Software Capture

When you already have podium PCs in place, Echo360 Classroom Capture is an economical choice because an unlimited license is included with the platform. Whether fully scheduled or on-demand, it transforms any PC with a USB camera into a classroom recording and streaming platform.

Echo360 Pro

Classroom recording via dedicated capture appliances is up to 10X more reliable than software on a PC and the Echo360 PRO is the most advanced video recording appliance on the market. Supporting the widest array of input types, both analog and digital, with solid state reliability it transforms the most complex learning moments into engaging video content.

Most Reliable Capture & Streaming

Have confidence important learning moments won’t be lost. The Echo360 PRO is ten times more reliable than a personal computer with traditional capture software.

No Use Case is Too Complex

Supports broadest array of inputs including analog video & audio, HDMI® video & audio, and 3G-SDI for high definition video inputs with long cable runs. Handles full motion 1080p capture and simultaneous live streaming. Simultaneously live stream one resolution and record at a different resolution.

Don’t Just Capture, Engage

The PRO is seamlessly integrated with the Echo360 active learning platform so instructors can engage their students with polls and real-time discussion sessions while measuring learning effectiveness with rich analytics.

Easy to Deploy, Easy to Use

Easy front panel access to deploy and configure the appliance. Schedule events in advance or just tap record on the device.

Fidelity without the Fuss

A hallmark of the active learning platform is a multi-pass encoding engine that produces the highest quality output at the lowest possible storage and streaming cost. Switch inputs on the fly knowing you will get a high definition recording every time.

Specifications

Display

  • Capture full-motion output from any Composite, VGA, HDMI or 3G-SDI input sources, including document cameras, electronic whiteboards and computers.
  • Capture input resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1200.
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 30fps up to 1920×1080 and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps.
  • Digital or Analog input via HDMI, 3G-SDI, VGA and Composite.

Video

  • Digital (HDMI, 3G-SDI) or Analog (VGA, Composite) video input.
  • NTSC and PAL support.
  • Provides H.264-encoded output with configurable frame rates including 12.5/14.985fps or 25/29.97fps at bitrates from 120kbps up to 15Mbps

Audio

  • Audio encoding in stereo or mono
  • Options for pro-level (+4dBu/1.228Vrms/1.737Vpk) or consumer-level (-10dBv/0.316Vrms/0.447Vpk) signals
  • Professional line-level audio input with bare wire termination for direct wiring of stereo balanced (non-powered) or unbalanced audio
  • Consumer line-level audio input with stereo RCA connector
  • HDMI audio with support for mixing of up to three sources (HDMI channel 1, HDMI channel 2, or analog audio which is either balanced or unbalanced)

Installation Options

  • Mount in a standard 19” A/V rack or podium
  • Set on a tabletop or shelf
  • Bracket mounting options available
  • SSignal Processing and Encoding
  • Signal pre-processing includes Lanczos-based scaler implemented in hardware

General Specifications

  • Dimensions: 431mm wide x 317mm deep x 44mm tall/1RU tall
  • Internal temperature sensors with temperature-dependent, variable speed, forced-air cooling
  • World-compatible direct AC connection; input voltage: 90-240vAC 50/60Hz, using an IEC320-C13 cable
  • Operating environment: 0° – 50° C (32° – 122° F)
  • Operating humidity: 25% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: 100vAC to 240vAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption and heat: 26 watts (89 BTU/hr.) max, 22 watts (75 BTU/hr.) during capture

Pending Certifications

  • UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, 2nd edition
  • United States: FCC CFR47 Part 115, Subpart B
  • Canada: ICES-003 Issue 5:2012 / NMB-003
  • Australia / New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR22:2008
  • European Union: EMC EN 55024: 1 and 55032:2012

Echo360 Pod

When you want the same 10x reliability of hardware capture for less than the cost of a PC-based solution, the Echo360 POD is the perfect device for any classroom. With dual HDMI inputs, the POD is plug-and-play. Hook it up to a camera, and instructors just plug in a laptop and start teaching.

Most Reliable Capture & Streaming

Have confidence important learning moments won’t be lost. The Echo360 PRO is ten times more reliable than a personal computer with traditional capture software.

Don’t Just Capture, Engage

The POD is seamlessly integrated with the Echo360 active learning platform so instructors can engage their students with polls and real-time discussion sessions while measuring learning effectiveness with rich analytics.

Easy to Deploy, Easy to Use

Simple to install on a podium or wall and it links to Echo360 active learning platform. Schedule captures in advance or just tap record on the touch-screen interface to get started.

Best Price to Value

Dual-channel digital input recording and streaming device for less than the cost of a personal computer. No need for complex installations, software upgrades and security patches, or third-party capture cards.

Fidelity without the Fuss

HA hallmark of the active learning platform is a multi-pass encoding engine that produces the highest quality output at the lowest possible storage.

Specifications

Display

  • Capture full-motion output from any HDMI input source, including document cameras, laptop computers and projectors
  • HDMI splitter to record output from the laptop computer and simultaneously output the signal to a projector
  • Capture input resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1080
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 1920×1080 at 30fps (single channel) or 1280×720 at 15 fps (dual channel) and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps
  • Digital (HDMI) input

Video

  • Digital (HDMI) input
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 1920×1080 at 30fps (single channel) or 1280×720 at 15 fps (dual channel) and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps

Audio

  • Audio encoding in stereo or mono
  • 1/8” line-in audio input1/8” microphone input
  • Digital (HDMI) input

Installation Options

  • Set on a tabletop or podium
  • Secure via Kensington Security Slot
  • Signal Processing and Encoding
  • Signal pre-processing includes decimation, automatic de-interlacing and noise reduction

General Specifications

  • Operating environment: 0° – 45° C (32° – 113° F)
  • Operating humidity: 25% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Touch-screen interface available to view device status and easily control capture
  • Wired Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) for reliable content upload*
  • Output captured media in MP4 format to a USB thumb drive
  • *Wifi will be enabled by a future software update

Pending Certifications

  • UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, 2nd edition
  • United States: FCC CFR47 Part 115, Subpart B
  • Canada: ICES-003 Issue 5:2012 / NMB-003
  • Australia / New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR22:2008
  • European Union: EMC EN 55024: 1 and 55032:2012

Most Reliable Capture & Streaming

Have confidence important learning moments won’t be lost. The Echo360 PRO is ten times more reliable than a personal computer with traditional capture software.

No Use Case is Too Complex

Supports broadest array of inputs including analog video & audio, HDMI® video & audio, and 3G-SDI for high definition video inputs with long cable runs. Handles full motion 1080p capture and simultaneous live streaming. Simultaneously live stream one resolution and record at a different resolution.

Don’t Just Capture, Engage

The PRO is seamlessly integrated with the Echo360 active learning platform so instructors can engage their students with polls and real-time discussion sessions while measuring learning effectiveness with rich analytics.

Easy to Deploy, Easy to Use

Easy front panel access to deploy and configure the appliance. Schedule events in advance or just tap record on the device.

Fidelity without the Fuss

A hallmark of the active learning platform is a multi-pass encoding engine that produces the highest quality output at the lowest possible storage and streaming cost. Switch inputs on the fly knowing you will get a high definition recording every time.

Specifications

Display

  • Capture full-motion output from any Composite, VGA, HDMI or 3G-SDI input sources, including document cameras, electronic whiteboards and computers.
  • Capture input resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1200.
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 30fps up to 1920×1080 and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps.
  • Digital or Analog input via HDMI, 3G-SDI, VGA and Composite.

Video

  • Digital (HDMI, 3G-SDI) or Analog (VGA, Composite) video input.
  • NTSC and PAL support.
  • Provides H.264-encoded output with configurable frame rates including 12.5/14.985fps or 25/29.97fps at bitrates from 120kbps up to 15Mbps

Audio

  • Audio encoding in stereo or mono
  • Options for pro-level (+4dBu/1.228Vrms/1.737Vpk) or consumer-level (-10dBv/0.316Vrms/0.447Vpk) signals
  • Professional line-level audio input with bare wire termination for direct wiring of stereo balanced (non-powered) or unbalanced audio
  • Consumer line-level audio input with stereo RCA connector
  • HDMI audio with support for mixing of up to three sources (HDMI channel 1, HDMI channel 2, or analog audio which is either balanced or unbalanced)

Installation Options

  • Mount in a standard 19” A/V rack or podium
  • Set on a tabletop or shelf
  • Bracket mounting options available
  • SSignal Processing and Encoding
  • Signal pre-processing includes Lanczos-based scaler implemented in hardware

General Specifications

  • Dimensions: 431mm wide x 317mm deep x 44mm tall/1RU tall
  • Internal temperature sensors with temperature-dependent, variable speed, forced-air cooling
  • World-compatible direct AC connection; input voltage: 90-240vAC 50/60Hz, using an IEC320-C13 cable
  • Operating environment: 0° – 50° C (32° – 122° F)
  • Operating humidity: 25% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Power Requirements: 100vAC to 240vAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption and heat: 26 watts (89 BTU/hr.) max, 22 watts (75 BTU/hr.) during capture

Pending Certifications

  • UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, 2nd edition
  • United States: FCC CFR47 Part 115, Subpart B
  • Canada: ICES-003 Issue 5:2012 / NMB-003
  • Australia / New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR22:2008
  • European Union: EMC EN 55024: 1 and 55032:2012

Most Reliable Capture & Streaming

Have confidence important learning moments won’t be lost. The Echo360 PRO is ten times more reliable than a personal computer with traditional capture software.

Don’t Just Capture, Engage

The POD is seamlessly integrated with the Echo360 active learning platform so instructors can engage their students with polls and real-time discussion sessions while measuring learning effectiveness with rich analytics.

Easy to Deploy, Easy to Use

Simple to install on a podium or wall and it links to Echo360 active learning platform. Schedule captures in advance or just tap record on the touch-screen interface to get started.

Best Price to Value

Dual-channel digital input recording and streaming device for less than the cost of a personal computer. No need for complex installations, software upgrades and security patches, or third-party capture cards.

Fidelity without the Fuss

HA hallmark of the active learning platform is a multi-pass encoding engine that produces the highest quality output at the lowest possible storage.

Specifications

Display

  • Capture full-motion output from any HDMI input source, including document cameras, laptop computers and projectors
  • HDMI splitter to record output from the laptop computer and simultaneously output the signal to a projector
  • Capture input resolutions from 640×480 to 1920×1080
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 1920×1080 at 30fps (single channel) or 1280×720 at 15 fps (dual channel) and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps
  • Digital (HDMI) input

Video

  • Digital (HDMI) input
  • High-performance encoding engine provides H.264 encoded output at 1920×1080 at 30fps (single channel) or 1280×720 at 15 fps (dual channel) and bitrates from 240kbps up to 15Mbps
  • USB – UVC camera support

Audio

  • Audio encoding in stereo or mono
  • 1/8” line-in audio input1/8” microphone input
  • Digital (HDMI) input
  • USB audio via connected UVC camera

Installation Options

  • Set on a tabletop or podium
  • Secure via Kensington Security Slot
  • Signal Processing and Encoding
  • Signal pre-processing includes decimation, automatic de-interlacing and noise reduction

General Specifications

  • Operating environment: 0° – 45° C (32° – 113° F)
  • Operating humidity: 25% to 80%, non-condensing
  • Touch-screen interface available to view device status and easily control capture
  • Wired Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) for reliable content upload*
  • Output captured media in MP4 format to a USB thumb drive
  • *Wifi will be enabled by a future software update

Certifications

  • UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 No 60950-1, 2nd edition
  • United States: FCC CFR47 Part 115, Subpart B
  • Canada: ICES-003 Issue 5:2012 / NMB-003
  • Australia / New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR22:2008
  • European Union: EMC EN 55024: 1 and 55032:2012

Screencasting

Echo360 Personal Capture makes any laptop a multi-channel recording and editing platform for creating screencasts on the go. Record any combination of screen, camera, and microphone and easily edit before publishing to your Echo360 course.

Mobile

Mobile devices produce the largest amount of video content on the web, so it just makes sense to use them to capture your learning content. With unlimited licenses for both students and instructors, the Echo360 mobile apps make it easy to record, edit, and publish video from anywhere.

Scheduling & Alerting

With Echo360 everything is automated. Both hardware and software recording are fully schedulable so teachers can focus on teaching. And since things can go wrong, Echo360 analyses your schedule and proactively alerts you of problems so you can fix them before you miss a recording.

Delegated Administration

Colleges and universities can be complicated places, so we’ve built a system with a multi-level hierarchy and the ability to delegate administration at each level. The system works the way you do so you won’t have to change your workflows.

Optimized Encoding

With Echo360 you don’t need to worry about capacity. Built on a scalable cloud architecture, the platform allocates the resources you need to process your peak loads automatically. Videos are uploaded and processed in real time so the optimized version is available as soon as class is over.

The Echo360 Classroom

By integrating video with the class presentation, student note-taking, and online discussions, student use increases 7X, increasing the value of your video investment. Notes and discussion are automatically linked to moments in the class recording and presentation making it easy for students to study with context.

Mobile

In addition to recording and publishing video, the Echo360 mobile app presents the Classroom experience optimized for small-screen viewing, making it easy for students to use inside or outside class. Students can toggle between video feeds as well as the class presentation and even respond to activities.

Live Streaming

High-quality live streaming supports remote learners and classroom overflow situations. The streaming experience leverages Echo360’s engagement tools so students can engage with classmates and the instructor no matter where they are.

Publish & Embed Video

Add value to your learning management system and extend it into the classroom. Echo360 integrates via the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Standard (LTI) or an embeddable player for video, engagement, and analytics. You can even provision users and create courses and sections automatically via the LMS for a seamless experience.

Accessible

Echo360 is designed from the ground up to be accessible and 508 compliant. Best of all, it is fully integrated with leading closed caption providers so you have your choice of partners to make sure your content is properly captioned and fully accessible to students.

Personal Library

Echo360 is instructor-friendly. Most content is automatically published, but when you need to do more you can find everything in your personal library where it is easy to tag, edit, or share anything. The library offers a simple, unified view of all content owned or shared with each user.

Search

Easily find what you are looking for, whether it is a phrase spoken in a video or a word in personal notes. Echo360 can search across a user’s content including presentations, notes, and even discussions leveraging a diversity of content that other video platforms don’t have.

Editing

Echo360’s browser-based editor makes it easy to edit videos from anywhere, with no complicated tools required. Available directly from the user’s library, just edit and save and the published version is automatically updated.

Branding

Your brand is important and Echo360 makes it easy to automatically watermark or add B-roll to every video published in the system. Instructors don’t need to do anything and you can be certain that your content reflects your brand.