According to a press release that just hit the Web, Polycom’s new EagleEye Director creates a user experience that we haven’t seen before. This dual-camera tracking system actually makes sure that whoever is speaking is always highlighted (zoomed in and centered), creating a more personal and realistic meeting experience.

Polycom’s Eagle Eye should limit the need for camera and remote control adjustments.

“Unlike simple camera tracking technology of the past, the EagleEye Director gracefully transitions between highlighting individual speakers to capturing the entire room, allowing users to replicate a life-like conversation and drive more productive meetings.”

More here:

http://www.ivci.com/polycom-eagleeye-director.html

Many of us could stand to increase our powers of observation. Observational skills can be improved if, like working out a muscle, they are used more often. In a business setting an inability to correctly read others’ reactions can be disastrous and lead to poor decision making. More companies are using video conferencing for meetings with business associates at remote locations to get all of the advantages of visual collaboration. Next time you are in a video meeting, pay close attention to other participants’ body language. Think about what their visual cues are telling you that belie their words. The more you do this, the better you will be at reading others in various settings.

Jewel

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Jewel gave an acoustic performance via Cisco TelePresence on April 13th and wowed the crowd!

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