Calibre scaler addresses distance learning
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
calibreThe HQPro1000 is also a suitable seamless scaler/switcher for fixed installations
UK - Calibre UK has announced that its HQPro1000 switcher/scaler now benefits from a number of enhancements.
Many of the new features found in HQPro1000 make it now even more suitable for remote interaction applications, a market that Calibre sees as growing rapidly as businesses and organisations look to minimise travel and face-to-face contact.
“Distance learning, cloud meetings and medical display are typical of the remote applications that have become increasingly popular as organisations look to reduce cost, increase productivity and minimise their carbon footprint,” said Willy Tsai, managing director, Calibre UK.
“Now, they have another reason to evaluate the solutions available from Calibre to facilitate video streaming and remote interaction - and the new functionalities we’re introducing for the HQPro1000 further enhance its ability to deliver the optimum response.”
Offering those features typically only found in higher priced high-end rental products, the HQPro1000 is also a suitable seamless scaler/switcher for fixed installations. It features a modular architecture, true seamless switching, support for multiple sources and layers, plus a confidence monitor output. Scaling is provided by Calibre's best-in-class low-latency proprietary HQUltra technology.
Of particular relevance to remote interaction/distance learning is that the HQPro1000 now has the ability to create a virtual classroom. It can be set up in a chroma key studio and transmit four layers of educational material, with a camera used to capture the teacher/lecturer - providing the most comprehensive educational experience. The HQPro1000 now also features the flexibility to adjust each layer - size, location, brightness and so on with single pixel precision - to create a more dynamic educational scene.
Recently added input AoI (Area of Interest) functionality enables the user to define and focus on key details on a specific input source - the teacher/lecturer, for example.
Acknowledging the need for even greater detail in current generation remote interaction applications, the HQPro1000 offers support for true 4K (60Hz 4:4:4), providing zero-compromise image quality. The provision of up to 30 presets now enables users to define specific characteristics for different class types.
“The HQPro1000 offers far more in terms of functionality and performance than users have been led to believe is possible at this price level, making it affordable for those who believed they would have to compromise with something much less capable,” continued Tsai.
“Even better,” Tsai concluded, “the modular architecture of the HQPro1000 allows customers to choose only those features they require - as well as providing a straightforward, cost-effective upgrade path should their needs change.”
(Jim Evans)

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