The Echo360 Pro, Echo360 Pod, and legacy SafeCapture HD (SCHD) are dedicated capture appliances designed to be used for ad hoc or scheduled recordings in dedicated teaching venues with static (and sometimes complex) Audio/Video setups. These appliances can capture full-motion output from a variety of devices, including document cameras, electronic whiteboards, and computers (PC and Mac).
Echo360 supports the following standards with respect to recording devices (cameras) for use with Echo360 capture appliances:
|Input Format||Supported Standard|
|VGA||VESA DMT, GTF, CVT|
|DVI||VESA DMT, GTF, CVT|
In general, we recommend purchasing one device for testing purposes in a classroom environment prior to making any large orders.
See IP Camera Support for information about network cameras.
For detailed information on the supported formats for Display, Video and Audio input see:
End of Support for SafeCapture HD
April 1st, 2020: End of Software Support. Echo360 will no longer provide software updates for the SCHD appliance. This policy applies to enhancements, bug fixes, and security patches. Echo360 will continue to test SCHD appliances with improving versions of the Echo360 cloud platform until the End of Life date. In addition, the Echo360 Support Team will continue to assist customers with configuring and managing SCHD appliances until the End of Life date.
December 30th, 2020: End of Life. Echo360 will no longer ensure functionality of the SCHD appliance in any way. Echo360 will no longer test the SCHD on new cloud service releases and the Echo360 Support Team will no longer continue to diagnose or solve issues impacting SCHD units still in the field at that time.
USB camera support for the Pod
The Echo360 Pod supports the use of USB cameras (plugged into Channel 2 of the appliance). Besides the two listed below, the Pod generally supports the use of any UVC (USB video class) cameras that provide 1280x720 resolution with 30 fps (frames per second) and MJPEG. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_video_device_class for more information on UVC.
The Pod, however, is smart enough to be able to detect whether the camera plugged into the USB port is compatible and will let you know if it is not. See Using USB Cameras with the Pod for more information.
- Logitech C920 - see https://support.logi.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024326953 for detailed specifications
- Hewlett Packard (HP) HD-4310 - See https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03734038 for detailed specifications
The Echo360 Pod does not work with the Microsoft Lifecam HD3000.