# Introduction

# The Functions of TrueConf Weathervane

TrueConf Weathervane, our software for automatic speaker tracking and video stream switching, is designed to:

  • Capture a video stream from a camera that is best positioned for tracking an active speaker during video conferences;

  • Automate the interactions of multiple video sources.

TrueConf Weathervane is intended to be used with TrueConf Room 3.1+ (to switch between its output images) and/or a matrix switcher. Camera and switcher positions to choose between are called presets.

When presets are changed, TrueConf Weathervane can be controlled by the signals (turning microphones on/off) from a digital discussion system and/or command parameters sent when the application is run. In addition, you can manually direct switching through the application user interface.

# TrueConf Weathervane Features

  • TrueConf Weathervane is compatible with popular discussion systems by various manufacturers.

  • Compatible with USB cameras, including PTZ cameras supporting VISCA and Pelco-D protocols.

  • Integration with TrueConf Room PC-based room software (HTTP connection with TrueConf Room API).

  • Automatic speaker tracking.

  • Instant switching between multiple cameras.

  • Support for up to 10 PTZ or web cameras.

  • Preset camera positions (pan, tilt, zoom).

  • Unlimited number of presets.

  • Switch presets via command prompt parameters.

  • Manual preset switching.

  • Integration with the CleverMic VWC 22 matrix switcher (in Pro version).

# Supported Equipment

TrueConf Weathervane is compatible with the following digital discussion systems:

  • BKR;

  • Sennheiser ADN;

  • Beyerdynamic ORBIS;

  • Beyerdynamic QUINTA;

  • SHURE;

  • BOSCH CCS 1000D;


You can find setup guides for some of these systems below:

Only CleverMic VWC 22 can be used as a matrix switcher.

Check out the list of currently supported equipment as well as some purchasing tips on official TrueConf website.

# How TrueConf Weathervane Works

Control modes and equipment handled by TrueConf Weathervane can be combined in any way you like.


The following picture gives an example of how a meeting room equipped with PTZ cameras and TrueConf Room connected via TrueConf Weathervane may look like.