Don’t let the fact that these conference systems resemble an owl fool you—they have nothing in common with owls, except that they each see in panoramic 360°, and listen in 360°, as well. The Meeting OWL, and Meeting OWL Pro both use sound to aid in focusing the camera and audio on those directly involved in the conversation, bringing the contributors to the forefront of your meeting.
The chief differences between the two devices is that the Meeting OWL captures video at 720p, while the Meeting OWL Pro captures video at 1080p for a sharper image. Panoramic 360° video is captured with a single lens, avoiding the need for stitching, which can cause image lag. The Meeting OWL also features an 8-microphone array, with a 12' radius, while the Pro features an 8-microphone array with an 18' radius, and the Pro also features a tri-speaker system for 360° sound that is twice as loud as the standard OWL’s single 360° speaker. The Meeting OWL is well suited for smaller rooms, up to 9 x 12', while the Pro, with its increased range is suitable for rooms up to 15 x 20'.
Both devices are compatible with popular video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Webex, GoToMeeting, BlueJeans, and virtually all other web-based video conference software. Simply connect your OWL device to your computer via a USB 2.0 cable to control your device. Once connected, you can take advantage of the device’s Owl Intelligence system, which features autofocus in the standard OWL, while the OWL Pro features autofocus and smart zooming, which can be used to provide an isolated view of those most involved in the meeting automatically, in addition to the panoramic view common to both systems. Whether you use the Meeting OWL, available in black, or the Meeting OWL Pro, available in white, you can hold engaging meetings that involve your whole team.