Today, Altia Systems revealed that after three years of development in relative secret, the company can now unveil information on its innovative PanaCast video experience.
The new technology has been described as “a game changer,” by Bob Hagerty, president and CEO of iControl Networks (News - Alert), as it mimics the human visual perspective.
PanaCast can be used on desktops and mobile devices, delivering an immersive, real-time panoramic HD video experience offered on any device with an Internet connection. The technology offers a 200 degree field of view, much wider than what is currently offered and creates a sense of actually being there and participating in what is seen on the screen.
The offering allows the viewer to choose what to focus on in the scope of what they see, offering the viewer panning and zooming capabilities built directly into the software.
“The unique human panoramic perspective for video users is outstanding--this technology significantly changes the user experience and will transform ease-of-use for Unified Communications (News - Alert) and other markets,” explained Hagerty.
Co-founder and CEO of Altia Systems, Aurangzeb Khan, describes the technology’s capabilities, saying Panacast “lets you virtually be there from anywhere.”
Panacast is fully scalable and cloud-enabled, allowing for seamless integration with Apple iOS, Google (News - Alert) Android apps, Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX software. Further, the technology is optimized for video conferencing and live broadcasts, with virtually all-location accessibility.
Khan also commented on the inspiration for Panacast saying, “In today's mobile world, we increasingly communicate with people in different locations around the world – conventional video solutions fall far short of natural communication.”
The idea is relatively revolutionary, and the first shipment of Panacast will be released in the first quarter of 2013 for approximately $700 or less.
Edited by Jamie Epstein