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Vaddio™ Launches AutoTrak™ 2.0 Camera Tracking System with SmoothTrak and AutoTilt Technology

January 31, 2012

Vaddio launches AutoTrak 2.0 with SmoothTrak and AutoTilt technology – the latest and only HD classroom camera tracking system on the market. The instructor wears an IR lanyard belt pack that emits infrared light received by an IR PTZ camera. Video is then sent from the IR PTZ camera to the Tracking Camera. In addition to moving from side-to-side (SmoothTrak), the new AutoTilt motion follows the instructor as they move closer or further away from the camera. You will be centrally framed no matter where you stand. The new AutoTrakPOD allows the presenter to quickly switch between three tracking camera presets. An additional “Rescan” button on the AutoTrakPOD instantly activates IR lanyard reacquisition.


AutoTrak 2.0 with ClearVIEW cameras, CPU, lanyard and belt pack

“AutoTrak 2.0 offers an entirely new tracking experience,” explains President of Vaddio, Rob Sheeley. “The new SmoothTrak and AutoTilt functions track the presenter as they walk around a presentation area, so as the presenter moves closer to, or further away from the audience, the camera automatically pans in a very smooth left-and-right motion and tilts up-or-down. The result is a more natural, framed shot of the presenter. The new system really changes the dynamics of camera tracking in a classroom.”

Paired with Vaddio’s HD-20 HD PTZ camera option, the AutoTrak 2.0 system provides true native HD in a single chip and 20x optical zoom, along with truer, richer color than ever before. Automatic and Manual White Balance modes were also added to increase control over lighting conditions within the presentation area. And AutoTrak 2.0 even features a rechargeable belt back with a lithium-ion battery for extended hours of operation.

With these significant enhancements, AutoTrak 2.0 truly eliminates the need for a camera operator and provides the instructor with the confidence they need to move freely throughout the classroom.