The GroupSTATION Premier System from Vaddio is a complete media collaboration appliance for small and medium meeting spaces. The GroupSTATION system consists of a table-based MicDock Controller, a Camera/Sound Bar along with a 25’ Cat6 SSTP cable, a premium Wall Mount with integrated cable tray, and a 3’ 4x4 PC to Dock Interface cable.
The system incorporates all the audio & video functions required for group collaboration in a sturdy and robust form-factor. This multi-purpose appliance is used for local presentations, PC-based unified communications, and VoIP conferencing.
The MicDock functions as the microphone, user interface, and PC interface dock. Four cardioid microphone elements, each with its own AEC (acoustic echo canceller) circuit, provide a 360° pickup pattern for all participants. The microphone ensures that pristine, crystal clear audio is maintained for both local and far-end participants with hands-free, automatic operation. A capacitive-touch user interface on the MicDock provides for dialing, volume and mute along with video controls for zoom, PIP, and a 2-input source selection for complete operator control during a conference.
The MicDock features interfaces for a PC, laptop or tablet, HDMI or VGA inputs to locally extend the PC to the room monitor and a USB 2.0 UVC and UAC compliant connection. Once the laptop is docked, media functions are extended from the PC for room operations.
The GroupSTATION wall unit includes a pair of 2-way loudspeakers with a HD camera in the center. The camera has an auto-focus, 19x motorized zoom lens and is directly wired into the main processor in the camera/speaker unit.
The ZoomSHOT camera can be manually positioned for pan and tilt. The system also includes an HDMI output for the room LCD monitor extending the PC or laptop’s screen when docked. The included 25' Cat6 SSTP shielded cable connects the GroupSTATION with the MicDock carrying power, video, audio, and network making installation simple. The 3' PC to Dock interface cable combines the Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, and USB cables into a single fan-out assembly to simplify cable management between the MicDock and PC.