The Year of the (Meeting) Owl

Kristin Celano

Kristin Celano | December 16, 2020

The 2020 TIME 100 Best Inventions of The Year list was particularly monumental in 2020. Every year, TIME magazine releases their curated picks for the top global inventions that make the world a better, smarter, and more fun place. This year, the chosen 100 inventions were all groundbreaking for how they helped change (and improve) the way we live, work, play, and think in the age of COVID-19. It is for this reason that Owl Labs is proud to announce that our Meeting Owl Pro has been included as one of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020 and as the winner of the Connectivity category.

In the age of COVID-19, seamless remote communication is an invaluable resource. The Meeting Owl Pro stands apart for a few reasons, most notably its smart 360° camera that uses proprietary voice and vision recognition technology to focus on whoever is speaking. This unique feature helps remote meetings replicate that coveted in-person feel, and is why the Meeting Owl Pro is used by more than 50,000 companies and universities around the world. 

“We’re honored to be recognized by TIME as one of the best inventions of 2020, as well as to be featured alongside other category-leading and trailblazing products,” said Frank Weishaupt, CEO, Owl Labs. “In a year that has seen many challenges and transformations, it's a humbling experience to have our hard work and value be highlighted in such a monumental capacity. As remote and hybrid environments become the norm, we’re focused on sustaining innovation to ensure our products enable the new business and educational landscapes.”

Our 2020 Hoots and Hollers continue.  We would be remiss if we didn’t also mention how honored we are to be selected as the AV Award’s Communication Technology of the Year. As we all move toward an increasingly remote and hybrid future, we look forward to continuing to help the world stay better connected in 2021 (and beyond).

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