March 2, 2009: Pixavi has launched a MEMS-featured videoconferencing camera that it is billing as "recession-proof technology."
The Xcaster, the Norway-based company said in a news release, is a compact, wireless videoconferencing and collaboration camera, capable of communication and collaboration using high definition video and cd quality audio to any computer, video conferencing or telepresence endpoint. It offers an "audiovisual experience so far offered only by stationary and meeting room HD video conference systems," the release said. "The result is obvious: Reduced travel cost and increased efficiency."
The MEMS component is an integrated gyroscopic sensor, enabling the user to collaborate in real time over HD video and audio ubiquitously with his or her surroundings.
The Xcaster wireless HD camera contains MEMS gyros for stabilization