Echo360 POD Specifications
The Echo360 POD is the tabletop capture device, designed
for smaller venues, created and distributed by Echo360. It was placed
into service in May 2016.
The Echo360 POD can be set on a tabletop or shelf that
allows access to the input ports on the back.
The allowable operating
temperature of the Echo360 POD device is between 0° – 45° C (32° – 113°
F). Be sure to install the device in a location where the temperature
around the unit does not exceed this limit. If operated in an environment
where temperatures exceed this limit, the unit may overheat and malfunction
Echo360 active learning platform.
- Capture full-motion output from any HDMI enabled
device, including document cameras, laptop computers, and projectors.
- HDMI splitter to record output from the laptop
computer and simultaneously output the signal to a projector.
- High-performance encoding engine provides H.264
encoded output up to 30fps at all resolutions and bitrates from 240kbps
- Digital input via HDMI.
Appliance Display Resolutions
- Capture input resolutions from 640x480 to 1920x1080.
- DMT: Display Monitor Timing lists standard
display timings for various resolutions and screen sizes
- GTF: Generalized Timing Formula is a video
- CVT: Coordinated Video Timings (CVT) is a replacement
- CVTRB: Video Timings-Reduced Blanking is a
VESA standard which offers reduced horizontal and vertical blanking
for non-CRT based displays
Resolutions: The POD does not support capturing at 1920x1200.
- Digital video input via HDMI.
- Provides H.264-encoded output with configurable
frame rates including 12.5/14.985fps or 25/29.97fps at bitrates from
120kbps to 15Mbps.
- HDMI splitter to record output from the source
and simultaneously output the signal to a projector.
- HDMI audio
- Audio encoding in stereo mixed-mono or mono.
- Audio capture in AAC, sampled at 22.05kHz or
44.1kHz, encoded at bitrates from 32kbps to 128kbps CBR.
- Consumer 1/8" stereo microphone input
- Consumer 1/8" line-in audio input.
We currently support two channel PCM
encoded audio over HDMI, however, high data rate encoded audio
(like Dolby 5.1) is not supported.
All selected audio inputs are mixed.
Meaning if HDMI audio is enabled for either/both video channels,
the sound feed from HDMI input(s) will be combined and synced
with the Audio channel feed (Balanced or Unbalanced). To use ONLY
the HDMI audio, select None
or Mute for the Audio
The POD is configured with two MAC addresses to support
the additional connectivity. The "odd numbered" MAC address
is for wireless communication. The Echo360 POD contains wireless connectivity
capability for when the device is being used in a room where wired Ethernet
connections are not available.
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) for reliable content upload.
- WPA and WPA-2 with PSK
If a wired connection is available, you are strongly urged to use that instead. The
wired connection is configured using the even-numbered MAC address. This
is the one you should use to add the device to a room. However if using
wireless becomes necessary, you can change the room
device assignment to use the odd-numbered (wireless) one.
NOTE: The POD cannot
do live streaming over wireless; if you wish to generate a Live streamed
class using the POD, be sure to use a wired ethernet connection for the
These packaging options produce viewable media for students:
M4V audio and motion display
- Audio Rich
Media. Flash-based audio and display (browser)
- Echo Media
Player. Flash-based audio, video, and display (browser)
Signal Processing and Encoding
Signal pre-processing includes decimation, automatic de-interlacing,
and noise reduction.
- Dimensions: 17.5cm x 17.5cm x 5.5 cm
- Weight: 1lb
- Forced-air cooling
- World-compatible direct AC/DC converter with
- Operating environment: 0°-45°C (32°-113°F)
- Operating humidity: 25% to 80%, non-condensing
- Power requirements: 100vAC to 240vAC, 50/60Hz
- UL 60065, 7th Edition, 2006-11-20
- FCC CFR47 Parts 15:107/15:109