ClearOne and GMI Automation install video conferencing solution, video walls for hedge fund manager
ClearOne recently partnered with GMI Automation to install video walls and ClearOne's Collaborate Pro 600 video conferencing solution for a hedge fund portfolio manager who preferred to remain anonymous, according to a press release.
The Collaborate Pro 600 offers multi-site collaboration with up to 25 locations with both traditional SIP/H.323 video conferencing and cloud video collaboration.
GMI also installed a series of video walls at the head of all the trade desks in each office. When a PM enters any location, he or she can do a biometric read of his or her finger to let the team know what location he or she is at. This location then becomes the main focal point of the video conference, and the video walls will display the location.
"They refer to the video walls as 'The Brady Bunch Walls' and they allow all the head traders and key analysts from the various offices to communicate with the PM. We deployed the ClearOne VIEW Pro Encoders E120 and VIEW Pro Decoders D210 in all of them as they deliver the highest quality multimedia streaming over an existing IP network," Craig Metzger, president and CEO, ClearOne, said in the release. "They provide such a simple, install-ready set up that delivers excellent video quality, so this allows for some very integral face-to-face communication between the PM, analysts and traders."
The companies also installed ClearOne Unite 200 PTZ cameras for video feeds. These HD cameras come with USB, HDMI and IP connections, according to the release.