The newly announced Logitech Sight is an AI-powered tabletop camera that works with the company’s front-of-room camera Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini to capture the best perspective of meeting participants and it track conversations as call participants move around the conference room.
The global electronics company states that in today’s hybrid work landscape in which 43% of remote employees report not feeling included, the Logitech Sight can help solve the disparity between hybrid teams by giving remote workers an “at the table” experience when meeting with in-office colleagues.
“We’re no longer all at home in equal-sized video boxes like we were during the height of the pandemic. In a hybrid work world, a mix of in-office and remote workers increases the challenge of delivering equitable experiences to everyone,“ says Scott Wharton, general manager of Logitech Video Collaboration.
“Logitech Sight, when used with Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini, uses AI to tackle this problem with a model that is less Silicon Valley and more Hollywood—the art of using multiple camera angles and intelligent direction to bring remote participants off the sidelines and into the room. Our customers have told us that this is one of the biggest hybrid work problems to solve to make ‘return to the office’ work better for teams. We believe, based on years of research and early customer feedback, that we’ve cracked the code on this must-win critical problem for organizations of all sizes.”
Logitech Sight Facilitates Increased Employee Participation
As an AI-powered camera, the Calif.-based company boasts the Logitech Sight provides alternative perspectives—by extending audio and video into larger rooms—to its Rally Bar or Rally Bar Mini camera at the front of the room. With dual 4K cameras and seven beamforming microphones, Sight is designed to capture conversations and nonverbal actions as they naturally happen. These capabilities are designed to enhance employee participation and engagement by helping remote attendees feel as if they’re actually seated at the table in the commercial office space. Coming later after launch of the camera, Sight will enable RightSight with Smart Switching, which is an adaptive intelligence that selects the best view between the tabletop camera and front-of-room camera, intuitively switching between camera views of in-person interactions and tracking conversations naturally.
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The new conferencing device also integrates with popular video conferencing platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet. Logitech emphasizes that Sight makes it easy to use hybrid-friendly meeting layout features like Zoom Smart Gallery and Microsoft Teams dynamic view. Compatibility with popular platforms also gives IT teams assurance that their smart room technology will continue to meet the evolving needs of their hybrid workforce.
From the integrator’s perspective, the company points out that Logitech Sight has been developed to be easy to install. The AI-based camera comes with mounts and integrated cable management options, which Logitech says is a critical feature for IT teams who need to equip collaboration spaces with flexible solutions. Logitech adds that management of its latest collaboration camera is simple through its free Logitech Sync software that enables device monitoring, updating, and troubleshooting from a cloud-based interface.
Moreover, Logitech Sight is backward compatible with Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, so IT teams can deploy this new technology with their existing video bars without having to worry about compatibility issues.