Vaddio Partners with University of Michigan on Camera Tracking Technology
As a result of the collaboration, Vaddio has launched the first HD Robotic Camera Tracking System, AutoTrak, based on the new IR Tracking technologies developed at the University of Michigan at InfoComm 2010, June 9 through 11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
AutoTRAK combines IR camera tracking and a wireless microphone into one easy to use system designed for the education and distance-learning marketplace. The instructor wears the IR lanyard, with an integrated microphone attached to a belt pack. An IR PTZ camera tracks the IR lanyard, sending commands to the Tracking PTZ camera, keeping the instructor framed in the shot, which becomes the high definition or standard definition video output. Because AutoTrak uses Vaddio’s WallVIEW HD-18 cameras and Quick-Connect Cat. 5 cabling, setup and installation are easy. With optional format converters, HD/SD-SDI or DVI/HDMI video output options are also available.