Designed as a premium experience for the hybrid boardroom
The Room Panorama is a premium video collaboration solution providing immersive video experience, rich content sharing, and co-creation experience for executive meeting rooms. This fully integrated system combines beautiful design and powerful functionality into an all-in-one solution for medium-to-large rooms. The Room Panorama features a powerful engine to build more complex and specialized video scenarios.
Cisco Microphone Array
Cisco Microphone Array can capture participant voices from different directions and deliver multiple streams of high-fidelity audio. It recognizes which side of the table the speaker is on. To the far-end participants, it provides a more immersive, natural experience as voices coming from the left of the table are played back remotely from the left speaker, and vice versa.
It supports immersive and inclusive executive meeting and conferencing scenarios for in-person and remote participants alike—just as if they were all in the same room. The table mic array can be easily mounted on Better still, the Microphone Array is equipped with an intuitive mute button and a LED-light ring to indicate mute status. It can be elegantly recessed into the table or simply rest on the table as a natural part of your immersive meeting room environment.
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Setting up the room
Designed for any meeting room
The Cisco Webex Room Panorama delivers a first-class meeting experience, where a panoramic view replicates real-life, face-to-face interaction. The fact that you don't need a special-built, single-purpose room for this system makes the Room Panorama perfect for the hybrid workplace.
Making sure at all components are setup in the right places in the room is an integral part of achieving a truly immersive portal from one panorama room to the other. Ensuring the correct distance from camera to table, and a truly symmetric table is a part of what makes the experience more than just another video call.
To make video meeting participants have the best appearance, they should be lit with light coming from both the front, top and back. To achieve this, use a glare=free luminary with a beam angle of 90deg or wider. The recommended light intensity for faces is 400-500lux, measured vertically. We recommend 700-900 lux on horizontal work surfaces. The lighting in the room should be even, with little variance between light and dark areas.
It is important to be aware of the location of the video system’s microphones. They should not be covered or placed too far away from meeting participants. Your room’s reverberation time and noise levels define how well far-end participants hear you. For a given room, the distance between the microphone and the talking participant determines the ratio of direct sound to reverberant sound. A microphone closer to the participant receives a higher level of direct sound relative to reverberant sound, which is preferable. There is a recommended limit for the maximum tolerable distance between a participant and the closest microphone depending on the room volume, noise levels, reverberation time and the type of microphone used. For omnidirectional microphones in well-treated rooms (Lp,A,T < 30dB, 0.3s < RT60 < 0.4s), a maximum distance of 1 meter is recommended. For directional microphones under the same conditions, the distance between the talking participant and the microphone can be up to 1. 5meter.In poorly-treated rooms, or where these distances are exceeded, sound quality will be negatively impacted.
Acoustic treatment is crucial for providing the best meeting experience for both local and video meetings.
The ceiling is an important surface for providing acoustic absorption in the room. A suspended acoustic ceiling consisting of Class A or NRC > 0.9 acoustic tiles is recommended.
Place absorption on at least two, preferably adjacent walls, such that there are no parallel pairs of untreated walls. The wall around the Room Panorama system or the opposite wall should be completely covered with porous absorbers.
The windows are arranged in segments that are at an angle to the opposite wall. This suppresses flutter echo. Further, transparent, micro-perforated plastic panels are mounted at 10 cm (4") from the glass to provide additional sound absorption. This reduces reverberation. These panels maintain the aesthetics of the room and allow in daylight. Where windows are parallel to the opposite wall, transparent acoustic panels should still be mounted in segments at a slight angle (3-5°).
The carpet reduces the sound of footsteps and chairs being moved.
A busy background can be disturbing when using video and makes it harder to focus. Back to back seating may allow video participants to see the screens of colleagues and this might introduce some privacy issues. A thin privacy screen may be placed or hanged between rows to maintain a calmer background.
Good furniture can be essential in a good meeting experience. We recommend using a slightly slanted table when there are three or more participants seated on the long side of a table. It should be wider on the end closest to the system so that everyone can see the screen and be seen on camera. For seating, we recommend fabric finishes on chairs to enhance sound and acoustic quality.
The acoustic qualities of the room affects the in-room experience as well as the experience for the people on the remote end. It is essential to consider the acoustic qualities of your room during the setup. There are multiple technologies available to enhance the acoustical qualities of your room (window placement, ceiling, flooring, walls).