January 6, 2022
Canon is looking to elevate the future of remote work experience by designing an interactive video software, AMLOS, which is designed to work with Microsoft Teams and Azure.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. introduced a collaborative work tool that is in development, AMLOS (Activate My Line of Sight) a hybrid meeting software solution that can harness the power of Canon’s image processing technology that is being designed to help create an immersive hybrid work experience.
The company explained that the development of the AMLOS solution stemmed from the challenges faced over the past two years with remote working. Several months into the pandemic, teams at Canon USA began to personally feel some challenges of remote work, like the majority of those in the American office culture. While the convenience factor of working from home benefited people in many ways, after a few months, many Canon USA employees found some hurdles to conducting productive meetings with high engagement over video.
“We have come to know remote working well over the past two years, and we recognize that hybrid teams need a great way to collaborate. With AMLOS and the use of a single camera, we’re aiming to alleviate the pain points that come with group interaction and are pleased to be working with Microsoft on this endeavour,” said Kazuto “Kevin” Ogawa, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The AMLOS software is compatible with Canon’s CR-N300 and CR-N500 PTZ cameras, which produce 4K and HD image quality, with image-processing power and speed that enables 4K UHD video acquisition, image stabilization and precise Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus. These features can clearly capture detailed visuals, such as writing on a whiteboard.
The software works with Microsoft Teams and Azure. Businesses who already use Teams to instant message, video conference and store files, and those who use Azure for cloud services, will have the opportunity to increase productivity by taking advantage of the AMLOS solution’s intuitive, collaborative software
“Together with Canon, we will be able to give our customers an advantage on how to approach the future of hybrid work. AMLOS, together with Microsoft Teams and Azure, can help hybrid teams increase productivity and remove barriers affecting the efficiency of this new remote work environment. Physical location will no longer be an obstacle for connecting employees on a professional level,” said Hiroki Iino, Microsoft Account Director.
Canon U.S.A. is currently scheduled to make the AMLOS software available in the first half of 2022.
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