Capitol is now one of four U.S. distributors offering Panasonic System Network Company of America’s VC500 HD Visual Communications System.
Panasonic’s HD video conferencing system features 1080i video and 360-degree audio delivered over a standard broadband connection.
“Panasonic’s VC500 system represents a quantum leap forward in video conferencing capabilities,” commented Jeff Kussard, Capitol’s director of strategic development. “The seamless integration of a brilliant HD display, high-performance 360-degree audio and, most important, intuitive operation, has quickly made the VC500 the standard in modern video conferencing systems. Though we know it’s a hit with our long-time commercial integrator customers, we’re also hearing a tremendous amount of buzz from residential installers who are taking the plunge into the light commercial market. It’s an opportunity they need to explore.”
To offer its customers an easy-to-implement starting point, Capitol offers a comprehensive VC500 package featuring one high-performance 360-degree echo canceling microphone, two HD video cameras, a 50-inch HD display, and the proprietary codec that ties the elements together into one efficient system. Customers who prefer flexibility in their choice of cameras and displays can opt for a package that includes only the codec and microphone. Capitol will customize systems to best fit the needs of their customers and end-users.
“Video conferencing is critical to facilitating communication and project management between two or more locations,” Kussard added. “The VC500 takes what was once a major undertaking and seamlessly simplifies the process so that participants can focus on the subject at hand, not operating and managing the system.”