaddio remains committed to supporting the best available camera technologies by developing our ease of installation Cat. 5 systems and CCU packages built around the top cameras in the industry,” explains Tom Mingo, VP of Sales at Vaddio. “In addition to the support for installation of these cameras, Vaddio supports these new models by integrating their control protocols into our complete line of automated and operator controlled systems.”

The Canon XU-80 is an indoor/outdoor single CMOS camera system, featuring a dustproof and waterproof design, also available with a wiper for permanent outdoor installations. The optional Canon XU-Series CCU Image Controller enables the adjustment of color and shading functions.

The Panasonic AW-HE120, HE50H and Sony BRC-H900 are available as stand-alone cameras, WallVIEW PRO or WallVIEW CCU systems. The WallVIEW PRO systems deliver high quality HD video, power and control over standard Cat. 5 cabling up to 500 feet. The WallVIEW CCU adds the ability to adjust color, gain, and iris functions.

The standard definition Sony EVI-D90 and EVI-D80 cameras are available as stand-alone cameras or WallVIEW systems. The WallVIEW systems include the camera, thin profile wall mount bracket and the Vaddio EZCamera Cabling System. The EZCamera Cabling System delivers power, video and control over two Cat. 5 cables up to 200 feet.

Stop by Booth C8729 at InfoComm to see the new cameras, as well as Vaddio’s complete line of cameras and camera control systems. For free VIP InfoComm passes or to set up an appointment at InfoComm please contact kperkins@vaddio.com or by calling (763) 971-4409.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Vaddio Expands IT and Sales Channels

Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Tim Kiernan as National IT Channel Manager and Paul Cords as Channel Manager of the Northeastern United States and Canada.

Tim Kiernan and Paul Cords

Kiernan will lead Vaddio’s IT growth efforts as National IT Channel Manager. Kiernan will focus on adding IT-centric reseller partners and broadening the reach of Vaddio’s new EasyUSB products to existing AV channels.

“I am excited about the opportunity the new EasyUSB products offer to help Vaddio significantly grow its reseller base and revenues,” says Kiernan. “These new products represent a new approach and solution for Vaddio’s existing AV channels and an opportunity for me to expand Vaddio’s reach and success in the United States.”

With more than 20 years experience in VC and IT technologies, Kiernan specializes in launching the sales of new innovative videoconferencing and IT products against current market-leaders. His track record includes some of the most recognized companies in the industry including PictureTel, LifeSize and Polycom. While at LifeSize and Polycom, Kiernan helped launch initial video products through channels and sales reps in the Americas. Most recently he was Director of Sales for Vidyo, a pioneer in personal TelePresence, enabling multi-party videoconferences that enable interaction over regular IP networks using commodity desktop systems as endpoints.

Paul Cords will be assisting Vaddio partners and dealers throughout Canada and the Northeastern region including: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont. “I’m excited about the opportunity to build on Vaddio’s amazing reputation of an organization that delivers high quality, thoughtful and innovative camera solutions,” said Cords. “As a former customer myself, I’ve always considered Vaddio to be a very cooperative company to do business with and it’s great to be part of such an amazing team.”

With over 13 years of experience working as an AV integrator in both sales and sales management roles, Paul’s expertise lies in helping customers research and implement the most effective technologies to meet both current and future business objectives. Most recently, Cords headed sales efforts at MSpace, a full-service videoconferencing and audiovisual integrator based in Eden Prairie, Minn. Prior to MSpace, Cords held positions at Tierney Brothers, Polycom, Global Crossing and AVI Systems.
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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and camera control systems used in the audiovisual, videoconference and broadcast industries. Your customers demand cutting-edge technology that’s simple to use. You want equipment that’s easy to install and reliable to operate. Vaddio serves integrators and operators alike – with broadcast-quality PTZ cameras and control systems that deliver the performance you need with the convenience you demand. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Vaddio Donates Remaining Furniture Inventory to K-12 and Higher Ed Facilities


Vaddio, the global leader in robotic PTZ cameras and camera control systems, will donate all remaining furniture to K-12 and higher education facilities beginning April 24th, 2012. The remaining furniture includes a variety of media carts, lecterns, teaching stations and equipment enclosures. Each piece was designed to integrate modern form, function and style for any classroom or training facility. More information on the specific pieces available can be found at http://www.vaddio.com/category/furniture-systems.

Vaddio Furniture Line

Shipping is not included. Each campus location is limited to two pieces of furniture, but a waiting list will be available for those who want more than two. Items are available while supplies last and electronics are not included. For more information contact Leanne Waschbusch at (763) 971-4403 or by email at lwaschbusch@vaddio.com.

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Vaddio and Blue Jeans Network Make Multi-party Video Conferencing Easy and Affordable

Today Vaddio and Blue Jeans Network, the leader in interoperable video conferencing services, announced a partnership allowing customers who use Vaddio’s EasyUSB tools and popular soft codecs such as Skype and Cisco Jabber to transform their personal computers into effective, affordable videoconferencing systems, to interconnect these systems into multiparty video conferences using the Blue Jeans service.

Blue Jeans and Vaddio Partnership

Blue Jeans and Vaddio Partnership

For a limited time, Vaddio customers will receive a special 30-day free unlimited trial of Blue Jeans.

Whether consumers are looking to create a simple videoconferencing system or a fully integrated boardroom, Vaddio gives them the tools needed to make your software codecs work in a real enterprise environment.

“When we launched our EasyUSB Tools, we knew that we were going to transform everyone’s expectations about the quality they could achieve from a soft codec,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “so hHaving solved the quality issue, we now next looked at possible solutions that would allow these soft codec systems to interoperate with other videoconferencing systems. Blue Jeans Network, we discovered, hasd this amazing cloud-based service model that not only provides multipoint bridging services, but also allows a soft codec user to be able to connect to any other systems such as Polycom, LifeSize, Tandberg and so on.”

Blue Jeans Network is the leader in interoperable videoconferencing. By offering interoperability between so many popular business and consumer platforms, Blue Jeans Network has solved the interoperability issue plaguing the videoconferencing space and is enabling more people to communicate easily with each other. As a result, they are expanding the reach of video communications beyond corporate boardrooms and across the enterprise to telecommuters, remote workers, travelers, suppliers, partners and customers.

Vaddio’s EasyUSB tools include an HD USB PTZ camera, a USB audio mixer/amplifier, USB Professional quality microphone options – and for control, a web-based control system. For those legacy and traditional AV systems, Vaddio introduces the AV Bridge – your gateway from analog to digital. The AV Bridge lets you connect your existing audio and video equipment into your computer through a USB connection, so if you want to add Skype to an existing room system, the AV Bridge get’s the job done.

Blue Jeans is the leader in interoperable videoconferencing. By offering interoperability between so many popular business and consumer platforms, Blue Jeans is enabling more people to communicate easily with each other. As a result, they are expanding the reach of video communications beyond corporate boardrooms and across the enterprise to telecommuters, remote workers, travelers, suppliers, partners and customers.

Blue Jeans Network and Vaddio have partnered to offer a special 30-day free unlimited trial for up to 25 users. No software download is necessary.

When added to your PC, the combination of EasyUSB tools and the Blue Jeans service creates a complete group AV solution that allows users to engage in any type of collaboration and videoconference activities.

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Vaddio White Paper Looks at The New Group Meeting: “How the PC Delivers Better Audiovisual Solutions”

Today, increased bandwidth and affordable cloud-based services give even the smallest businesses and educational facilities the ability to offer on-demand content, real-time collaboration, and streaming media.

Vaddio EasyUSB Tools White Paper

Vaddio EasyUSB Tools White Paper

There are many advantages—increased productivity, reduced costs, and new business opportunities, to name a few—to high-quality audio visual (AV) capabilities such as video conferencing, lecture capture, conference calls, and web meetings. Traditionally, each of these AV capabilities is considered a specific application, requiring a separate appliance-based solution. For example, video conferencing requires a video codec, lecture capture requires a recording system, audio conferencing requires a conference phone, and web meetings need a PC with a web camera.

The challenges to appliance-based and often proprietary solutions are many. First, the financial investment to purchase these separate systems puts the full array of AV meeting tools out of reach for most small- to mid-sized businesses and educational facilities. Second, supporting and maintaining disparate, nonintegrated systems is an IT nightmare. Finally, since it isn’t practical to outfit a single room with all the equipment required to accommodate every conceivable AV usage scenario, multiple rooms need to be available.

In this white paper, we’ll discuss how to provide a simple and affordable solution to these challenges using a device that is already in most meeting rooms—the PC.

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Control All Vaddio EasyUSB Tools with the WEBBi Web-based Server Appliance

All Vaddio EasyUSB components can be controlled through the WEBBi, a single web-based server appliance with a universal browser-based control panel designed to control all of your EasyUSB devices. Instead of installing a complex custom control system, all of your cameras, video sources, audio – even powering on and off your TV can be done through the WEBBi controller.

Webbi Web Controller

Webbi Web Controller

“Because all of our new EasyUSB products connect to the PC, we really needed a way to control all of our EasyUSB Devices through the PC,” explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “So now with the WEBBi you can control your room with the same mouse and keyboard that you use to run your computer – and you can control using any mobile device, such as an iPad or Android phone, that supports a browser.”

The WEBBi Browser Control Panel screen allows the user to adjust the speaker and microphone output levels; switch video sources; enable PIP Picture-in-Picture functions; pan, tilt and zoom your PTZ camera and store and recall camera presets. It even powers on and off your television monitor – all through your browser. Because it’s controlled through a browser, you can use a PC, tablet, smartphone, wireless mouse, keypad – it doesn’t matter. The WEBBi controls are activated via mouse or touchpad – so if you have a browser, you can control it.

Designed as a truly plug-and-play solution, simply plug the WEBBi into your Ethernet network, follow the easy setup menu in the startup screen to activate the devices you want controlled, and you are now ready to start controlling your system. It is that simple.

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Vaddio’s New EasyTALK Audio Components Deliver Professional-Grade Audio Performance Over USB 2.0

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 15, 2012) – Vaddio’s EasyTALK USB is a suite of professional audio components that allow integrators the ability to get professional-grade audio performance from their computers. With USB connectivity, you now have an easy way to add high quality microphones and loudspeakers to your computer system. Because the EasyTALK audio devices use a standard UAC driver, no special USB drivers need to be installed. As a result they work seamlessly with any software application running on any OS that supports USB 2.0 devices.

“Our EasyTalk audio systems were designed with the goal of achieving high-quality audio from a computer,” explained President of Vaddio, said Rob Sheeley. “This required us to optimize the USB audio stream to professional audio wideband standards and develop both microphones and audio amplifiers that could deliver the highest quality performance.”

The EasyUSB Mixer Amp supports up to two EasyTALK MicPOD microphones. In addition, analog line level I/O interfaces allow for integration with external AV equipment such as videoconferencing codecs, external amplifiers or LCD displays. The EasyUSB Mixer Amp also has a 2 x 20 watt integrated audio amplifier for connection to external 4/8-Ohm speakers.

The EasyMIC MicPOD microphones deliver the performance of three microphones built into an elegant tabletop or pendant hanging enclosure. With ultra wide 360-degree pickup coverage, one MicPOD is capable of providing excellent coverage for an average size meeting room table. For those larger tables a second MicPOD can be added for additional coverage.

Each Microphone element is equipped with integrated echo cancelation and Digital Signal Processing, including compression, equalization, filtering and AGC or automatic gain control. They are offered in both tabletop and ceiling configurations to meet your installation needs. Because of the plug-and-play design, installation is as simple as connecting Cat. 5 cable between the EasyUSB Mixer Amp and the EasyMICs. Power, control and audio are all incorporated into the single cable.

When added to your PC, EasyTALK audio solutions create a variety of professional-grade audio systems that allow users to engage in any type of capture, collaboration and conference activity.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Vaddio Announces First Pro-AV USB 2.0 Wireless Microphone System

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (2012) – The EasyTALK Wireless USB Mic System is the worlds first professional-quality wireless microphone system designed to plug directly into your PC. It features a high-quality unidirectional lavalier microphone and belt pack transmitter with up to ten hours of battery life. And the 2.4GHZ full frequency spectrum is based on a wireless digital transmitter and receiver that offer interference-free operation and wide-band sound quality.

“We wanted to have a wireless USB microphone system we could plug directly into a PC,” explained Rob Sheeley, President of Vaddio. “As a lot of our products are used to support computer applications like lecture capture, streaming and video conferencing, we saw a real need for a professional-quality audio system to support these applications.”

There are two audio outputs to connect directly with your room’s existing audio system and with the enhanced DSP functions; you can customize the audio for specific room and speaking conditions. Besides the two balanced and unbalanced outputs, the wireless mic system also incorporates a USB audio output.

The USB audio output can be directly connected to a PC as a microphone input. Whether your application is streaming or lecture capture – even video conferencing – adding professional audio is no longer an issue. And because it uses a standards-based UAC USB driver it’s truly a plug and play device so no software, drivers or configuration is needed – resulting in an easy system setup.

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About Vaddio:
Vaddio is the leading manufacturer and OEM distributor of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems in the broadcasting, audiovisual and videoconferencing industries. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Vaddio also has operations throughout the Americas, as well as sales and support partners throughout the world. More information can be found on the Vaddio website, www.vaddio.com or at (800) 572.2011.

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Vaddio Launches World’s First High Definition USB PTZ Camera

The ClearVIEW HD-USB is the world’s first broadcast-quality HD PTZ camera with USB and Ethernet streaming built right into the camera. Now you can directly plug an HD PTZ camera directly into your PC – without the need for a separate capture device. Because the ClearVIEW HD-USB uses standard UVC drivers, no special USB drivers need to be installed. As a result it works seamlessly with any software application running on any OS that supports USB 2.0 devices.

ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera

ClearVIEW HD-USB PTZ Camera


“For the last two years we have been inundated with requests for a professional-quality high definition PTZ camera,” explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “As more enterprise videoconferencing users adopt soft codecs such as Skype and Microsoft Lync, they are demanding better performance than what a webcam can deliver. With our new camera they can finally achieve broadcast-quality video from a USB camera.”

The ClearVIEW HD-USB also supports H.264 video streaming. With a built in Ethernet network interface you can now do both IP control and IP Streaming directly from the camera. It supports either RTSP or HLS streaming protocols.
The camera features a 19x optical zoom lens with a 58.1-degree wide angle of view – wide enough to view everyone at a standard conference table, as well as capture an individual from a long distance at 3.2 degrees in a larger room. The zoom range provides great flexibility for a wide variety of applications.

Add the optional USB Quick Connect cable system and extend the USB, power and control up to 300 feet. This way you can mount the camera anywhere and not worry about the cabling distance from the computer.

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