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Owl Labs – Meeting Owl Pro

Meeting Owl Pro Key Features

  • 2X Sharper Camera with 1080p resolution and 2X louder 360˚ in-room sound. Smart mics equalise speaking volume.
  • Plug in the power and USB, load up your favourite video conferencing platform, and start your meeting.
  • Meeting Owl provides the most productive and inclusive experience for remote students, distributed teams and global offices.
  • Powered by Owl Intelligence System, it uses vision and voice to autoshift the camera. Fully enabled to receive new smart features released over time.
  • Compatible with all top platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

£972.00 Inc VAT

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Meeting Owl Pro Features

  • 360˚ 1080p camera
  • 8 smart microphones
  • 360˚ audio, 18ft pickup radius
  • Automatic camera zoom that focuses on who is speaking

What's In The Box

  • Meeting Owl Pro
  • Power Adapter
  • 6.5ft Micro USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Optional Accessories

  • Owl Lock Adapter
  • USB Extension Cable (5m)

Document Downloads

All Around Conferencing Capability

The Meeting Owl Pro 360° smart conference camera is equipped with 2X sharper camera image quality and 2X louder sound than the original Meeting Owl, making it one of the top all-in-one conference cams available.

The Meeting Owl Pro Edition lets you turn any room into a Smart Meeting Room.

By adding a Meeting Owl Pro to any conference room, your space is now equipped to become a Smart Meeting Room.

Expect a growing ecosystem of smart features and applications to help your team be even more productive.

Meeting Owl Pro

Simple To Set Up And Use

  • 2X Sharper Camera with 1080p resolution and 2X louder 360˚ in-room sound. Smart mics equalise speaking volume
  • Plug in the power and USB, load up your favourite video conferencing platform, and start your meeting.
  • Meeting Owl provides the most productive and inclusive experience for remote students, distributed teams and global offices.
  • Powered by Owl Intelligence System, it uses vision and voice to autoshift the camera. Fully enabled to receive new smart features released over time.
  • Compatible with all top platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype for Business, and Microsoft Teams.

Meeting Owl Pro provides the most productive and inclusive experience for distributed teams, remote workers, satellite and global offices

Watch The Meeting Owl Pro In Action

Meeting Owl Pro In Education Use

See how John Brown University is using the Meeting Owl Pro to achieve distance learning. 

Meeting Owl Pro Review

2020 was the year that normalised video conferencing. There was a time when you used to spend hours travelling to meet with people, COVID-19 put an end to that. However, we have adapted ourselves to new methods of communication and collaboration through video conferencing.

In 2014, Owl Labs produced the first product as a substitute for the conventional meeting room cameras. The Meeting Owl was a fabric-clad cylinder with a pair of LEDs in the eyes of the owl and USB ports for monitors. Now, they have launched its successor, Meeting Owl Pro.

With Meeting Owl Pro, your virtual meetings become like a breeze. Unlike other cameras, the Meeting Owl Pro will take care of all the hard work. If you are struggling with your old camera and looking for a change, read this meeting owl pro review and make an informed decision.

What Is A Meeting Owl?

With Meeting Owl, you received the best sound and highest resolution at the time. Now, Meeting Owl Pro incorporates the advanced Owl Intelligence System to provide the customers with an interactive environment. The applications and features will help your team of employees to remain productive more easily.

The conical, cylindrical-device comes with a 360-degree camera mounted on the top to cover everyone sitting around it. So, instead of adjusting the camera in one direction, the camera is placed in the middle.

The camera captures the video at an excellent 1080p resolution. Moreover, the Meeting Owl Pro is ideally made for anything from small meeting spaces to a boardrooms. It is equipped with a tri-speaker for louder sounds, sharper cameras, and smart microphones with an 18-ft radius audio pickup.

Some benefits of Meeting Owl Pro are:

  • 2X louder 360 degrees in-room sound with 2X sharper camera with 1080p resolution.
  • Offers the most inclusive and productive experience for remote teams, global and satellite offices.
  • Plugin the USB and download the video conferencing platform to start your meeting. Compatible with most popular platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Google Meet, and Zoom.

It can auto-shift the camera focus through voice and vision due to Owl Intelligence System.

Detailed Meeting Owl Pro Review

This Meeting Owl Pro Review covers all the benefits below.

Design

The Meeting Owl Pro Weighs in at 1.2kg, it comes with a 360-degree camera placed safely at the top. The overall design will remind you of vacuum flasks that eject water after pressing the button at the top.

The connections for USB and main power are situated at the base of the device. All the accessories are included with the device. You have the channel where you can place both USB and power leads to make the device stand stable and upright.

Meeting Owl Pro Features

Equipped with advanced features, it is difficult to describe them in a only a few lines. Therefore, we will discuss them in detail one by one.

360 Degrees Camera

If you are used to using a traditional webcam, you must know it does not capture the whole conference room. If you keep adjusting as your team members are speaking, it would be too disruptive.

The Meeting Owl Pro Camera comes with a 360 degrees lens to capture a conference room’s panoramic view. The camera is able to create an immersive and engaging experience. As a result, the remote team members are able to see all the employees present at the conference.

The camera captures 1080p resolution video, which is twice the previous Meeting Owl’s 720p resolution.

Speakers

The 360 degrees tri-speaker of the Meeting Owl Pro allows your remote team members to hear precisely what everyone is saying irrespective of where you are sitting in the conference room. As team members have to participate in the meetings, the technology should not become a hurdle in their discussions.

The eight omni-directional microphones combined with 360 degrees tri-speakers offers a smooth and effortless experience for on-site and remote team members.

The noise-cancellation feature is another added advantage. Background noises can be irritating and the Meeting Owl Pro’s noise-cancellation feature works to eliminate all the background noise, making it easier to hear all team members.

You can also adjust the volume accordingly with the control buttons present at the bottom of the device.

Eight Omni-directional Microphones

What difference does it make to have eight omni-directional microphones in the device? With eight microphones, you get comprehensive audio coverage of the whole conference room. No matter where you are sitting, the microphones are designed to capture high-quality audio within 18 feet of the device.

In the traditional conference room, team members generally sit around the table. With this idea, the microphones allows remote team members to hear everything during the meeting.

Automatic Focus

With smart focus, the Meeting Owl Pro captures the person who is currently speaking and shifts the focus as soon as the speaker changes. Everything is displayed on remote team member’s screens.

Also, the feature of the split video screen enables multi-purpose use of the device. With split video feeds, one screen displays the conference room’s panoramic view to show interactions and provide context. The second screen shows the team member who is talking currently, and another one shows who spoke before them.

Due to this feature, it becomes easy to keep a record of conversations between members and make notes of the important discussions. Video conferencing becomes much more like real-time conversations. Moreover, you can use the mobile app to access more features, including locking the video feed on the speaker during presentation and more.

User Interface And Ease Of Use

When connected to Wi-Fi, the Meeting Owl Pro can download updates automatically. Though it doesn’t require connecting to a wireless network to function, you can plug The Meeting Owl Pro through a USB cable to your computer.

The Meeting Owl Pro is compatible with all the major video conferencing platforms, including Zoom, Teams, Webex, Skype, BlueJeans, and many more.

Unlike many other video conferencing devices, the setup of Meeting Owl Pro is very straightforward. Just connect your Meeting Owl Pro to the computer and open the video conferencing software. After that, select Meeting Owl Pro as your speaker, microphone, and obviously, camera. The Owl’s LED eye light will turn on when the camera turns on.

Meeting Owl Pro Frequently Asked Questions

There a re a few steps to setting up your Meeting Owl Pro:

  • Start by figuring out what location is best for your Meeting Owl Pro.
  • Plug the power adapter and the USB cable into the Meeting Owl Pro and connect the USB cable to your laptop or PC.
  • Download the Meeting Owl mobile app and register your Meeting Owl.
  • Load your video conferencing platform and click the audio and the video.
  • Then either connect your computer to your conference room display or mirror cast it for a wireless option. You can now start your meeting with the Meeting Owl Pro.

Yes, the Meeting Owl Pro is fully compatible with Zoom.

The Meeting Owl is not wireless as you will need to connect it, via a USB cable, to your laptop. However, it can be wireless by using mirror cast to see the video from the Meeting Owl Pro on your conference room display.

Yes, the Meeting Owl Pro is fully compatible with Microsoft Teams. 

The Meeting Owl Pro has volume up/down buttons on either side of the device, this will control the sound level of the Meeting Owl Pro. You wont need anything to control the Owl Pro’s camera as the camera automatically focuses on who is talking in the meeting room.

The Meeting Owl Pro is excellent for small and medium-sized rooms. The ideal dimension for Meeting Owl Pro is 15 x20 feet. The audio pickup range is an 18 foot radius. Also, it includes smart zooming facilities to see all the people in the room clearly. 

Many offices have set up Meeting Owl Pro in all their locations. If your team members are located in different areas of the office or other locations, they can join via a Meeting Owl Pro in their own meeting space. The whole team can seamlessly take part in the conference.

If you want to use your own microphone, there wont be any issues. However, your speaker wont work with the Meeting Owl Pro because the device uses its own visual and audio cues to focus on the current events taking place in the conference room.

If you observe a lot of feedback and echo, you can try the following:

  • Check if you are using the Meeting Owl Pro’s microphone. It will help eliminate feedback and echo
  • Check if no other person except the one who is speaking has turned their speakers on. If anyone’s audio is on, ask them to mute their speaker and microphone
  • Make sure you are using Meeting Owl Pro’s speaker for effective and clear listening

After you log in to your computer and sign into your video conferencing software, the Meeting Owl Pro’s camera might display a loading sign and gray background. This loading screen means that your Owl Pro’s camera is in sleep mode. To solve this, approach the camera and wave your arm and speak to allow the Owl Pro camera to come out of sleep mode. 

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

Warranty
● 1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty (2-Year with registration)