Skype Supports Video Calls on PCs and Embeds Skype Software in HDTVs
The new version of Skype for Windows is capable of delivering up to 720p HD-quality video calling at 1280 x 720 resolution, at up to 30 frames per second ensuring smooth and rich video calling experience.
“With HD-quality Skype video calls, we can bring our users even closer to the ones they love through an even richer, more meaningful video calling experience,” said Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype.
“Imagine being able to see the sparkle of your grandchild’s eyes or the setting of your best friend’s engagement ring. Through the innovation of Skype’s engineers and our hardware partners, these scenarios are now possible without having to buy expensive equipment or software,” Silverman said.
faceVsion and In Store Solutions have also introduced new HD Webcams that can work with Skype and can handle the video encoding and processing onboard - eliminating the need for a high-performance computer to encode the HD video.
According to Silverman, the popularity of Skype video calling has increased in recent years with an average of 34 percent of Skype-to-Skype calls now including video. Some people frequently video calling on Skype, expressed a desire to communicate with their friends and family from a comfortable location at home and on a big screen. This led to the development of Skype embedded on HDTVs.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi