Universities, colleges, and schools worldwide are utilizing PTZ cameras for virtual classrooms. The challenges of distance learning are creating pressures for many students and teachers; however, the desire to learn is eternal. As the government continues to mandate stay-at-home orders and the fall semester approaches, is our educational system ready for an extended period of distance learning? During these trying times, our schools have to do their diligence and evaluate their future technology.
How can our teachers continue to teach, and students learn without fear of exposure to people during a pandemic? This is the main challenge of the educational system. Fortunately, universities and schools already have a system in place utilizing IP or rs232. The main accessory to replace one-on-one interaction is with a high-quality camera.
Multi-purpose PTZ Camera
The BZBGEAR BG-VPTZ-HSU series are broadcast-quality PTZ cameras for virtual classrooms with advanced image processing technology and a price that won’t stretch your budget. Furthermore, these versatile cameras offer superior high definition 1080P@60Hz video quality and Audio for broadcasting and live video streaming conferencing.
Off the bat, the camera sports an aesthetically eye-pleasing compact design that can mount on any wall, ceiling, tripod, or desk with ease. Below is a quick video of how to install the VPTZ camera to a ceiling.
Accurate Motor & Zoom Ranges
The VPTZ series cameras are stable, and compact offering optical zoom ranges 10X, 20X, and 30x. Moreover, educators can easily program presets to the camera to cater to their classroom. Suppose a teacher wants camera angles to aim at the whiteboard and at their main desk during a class session. Saving a preset is as simple as pressing a button; the VPTZ cameras can save up to 9 presets. Also, the camera sports an all-aluminum design with a stable chassis for ultra-quiet panning, tilting, and zooming. Users will enjoy controlling the VPTZ cameras with its accurate stepper motor drive.
Multiple Video Output Ports
The BZBGEAR VPTZ series cameras can stream utilizing simultaneous video outputs, including; HDMI, 3G-SDI, LAN Port, and even USB2.0 Type-A connection. This versatility provides a solution for nearly any scenario. Furthermore, native support makes it easy to broadcast live or recorded streaming via Skype, Zoom, Google Classroom, YouTube, and Facebook.
Live Stream Video Conferencing
The HDMI and 3G-SDI connections are designed for outgoing video signals to send to Streaming encoders and Display monitors. Also, the USB 2.0 port utility is perfect for connecting directly to a computer for Software applications such as Echo360, Google Classroom, Zoom, Skype, OBS, VMIX, and ProPresenter.
Control is simple using the included IR Remote and WebGUI for Panning, Tilting, and Zooming as well as Auto and Manual Focusing. Creating Scene Presets is a breeze and allows for a speedy switch from something like a Touchboard to the presenter or the audience or students.
Access the on-screen menu via the video out ports by connecting to a Display. The VPTZ series cameras feature a robust set of options and settings accessible via the WebGUI. Also, accessing the features is as simple as typing in the IP address of the camera. Finding useful settings for customizing presets, PTZ operations, and adjustments for the video and audio properties is a snap.
While the camera can be entirely operatable via the WebGUI, for those projects requiring precision PTZ control with presets, we recommend connecting the camera to a BZBGEAR or 3rd party Joystick Controller using either ONVIF, VISCA, PELCO-D, or PELCO-P protocols via the RS-232 or RS485 connections.
For long-distance PTZ control, these cameras offer Visca IP and ONVIF Protocol technologies utilizing the LAN port to connect to a local network switch or router. Moreover, ONVIF eases pairing multiple cameras with a compatible joystick. Operating giving you the ability to maneuver your cameras like a seasoned pro!
Covid-19 has forced schools to close and require distance learning for the rest of the school year. Despite the initial trouble, the benefits of distance learning go far beyond protection from the pandemic. Saving money on gas and avoiding crowded spaces such as a bus, school rooms, events will protect our students and staff. Also, students can now create their own learning schedule, and for some this may be less stressful. Additionally, distance learning teaches time management and other skills.
A Camera for Any Environment
If you’re looking for a feature-packed, easy-to-use camera that combines flexibility, reliability, a robust set of features, and a 1080p HD image, the BG-VPTZ-HSU series cameras from BZZGEAR should be at the top of your list. This camera is versatile and has functionality adaptable to any system and aesthetics to fit any educational environment. Besides virtual classrooms, the VPTZ cameras are ideal for Houses of Worship, business spaces, and conference settings.For questions, please visit our online store, bzbexpress.com to chat online or call us directly at 888-660-2962 for a consultation.