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Google Hangouts Meets Huddly


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AmCham member Huddly are very proud to announce that the Huddly GO camera is part of Google’s new Hangouts Meet Hardware, a curated set of four components that work together end-to-end to make engaging video meetings affordable—and headache-free—for any size meeting room. It includes a Chromebox, a touch controller, a speakermic and the Huddly GO camera, retailing at $1,999.

Huddly GO was selected to be part of the bundle for a number of reasons, not least of which its horizontal 120˚ ultra-wide angle that captures a natural field-of-view and its small form factor which affords great flexibility for the camera to be used in many different scenarios. But it’s the Huddly Vision software platform and Google’s use of the Huddly Vision API that makes our partnership and the benefits for Hangouts Meet users something truly special.

One lens, three cameras – a world-first
Huddly GO is the first camera in the world capable of providing multiple streams to the back-end. These streams provide enormous opportunities for engineers and developers to create new intelligent features to enhance the experience for Hangouts Meet users. The first such feature is an intelligent auto-zoom that detects the participants in a room and frames them in the centre of the picture.

Previously, users had to adapt to the camera, either moving it to focus where they wanted or moving themselves to fit in the frame. Huddly GO adapts to you.

And it only gets better…
The Huddly Vision API allows for the creation of more new features in the future in addition to GO’s existing intelligent features like dynamic light optimization, real-time dewarp and visual noise filtering. The combination of wide viewing angle, small form factor, intelligence and upgradability makes Huddly GO the perfect choice for the Hangouts Meet Hardware.

“We are thrilled to be working with Google to bring groundbreaking new experiences to their users. Our vision has always been to elevate communication by solving critical problems for the user. That starts with a small form factor camera with a wide angle that gives the user more flexibility to work the way they want but there’s also such great potential moving forward with the software platform.”

“We can’t wait to see how people react to GO – it’s bringing something new to the Hangouts Meet experience from the first day the user plugs it in, but this is just the beginning of their journey with Huddly and with the GO camera” says Casey King, Huddly CTO.

The future is bright
Huddly CEO Jonas Rinde comments “Google’s vision is to bring together the best of hardware, software and AI to provide radically new experiences for their users and that is exactly what we are doing at Huddly.

Our focus in designing our products has always been about combining simplicity, power and intelligence to empower natural, seamless communication and I think we share that with Google too – it’s certainly central to the Hangouts Meet experience. We are proud to work with all our partners and Google are no exception. They have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to seeing our relationship go from strength to strength in the future.”

About Hangouts Meet
Hangouts Meet is Google’s software solution for enterprise video meetings, which includes deep integrations with the G Suite portfolio of intelligent apps including Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar to help you connect the people in your company, no matter where in the world they are.

About Huddly

Huddly is a Vision Technology company founded in Oslo, Norway in 2013. We combine software and hardware to build innovative products for everyone who uses video to collaborate. We build things that see.

Source: Huddly