PanaCast Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree

PanaCast 2 – the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera – is honored in the “Technology for a Better World” category

November 11, 2015, New York – Altia Systems® today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for its PanaCast 2 real-time video camera. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a pre-eminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 27 product categories.

PanaCast 2 – the world’s first Panoramic-4K Plug-and-Play USB video camera – is transforming the way people engage and connect electronically. It gives users an ultra-wide natural looking field-of-view with unparalleled visual clarity that they can interact with and control immediately and directly. The camera delivers an 180º wide by 54º tall field-of-view with 3840X1080 pixels in each video frame.

Every day, millions of people communicate via web and video conferencing, at work and at home, for business and personal use. Friends, family and co-workers squeeze together in front of narrow field-of-view webcams in order to be clearly seen by remote viewers. They can’t engage in a natural human way.

PanaCast 2 changes that by delivering a natural human perspective to participants, greatly enhancing collaboration and productivity. It disrupts 135+ years of narrow field-of-view video beginning when movie cameras were invented.

PanaCast 2 lets people connect in a natural and immersive way. It enhances video collaboration, personal communications, telemedicine, distance learning, home automation, remote monitoring, constant presence, broadcasting, and more. It brings people around the world closer together and enables them to understand each other more deeply, making the world a better place.

“We are honored to be selected as a CES 2016 Innovation Award honoree,” said Aurangzeb Khan, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Altia Systems®. “Our goal with PanaCast 2 is to enhance the way people engage electronically, whether enabling a more productive business meeting or a more natural family video call.”

Altia Systems’ PanaCast 2 video camera will be displayed in the Innovation Showcase in the Sands Expo at CES 2016, which runs January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be demonstrated at the CES Unveiled media event on January 4 from 4:30-7:30 PM at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Altia Systems will have a meeting room on the show floor for demonstrations of the PanaCast 2 camera working with popular collaboration applications such as Microsoft® Skype® for Business, Skype®, Cisco® WebEx®, Google Hangouts®, Citrix® GoToMeeting®, Vidyo®, Zoom®, as well as its own PanaCast Experience software. Please contact Erin Cowles to make an appointment or for more information at

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, the producer of CES 2016, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace and unique/novel features present.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2016 Innovation Honoree products are featured on, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

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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Belinda Young, +1-206-932-3145
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Erin Cowles, + 1-408-996-9710

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