HC has a flock of Owls (10 total) available for employee checkout through IT Helpdesk

What's an Owl Meeting Pro? It's a 360-degree camera, mic, and speaker combined into one easy-to-use device allowing for easier hybrid conferencing when used within a video conference (Google Meet, Zoom, etc...)

What equipment do I need to operate the Owl?

You will need a computer (see below) plus your Owl. The Owl is USB UVC 1.1, UAC 1 compatible and works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. The Owl has been tested to work with USB-C ports using these approved cables and adapters.

The Owl will work on the following Operating Systems:

Limited Support on Ubuntu 16.04 or higher (some video applications will work, others may not); may work on other Linux-based systems

The Owl is not currently compatible with mobile devices, including iPads, because most video conferencing platforms do not support external cameras in the mobile versions of their apps.

How do I check out an Owl Meeting Pro to use in my classroom or department meeting?

Current checkout term is 1 week. Please email helpdesk@hastings.edu to confirm device availability and schedule your pickup/return. Checkouts can be extended pending reservation requests and available inventory on a case-by-case basis.

For more Owl Support Information - please see this updated reference