Microsoft offers a 4K webcam for Surface Hub desktop monitors. According to the manufacturer, the camera has a computing power of 1 teraflop and artificial intelligence is used to correctly display the participants in the meeting.
The Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera It has a 12-megapixel sensor and a viewing angle of more than 136 degrees. The software adjusts the angle according to who is in the frame. Viewing angle can be adjusted up to 48 degrees. Microsoft says that framing the image and applying perspective correction and lens distortion is done automatically using artificial intelligence.
The manufacturer does not provide technical details. It is also not clear what hardware is in the camera. Microsoft only mentions 1 teraflops performance. This comes close to the processing power of the Xbox One console’s GPU, which clocks in at 1.3 teraflops. However, it is likely that it is a chip focused on performing AI tasks.
The webcam can be purchased separately for $800 as an upgrade to the Surface Hub 2 monitors. The camera will be included as standard with the 85-inch version of the Surface Hub 2S, which costs $22,000 as of May 31.
Microsoft’s Surface Hub is a big screen for offices, meant for video conferencing and other ways to work together. Surface Hub devices are for sale in the Netherlands and Belgium through commercial distributors.
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