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In this video, Tyler Andrews from PoE Texas joins us to talk about Power Over Ethernet equipment. Tyler has a line of power over ethernet adapters for HuddleCamHD cameras that include: WT-AF-HUDDLECAM. The SKU WT-AF_HUDDLECAM is a standard PoE adapter for the HuddleCamHD cameras available for $18.75.

Choosing the Right Camera for Your Room

At HuddleCamHD we know that every space is different. That’s why we offer cameras with various fields of view and optical zoom options from 3X to 30X. For small rooms, we suggest the 3X for its wide field of view and affordable price point. The 3X is now available with built-in audio for an all-in-one deployment option called the HuddleCam 3XA. For medium rooms that are short and wide, you should consider a 3X Wide with USB 3.0. USB 3.0 will provide a noticeably higher quality picture when compared to USB 2.0.

USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0

USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0. That being said USB 2.0 is much less expensive to run cabling for and does not require a quad-core processor for optimal performance. Currently HuddleCamHD offers a wireless USB 2.0 extension system called the USB2Air. The USB2Air is currently a Windows only device which can support up to 30 Megabits of bandwidth per second.

Installation Options

Any HuddleCamHD camera can be wall, ceiling, or pole mounted. We suggest using one of the HuddleCamHD camera wall mounts when wall mounting the camera. These camera wall mounts are made in the USA and include all the necessary hardware for installation to any drywall, masonry or US 2-gang wall box. If you are ceiling mounting the camera you actually have two options: you can use a pole mount or a flush mount. The flush mount can be installed directly to any ceiling with included the hardware.

IR Remote Control

Every HuddleCamHD camera includes an IR remote control which can be used for camera PTZ and configuration. You will notice each IR remote control can operate up to 3 cameras. There is a switch on the back of each camera you can use to set the IR receiver in situations where you want to control multiple cameras from a single IR remote. There is an on screen display menu you can use to fine tune your camera settings (on all cameras except 3X and 10X 720). Setting and calling a presets can be done by pressing the set button and the number you which to set the preset to. Then to call the preset you simply press the number button you have assigned, then press call.

RS-232 Camera Control

Every HuddleCamHD camera includes RS-232 control which utilizes the SONY VISCA camera protocol. You can therefore control the camera from a AV control system such as a Crestron or AMX touch screen. You can convert the RS-232 DB9 cable to USB and control the camera with our VISCA Control Software as well which opens up a host of new features. Once setup properly you can control the camera from any computer, smart phone or tablet on your network.

Complete Systems

HuddleCamHD now offers complete USB-based video conferencing systems designed to work with any online meeting software such as Skype for Business, GoToMeeting, WebEX and Skype. The HuddleCamHD Team and Team Plus systems are easy to install kits designed for video conferencing, live streaming, webinars, and more. Each system includes a fully configured Intel NUC computer with Windows 10, 8GB of Ram, a 256 Solid State Hard Drive and 4 USB 3.0 ports. These systems include everything you need for installation including all the necessary mounting hardware and installation manuals.


Every HuddleCamHD camera comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty. This warranty covers any and all manufacturer defects within the first 2 years. The HuddlePod Air, HuddlePod Air BIG Audio, and mounts all include a 3-year warranty. This warranty does not cover actual end user damage. The USB2Air is the only product from HuddleCamHD that only includes a 1-year warranty. You may contact HuddleCamHD anytime for live support and technical assistance. Our knowledge and ticketing system is available for use at http://help.huddlecamhd.com


HuddleCamHD offers all of the cables you will need for your next video project with the exception of USB extension systems. We do offer a Wireless USB 2.0 extension system called the USB2Air although please note this product has a 25 foot maximum distance and only works with Windows computers. HuddleCamHD cabling options are available in increments of 25 feet up to 100 feet. If your project requires longer cabling you can contact our team for a custom quotation. DB9 cabling camera can be used to extend the connection from your joystick to the first camera. You can daisy-chain this cabling to a 2nd, 3rd and 4th camera with Cascade cabling.

ConnectionOptical Zoom Field of View Maximum Presets RS-232 Min Lux MSRP
HC3X-BK-G2 USB 2.03X 74°64in0.5 @ F2.0$499
HC3XA-BKUSB 2.0 3X 74° 64 none 0.5 @ F2.0 $649
HC10X-720-BK USB 2.0 10X57 °64in & out0.1 @ F1.2$799
HC10X-GY-G3 USB 3.010X61°64in & out0.1$999
HC3XW-GY-G2 USB 3.0 3X 90° 64 in & out 0.25 @ F1.2 $1,199
HC20X-GY-G2 USB 3.0 20X 58° 64 in & out 0.25 @ F1.6 $1,699
HC-SIMPLETRACK-XX3G-SDI/USB 3.0 20X60°255in 0.5 @ F1.6$6,049
HC30X-GY-G2USB 3.0 30X63°64in & out0.5$2,699