Altia Systems™ (altiasystems.com) is a venture-backed company based in Cupertino, California, and creator the PanaCast™ solution. The award-winning PanaCast™ offers a unique experience that enables anyone on desktop or mobile to communicate in interactive, real-time Panoramic-HD 200° field-of-view video that replicates the human panoramic perspective.
You can add the PanaCast panoramic-HD video camera ($599) everywhere to upgrade web collaboration for everyone - such as with Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, Citrix GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, etc., or for the basic audio teleconference meetings - with high quality 200° panoramic-HD video, or use the PanaCast Experience telepresence-in-the-cloud service (about $3/person-month) to provide the unique 200° context and individual pan/zoom choice video to every participant (with HD audio included).
Please take a look at the following two links as a quick way to get a feel for the PanaCast Experience:
Erick Schonfeld, DEMOgod: The Panacast DEMO: 200 Degrees Of Awesome; http://thedemoblog.com/2013/04/panacast-demo/
Ever since the movies were invented 135+ years ago, we’ve been restricted to a tunnel view in the world of video. This is because a single lens and a single imager limits our field of view.
Our eyes, on the other hand, give us a panoramic perspective.
And, in live discussions, we instinctively use this panoramic view to look around and context, get comfortable in the environment, and then choose whom focus on, what to say, and when and how to say it.
The PanaCast Experience is an industry first solution which delivers each participant that same immersive and individualized experience of an in-person meeting from anywhere in the world, over the open Internet or on cellular networks. It works at ultra low networking bandwidths to deliver high-quality video even over 3G networks.
50 participants can directly and immediately control their individual streams of the full 200° panoramic-HD real-time video from 5 separate PanaCast cameras connected from anywhere in the world over the open Internet without disturbing each other.