HuddleCamHD is a U.S-based company operating from Downingtown, Pennsylvania that manufactures USB connected conference cameras and speakerphones. Offering both wireless and wired USB webcams, HuddleCamHD is most known for it’s affordable USB cameras with pan, tilt, and optical zoom capabilities.
HuddleCamHD was founded in 2014 by a group of engineers from Haverford Systems, Inc established in 1987. “HuddleCamHD” is an official registered trademark owned by Haverford Systems incorporated. CEO, Hugh Richards, started HuddleCamHD, with over 30 years of audio visual experience and notes “helping organizations navigate the move to cloud based video conferencing will be the main focus for HuddleCamHD”
HuddleCamHD released its first wireless USB 3.0 conference camera, called the HuddleCam Air, in March of 2015 at the Enterprise Connect show in Orlando, FL. Initial reviews from Wainhouse Research were positive as Ira Weinstein writes, “ [the HuddleCam Air] operates at 5 GHz and works at distances up to 80 feet (25 meters), which means it can replace wired cameras in most conference rooms and even some auditoriums”.
In June of 2015, HuddleCamHD was selected to be in InfoComm’s 2015 Innovation Showcase to demonstrate the world’s first “zero-latency” wireless USB conference camera. The HuddleCam Air was demonstrated live at Infocomm 2015 using the 5 Ghz wireless transmission system to demonstrate the near “zero-latency” required to sync both video and audio for demanding applications like video conferencing.
In September 2015, HuddleCamHD released a wireless speakerphone called the HuddlePod Air. The HuddlePod air is one of the industry’s first wireless USB speakerphones that uses the 2.4 Ghz wireless spectrum. Rave Publications, a leading publication agency in the audio visual industry, interviewed lead engineer Matthew Davis to review the new product line up at InfoComm 2015.
USB Connected Conference Cameras from 3X through 30X optical zoom
Initially HuddleCamHD featured a set of eight USB connected conference cameras built for use with web conferencing software such as GoToMeeting, Skype and Zoom.US. The company has since expanded to include wireless USB conferencing products that serve the same market.