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Vaddio™ Introduces The Only True High Definition Integrated Ceiling Document Camera System

First-ever HD integrated ceiling document camera to debut at ISE 2008

January 24, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Vaddio, the leading designer and manufacturer of specialty PTZ cameras and high-end camera control systems used in the broadcasting, audio/visual and videoconferencing industries, announced today the release of the CeilingVIEW HD Integrated Ceiling Document Camera. The new cutting-edge system brings true high definition video quality to those projects where image quality and high resolution are critical.

The HD camera is based on a Sony® 2.1 Megapixel native HD imaging sensor capable of 1920 x 1080 at 1080i or 1280 x 720 at 720p. The HD image sensor provides precise color reproduction and edge focus, which is essential for displaying images on a large format HD monitor or for transmitting images through an HD videoconferencing system. The option of switching to Standard Definition is also available in either 16:9 (squeezed) or 4:3 (cropped) aspect ratios. The camera comes equipped with a 10X optical motorized zoom lens and 12X digital zoom range, for a total of 120X zoom.

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CeilingVIEW HD.

Vaddio’s active HSDS™ cabling system uses a High Speed Differential Signaling technology that allows the integrator the ability to install the document camera up to 400 feet away from the main system on two standard Cat. 5 cables. HSDS incorporates a high bandwidth, low loss approach to distances. The HSDS cable system also provides power to the camera and control commands over the same Cat. 5 cables.

The new HD system also offers additional features including:

  • Remote Compatibility. Users can control the system externally by using standard VISCA control protocol thru the RS-232 port or by the IR Remote control system included. Users also have the ability to control the camera’s Zoom In/Out and laser functions with either Polycom® or Tandberg® IR Remotes.
  • Laser pointer for precise placement. The built-in laser pointer can be operated in an "Always On" mode or momentary state for locating and positioning documents.
  • Six camera zoom presets. Presets can be stored by the remote, ProductionVIEW™ switchers or through external control systems.
  • Six Camera Zoom Presets. Presets can be stored by the remote, ProductionVIEW™ switchers or through external control systems.
  • Custom camera install kit. Install kit includes metal backbox enclosure designed to fit into ceiling, suspended ceiling tile support braces and a ceiling trim ring. (An optional plaster ring install kit will soon be available).

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