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Hovercam Solo 8


Product ID: 1246
Ages: all ages
Publisher: Pathway Inc
Solo 8 Frequently Asked Questions

1. What’s the main difference between Solo 8 and older HoverCam products?
Solo 8 is a new generation HoverCam fundamentally more advanced than previous models. A key difference is a new UVC processor chipset and electronic imaging components that deliver ultra-high definition video over SuperSpeed USB3.0 and the older USB2.0 standard at 30 frames-per-second (fps). Solo 8’s exciting new features and cutting edge controls have never been seen before in a USB document camera. It’s the best document camera we have designed and possibly the world’s best document camera. The Solo 8 is the only camera that can truly deliver the sensor’s full 8MP
resolution at 30fps. No compromises. No misleading specs.

2. What makes Solo 8 better than other document cameras?
The Solo 8 is our first document camera built on the HoverCam Photon 1.0 Imaging Engine. A powerful ARM processor serves as the Solo 8’s brain and makes it a highly intelligent small computer; as opposed to a simple imaging device of the past. When coupled with the Flex 10 software, Solo 8 achieves exceptionally high performance. Real time commands, responses and computations take place between the host computer and the Solo 8 to formulate
the best video delivery strategy for optimal bandwidth utilization, screen size adaptation, exposure control,
focus control, color balancing and other advanced camera control functions. The advanced architecture of the Photon 1.0 Imaging Engine makes the Solo 8 stand out in control, flexibility and maximum performance.It is unlike any document camera.
In addition,
• Solo 8 is the world’s first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 document camera.
• Solo 8 is the only document camera below $3,000 with the amazing clarity of an 8-megapixel (8MP) sensor
that delivers uncompressed video images with 4K resolution at 30fps full-motion video.
• Solo 8 takes up significantly less desk space than other document cameras. It is more compact and
portable making it more versatile and convenient to use.
• Solo 8 is powered solely by a USB cable, making it easy to hook up and always available to use.
• Solo 8 is twice the performance, twice the capability and about half the price of other document cameras.

3. Why is USB 3.0 better?
USB 3.0 – also known as SuperSpeed USB – increases throughput by a magnitude of 10 times over USB 2.0. USB 3.0 interfaces on most computers reach a maximum throughput of 5.2Gbps, which permits transmission of uncompressed, high quality HD video up to 4K resolution at 30fps. This is an impressive improvement over the theoretical throughput of 480mbps on USB 2.0. The high bandwidth is important
because in most cases the USB interface is the bottleneck of video performance. For example, USB cameras can only send a small number of frames (as low as 2 or 3 frames) of uncompressed HD video over USB 2.0. With the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, video performance is significantly enhanced. Remember, you don’t have to have a USB 3.0 computer to benefit from Solo 8. Over USB 2.0 you can
expect full-motion video with 8.0 MegaPixel resolution with slight MJPEG compression.

System Requirements

Pricing Guide

Product CodeProduct TypeRRP ($AUD)
HCS8Hovercam Solo 8695.00
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