All the premium features and stability you expect from a platform camera without the premium price!

Share negatives and slides

Display x-rays for a science class, insert a picture negative and reuse those old slide images with the built-in lightbox.

Easily stored and secured

The collapsing arm and camera head fold neatly for easy storage in your classroom or computer cart.

Draw and make digital notes

Plug in a USB mouse or AVer’s AP20 interactive pen right into the PL50 (no computer needed) and draw arrows, highlight, write notes and more on any displayed image. Left ventricle, aorta – you’ve just added notes to a 3-D object. How cool is that?

PL50 Technical Specifications

Sensor 1/3.2” CMOS
Pixel Count 5 megapixels
Effective Pixel 2592 H x 1944 V
Frame Rate 30 fps (max.)
White Balance Auto / Manual
Exposure Auto / Manual
Image Mode Sharp / Graphics / Motion / Microscope / Macro / Infinite
Effect Color / B/W / Negative / Mirror / Rotate / Freeze
RGB Output 1920×1080, 1600×1200, 1280×1024, 1280×800,1280×720, 1024×768
HDMI Output HD 1080p; HD 720p
Composite Output 720×480 (NTSC)

Focus Auto / Manual
Shooting Area Max. 15.74” x 11.81”
Zooming 16X Optical + 15X Digital Zoom (Total = 240X)

Image Effect Color / B&W / Negative / Mirror / Reverse / Freeze
White balance/exposure/night view Auto / Manual
Picture-in-picture Yes
Split Screen Yes
Presentation Tools Spotlight (Yes), Visor (Yes)
Capture Mode Single / Continuous
Remote Control Yes
Image Storage 240 Frames(XGA) ; 80 Frames(5M Pixel)
Onboard AV Recording Yes, SD/SDHC/USB
Onboard Annotation Yes, works with any HID device (eg. Mouse, AP20T Interactive Pen)

Operating Systems Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista (32/64 bit),
W indows 7 (32/64 bit)
Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion)
AVer Software AVer A+ Software Suite (Sphere 2, PowerPoint Plug-in, Flash-Plug-in), AVerVision 4
Interactive Whiteboard Compatibility Yes with AVerVision Flash Plug-in
MS PowerPoint Yes with PowerPoint Plug-in (Windows only, MS PPT 2007 or above)

Power Source DC 12V, 2A, 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Consumption 16.8 Watts (all lights off); 18 Watts (lamp & light box on), 18 Watts (side lamp on)

Lamp Type LED lights (Side lamps x 2)
Light Box 12.95” x 10.43” (329mm x 265mm)

Input/Output Connections
RGB Input 15-Pins D-sub (VGA) x 2 (2 in) – active & passive VGA pass-through
RGB Output 15-Pins D-sub (VGA) x 2 (2 out – cloned)
RS-232 RS-232 Serial port
Composite Video RCA Jack
USB Mini-USB (Connect to PC)
Type-A (Connect to USB Flash Drive, AP20 Interactive Pen)
SD SD/SDHC (Up to 32GB)
DC 12V Input Power Jack
MIC Input 3.5mm jack, pink (also included one built in)
Speaker Output 3.5mm jack, green

Operating 24.8” x 20.07” x 19.88”
630mm x 510mm x 505mm
Folded 18.5” x 20.07” x 6.5”
470mm x 510mm x 165mm
Weight 14.33 lbs (6.5kg)

External Storage
Secure Digital (SDHC) 1GB ~ 32GB (FAT32)
USB Flash Drive 2GB ~ 64GB (FAT32)

Package Contents
RS-232/CVBS Cable
USB Cable (Mini type)
RGB Cable
Power Adapter
Software & Manual CD
Remote Control (including batteries)
Anti-glare Sheet
Warranty Card
Quick Guide
Dust Cover

Optional Accessories
Microscope Adapter Part number: VISIFSEMA
Anti-Glare sheet Part number: PANTIGLA1 (A5 size 8.26” x 5.84”)
AP20T Interactive Pen Part number: PEN2TEAPK

Sphere2 Lesson Presentation Software.


With Sphere2 it’s all about the split screen- and share-ability. Feel free to split…the screen that is. Project a live U15 image, a live web cam image, and saved images /videos side by side. Why? Show exam questions next to sample answers. How to videos next to end results. The difference between an iceberg and a glacier is simple when seen. All the while, annotate, highlight and record the presentation and when finished, Sphere2 will upload to many social media sites – YouTube, Dropbox – to share with colleagues, students and more.

Interactive White Board or Tablet Plug-in.f50-doc-cam-ppt

With the plug-in, AVer’s U15 directly integrates into any IWB software to easily add pictures and live video. You can even use the IWB or
tabletsoftware to control the U15. That’s the power of AVer integration.

Microsoft application plug-in.f50-doc-cam-flash-plug-in

Place an AVer doc cam live image directly onto PowerPoint slides. You can even annotate over the entire slide (including the live doc cam image) as well as record the entire presentation.

AVerVision PL50 User Manual
AVerVision PL50 Quick Reference Guide

TabCam App

Downloads for Windows
A+ Suite v2.3.2035.36 – Windows
A+ Suite v2.3.2035.36 – Windows Server Deployment (MSI)
Sphere2 Only MSI – Windows Server Deployment (MSI)
ClassSend for Students – Windows (requires Chrome browser for operation)
Release Note
What’s New

Flash Plug-in Quickstart Guide – Windows:
The quickstart guide will walk you through the process of using the AVerVision
Flash Plug-in with your preferred software.
SMART Notebook 
eBeam Scrapbook
Promethean ActivInspire
Hitachi StarBoard

Downloads for Mac
A+ Suite v2.3.2035.36 – Mac
MAC Office Add-ins Uninstaller – Mac
ClassSend for Students 
Release Note 
What’s New

Flash Plug-in Quickstart Guide – Mac:
The quickstart guide will walk you through the process of using the AVerVision
SMART Notebook 
eBeam Scrapbook
Promethean ActivInspire
Hitachi StarBoard

Downloads for iPad

ClassSend for Students – iPad Student Engagement client-app
What’s New

Downloads for Chromebook

ClassSend for Students – Chromebook Student Engagement client-app (requires Chrome browser for operation)
What’s New

Sphere Software (Old version)

Sphere Software for Windows

Sphere Software (v.1.1.1035.41) – Windows
Sphere for Windows Server Deployment (MSI) (v.1.1.1035.41) 
Sphere Release Notes (v.1.1.1035.41) (Windows, PDF)
Users’s Manual (PDF) 

Sphere Software for Mac

Sphere Software (v.1.1.1035.41) – Mac
Sphere Release Notes (v.1.1.1035.41) (Mac, PDF)
Users’s Manual (PDF)

  1. Check all the connectors again as shown in this manual.
  2. Check the on/off switch of the display output device.
  3. Verify the setting of the display output device.
  4. If you are presenting from a notebook or computer through the display output device, check the cable connection from computer RGB (VGA) output to RGB input of AVerVision PL50 and make sure AVerVision PL50 is in PC Mode.
  5. For HDMI display output, a delay occurs while waiting for both the display device and AVerVision PL50 to sync up. Wait for around 4 to 7 seconds until you see the camera image on the screen.
  1. The unit POWER button turns orange in standby mode. Press the POWER button again to turn on and the LED light will turn blue.
  2. The default camera display resolution setting is on 1024×768. If your output device does not support this resolution; no image can be projected. Simply press hold the FREEZE and ► button to the change the resolution setting.
  3. If your display output device is on TV or any analog device, please switch the TV-RGB dip switch to TV.

  1. Reset all changed settings, if any, to the original manufacturer default setting. Press DEFAULT on the remote or select Default in Basic tab OSD menu.
  2. Use the Brightness and Contrast menu functions to reduce the distortion if applicable.
  3. If you discover that the image is blurry or out of focus, press the Auto Focus button on the control panel or remote control.
  1. Check all the cable connections among the display device, AVerVision PL50 and your PC.
  2. Connect your PC to the AVerVision PL50 first before you power on your computer.
  3. For notebook, repeatedly press FN+F5/F8 to toggles between display modes and display the computer image on the presentation screen. For different command, please refer to your laptop manual.
  1. Return to your PC or Notebook, place the mouse on the desktop and right click, choose “Properties”, choose “Setting” tab, click on “2” monitor and check the box “Extend myWindows desktop onto this monitor”.
  2. Then go back one more time to your PC or Notebook and place the mouse on the desktop and right click again.
  3. This time choose “Graphics Options”, then “Output To”, then “Intel® Dual Display Clone”, and then choose “Monitor + Notebook”.
  4. After you follow these steps, you should be able to see the same desktop image on your PC or Notebook as well as on the presentation screen.
Make sure the USB flash drive switch is set to the left and check if the USB flash drive is properly inserted.
  1. Check the USB switch on the rear panel is set to .
  2. Make sure the resolution setting is set to the annotation supported resolution setting of either 1024 x 768, 1280 x 720, or 1280 x 1024.

Due to some limitation, we recommend recording the audio directly from the MAC MIC IN port for better audio quality.

Please download this most updated Send command table: SendCommand_Table.pdf

Please download this most updated Get command table: GetCommand_Table.pdf

To turn off the AVer logo display, press and hold the Left and Menu button for 3 seconds. Repeat this step to re-enable the logo display.

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