January 17, 2017 6:33 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Vaddio, LLC

Company Overview

Vaddio, LLC designs, develops, and manufactures PTZ cameras, professional AV solutions, and a suite of unified communication and collaboration products for audiovisual, videoconference, and broadcast marketplaces. The company offers HD PTZ cameras, POV cameras, OEM cameras, and peripherals and accessories for cameras; and live production solutions, tracking systems, presentation systems, and accessories. It provides its products for hospitality, worship, healthcare, government, entertainment, education, and corporate clients. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. As of April 1, 2016, Vaddio, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Milestone AV Technologies, LLC.

131 Cheshire Drive

Suite 500

Minnetonka, MN 55305

United States

Founded in 2003

Phone:

763-971-4400

Fax:

763-971-4464

Key Executives for Vaddio, LLC

Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of the Board of Directors
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Product Development
Director of North American Sales
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 63
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Vaddio, LLC Key Developments

Vaddio Introduces Next Generation Presenter Tracking at InfoComm 2016

Vaddio introduced the next generation in enterpriseclass Presenter Tracking, Vaddio RoboTRAK™. RoboTRAK delivers intelligent IR tracking, optimized for large venues, that's effortless and affordable. Vaddio is also featuring the new RoboSHOT™ 20 UHD 4K PTZ, the new PCC™ Premier IP camera controller, and ClearSHOT™ 10 USB PTZ conferencing camera. These latest Vaddio innovations will be demonstrated live at InfoComm 2016. Vaddio's 4th generation presenter tracking system, RoboTRAK™ is built on proven technology to deliver the most accurate and precise tracking, optimized for large venues, on a small venue budget. Unlike audio or facial recognition based tracking systems, this advanced IR technology and ultrasmooth pan and tilt motion insure presenter tracking is natural and effortless, enabling the presenter to focus on the teaching not the technology. RoboTRAK is a powerful solution that's simple to install and easy to use, comprising: RoboTRAK performance IR tracking camera, any Vaddio RoboSHOT™ PTZ, and a convenient, singlepiece presenter lanyard that supports up to 40 hours of operation on a single battery charge. Capable of tracking up to 40 feet, RoboTRAK can be either ceiling or wallmounted, and can be paired with the Vaddio AV Bridge MATRIX PRO™ for an automated `classroom in a box'. As with all Vaddio solutions, RoboTRAK incorporates the Vaddio Remote Management System™, enabling easy, accessible configuration, management and control from any web browser. In addition to the debut of the new RoboTRAK, Vaddio will also be highlighting and demonstrating additional new products including: Vaddio RoboSHOT™ 20 UHD: Vaddio's RoboSHOT 20 UHD delivers ultimate UHD (4K) video, and unsurpassed HD (1080p/60) video, superior to higher priced 3chip cameras. RoboSHOT 20 UHD boasts the higher quality, razorsharp imaging for truly fine detail and exceptional color reproduction. Built around a backilluminated 9.03 megapixel image sensor with a maximum 2160p/30 resolution, the RoboSHOT 20 UHD leads in Vaddio's enterpriseclass PTZ camera line. RoboSHOT 20 UHD is the first to provide simultaneous HDMI, HDBaseT, HDSDI and IP streaming outputs, 20x zoom and 74degree horizontal field of view, suitable for the most demanding video production, live event, lecture capture and conferencing applications. Vaddio Precision Camera Controller™ Premier: PCC Premier™ is Vaddio's newest camera controller capable of simultaneous control of up to 16 PTZ cameras. IP enabled, the PCC Premier virtualizes camera control across an enterprise when paired with Vaddio's RoboSHOT cameras. The Remote Studio feature provides an H.264 decoder incorporated into the controller allowing operators to view live IP video streams remotely with no additional equipment. In addition, the PCC Premier includes eight dedicated RS232 ports supporting legacy operations of Vaddio, Sony, or Panasonic PTZ cameras. An intuitive user interface presents individual access to all image settings and presets for each camera providing operators with ultimate flexibility in live production events. PCC Premier has a fullcolor touchscreen interface, pan/tilt/zoom speed control knobs, large focus knob for fine control with auto/manual toggle, and a threeaxis Halleffect joystick for smooth, precise camera movements. Vaddio ClearSHOT™ 10 USB: Vaddio's ClearSHOT 10 USB sets new priceperformance standards for professional quality conferencing cameras suited to any size meeting space. This enterpriseclass HD PTZ camera delivers exceptional image quality with USB plugandplay simplicity, enabling any Mac or PCbased application to be used in a group collaboration environment. ClearSHOT 10 USB features simultaneous uncompressed USB 3.0 and IP (H.264) streaming video outputs, and is fully equipped with a 10x optical zoom lens and 74-degree wide horizontal field of view. These new Vaddio products, and others, support the Vaddio Remote Management System™. Pioneered in the RoboSHOT USB products, Vaddio RMS provides remote monitoring, management and control from any web browser, enabling efficient, manageable deployment of distributed conferencing and production networks. Vaddio products are Made in the USA and unique to the industry include a 2year standard warranty. Experience Vaddio Innovation Live: These new Vaddio solutions and others will be demonstrated live at InfoComm 2016, Las Vegas, June 810, Booth N1337.

Vaddio Introduces Vaddio RoboSHOT 20 UHD

Vaddio announced the newest addition to the Vaddio RoboSHOT™ product line: Vaddio RoboSHOT 20 UHD, first Enterprise-Class 4K PTZ camera with HDBaseT™. The RoboSHOT 20 UHD delivers Ultra HD (4K) video with pristine color reproduction even in challenging lighting conditions, and delivers exceptional HD (1080) video compared to 3-chip PTZ cameras, at a fraction of the price. With native HDBaseT connectivity for cable extension over single CAT5e, and simultaneous HDBaseT, HDMI, HD-SDI and IP streaming outputs, RoboSHOT 20 UHD introduces a whole new class of camera quality, performance and manageability for live event production, lecture capture and conferencing applications. The Vaddio RoboSHOT 20 UHD camera features a 9.03 Megapixel Ultra High Definition (4K) sensor that delivers native 2160p/30 (3840 x 2160) video. The 74° horizontal field of view " the widest field of view of any Ultra HD PTZ camera now " and the 20x zoom, make RoboSHOT 20 UHD ideal for any production application in small or large environments. RoboSHOT 20 UHD also supports HD (1080 and 720) video resolutions, delivering broadcast-quality video that surpasses significantly higher priced 3-chip cameras. Like all RoboSHOT series cameras, the RoboSHOT 20 UHD comes fully equipped with Vaddio’s Tri-Synchronous Motion technology, a unique, silent, direct-drive motor system that allows all three axes of the camera (pan, tilt and zoom) to move simultaneously for ultra smooth, natural camera motion. The precise, fast, fluid operation and pan and tilt movements from 120° per second down to 0.35° per second enable fast moving or slow moving objects to be captured without vibration and bounce. RoboSHOT 20 UHD can be directly paired with Vaddio’s OneLINK™ HDMI receiver providing camera power, control and video over a single cable, significantly simplifying and accelerating installation. OneLink HDMI extends UHD Video, 100BaseT Ethernet, RS-232, and power up to 100 meters/328 feet on a standard CAT5e cable. Based upon HDBaseT technology, the RoboSHOT 20 UHD can also be directly connected to HDBaseT-compliant AV switchers. RoboSHOT 20 UHD is the only camera in its class to provide simultaneous, direct from camera audio/video streaming via HDMI, HDBT, HD-SDI and IP, providing production operators a live preview from any camera to insure the right shot at the right time. The RoboSHOT 20 UHD also includes a 12v DC, 3.0 Amp power connector and supply for locally-powered installations, or Power Over Ethernet Plus Plus (LTPOE++) for network-powered installations. The RoboSHOT 20 UHD is now available for order at $5,895 MSRP. RoboSHOT 20 UHD will begin shipping in July 2016 and will make its debut at NAB 2016, Las Vegas, April 18-21, Booth C11139.

Vaddio Introduces The Next Generation of Enterprise Class Camera Controllers

Vaddio announced the Vaddio Precision Camera Controller Premier™ (PCC Premier), the newest addition to the camera controller consoles with the added advantage of anywhere, anytime control. The PCC Premier enables simultaneous control of up to 16 Vaddio RoboSHOT PTZ cameras over an IP network connection. An IP address book can virtually control up to 80 PTZ cameras with the simple press of a button. In addition to Vaddio’s PTZ camera, the PCC Premier can control both Sony and Panasonic cameras via the eight RS-232 connection ports providing maximum installation flexibility for any production. Vaddio has also included support for a built-in H.264 decoder targeting remote studio and campus operating center applications. Paired with Vaddio RoboSHOT HD-SDI, RoboSHOT 12 USB, or ClearSHOT 10 USB, camera operators will have ability to remotely view and control live production events over the network. Camera operators can paint and frame camera shots on-the-fly using the intuitive control surface on the PCC Premier, supporting the most demanding production environments. The PCC Premier includes a three-axis Hall-effect joystick, PTZ speed control knobs, large focus knob, illuminated push buttons for camera selection, and a full color touchscreen display with easy-to-find image and preset controls. Setup and management of the PCC Premier is available through an embedded web server accessed by a standard PC browser.

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