Owl Labs has launched its Meeting Owl 3 camera device, Expansion Mi, and enhanced Owl Intelligence System (OIS) software.
This flagship product is the third generation of the Meeting Owl product line, consisting of Wi-Fi enabled, 360-degree camera, microphone and speaker systems that automatically zoom in on whomever is speaking.
The Meeting Owl 3 has been upgraded to include faster, more accurate face detection, even when masked; expanded audio and video range options; upgraded USB capability; and more. The Expansion Mic device extends the Meeting Owl 3’s audio range to 26 feet, so all meeting participants can be heard around larger tables.
Owl Labs products are used by more than 100,000 organizations worldwide. According to an Owl Labs study, 71 percent of employees want a hybrid or remote working style, and effective technology is the third most crucial thing workers look for in an employer, with 95 percent saying it’s important.
As the 360-degree video conferencing device on the market, the Meeting Owl 3 helps hybrid teams come together so virtual meetings feel more like in-person conversations, leveling the playing field between remote and in-room participants.
Attendees of video calls using a Meeting Owl 3 see a 360-degree view of the room, along with up to three panels that zoom in on participants who are speaking or moving. Due to its plug-and-play design, it takes six minutes from unboxing a Meeting Owl 3 to joining the first meeting.
Owl Labs products are designed by roboticists and engineers and are equipped with its proprietary, upgraded OIS technology that powers auto-focus, smart zooming and smart mics. The OIS also enables devices to become smarter over time with features and capabilities delivered automatically via WiFi.
“Hybrid is now the way that teams expect to work, and we believe flexible policies are here to stay – but pre-pandemic technology to support hybrid work was an afterthought,” said Frank Weishaupt, CEO of Owl Labs. “While smaller and medium-sized businesses have been faster to adopt and support a hybrid format, we’re seeing even the world’s largest companies choosing similar, flexible models and seeking more immersive technology to power the transition. As a team that has been hybrid since before COVID, we’re proud to launch our third generation Meeting Owl to connect organizations of all sizes even more seamlessly.”
See the Meeting Owl 3 in action in the video here.
Customers can purchase the Meeting Owl 3 for an introductory price of $999, the Expansion Mic at $249, and a Meeting Owl 3 and Expansion Mic bundle starting at $1,198. The Meeting Owl 3 price will increase to $1,049 beginning September 1.