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2023 TOP Virtual Meeting for Panoramic Video: Part 1

In today's digital age, the use of panoramic video in virtual meetings has become the newest trend in the business industry. It has gathered significant attention, enabling users to have a unique collaboration and communication experience. As many organizations embrace remote work and hybrid work models, the demand for feature-rich virtual meeting platforms has also increased. 

In this article, we will explore the top virtual meeting platform vendors for 2023 and learn how to use the best compatible panoramic video conference equipment on each platform. 

Best Panoramic Video in Town

The latest development in camera technology includes the creation of panoramic video devices. Suppose you are looking for a 360-degree immersive video experience that is high-tech with its AI-powered system and HD conference camera. In that case, Coolpo cameras are the answer to your prayers. Meet the Coolpo AI Huddle Pana, Mini, and Mini Lite and experience an immersive video conference. 

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Coolpo Camera for a 360-degree Immersive Experience

These 360 cameras are perfect for hybrid meetings. Their AI-powered systems and gesture-control camera technology are the best meeting technological finds on the market, allowing you to have a new immersive meeting experience. 

Below are the features of Coolpo cameras:

Coolpo AI Huddle Pana

  • 360-degree FOV with 1080p video quality
  • MeetingFlex®Technology – Speaker and Gesture Tracker
  • 4 smart microphones
  • 15 ft sound pick range with
  • 360-degree audio output

Coolpo AI Huddle Mini

  • MeetingFlex®Technology – Gesture Recognition
  • 110-degree horizontal FOV
  • 4K video resolution
  • 6 mic arrays 
  • 21 ft. sound pick-up range
  • Noise and echo canceling Feature

Coolpo AI Huddle Mini Lite

One great advantage of using this camera is its USB plug feature. This means you can automatically use the camera when you plug it in using its cord. 

If you wish to learn more about the product, you can book a demo with us!

Incorporate Panoramic Video with Top Meeting Platforms

One amazing thing about this Coolpo camera is its integration and compatibility with any leading virtual platform. This means that Coolpo devices purchased now can be used immediately without the need to download additional drivers! You can use it no matter what your manager or client uses for virtual meetings. 

To know how to maneuver Coolpo cameras, here is a list of mainstream virtual conferencing/meeting platforms and how to use these AI-integrated devices with them.

1. Zoom 

Zoom is one of the most well-known virtual platforms, founded by Eric Yuan in 2011. It has become one of the most dominant virtual meeting spaces because it’s easy to use, reliable, and stable. You can access the platform freely (“freemium”) or avail yourself of the paid subscription. 

Here are the simple steps you can follow to use the Coolpo Camera in Zoom or Zoom One:  

  1. Attach the USB camera to the main laptop/mac/PC.
  2. Open the Zoom app. (Download the app here!)
  3. On the upper right side of Windows computers, click the settings icon. 

Settings Icon
  1. Click Video to see a box with a video of yourself. 
  1. Below that box is the camera setting. Choose the Coolpo camera as the default camera and start your meeting.  

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2. Slack

Slack was originally created as a team communication tool, but teams can now connect to external partners and clients, allowing users to have extended collaboration. You can enjoy the app's Free, Pro, or Business plans. Additional features might be included if the user subscribes to the Pro or Business Plan. 

To use the app with Coolpo Camera, you can follow these steps:

  1. Connect the camera to your laptop and open the Slack app.
  2. Choose which channel you will conduct the meeting. 
  1. Click on the headset icon on the lower left side of the screen. This will generate a video call sequence. Then, click the video camera icon to turn on the camera. The Coolpo camera will automatically connect. 

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3. Cisco Webex

The Webex platform dates back to 1995, with Subrah Iyar and Min Zhu founding Webex Communications Inc. In 2007, when the company experienced significant improvement, it acquired Webex, leading to the creation of Cisco Webex. The platform offers high-quality video and audio conferencing and other features. 

To use the panoramic video, follow the steps below: 

  1. Connect the camera to your laptop and click on the app.
  2. Start a meeting or join using the invitation link. 


  1. Click the “drop down” icon beside the camera icon. 


  1. Choose the Coolpo panoramic camera or any preferred webcam as your default camera. 
  1. Switch on your camera and enjoy your meeting. 

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4. Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has gained significant popularity in recent years. This year, it has become the leading virtual platform many organizations use with over 280 million monthly users as of the first quarter of 2023. It was launched last 2017 as part of Office 365 and became a top competitor of other well-known virtual platforms, including Zoom, Slack, and Google Workspace. 

Steps in using Coolpo camera in MS Teams. 

  1. Open MS Teams 
  2. Connect the camera to your laptop
  3. To start a meeting, click on the camera icon in the upper left corner of your screen. To join, click the provided invitation link. 

  1. An audio and video setting will appear on your screen. Turn on your camera by clicking the camera icon below the screen. This will automatically connect to a 360-degree camera and click Join the meeting. 

5. Meta 

The workplace meta is one of the most recent virtual platforms to emerge. This collaboration tool is run by its parent company, Facebook. It was previously known as the workplace on Facebook. It was built to help organizations manage their social media, allowing collaboration and communication. It allows one to connect to other organizations with meta-workplace profiles.  

Steps in Conducting a Video Conference in Meta using Coolpo Camera 

  1. Open Meta App. 
  2. Choose a contact for the call. 
  3. Press the Video camera Icon, usually found on the upper right side of the screen. 
  4. Before the call starts, a prompt message will appear. Click allow to use camera and mic. 
  5. Turn on the camera using the camera icon. 

The Coolpo camera will automatically connect to the Meta app as long as you’re using it on your computer and connected via USB, allowing easy access. 

6. GoTo

Citrix Systems created GoTo in 2004 to enable web conferencing and remote desktop access. Over the years, GoTo has evolved and expanded its offerings, incorporating a wide range of collaboration and communication tools to cater to diverse user needs.

It offers users a free plan allowing basic video conferencing features and a paid plan, GoTo Meeting, GoTo Webinar, and GoTo Connect, offering different features appropriate for your activity. 

To use Coolpo Camera on the GoTo Platform, follow these simple steps. 

  1. Go to the GoTo website After connecting the camera to your laptop. 
  2. Join a meeting via invitation or Start a meeting of your own. 
  3. Go to settings located at the upper right side of the screen. 
  4. Click the camera setting and use Coolpo Camera as the default camera. 

  1. Exit the setting feature and go back to the meeting. Click on the camera icon at the lower center of the screen to turn on your camera. 

The Coolpo camera will automatically be used when conducting the GoTo meeting after being set as the default camera in the system. 

7. Pexip

Pexip was established in 2012 by a group of industry veterans who recognized the need for scalable and interoperable video conferencing solutions. It is created to allow seamless collaboration by breaking down barriers between various video conferencing platforms. Pexip achieved this by developing a software-based meeting platform that allows organizations to connect and collaborate using any device or system, regardless of their underlying infrastructure.

To access Pexip using Coolpo, follow the steps below:  

  1. Open the app and connect your camera. 
  2. Join a meeting or start a meeting. 
  3. Click Allow if the system prompts you to gain access to your camera and audio.
  4. Switch on your camera by clicking on the camera icon at the lower center of the screen.
  5. If the camera cannot connect, visit the setting section via the 3 dots icon and go for the camera section. Select the Coolpo camera as the default camera of the system.
  6. Exit the setting feature and turn on the camera again. 

Learn more about Pexip here! 

8. Google

Google Meet is part of the very well-known Google Workspace suite. Google Meet has experienced remarkable growth these past few years as it offers reliable and secure video conferencing capabilities with simplicity and ease of use. It seamlessly integrates with other Google applications, like Calendar and Gmail. Google Meet also supports features like live captions, screen sharing, and breakout rooms. 

To use the 360-degree camera, all you have to do is do the following: 

  1. Open Google Meet. 
  2. Connect the camera to the laptop. 
  3. Create or join the meeting. 
  4. Turn on your camera before joining. 
  5. Join the meeting. 

The Coolpo camera will automatically connect to the Google Meet app or site when you plug it into your laptop—an easy-to-use and hassle-free camera for your virtual meeting.   

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9. RingCentral

RingCentral, founded by Vlad Shmunis in 1999, was created on the idea of a video conferencing platform based on a cloud-based solution. In 2013, RingCentral launched its initial public offering (IPO) and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. This solidifies its position as a leading player in the unified communications market. The company has experienced rapid growth, acquiring several smaller communication companies and integrating their technologies into its platform, serving millions of users worldwide. 

How to use RingCentral with the panoramic camera 

  1. After connecting the camera to your laptop, click the app. 

  1. Click on the link invitation to join the meeting.
  2. After joining, a message will prompt. Allow the app user to use your camera and mic. 

  1. Once done, click the “ ^ ” icon beside the camera icon. Choose the Coolpo camera as the default camera. 

  1. Exit the camera setting and turn on the camera by clicking the camera icon. 

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This doesn't end here.

So far, you have learned about the nine video conferencing apps that can be easily accessed with Coolpo's panoramic video camera and explored how to use them using the guide above. Although you have learned quite a lot, there is still more to learn. Be updated on the other video conferencing platforms you can use. Make sure to explore the other video conferencing platforms.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this article. 

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