Poly Studio Gets Smart With New Audio And Video Features

Posted by Annelise Fasnacht on Mar 3, 2020 10:51:15 AM

In our recent roundup of collaboration trends that will define the future, we made a case for AI as one of the next frontiers in video conferencing. A recent RELX survey supports this. Their poll found that 88% of business leaders believe that machine learning or AI can help their companies be more competitive. However, the survey also found that only 56% of organizations are currently using these technologies. So we have the perfect combination for growth: belief in the technology's efficacy combined with plenty of room for new adoption.

While it might be a while before every organization adopts these technologies, AI is already making its way into conference rooms, and Poly is one of the forward-thinking manufacturers leading the way.

Poly Studio, a streamlined room solution that bundles an array of collaboration tools into one sleek video bar, has added updates that leverage Poly MeetingAI advancements to ensure everyone in your video meetings is seen and heard loud and clear.

Smart camera functions like speaker tracking and automatic framing have been incorporated into Poly's room solutions for a while now, but the new studio updates improve the video experience with a smooth tracking feature that can shift the camera's focus to a new speaker instead of using a sudden and jarring cut to frame them. This is a bit like having an expert film editor working behind-the-scenes to make sense of the spatial relations at work in a room. When necessary, a cut will still be used to bridge larger distances, but in cases where speakers are sitting near each other, a seamless pan will be utilized instead. The real beneficiaries of this advancement will be colleagues and clients on the other end of the video call, for whom your conference room and its inhabitants will make a lot more visual sense.

To accompany this advancement in visual dynamics, Poly has also introduced a new Conversation Mode to improve the audio experience for conference participants. This innovation uses Poly MeetingAI to detect when two people in a meeting room are having a direct conversation, at which time the video will transition into a split screen view that gives both speakers the spotlight they deserve. This allows meeting participants who aren't in the room to follow the conversation with the same automatic ease as those who are there. In such cases where the two people in the conversation are sitting next to each other, the camera will simply zoom out to frame the interlocutors together. Again, this automatic intervention brings your distant colleagues and clients into the action in ways that weren't possible before.

Learn more about Poly and their various room solutions and please contact us if you have any questions. We will have one of our experts get back to you shortly. If there is anything else you are looking for, use our Advanced Search tool to find it.

 

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