The company enters the online video communications space with a new solution designed to amplify how people see, engage, and interact in hybrid work environments
MELVILLE, N.Y., November 16, 2022 — With the shift to remote and hybrid work accelerated during the pandemic, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, sought out ways to leverage their expertise in imaging technology to help hybrid work teams stay engaged with one another and well-connected despite being in different locations. With growing demand for technologies that support hybrid environments, Canon U.S.A., is now entering the online video communications business by announcing the official availability of the AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) solution.
Developed by Canon U.S.A., to help support high productivity and employee engagement, the AMLOS solution is a software-and-camera product suite designed to support modern hybrid meetings. The AMLOS solution is an additional layer on top of an organization's existing, compatible conference solution.1 It allows both in-person and remote participants to engage in meetings, providing an intuitive experience with hand gesture controls for in-person participants, and a user interface that can be customized by a remote participant to help promote collaboration.1 The AMLOS solution consists of software and a Canon CR-N300 or CR-N500 PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera.2
"Through the launch of the AMLOS solution, Canon acknowledges hybrid working as a core component of the work environment and what it can and will look like going forward," said Keith Kmetz, program vice president, imaging, printing & document solutions, IDC. "The solution looks to improve the current collaborative experience between in-office and remote staff by leveraging its well-known camera brand equity into an opportunity to impact the hybrid work model."
Pre-launch activities have generated interest from many organizations in various industries– including those in the technology space, education sector, creative agencies and the entertainment industry. Within this year, the AMLOS solution was showcased at well-known tradeshows, including CES, NAB, and InfoComm - earning both the attention of attendees and accolades from certain tradeshow organizations. Canon U.S.A. also worked with HITRECORD and actor/producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who used the AMLOS solution to collaborate with hundreds of in-person and remote attendees to create an animated short film at CES 2022.
"The AMLOS solution from Canon is an exciting step forward in the hybrid work experience," said Bob Serr, VP of Microsoft's Azure Communication Services. "With enhanced visuals and seamless connectivity powered by Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Teams, remote colleagues can collaborate even more effectively, together."
The AMLOS solution is now available through Canon U.S.A., Inc.'s authorized channel partners. The software is currently available for a $150 monthly subscription fee per room (MSRP). Each customer will also need to purchase one of the following Canon PTZ cameras per room: a CR-N300 for longer zoom range or a CR-N500 for a wider angle of view and better low light performance.2 Service and support and additional third-party solutions are required, for which additional fees apply.
Go Ahead, Get Creative with AMLOS! For more information, watch the AMLOS Introductory Video and visit the new, interactive AMLOS webpage.