Meeting Owl

Intelligent Software & Design 

The Meeting Owl is a 360° all-in one audio and video conferencing device. The magic is it’s intelligent software that provides a panoramic view of the room and automatically focuses on the most current speaker.

Exceptional Audio & Video 

Remote attendees need full context of the conversation in order to truly participate. The Meeting Owl has an 8-microphone array and a custom designed single lens solution to provide the unique experience.

Intelligent Video

The 360° lens shows the remote participant a view of the entire room and automatically focuses on the most recent speakers.

360° Audio

The 8 omnidirectional beamforming microphones and 360° speaker ensure that everyone is heard.

All-In-One

The Meeting Owl connects via USB and combines video & audio to simplify your huddle room set up

Universal Compatibility

It just works with all major online video conferencing tools. No downloads needed.

I have been telecommuting for almost three years now from Kansas City. Meeting Owl has made a huge difference in my ability to communicate with my co-workers and engage with other remote workers around the country. So simple; plug it in, turn it on, meet via your favorite software. Read more about my experience with the Meeting Owl here

Wade Johnston

Marketing Designer, Starin Marketing

Typical video conferencing cameras put your remote teammates at a disadvantage. Think about it — you can’t hear, you can’t see faces and body language, and thus it’s near impossible to follow the conversation. That’s a terrible experience.

How does the Meeting Owl fix this? The Meeting Owl is a 360° intelligent video conferencing camera. It learns where everyone is sitting in the room and then auto-focuses on a person when he or she starts speaking. It’s like magic. (Or really … robotics!)

Remote employees finally feel included in the meeting because they can see and hear everyone. It’s a much more engaging experience.

Introducing A New Experience in Conferencing and Remote Meetings

The idea for the Meeting Owl was born when Owl Labs’ co-founder and CTO Mark Schnittman was working remotely for a startup in Las Vegas while living in Boston. As one of the only remote employees, meeting and working with a group of people sitting together was incredibly painful. It was hard to see what was going on, difficult to hear what people were saying, and a challenge to actively contribute.

It became clear that current video conferencing tools are not optimized for remote participants and don’t provide them with a helpful, inclusive experience. Technologies today often leave remote employees feeling like a “fly on a wall” or a mere lurker during in-person team meetings. That’s not right.

He recognized the need for an intelligent conferencing camera that met the requirements of today’s workforce. Whether it is a single remote worker at a remote location or a team of people in a conference room. From that need, the Meeting Owl was born.

While there’s no substitute for face-to-face, Owl Labs’ new product is the best immersive conferencing tool we’ve seen. Conversations are much more natural. It has improved our cross-coastal communications and brought us a significant step closer to the face-to-face experience.

Gregory Raiz | Founder and CEO at Raizlabs
Gregory Raiz

Founder, Raizlabs

Meeting Owl Tech Specs

Get up close and personal with the Meeting Owl.

Dimensions

  • Width: 4.4 in (111 mm)
  • Depth: 4.4 in (111 mm)
  • Height: 10.75in (273 mm)
  • Mass: 2.65 lb (1.2 kg)
  • USB Cable: 6.5 ft (2m)
  • Power Adapter with Cord: 12 ft (3.7m)

Overall

  • All-in-one design
  • Plug-and-play USB connectivity
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor

System Requirements

  • USB UVC 1.1, UAC 1 compatible
  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac 10.8 or higher
  • Linux 2.6.26 or higher
  • Chrome OS USB 2.0 port

Intelligent Attention System

  • Automatically shows current speaker
  • Dynamically highlights up to 3 in-room participants
  • No set up or configuration required

Over-the-Air Update Requirements

  • Wifi connectivity supporting
  • WPA & WPA2 networks
  • iOS 10 or higher
  • Android 5 or higher

360° Camera

  • Custom-designed single-lens solution
  • Full panoramic view of the room
  • High dynamic-range lens prevents silhouetting and provides superior low-light performance

Supported Video Conferencing Systems

  • Works with most web-based video conferencing applications

Microphones and Speakers

  • 360° wideband audio with 12-foot (3.6 m) radius range
  • Acoustic echo cancellation
  • 48 kHz sampling rate
  • 360° sound capture (8-microphone array)
  • 360° speaker

Package Contents

  • Meeting Owl all-in-one camera/speaker/mic
  • Power adapter with plug
  • Micro USB cable

Details

  • 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty (2-Year with registration)
  • Model Number: MTW100

Great audio is essential to having an effective distributed meeting, and this is the best audio device we’ve found. Owl Labs’ new approach to video also has a huge wow-factor. These two features combined make our remote engineers more effective and included.

Jeremy Redburn

Co-Founder, Salsify