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New Classroom Camera Tracks Teachers for Distance Learning

Audiovisual technology manufacturer Aver Information USA has launched a new camera for education that uses AI to “seamlessly track” teachers as they move around the classroom. The camera was designed with K–12 remote learning environments in mind.

"K-12 classrooms have unique environments that typical conference-room type tracking cameras do not address. Since the DL30 was designed specifically for the classroom, it ensures remote students remain engaged as if they were still in school," said Andy Teoh, director of product management, K-12 and Pro AV, in a prepared statement. "The DL30 offers an immersive classroom experience to remote students for the long-term, no matter how the climate changes."

The Aver DL30 Artificial Intelligence Auto Tracking Distance Learning Camera offers:

  • 2 AI-driven, hands-free tracking modes: presenter and zone, which do not rely on a lanyard or sound to follow the presenter;

  • 12x optical zoom;

  • A privacy mode, which turns off the camera and tracking;

  • Compatibility with Zoom, Google Meet, Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams;

  • Video recording, image capture and live streaming with the free software included with the camera;

  • Support for connecting document cameras for display to remote students;

  • Support for centralized management of hundreds of cameras.

New Classroom Camera Tracks Teachers for Distance Learning

Optional accessories include a ceiling mount, wall mount and remote. Further information, including full specifications, can be found at averusa.com.

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David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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