Altia Systems® Wins 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ Award for its PanaCast 2® Panoramic-4K Video Camera

Panoramic field of view enables remote participants to see entire workspace, delivering an exceptionally clear video with a natural human visual perspective

February 1, 2016, Cupertino, CA — PanaCast® 2, the world’s first Panoramic-4K real-time video camera, has been named a 2015 GOOD DESIGN™ award winner in electronics for design excellence.  The award – the oldest and most recognized program for design excellence worldwide – is presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

PanaCast 2 is the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera.  Among its first applications are group-to-group or group-to-one video communications focused on over 30 million huddle spaces being rapidly adopted by visual millennials in the workplace.  With its 180° wide, 54° tall field of view and Panoramic-4K resolution (3840X1080), PanaCast 2 delivers exceptionally clear video with a natural human visual perspective delivered in real-time, helping people collaborate more effectively, improving productivity.

“We are delighted to be honored by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for our PanaCast 2 camera,” said Yash Gupta, Director of Engineering at Altia Systems. “PanaCast 2 helps people communicate electronically in a natural and immersive way, improving their everyday work life, and we are pleased that the distinguished GOOD DESIGN jurists have chosen to recognize it.”

“PanaCast 2 has a simple, clean and elegant design which is aesthetically pleasing. It invites people to touch it, operate it, and keep it with themselves as a personal go-anywhere way to communicate in our modern, networked world,” said Otto Sponring, Lead Camera Designer. “Underlying the simple exterior is the complexity of a multi-camera design that balances optical precision with state-of-the-art electronic system design and integration.”

PanaCast 2 was selected this year from several thousand submissions from 47 countries.  The GOOD DESIGN Awards are presented each year to the most innovative industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world.

About the GOOD DESIGN™ Award Founded in Chicago in 1950, GOOD DESIGN™ remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence worldwide.  For 2015, the Museum received submissions from several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms from around the world representing the most important and critical mass of influential corporations worldwide in the design industry from over 47 countries. In November, juries met in New York and selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 38 nations worthy of the GOOD DESIGN™ Award for their Design Excellence. Awards are posted on the museum’s website.

About Altia Systems®, Inc.

Altia Systems® ( is a venture-backed company based in Cupertino, California and creator of PanaCast® 2 – the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera – and PanaCast® Experience service.  The award-winning PanaCast® solution is the first and only video and desktop collaboration system that enables anyone with a desktop or mobile device to communicate interactively, in real-time, through a panoramic field-of-view video which replicates the natural human visual perspective. The PanaCast 2 camera works with popular web collaboration services such as Microsoft® Skype® for Business, Skype®, Cisco® WebEx®, Google Hangouts®, Citrix® GoToMeeting®, Vidyo®, Zoom®, without requiring any driver or software installs. The PanaCast Experience is integrated with collaboration platforms like Microsoft® Skype® for Business and Intel Unite®.

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