Video calls need to reflect this new way of working. That’s why we took video and made it less. Less traditional, less formal, less bulky, even less realistic. Less about blowing up people’s faces on a 70-inch HDTV, more about focusing and doing. Around is there for a quick session to supercharge all future-of-work applications. It’s just enough to be present but makes space for what’s important: the task at hand.
Our sophisticated, AI-assisted audio technology developed over a period of 2 years completely transforms the possibilities and dynamics of a video call. Dedicated conference room equipment is no longer needed, and Around’s focused UX makes video calls fast and productive
New meeting dynamics
With Around's laptop-first technology, video calls no longer make remote co-workers feel like second-class citizens.
Every attendee simply uses their own device.
Everyone is seen and heard clearly. No one ever sounds “far from the microphone”. Everyone uses their own laptop to work in apps like Google Docs, Figma, or Miro. Everyone fits perfectly in their camera’s field of view.
Everyone stays engaged. Nobody steals the spotlight.
Unique audio technology
Around's one-of-a-kind signal processing engine (patent pending) allows multiple laptop microphones and speakers to stay enabled in the same room without echo or feedback.
Sophisticated ultrasonic signaling, synchronization, latency correction, and voice proximity algorithms aided by AI normalize microphone quality, measure a complex set of accoustic properties, and mark every audio frame with robust metadata to provide the best possible audio experience.