Veeo, a display product company, has introduced a transparent OLED display designed to enhance the experience of remote online meetings. The company's primary goal is to enable eye-to-eye contact during these meetings, replicating the trust-building experience of face-to-face interactions.
The product utilizes a camera positioned behind the transparent OLED display. This setup creates the effect of a clear glass, aligning all participants along the center axis and allowing them to view each other through the screen. The camera is strategically placed at eye level behind the display, ensuring participants do not have to look down. The height of the display can be adjusted, but the camera is located at the center point of the screen.
The camera can achieve 1080p resolution, with 4K also possible but not necessary. Its specialty lies in its ability to see through the transparent display and eliminate distortion, reflection, and interference. The monitor has a pixel density that limits the resolution. The 30-inch display is currently 720p, as some real estate needs to remain transparent. The transparency of the display is around 40%.
Veeo offers two screen sizes - 30-inch and 55-inch - which are currently only prototypes. The company showcased the product at a media event and plans to start shipping in the summer. The camera has a field of view of approximately 80 degrees, capturing a reasonable angle for meetings.
The product includes software that works with various online video meeting platforms, including Zoom. Veeo also offers special software that allows participants to use a transparent shared whiteboard, where each person has their own section of the screen, but the text orientation is correct for each individual.
In addition, users can import content, such as videos and PowerPoint presentations, to the cloud server. This content can then be accessed and displayed dynamically during the presentation. This feature can be compared to a video switcher, where the next video or PowerPoint slide is queued up and can be easily accessed and displayed with a push of a button.
One notable feature of Veeo's product is its versatility in sharing content. Users can choose whether to share the content with the audience or keep it for themselves, using it as a teleprompter. This flexibility allows presenters to tailor their presentations to their specific needs and preferences.
In terms of pricing, Veeo offers a fully enclosed version of the 30-inch display for $2,500, while the see-through version, suitable for open office environments, costs around $3,000. The 55-inch display is primarily targeted for conference rooms and comes with collaborative software to enable participants to work together and view shared digital content. The pricing for the 55-inch display is not mentioned.
In conclusion, Veeo's transparent OLED display for online meetings aims to enhance the remote meeting experience by enabling eye-to-eye contact and providing collaborative features. While the pricing and availability of the product are mentioned, more details about its capabilities and potential impact on online meetings would be beneficial.
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