Automate™ VX

Intelligent Camera Switching Solution

Automate VX is a voice-activated camera switching solution that brings the full multi-camera studio experience in an automatic hands-free system to meetings, town halls, and classrooms. All the camera switching and movement is done automatically based on the active speaker. Built-in recording and streaming capability along with output for video conferencing.

  • Multi-camera and intelligent switching that follows the conversation
  • Clean, broadcast-style cuts
  • Available with NDI® (IP video over the network)

FEATURES

  • Complete Flexibility and Freedom with Automate VX
    • Locate cameras anywhere in the room
    • Can use up to 10 cameras in any size room
  • Intelligent Switching Algorithm
    • Excessive camera switching is eliminated
  • Complete Customization
    • Quickness of switching
    • Define your own start-up screen
    • Default shot for when no one is speaking
    • System sleep – output is stopped and camera is turned away from room view
  • Automatically control the cameras without production crew
  • Voice-activated switching
    • Utilizes popular DSP and microphone systems (see below)
  • Side-by-side and multi-camera shots
    • See more than one person in the room at a time
    • Focus on the one who is speaking
  • Recording and Streaming
  • Output to your codec choice
  • Built-in DSP (optional)
  • Built-in Zoom Rooms (optional)
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Intelligent Switching

Voice-Activated

Using the microphones in the room, the system accurately determines when to switch cameras to focus on the active speaker.

Stays on the Person Talking

Automate VX isn’t distracted by coughs, table noise, etc. Even if someone speaks over them, cameras will not switch until the original speaker has stopped talking. Switch times and noise delays are customizable and a microphone can be set to always have priority (CEO, chairman, professor, etc.).

Clean, Broadcast-Quality Switching

Automate VX avoids unnecessary camera motion with the ability to work with up to 10 cameras. Multiple cameras allow for primary and secondary shots to be set for each microphone location. Standard PTZ cameras (PTZ-IP20 and PTZ-IP12) are recommended in pairs for the best experience.

 

Customizable Default Shot

When no one is speaking, an optional default shot can be automatically switched to. This can be a something like a wide shot of the room, a shot of the podium or any other camera shot.

 

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How We Are Different

Other voice-tracking solutions rely on a built-in microphone for audio position information and this limits the range. They rely on fixed camera locations relative to this microphone. 1 Beyond’s solution gets position information directly from the Room Design and from the DSP and mics in the room through a programming interface. And if there’s no DSP in the room, 1 Beyond uses a built-in DSP.

Compatible DSPs are from:
Biamp
QSC
Shure

1 Beyond provides the custom programming blocks with custom settings.

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Advanced Features

Bring in Presentations or Content: Combine multiple sources. Either bring in using an HD-SDI input or over the network.

Customizable Layouts: Graphical user interface for design of side-by-side, picture-in-picture or more complex layouts with multiple sources.

Titles/Graphics: Superimpose titles and add custom graphics. Add lower thirds, logos and more. Titles can be added for each microphone.

Works with Popular Video Conferencing

Use with software or hardware conferencing solutions.

In addition to being able to stream and record, the Automate VX systems can output high quality video the HD-SDI or NDI output.

Software-Based Video Conferencing: High quality image to external systems running Skype, Zoom, WebEx etc.

Standard Conferencing Codecs: Control system has HD-SDI output and included HD-SDI to HDMI converter for easy connection

Built-in Recorder and Encoder

Record and/or stream meetings or presentations.

High Quality Records: Broadcast quality output for conferencing. MP4 file (H.264 codec). User-selectable bitrate up to 15 mbps. Ability to record higher quality (bitrate/resolution) than conferencing codecs support.

Built-in Storage: Records to internal 500 GB or 1 TB SSD storage. Holds hundreds of hours of recording.

Streaming Encoder: Multiple live streams. High quality h.264 stream. Can stream to any RTMP server. Presets included for popular CDNson to external conferencing codecs like Cisco and Polycom.

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Large Boardroom-MXA910

Large Boardroom
Single Display

Cameras: 2 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 2 Shure MXA910

Large Boardroom

Large Boardroom
Single Display

Cameras: 4 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 18 Goosenecks

Large Boardroom Side Displays

Large Boardroom
Side Displays

Cameras: 4 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 16 Goosenecks

U-Shaped

U-Shaped
Single Display

Cameras: 4 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 19 Goosenecks

Oval

Oval/Circle
Multiple Center Displays

Cameras: 4 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 1 Shure MXA910

Council Chambers

Council
Chambers

Cameras: 3 PTZ-IP20
Microphones: 12 Goosenecks

Training Room

Training Room
Single Display

Cameras: 2 PTZ-IP20, 1 AutoTracker
Microphones: 2 Shure MXA910

Large Classroom-Ceiling Mics

Large Classroom
Multiple Displays

Cameras: 2 PTZ-IP20, 1 Autotracker
Microphones: 3 Shure MXA910

Large Lecture Hall

Large Lecture Hall
Multiple Displays

Cameras: 2 PTZ-IP20, 1 Autotracker
Microphones: 3 Shure MXA910

Auditorium

Auditorium
Multiple Displays

Cameras: 2 PTZ-IP20, 1 AutoTracker
Microphones: 2 Shure MXA910

Auditorium-AutoFinder

Auditorium
Multiple Displays

Cameras: 1 AutoFinders, 1 Autotracker
Microphones: 2 Handheld w/MicLocators

Large Auditorium-2 AF

Large Auditorium
Multiple Displays

Cameras: 2 AutoFinders, 1 Autotracker
Microphones: 1 Lavelier, 2 Handheld w/MicLocators

Compatible with a wide variety of DSPs, Microphones and Control Systems.

Camera angles depend on the microphones (and number of microphones) in the room.  Other voice-tracking solutions rely on a built-in microphone for audio position information and this limits the range. They rely on fixed camera locations relative to this microphone. 1 Beyond’s solution gets position information directly from the Room Design and from the DSP and mics in the room through a programming interface.

Compatible Cameras

When used with multiple microphones, a DSP is required to adjudicate between them. This does not interfere with room audio settings in your DSP. Below is a list of the compatible DSPs. If you have questions, please contact us.

1 Beyond PTZ-IP20
A high quality 20x optical zoom HD-SDI PTZ camera that can output up to 1080p60. Can be controlled with pre-sets and included remote control or via an optional joystick controller.

1 Beyond PTZ-IP12
A high quality 12x optical zoom HD-SDI PTZ camera that can output up to 1080p60. Can be controlled with pre-sets and included remote control or via an optional joystick controller.

1 Beyond AutoTracker 3
Ideal for lecture capture or conferences, the AutoTracker camera needs no operator but still has the viewing experience of a manned camera.

1 Beyond AutoFinder
Finds any wireless handheld microphone equipped with an activated 1 Beyond MicLocator™ and automatically adjusts to show the person holding the microphone.

Compatible DSPs

When used with multiple microphones, a DSP is required to adjudicate between them. This does not interfere with room audio settings in your DSP. Below is a list of the compatible DSPs. If you have questions, please contact us.

Microphone Integrations

While Automate VX can use a DSP to determine between multiple single source microphones (button mics, goosenecks, pendant, etc.), 1 Beyond has also partnered with leading microphone manufacturers to provide direct integration for several beamforming and discussion microphone solutions.

Control Systems

Auto-switching on the Automate VX can be turned on or off along with several other customizations such as layouts and room configurations. Cameras can also be manually switched. This can be done through the 1 Beyond browser-based interface (on a computer, tablet or phone) or a third-party control systems. 1 Beyond provides a robust RESTful API for easy integration and existing modules are available for the following control systems.

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 AUTOMATE VXAUTOMATE VX PRO
Titles, Graphics, LayoutsTitles, logos, backgrounds can be added, Easy-to-use graphic designer to create any multi-source layoutTitles, logos, backgrounds can be added, Easy-to-use graphic designer to create any multi-source layout
Program RecordProgram Feed: MP4 file (H.264 codec). User-selectable bitrate up to 10 mbps ISOÕs: MJPEG MOV (30-200 mbps)Program Feed: MP4 file (H.264 codec). User-selectable bitrate up to 10 mbps ISOÕs: MJPEG MOV (30-200 mbps)
Program RecordMP4 file (H.264 codec). User-selectable bitrate up to 10 mbpsMP4 file (H.264 codec). User-selectable bitrate up to 10 mbps
ISO RecordMJPEG MOV (30 - 200 mbps) Individually selectableMJPEG MOV (30 - 200 mbps) Individually selectable
Recording CapacityRecords to internal 500 GB SSD storageRecords to internal 1TB SSD storage
Streaming EncoderCan stream to any RTMP server. Presets included for popular CDNsCan stream to any RTMP server. Presets included for popular CDNs
NDI SupportFor inputs and program outputFor inputs and program output
Camera ControlCan control 1 Beyond PTZ cameras and tracking cameras (AutoTracker, AutoFinder, AutoFramer) over Serial (RS-485) or IPCan control 1 Beyond PTZ cameras and tracking cameras (AutoTracker, AutoFinder, AutoFramer) over Serial (RS-485) or IP
System ControlRESTful API over Network (TCP) for third party control (modules available for Crestron, Extron and Zoom Rooms)RESTful API over Network (TCP) for third party control (modules available for Crestron, Extron and Zoom Rooms)
Video Inputs3x HD-SDI Inputs7x HD-SDI Inputs
Audio InputDante, 3.5mm Line In, USBDante, 3.5mm Line In, USB
Video OutputUp to 1080p60 , 1x HD-SDI (Converters for HDMI included)Up to 1080p60 , 1x HD-SDI (Converters for HDMI included)
Compatible Mic SystemsIntegrates natively Shure MXA910, MXA310 and Shure Discussion Systems (DCS 5900, DDS 6000, MXC, MXCW). For other microphones, use DSPIntegrates natively Shure MXA910, MXA310 and Shure Discussion Systems (DCS 5900, DDS 6000, MXC, MXCW). For other microphones, use DSP
Compatible DSP'sShure IntelliMix (P300, SCM820, IntelliMix Room), Biamp (Tesira server, Tesira Server IO, TesiraFORTƒ), QSC (Q-Sys Core 110F, Q-Sys Core 510I)Shure IntelliMix (P300, SCM820, IntelliMix Room), Biamp (Tesira server, Tesira Server IO, TesiraFORTƒ), QSC (Q-Sys Core 110F, Q-Sys Core 510I)
Compatible CodecsOutput via HD-SDI/HDMI for connection to external conferencing codec like Cisco, Polycom, etc or via USB adapter to external systems running Teams, Zoom, etc.Output via HD-SDI/HDMI for connection to external conferencing codec like Cisco, Polycom, etc or via USB adapter to external systems running Teams, Zoom, etc.
ConfigurationBrowser-based configuration with secure log-in and user adminstrationBrowser-based configuration with secure log-in and user adminstration
Network Ports2x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet2x RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
Desktop Output1x HDMI, 1x Display Port, 1x DVI (Monitor needed for setup, sold separately)2x HDMI, 1x Display Port, 1x DVI (Monitor needed for setup, sold separately)
Dimensions & Weight16.75" x 14.5" x 3.5", 14 lbs.16.75" x 14.5" x 3.5", 14 lbs.
Power400W, 100-240V400W, 100-240V
Other FeaturesRoom configurations, layout presets, custom default position , customizeable switching time, manual control, record ISOs, automatic schedulingRoom configurations, layout presets, custom default position , customizeable switching time, manual control, record ISOs, automatic scheduling
Included AccessoriesRack Mounts, SDI to HDMI Converter, 20in Rails, Power CordRack Mounts, SDI to HDMI Converter, MiniDin to BNC Cables, 20in Rails, Power Cord
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SDI to HDMI Converter
Mini DIN to BNC Adapters
20” Rails
Power Cord

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