Smart Logitech video conference solution - the new ST100 AI panoramic camera island
Contact Person : Echo Yang
For a long time, limited by the complex construction process, cumbersome use methods and network conditions of traditional video conferencing equipment, video conferencing has been in a slow development process. In recent years, with the development of network and other technical facilities, as well as the performance improvement of equipment and hardware brought by technological progress, video conferencing has gradually been accepted by many enterprises.
Especially in the current situation, in order to carry out the work as normally as possible, video conferencing has become the choice of many enterprises. Both cloud video conferencing software and hardware products such as video conferencing systems have seen significant growth this year. Of course, a good video conference experience cannot be separated from a set of excellent products. A few days ago, we received the CC5000e high-definition video conference system from Logitech Video Conference. Next, let's see how this video conference system performs and how it can help our video conference.
Appearance: modular design, flexible deployment
Logitech Video Conference CC5000e is characterized by its modular design, which is good for adapting to different types of conference room layout. The conference rooms of each company have different layouts, including long, square, round, and even irregular ones, which pose a certain challenge for the deployment of the conference system. The modular design of CC5000e can solve this problem well.
Logitech Video Conference CC5000e provides a high-definition camera, a speaker, a microphone, two hubs, and various cables. There are quite a lot of accessories. Let's take a closer look.
First, look at the parameters of the camera. It has a very good performance: up to 4K 30fps image quality, 15x HD zoom, 90 ° field of view, ± 90 ° left and right translation, and+50 °/- 90 ° up and down pitch. The 4K 30fps image quality performance can provide a very clear picture for video conferencing. Of course, it also supports 1440p, 1080p, 900p, 720p and standard definition. You can choose according to your own needs.
In addition to placement and use, the camera can also be combined with the standard screw hole at the bottom of the camera to match with the bracket or foot stand, or Logitech special installation kit can be used to achieve installation and placement in different forms and locations, such as above the TV, on the wall, etc.
In addition, the camera also supports left and right translation and up and down pitching. In addition, the camera's 90 ° viewing angle can effectively cover all corners of the conference room.
It is worth mentioning that this camera also has a privacy protection design. When it is not in use, the camera will automatically close as shown in the above figure to ensure that you will not snoop on your privacy. It also protects the lens from dust. The design is also very considerate~
In addition to the guarantee of hardware indicators for image quality, Logitech's video conference product CC5000e is also very promising in terms of technical capabilities. It has built-in RightSight and RightLight technologies. The former can monitor the changes of participants in real time, such as adding or reducing participants and moving, and then adjust the angle and focus section of the camera in real time according to the monitoring results to ensure that all participants can stay in the middle of the screen. RightLight optimizes the light on the person's face in real time. Whether it is dark light or backlight, it can ensure that the person's face is soft and clear, showing a very good picture quality performance.
The actual test shows that as I change the position, the camera automatically adjusts the angle and zooms to ensure that I can be in the center of the picture. [NW1] This function can significantly improve the conference experience, eliminating the trouble of frequently adjusting the camera manually.
Video conference, besides video signal, sound is also very important. The first part is the microphone. In this microphone component of the CC5000e, four omnidirectional microphones form eight sound beams. Combined with beam forming technology, it can effectively pick up conference speech information.
Touch design is adopted at the top center of the microphone, which can be easily muted by touching, improving the convenience of use.
Like the image quality, Logitech CC5000e adds RightSound technology to the sound. With a large number of built-in noise samples and AI technology, it can effectively suppress noise. Together with beam forming technology, it presents a balanced and clear pickup effect for the meeting. No matter where you sit in the meeting room to speak, you can get consistent sound performance.
In terms of performance, the CC5000e single microphone supports a pickup range of about 4.5 meters and can cover a meeting of about 10 people. At the same time, it also supports extended microphones. Up to 7 microphones can be connected in series, covering about 46 people, which can effectively meet the needs of larger conferences.
Logitech Video Conference CC5000e is also equipped with a high-performance speaker and a 76mm rare earth magnet drive unit, which can clearly transmit the sound to every corner of the conference room. If the conference room is large, an additional loudspeaker can be extended to ensure sound performance.
In terms of control, Logitech CC5000e also provides a remote control with a very unique industrial design style. In addition to the remote control of camera rotation and zoom, it also supports operations such as picking up, hanging up meetings, and muting. In addition, two shortcut buttons are set on the remote control, which can set the commonly used camera angle, focus, etc. for one key switching during the meeting. Of course, in addition to the remote control, you can also download the corresponding software to control and set the conference system.
After watching the camera, microphone, speaker and other equipment, the next important part of the whole conference system is two hubs. In the entire Logitech CC5000e system, two hubs are set, namely DisplayHub and TableHub. From the name, you can know that the two hubs will be deployed on the display screen and the conference table. The two models are basically similar, but the DisplayHub is slightly larger.
The interfaces are located behind the hub, and they are slightly different in interface settings to correspond to different functions. Behind DisplayHub, there are two speaker interfaces, power interface, network cable interface, two HDMI output interfaces, USB interface and camera interface.
TableHub includes power interface, microphone interface, network cable interface, two HDMI input interfaces and USB data interface.
In addition to these equipment, the whole conference system also includes cables, mounting brackets, etc. for connection, which will not be shown here.
Construction: flexible and simple deployment, clean desktop
After talking about the various components of the conference system, the next step is the building process of the entire system. Although this is a fairly professional conference system, its construction is very simple. Even if you have no relevant experience, it can be easily connected according to the attached installation diagram. In addition, all cables have their corresponding interfaces, and you don't have to worry about the wrong interfaces that cause the system to fail to work. In short, it is very simple.
It should be mentioned here that the connection between the two hubs can be completed with only one CAT6A network cable, and supports a connection distance of up to 50 meters, which makes it more convenient and flexible to build a complete system.
In addition, Logitech has also designed special installation kits for the entire system, including ventilation brackets, cable fixing brackets, speaker brackets, microphone installation kits, etc., which are suitable for hubs. With these kits, you can complete wiring in a more orderly manner, and realize hidden wiring, so as to ensure the neatness of the desktop and provide a comfortable environment for your meeting room.
Actual use: fully compatible, high-definition zoom
After the installation, we will test the conference system. First of all, the camera supports 4K image quality, providing a very high-definition video experience for the conference. As mentioned earlier, the camera also supports left and right translation and up and down pitch, effectively covering all corners of the conference room. The actual experience shows that the process of rotation and translation is quite smooth.
One of the most gratifying features of this camera is the high-definition zoom. It supports 15x high-definition zoom. In fact, after zooming, the text content can still be displayed clearly, with excellent effect. This function can play a very important role in video conference, for example, we can show customers some product details or some text content.
Of course, in the sound part, both the pickup performance of the microphone and the sound reinforcement performance of the loudspeaker are excellent and have a good experience.
In terms of conference software support, it is basically compatible with all conference software on the market. We used Tencent to experience the conference. When launching the conference, the software can directly identify Logitech video conference CC5000e system, call up the camera and microphone, and use it conveniently.