To achieve our goals, we wanted a powerful and efficient system. For hardware design, we chose to build on top of off-the-shelf hardware. We specifically did not design new camera and speakers. Instead of locking customers into a rigid design, this approach gives customers more flexibility, we believe (in addition saving our customers money). You have more option as to what external parts you use, and how you use them. For example, our systems are both in smaller huddle rooms, and also larger conference rooms. The customers have different preferences for cameras. Teams have different needs, and we designed a system to respond.
The device is the brains of the TV video conference system. It's built specifically for video conferencing, supporting features like wireless presentations, always on, and 2-TV set up, as well as critical security infrastructure.
It runs our firmware (a custom packaging of Linux). We specifically built the device using the off-the-shelf NUC box. This allowed us to achieve both power and affordability.