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Jabra PanaCast 50 Video Bar System Leverages Microsoft Device Ecosystem Platform

April 04, 2023

Professional audio and video solutions provider Jabra announced it is the first to market with its PanaCast 50 Video Bar System, which leverages the new Microsoft device ecosystem platform.

The new ecosystem follows an announcement made on the Microsoft blog, "What's new in Teams Rooms and Devices at Enterprise Connect."

The Microsoft device ecosystem platform brings together the best of Microsoft and Android, tailored for shared spaces and optimized for Teams devices.

For the new offering from Jabra, Microsoft collaborated with the company to optimize the platform so that it could leverage Microsoft Teams Rooms for Android as the first industry market solution.

"We are excited to partner with Jabra to bring the Microsoft device ecosystem platform to our customers and as its first adopter from the partner ecosystem building devices Certified for Microsoft Teams," said Dave Kearney, General Manager of Program Management at Microsoft.

"Security, reliability, management, and performance are critical for businesses globally and by building on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and partnering with Qualcomm we are pleased to offer a solution designed for shared spaces which brings the best Microsoft has to offer across those fronts while providing flexibility and diversity in the hardware and software offered."

The platform is built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and offers security, reliability, management, and deployment that Microsoft is known for, along with the diversity of hardware and software support from Android.

"We are delighted to have contributed to the development of this enterprise-grade Android platform and to deliver it with the PanaCast 50 Video Bar System as the first video solution for this Microsoft ecosystem platform for Android. Together, Jabra and Microsoft present a video solution that combines the Microsoft heritage in platforms, security, management, and scale with Jabra's leading video technology, for the benefit of our customers,” said Aurangzeb Khan, SVP for Intelligent Vision Systems at Jabra.

The solution also includes a state-of-the-art system-on-chip for IoT running Android by Qualcomm, which will be upgradeable to the new Microsoft OS. As well as speakers, microphones, video cameras, and network and display interfaces for easy deployment. It also comes with a 10.1" touch controller for room experience management and runs Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android.

The platform offers security and tamper resistance with attestation through a hardware-based root of trust and attestation, built on Microsoft's PKI cryptography and Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment. The Qualcomm QC8250 SoC for IoT supports multiple concurrent instances of VPU-based hardware offload, with up to 8K video encoding and decoding, and up to 64-megapixel video capture.

"Qualcomm Technologies is proud to be a part of the collaboration to create the Jabra PanaCast 50 Video Bar System, featuring the premium Qualcomm QCS8250 SoC," stated Dev Singh, vice president, business development, and head of building & enterprise, and industrial automation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "The PanaCast 50 Video Bar System utilizes the SoC's advanced security and video processing functions to bring to market this first-of-its-kind collaboration system."

Edited by Greg Tavarez



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