Get superior classroom capture with the Panopto Certified™ Epiphan Pearl

The Epiphan Pearl family and Panopto video management system work together seamlessly to deliver a touchless lecture capture experience at scale

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Simplify lecture capture with Panopto and Pearl

With seamless integration and recording automation, Pearl enables a touchless experience for instructors, allowing them to fully focus on teaching.

Want to see how Epiphan can help your university?

  • Get a review of your current system design
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API integration with in-room control systems

Easily monitor and control your video through the API integration with control systems:

  • crestron

    Integrate your Pearl into any Crestron space using the Crestron-developed Control Module

  • Q-sys

    Bring streaming and recording to any Q-SYS space with the secure Q-SYS plugin for Pearl

  • extron

    Pearl Mini is the most capable streaming and recording system that integrates with Extron

Get Inspired: How NC State supercharged 200+ classrooms

Supported by Epiphan’s all-in-one Pearl production systems, NC State created a seamless classroom capture solution that covers the entire campus.

Flexible Pearl integrations

Works with your AV infrastructure

Pearl play nicely with everyone, including AV control platforms (Crestron, Q-SYS, and Extron), cameras, displays, projectors, microphones, and audio mixers/DSPs to deliver the most flexible capture experience in the industry.

Beyond lecture capture

Epiphan allows universities to solve the challenges of the ever growing demand for video on campus, including event production, new media content creation, and self-serve studios.

Why use Pearl with Panopto

Purpose-built for recording and streaming, Pearl hardware encoders make it easy to produce videos that look and sound professional.


Create polished, multi-source video productions

Connect high-end cameras, laptops, tablets, document cameras, and microphones to Pearl to produce first-rate live streams and recordings. No additional capture cards, audio interfaces, or video recording software required.

Authenticate to Panopto directly from Pearl

Users can authenticate to Panopto through Pearl’s built-in screen to automatically push recordings to their folders after unscheduled events.

Preview and monitor video productions

Pearl systems feature a unique, built-in screen that offers at-a-glance video and audio monitoring during streaming or recording. Perfect for troubleshooting and production peace of mind.

Create custom layouts and ISOs

Combine video and audio sources to create dynamic layouts for your audience, or capture individual ISOs – up to six channels.

Train users with ease

Pearl’s simplified user interfaces ensure the device is easy for anyone to use. With hands-off recording and streaming, users can focus more on the event and less on the technology capturing it.

Stream to multiple destinations

Stream simultaneously to YouTube, Facebook, and other content delivery networks (CDNs). Pearl systems support a wide range of streaming protocols including SRT, HLS, and MPEG-DASH along with traditional protocols like RTMP and RTMPS.

Signal streaming and recording

Connect a USB status light to Pearl to let your in-room audience know when streaming or recording is underway. (Select models from Busylight and Delcom Products are supported.)

Integrate with your Crestron system

The Crestron-developed Control Module for Pearl encoders simplifies the process of adding Pearl to your Crestron AV system as a secure and reliable video capture device.

Add to any network

DHCP and LDAP support, 802.1x network access control, role-based access control, and SSL, and other advanced security features make it easy to add Pearl to your network as a secure Panopto remote recorder.

Book your free consultation

Ready to get started? Schedule a meeting with an education specialist to see how Epiphan can streamline video capture across your campus.


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A Pearl for every requirement

Whatever your application, there’s a Pearl model that will meet your needs for a Panopto hardware solution.

  • Epiphan Pearl Nexus

    Pearl Nexus is the most flexible recording and streaming appliance for automating video in any space.

  • Epiphan Pearl Mini

    Pearl Mini offers the same all-in-one video production functionality as Pearl-2 in a more portable chassis with a giant touch screen for maximum ease of use.

  • Epiphan Pearl Nano

    Pearl Nano is ideal for small-scale live events and SRT contribution encoding, and as a streamer and recorder add-on to an existing production setup.

  • Epiphan Pearl-2

    Pearl-2 brings the pro features and processing horsepower required for the most demanding live events.