Crestron Debuts 1 Beyond Optical Zoom Cameras for Intelligent Meeting Space Video

Workplace collaboration technology provider Crestron Electronics launched the new 1 Beyond PTZ camera line. This line includes four new cameras, each equipped with optical zoom to uphold the integrity and pixel quality of the images captured. This includes the i12 and i20, which boast built-in Visual AI framing and tracking, plus the p12 and p20 standard PTZ cameras that complement the Crestron Automate VX multi-camera speaker tracking solution.

The new Crestron 1 Beyond PTZ camera line addresses the need for automated cameras suited to provide the premium experience required in larger meeting spaces.

Designed for premium performance and easy install, the cameras can be used as part of a room solution or as a standalone deployment. Each is certified for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms software, and is designed to integrate seamlessly with Crestron Flex solutions, powering a one-touch meeting experience for Microsoft Teams or Zoom Rooms software. With a single tap, users can initiate an automated, broadcast-quality video production that immerses live participants and results in high-quality collaboration for all.

The Crestron 1 Beyond i12 and i20 models are intelligent PTZ cameras boasting built-in Visual AI for enhancing framing and tracking in medium to large rooms.

An onboard processing unit and built-in reference camera allow the i12 and i20 to swiftly and intelligently frame and track groups, presenters or zones. Industry-leading Crestron Visual AI detects and tracks a speaker even when the subject is turned away or wearing a mask, anticipating behaviors for smooth, natural camera movement.

The i12 model, designed for medium to large spaces, offers a 12X optical zoom and can be used for either group framing or basic presenter tracking up to 25 feet. Using Visual AI, two i12 cameras can be paired and, when someone enters or exits a designated zone, switch on automatically. The i20 model is tailored for large and extra-large spaces, providing 20X optical zoom with enhanced presenter tracking of up to 50 feet with group tracking and preset zones.

The Crestron 1 Beyond p12 and p20 models are standard PTZ cameras. The p12 is suitable for medium and large rooms with 12X optical zoom, while the p20 is ideal for large and extra-large rooms, offering 20X optical zoom.

Crestron 1 Beyond cameras are designed for flexible deployment as standalone devices or as part of a multicamera solution. Using Crestron Automate VX multi-camera speaker tracking solution, up to 12 cameras can be leveraged in a single space with automatic switching, framing, and tracking based on who is speaking so every angle can be captured.

“The new Crestron 1 Beyond cameras are the latest leap forward in our growing portfolio of hybrid work solutions,” says Brad Hintze, EVP of Global Marketing. “These cameras are designed to redefine the video experience in larger meeting spaces, ensuring that every participant, no matter their location in the room, is captured with perfect clarity for a professional video experience. This innovation is a testament to our commitment to enhancing meeting equity and engagement in the evolving landscape of workplace collaboration.”

To experience these cameras and more, visit Crestron at stand #3H300 during ISE 2024 in Barcelona, Spain. To learn more about the new 1 Beyond camera line, please visit the company blog.