HoverCam Announces World's First USB 3.0 Document Camera With 4K Resolution and Full-Motion Video for the Education Market

Solo 8 Document Camera

SAN DIEGO, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., maker of the HoverCam document cameras and portable scanners, announced a new generation of document cameras that redefines document camera technology and pushes performance to an unprecedented level.

The HoverCam Solo 8 Document Camera for Education

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The HoverCam Solo 8 is the world's first SuperSpeed USB 3.0 document camera that utilizes an advanced 8-megapixel sensor that delivers uncompressed YUV video with 4K resolution at true 30 frames per second (fps) full-motion video frame rate.

"Many document camera manufacturers claim they can achieve a 30fps frame rate over USB, but it usually happens at a low resolution like VGA," said Kamille Franchomme, Pathway's product marketing manager. "The Solo 8 is the only document camera that delivers 4K resolution while maintaining full-motion frame rate. This is a breakthrough in document camera performance."

This engineering feat is achieved through a new generation of imaging technology called Photon 1.0. The Photon 1.0 imaging engine brings the user the best image and color, the highest resolution and the fastest frame rate to allow for amazingly crisp and clear images and truly lag-free full motion video over USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

The unit is backwards compatible with USB 2.0, providing users with 30fps speed using minimal MJPEG compression. Solo 8 is compatible with both Windows and Mac, with no drivers to install.

Unlike traditional document cameras that are bulky and incorporate large and expensive optical components, the Solo 8 achieves a high level of zoom magnification and superb clarity without expensive optical lenses. The result is a significantly more compact document camera with better performance at half the cost.

Solo 8 comes pre-loaded with a software bundle – FlexView and FlexCap – which transforms it into a multi-functional device, allowing users to record video, take snapshots, web conference, scan documents directly to PDF and annotate, even while recording video.

"Since its debut at tradeshows around the U.S. and Europe, response to Solo 8 has been phenomenal. This is possibly the best document camera ever built," said Franchomme. "Educators are excited to experience a product that can finally keep up with them when they teach and create their lessons. We've definitely raised the bar in document camera technology. This is what educators should expect from every document camera on the market today - this is how they should really perform."

The Solo 8 is shipping now for $349. For a limited time, HoverCam and its authorized dealers are offering a $100 instant rebate per unit with trade-in of a document camera regardless of brand. For additional information please visit www.thehovercam.com/solo-8.

HoverCam products are available through the HoverCam online store (www.thehovercam.com/store), a network of education-focused resellers and office product superstores' online sites. To find out more about the company and its products, please visit www.thehovercam.com.

CONTACT: Press Contact Kamille Franchomme Product Marketing Manager (858)750-3499 marketing@thehovercam.com

Source:Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc.