The Polycom EagleEye Director changes the face of group video communications by enabling close-up views of every speaker in a video conference, regardless of their location or the number of people in the room. With fully automated camera pan, tilt, and zoom motions, the EagleEye Director resolves the common problem in video conferencing of seeing all participants during a meeting, but not being able to see facial expressions of the person talking. Now, by highlighting, zooming in, and framing active speakers, everyone can clearly see critical facial expressions and read the subtle body language which enables deeper engagement and more effective meetings.
Leveraging patent-pending technology, including voice triangulation, face finding, and an innovative dual-camera configuration, the EagleEye Director delivers breakthrough affordability in personalizing the telepresence experience for every group conference and enables richer communication and more productive meetings. With meeting participants no longer needing to worry about staying in the camera view or interrupting the flow of conversation to handle the remote control, they can spend 100% or their time in meetings focusing on the bigger issueótheir business.
With powerful processing technology on board, the EagleEye Director ships ready to be used in conjunction with any of the Polycom HDX series room telepresence systems and is simple to set up through a single cable connection. An array of seven microphones in the base of the unit allows the EagleEye Director to precisely locate voices in a variety of room shapes and sizes, making it the ideal solution for large conference rooms, class rooms, or board rooms.
Beyond advancing the technology, Polycom leveraged deep human factor expertise to optimize EagleEye Director behavior. Once the voice has been located, the EagleEye Director executes facial detection algorithms to determine if the user is speaking to other users in the room or to meeting participants at the far end. The camera will then automatically ëzoom iní and position the speaker in the optimal proportion and location in the viewing window. This multi-step process helps ensure that far-end participants always enjoy a high-impact, immersive experience.