Camera tracking integration shares sound location data collected by Nureva audio conferencing systems with selected third-party cameras. This integration allows a camera to steer its view based on the microphone pickup in the room.
What is sound location data and why is it helpful?
Microphone MistTM technology provides clear and consistent full-room microphone pickup. By filling a space with thousands of virtual microphones, Nureva can provide accurate location data for where people are talking within the room. Sound location data is used by selected third-party cameras to steer camera views, allowing remote participants to easily follow conversations and see who is speaking. This data can also be used to automatically switch between cameras in a multi-camera room.
Supported camera integrations
Nureva has collaborated with leading camera companies to integrate the use of sound location data with supported cameras. This integration requires configuring Nureva Console client and setting up the third-party camera's software.
Use AVer PTZ Link software with an AVer camera that accepts sound location data from Nureva HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems.
AVer PTZApp 2 uses sound location data from Nureva HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems to steer supported AVer cameras to appropriate preset positions.
Extron has created a sound tracking driver to support using sound location data from the HDL300, Dual HDL300 with selected cameras and Extron systems. This driver is available to Extron Insiders as a control system driver, from their driver download page. Sound location data can be used by cameras that have an Extron driver in place and support "preset recalls".
The quickest way to confirm if the camera has preset recalls is to through the Extron Control System Drivers webpage.
- Go to the Extron Control System Drivers webpage
- Select either “IPL/IPCP Pro Series” or “IPCP Pro xi/Q xi Series/VCP” from the drop-down menu under Extron Product
- Open/download the file by clicking the link found under the Communication Sheet column
This can be narrowed down further by using the other filters (Manufacturer, Category, Model) to find a specific camera.
CamConnect software synchronizes Lumens PTZ camera control with sound location data from HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems. This allows Lumens PTZ cameras to switch their focus to the active-speaking participant in a meeting space.
Required before you start
Nureva HDL300, Dual HDL300
- HDL300 or Dual HDL300 firmware version 3.1.9 or newer
- Nureva Console desktop client version 2.6.201042 or newer
- A third-party camera with integration software that supports using sound location data
- Reviewing the third-party camera's users guide
NOTE: This is a local integration with Nureva Console client. Using the Nureva Console cloud application is not required.
Nureva Console client - enabling camera tracking integration
- Launch the Nureva Console desktop client
- From the Devices dashboard, scroll down to the Integrations section
- Open the Camera tracking menu
- Enable Camera tracking integration by sliding the toggle to the right
- Once Camera tracking is enabled, a notification will indicate that the feature is active
Configure third-party camera software
⚠ Reviewing the user guides for the third-party software is recommended before proceeding.
Once camera tracking integration has been enabled in Nureva Console client, the third-party camera will begin to receive sound location data. Each third-party camera's setup is unique with some cameras requiring specific settings to be adjusted or data to be entered. Please consult the user guide for the camera and its companion software for information about setting up camera tracking.
Requests for host name and port number
Some third-party cameras may require the host name and the port number to be manually entered. This information is available from the camera tracking dashboard, just below the toggle to enable camera tracking integration. Buttons are available to copy and paste the information into the camera software.
Allowing device access to sound location data
Local computer connections are allowed by default. In some cases, it might be necessary to allow access to the sound location data to specific host names or IP addresses. The additional host names and IP addresses can be entered into the field below the network integration settings information.
- Added host names and IP addresses can be removed by clicking on the ⊗ next to the entry
- If Nureva Console client is unable to start camera tracking integration
- A red notification with issue details will be shown at the top of the device page
- Verify that the port is not already being used
- If the port is already in use, enter a valid port number that is not in use
- If Nureva Console client is not reporting any errors, but camera tracking is not functional
- Consult with the third-party camera's technical support
- If additional assistance is needed, contact the Nureva support team
Sound tracking device API guide
Nureva’s sound location device API is available for camera companies to access sound location data for their cameras. The sound location API is a local service running within Nureva Console software. The local service monitors and reports sound location as registered by Nureva audio conferencing systems to any connected client. The server provides a simple set of APIs that allow clients to connect, query device information and receive streaming sound location events.
NOTE: By downloading, accessing or using the API guide, as well as authorizing or permitting any individual to access or use the API guide, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Application Developer and API Agreement.