ClearOne releases entry-level webcam for WFH environments
ClearOne has released two powerful cameras, the UNITE 10 and UNITE 50 4K AF, to ease the visual quality of online collaboration beyond that of integrated laptop and PC cameras for working from home environments.
Dubbed the ClearOne UNITE 10, it gives users a feature-rich and affordable camera solution.
“A new year presents all of us with the opportunity to improve the way we come across to our teammates in an online work or learning environment,” ClearOne chair and chief executive Zee Hakimoglu says.
“During the pandemic, we recognised that millions of people were expected to use video collaboration tools, for the first time, and the rapid societal shift to home-based and remote work left a lot of people desiring higher quality video solutions to ensure they make a good impression and enjoy reliable, clear and efficient communication.”
The UNITE 10 can capture five-megapixel images with a field of view up to 87°, while major competitors at this price point only achieve 78° field of view. The UNITE 10 attaches any PC or laptop with a simple mounting bracket and a 1.5m USB-A cable ensures simple connection to most modern computers.
It’s also available to dealers and distributors in 20 packs for commercial sale.
The UNITE 50 4K AF camera is a major upgrade over traditional webcams and introduces ClearOne’s new Auto-Framing technology that automatically frames meeting participants to maximize screen use through intelligent image algorithms and ePTZ automation.
With 4K video quality at 30Hz, auto-focus capability, 4-times digital zoom, more than eight megapixels of total resolution and an ultra-wide 110° field of view, the UNITE 50 4K AF ePTZ is equally capable of delivering incredible image quality from a home office as it is at capturing all participants in an office boardroom.
Both new ClearOne cameras enable life-like video quality to web-based conferencing applications including ClearOne’s COLLABORATE Space, WebEx, Google Meet, Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams.
“Whether a student wants their instructor and classmates to see them more clearly or an office manager needs a multi-purpose camera with the benefit of artificial intelligence framing functions, ClearOne’s newest products of 2021 are accommodating ‘the new normal’ with HD quality and accessibility for any budget,” Zee adds.