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Polycom adds people-tracking tech to its new video-conferencing solution

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Polycom has announced the launch of new solution, Polycom EagleEye Director II that adds a life-like look and feel to virtual meetings.

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Meeting participants no longer need to worry about managing the meeting using cumbersome remote controls. Instead, the camera frames and zooms in on active speakers allowing for more natural conversation and greater interaction among participants, enabling them to see facial expressions and body language more clearly.

“One of the biggest challenges facing Indian employers today is closing the technology gap between 20th century technologies and the workplace of the future style collaboration solutions that employees are demanding. The best technologies are those that keep pace with where users want to push it,” Minhaj Zia, Vice President for Polycom in India, SAARC & SEA, explains. “In fact, a recent Polycom Anywhere Working survey also found that 98% of Indians believe video technology is key in building relationships and improving productivity. Not surprising, given that 86% of India’s working population have a colleague based in a different location.”

Using Polycom’s intelligent speaker tracking and facial recognition technology, the EagleEye Director II automatically scans the room during a meeting to identify and focus on active meeting participants. When someone in the virtual meeting starts to speak, the camera seamlessly transitions to an up-close view of that person. A similar approach to what happens when cameras film a TV production and zoom in on the actor delivering their lines.

The electrical appliances manufacturer, V-Guard Industries has recently implemented EagleEye Director, to enable better collaboration in offices across the country.

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