The use of online UC platforms (such as Zoom, Teams, etc.) in education has surged so considerably in the last few years, remote and hybrid educational models have become the norm in modern education. Such shift to remote and hybrid learning has introduced a host of challenges for educators, learners, and parents alike. One critical aspect that often gets overlooked is the need for quality video and audio infrastructure. Poor audio-visual quality can lead to decreased student engagement or affect the understanding of course content. Students may miss out on essential details of a lecture due to jittery video or unclear audio, which can lead to misunderstandings and hinder learning outcomes. For educators, weak video and audio quality can make it difficult to pick up on non-verbal cues from students, limiting their ability to adapt teaching methods in real-time. Hence, investing in high-quality video and audio tools is not just a matter of convenience, but a necessity for effective teaching and learning in a digital landscape. You basically need to have an in-person experience, only through a digital platform.
To create such an efficient and quality driven virtual learning environment, the bar for UC manufacturers to create and develop certified products that operate seamlessly with digital UC platforms has been raised. Zoom being one of the most prominent Digital UC platforms in the industry, a Zoom Certified badge was a certification that a lot of manufacturers sought after, for it indicates that the video and audio capabilities of the UC hardware devices have been tested for Zoom Rooms functionality and have been found to meet the highest standard of performance.
WyreStorm’s Zoom Certified Products for Hybrid Learning
WyreStorm has proudly released their first Zoom Certified webcam, Focus 200 PRO, a 4K60 wide angle high-end camera that features the best video and audio capabilities available in similar categories. The new Focus 200 PRO is designed to enhance the digital experience like never before. It features an 8.0MP CMOS Sensor, distortionless lens, enhanced PTZ with 120-degree field of view, and is equipped with innovative gesture controls.
The WyreStorm Focus 200 PRO webcam is ready to become a necessary tool for both teachers and learners as they embark on a new academic year in digital learning environments. With the increasing reliance on online education, this webcam offers an indispensable piece of powerful hardware that enhances the educational experience. For educators, its high-definition video quality ensures that lessons are delivered with crystal clarity, allowing for more effective communication and engagement with students. Its advanced features, such as auto-focus and low-light correction, guarantee that teachers can maintain a professional and well-lit presence during virtual classes. Likewise, students will benefit from the Focus 200 PRO’s superior audio and video capabilities, ensuring they can fully participate in lessons and discussions, ultimately promoting a more immersive and productive learning experience. In this era of digital education, the WyreStorm Focus 200 PRO webcam is set to be a vital companion for both teachers and learners, fostering effective communication and facilitating an enriched academic journey.
The move to more frequent use of UC platforms has provided the educator and the learner with a myriad of benefits such as geographical independence, flexible scheduling, adaptability, and screen/file sharing capabilities. The officially Zoom certified WyreStorm Focus 200 PRO gets the users to step into the future of pristine visuals and seamless connectivity, guaranteed to support the achievement of academic success.
Source: UC Today, September 2022