Owl Conference Cameras


What is Installed


Select conference rooms are equipped with an Owl conference camera setup, which includes the following:

Meeting Owl

Built-In Microphone Array

Built-In Speakers

Automatic 360° Camera Tracking

USB Cable for Laptop Connection (USB-A)




Owl Conference Cameras are permanently installed in the following rooms.

Room Type
Kravis 344 Meeting Room
Kravis 357 Meeting Room
Kravis 394 Meeting Room
Kravis 544 Meeting Room
Kravis 594 Meeting Room
Kravis 724 Meeting Room
Kravis 773 Meeting Room
Kravis 801 Meeting Room
Kravis 924 Meeting Room
Kravis 973 Meeting Room
Kravis 1173 Meeting Room
Kravis 1186 Meeting Room
Kravis 1187 Meeting Room
Kravis 1194 Meeting Room
Room Type
Geffen 691 Meeting Room
Geffen 701 Meeting Room
Geffen 801 Meeting Room
Geffen 802 Meeting Room
Geffen 830 Meeting Room

Connecting To A Laptop


Owl cameras are generally installed in rooms without built-in computers. They work in conjunction with your personal laptop or tablet device to augment your existing webcam, microphone and speaker functionality for video conferencing.

What To Bring

Owl-equipped rooms are designed to operate in conjunction with your laptop or other portable device. You will need to provide a few items not permanently installed in the room. Here's what you'll need in order to get started:

  • A laptop or tablet with a USB-A port.
  • If your device doesn't have a USB-A port, you will need to bring an appropriate adapter. For example, many modern laptops only have a USB-C port, so you will need a USB-A to USB-C adapter.

Connecting Your Device

The Owl meeting camera is already powered on, and operates entirely via. a single USB connection. To connect your device, use the provided USB cable as well as any necessary USB adapters you brought with you.

Provided USB-A cable

Connect to laptop.

You may need a USB-C adapter. (Not provided)

Configuring Zoom

After connecting your device to the Owl camera, it will show up as a selectable input within Zoom. If your Zoom software doesn't automatically select the Owl camera, you may need to select the Owl camera manually. To select the Owl manually, click the "up" arrow next to the Zoom Mute icon in the bottom-left corner of the Zoom window. A drop-down menu will appear. Select "Meeting Owl Pro" as both your speaker and microphone. Then, click the "up" arrow next to the Stop/Start Video icon in the bottom-left corner of the Zoom window. A drop-down menu will appear. Select "Meeting Owl Pro Camera" as your camera.

Open Zoom

Select Owl as Mic & Speaker

Select Owl as Camera


If you encounter any issues with connecting to your Owl camera (including being unable to view the device in your video conferencing software or not receiving audio or video), the first step you can take is to reboot the Owl device. This can be done by unplugging the power cable, located on the bottom of the device, and plugging it back in. The Owl will make a "hoot" noise as it boots back up, which takes approximately 30-60 seconds.

After rebooting the Owl, if you are still experiencing an error, contact the Multimedia Group's emergency line at (212) 854-6094.