And The Avard 2022 in the categorie education goes to…. TrackingMaster

On 20.10.2022, TrackingMaster was awarded the coveted “The AVard” in the Education category. This means that TrackingMaster has won the highly competitive and highly topical Education category. The Avard is awarded by the leading industry magazine ProfessionalSystem and is based on votes from end customers, partners and experts in the AV industry.

We are proud of this award and will now work even harder for hybrid education.

Thank you to all customers, supporters and partners for your support and trust.

Why hybrid teaching?

Hybrid teaching is the most important future topic for universities. The reality of people’s lives is changing – think of young parents or students who can no longer afford an apartment in the big cities. But also students who want to follow lectures at a face-to-face university. This requires flexibility in terms of location and time, which is only possible through hybrid teaching and good teaching content.

This is also a great advantage for lecturers, as they can concentrate on individual teaching while the basic studies are canned.

The universities benefit from the growth in student numbers, which is not automatically accompanied by new buildings, which has a positive effect on the CO2 balance.

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What does the TrackingMaster do

The TrackingMaster is used to automatically track lecturers in lectures. For this purpose, a PTZ camera is automatically moved based on data from external sensors to keep the lecturer constantly in the picture.

Advantages of the TrackingMaster

  • The TrackingMaster is characterized by high reliability and individual configuration options to best integrate the topic of hybrid teaching into university operations.

  • Compared to optical systems, the TrackingMaster is superior, because not the image (e.g. downscaled JPG stream) is evaluated, but the position precisely detected by laser. Disturbances caused by striped jackets, bad light, reflections through glass panes, etc. are therefore a thing of the past.

  • Audio-based systems are only reliable in rooms without movement (e.g., conference room) and do not ensure reliable detection or tracking in lecture halls. With the already heavy workloads of many media technology teams, there is a need for a system that does not require attention, as is the case with TrackingMaster.
Advantages for universities
  • Reliable positioning of the professor, so that this and, if necessary, the blackboard writing is displayed as a full screen, thus optimizing university didactics in the context of hybrid teaching.

  • High reliability of the system: No additional personnel required to operate or monitor tracking.

  • Individual setting options, e.g. through config frontend and depth detection for different requirements (e.g. fixed presets at the blackboard area if professor*in is standing in front of the blackboard or definition of higher level tracking zones, e.g. to ignore students leaving the room if the professor*in is detected in front of the blackboard)

  • Complete workflow from recording to storage (solution-independent, e.g. OpenCast) automated and flexibly designable. We provide the relevant interface and the required code for the common solutions.

  • Small unit (besides the laser sensors, only a small computer unit supplied is needed) that can be integrated in the lecture hall or in the server room.

  • Regular security and feature updates available. With a development team in Germany, we can respond promptly to requirements from the market.

  • The system works independently of the camera manufacturer.
Advantages for system houses
  • First-class support and continuous further development of the system: contact & support as well as software development in Germany.

  • System can be individually configured to customer requirements and special circumstances.

  • Training of their team and well documented installation guide available.

  • Partner concept available, with benefits such as joint promotions, product demos, showroom equipment and attractive conditions.

  • TrackingMaster is DSGVO compliant.


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Tim Kutter - TrackingMaster - Head of Sales