Teaching Improvement Through Video Observation

iris LiveView

The iris LiveView classroom camera enables an instructional coach to see and hear at a level of detail that even an in-person observation couldn't provide. iris LiveView gives a remote observer full control of the classroom camera from anywhere in the world, in real-time! That means that with only a computer and an internet connection, an instructional coach can see every corner of a room and hear high definition audio.


Audio is captured with two HD wireless, rechargeable microphones. A remote observer can also provide real-time coaching through a “bug-in-the-ear” device worn by the teacher.

  • Camera Casing
  • Milled CnC aluminum chassis
  • ABS shell
  • Impact resistant camera dome
  • Dimensions: 16.8" (tall) x 11.5" (wide) x 9" (diameter)
  • Weight: approximately 13 lbs.


  • Video
  • Video compression: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC); Motion JPEG
  • Resolutions: 704 x 480 to 176 x 120 (60 Hz) / 704 x 576 to 176 x 144 (50 Hz)
  • Frame rate: 30/25 fps (60/50 Hz) in all resolutions
  • Pan / Tilt / Zoom: 360° pan range, 100°/s max pan speed; ± 180° tilt range, 100°/s tilt speed; 12x optical, 4x digital zoom (48x total zoom), with auto focus
  • Video streaming: Multiple, individually configurable streams in H.264 and Motion JPEG; Controllable frame rate and bandwidth; VBR/CBR H.264


  • Audio
  • Live, two-way audio (ear piece included)
  • Two HD, RF armored rechargeable wireless microphones


  • Internet Connectivity
  • At least a 1Mbps connection speed
  • Camera connects to Ethernet drop in classroom
  • IP address: DHCP MAC address reservation
  • If an observer is accessing the camera from outside the firewall, ports 80 and 443 will need to be opened for the camera.
  • Firewall must be configured to allow access for: www.thereNow.net (IP=


  • Package Contents
  • iris LiveView Camera
  • Two HD, RF armored rechargeable wireless microphones
  • Ear-piece for two-way audio
  • Microphone lanyard
  • Ethernet Cable (30 ft.)
  • Power Cable (25 ft.)
  • User Guide


  • Hardware
  • Video card with 128MB RAM and capable of DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Sound card
  • At least 5 GB available space for video recording
  • 2 GHz 32-bit (x86) CPU
  • 1+ GB of system memory


  • Software
  • thereNow application component download (2.9 MB)
  • Internet Explorer 7 or above
  • Javascript enabled
  • Flash Player 10 or above
  • Live Recording, live two-way audio, thereNow intelligent uploader, and thereNow camera utility are only compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 (Mac users can use Boot Camp or a dual boot program, e.g., Parallels or Fusion). Note: once video is recorded and uploaded to the thereNow application, the video will stream and is accessible through any operating system and browser.


  • Warranty
  • Limited one-year. Contact thereNow for more information about a two-year extended warranty. 1-877-525-4747, info@thereNow.net.


iris LiveView Specifications Sheet

Classroom Camera iris liveView Stand
iris LiveView Telescoping Stand
  • iris LiveView Telescoping Stand
  • Weight Capacity: 120 lbs.
  • Height Adjustment: 46" - 74"


Classroom Camera Online Software Laptop
thereNow's Fully Configured Laptop
  • Dell Vostro 3550 FT 42D with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional Laptop
  • Although any Windows based (Vista, XP, or 7) computer can be configured to record iris LiveView video, some users chose to purchase a dedicated laptop that can be used to record live video from the camera, or to upload video captured with the Insight HD2 or HD1 cameras. The laptop has a built-in webcam. A boom mic headset and mouse can also be purchased with the computer.


Classroom Camera Headset
Webcam, Headset (w/boom mic), Mouse
  • Although most any webcam, mic, headphones, or mouse will work. However, these thereNow tested/compatible accessories can be purchased from thereNow.


Classroom Camera Cables
Classroom Cable Set
  • You won't regret putting an Ethernet and extension cable in each room where the iris LiveView camera will be used. This will make moving the camera around the school MUCH easier and trouble free. Each set comes with one Ethernet cable (up to 50ft.) and one extension cable up to 50ft.

Download the iris LiveView quick guide and/or user guide and save it to your computer for quick reference. The guides are also printable.

iris LiveView Quick Guide
iris LiveView User Guide

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