|[March 26, 2012]
Logitech Introduces New Product Category for Unified Communications: The All-in-One Audio and Video ConferenceCam
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Logitech (News - Alert) (SIX:LOGN)(NASDAQ:LOGI) today introduced a new product category
for unified communications (UC) and Web conferencing: the all-in-one
audio and video ConferenceCam. The Logitech®
BCC950 ConferenceCam is the first communications tool to combine a
full HD webcam with a high-quality, omni-directional full-duplex
speakerphone in one USB device, enabling small groups to collaborate in
conference rooms, closed offices or shared work spaces.
The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam (Photo: Business Wire)
The BCC950 ConferenceCam features a full HD webcam with motorized pan,
tilt and zoom for easily bringing everyone into the picture - either
from a control pad on the device or with a convenient remote control.
The control pad or the remote can also used to answer calls, end calls,
adjust the volume and mute the microphone.
Optimized for Microsoft Lync and Skype (News - Alert) Certified, the BCC950
ConferenceCam works with most UC and video platforms. With a wide
78-degree field of view and 180-degree video pan, support for 1080p,
30fps HD through plug-and-play UVC H.264 video technology, and a
speakerphone that allows everyone in a meeting to hear and be heard
clearly from up to eight feet away, the ConferenceCam helps remove the
pain point of groups clustering around a computer to be seen and
understood during UC calls. Weighing only 20 ounces, the ConferenceCam
can be carried easily around an office, allowing for spontaneous
meetings anywhere users can place a computer.
"The power of unified communications is driving collaboration across
multiple locations and multiple devices, giving people the flexibility
to work together wherever they are," said Giovann Mezgec, general
manager for Lync at Microsoft (News - Alert) Corp. "The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam
expands the benefits of UC in the enterprise by providing a
simple-to-install, high-quality solution for small-group meetings."
"We have a number of remote workers who value face-to-face time with
their colleagues in the office, but we haven't had an appropriate tool
for small-group video meetings," said Jim Hayes, IT operations manager
for 24HourFlex, an employee benefits solutions provider in Aurora, Colo.
"We've been testing pre-production units of the Logitech BCC950
ConferenceCam for more than a month and it's proved to be an ideal
solution for this bottleneck. We can now quickly and easily add audio
and video conferencing to any room with an affordable device that
doesn't compromise on call quality."
The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam is ideal for meetings of one to four
or more people, whether in conference rooms or individual offices. A
high-quality webcam sensor and Logitech RightLight™ 2 technology improve
visual quality in low light and backlit situations, while a razor-sharp
Carl Zeiss® lens and the camera's autofocus feature allow
sharing of detailed documents and other visuals up close, without losing
"The workplace is rapidly evolving toward smaller and more virtual
teams, yet communication tools have not kept pace," said Eric Kintz,
vice president and general manager of Logitech for Business. "In looking
at the needs of our customers, we saw a gap in solutions that bring
audio and videoconferencing to small groups. The Logitech BCC950
ConferenceCam fills that gap by combining a webcam and speakerphone into
a single affordable device - transforming PCs and Macs into
communications platforms, so businesses can set up more locations for
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam is expected to be available worldwide
beginning in May 2012, for a price of $249.99, from resellers
who specialize in the business-to-business market. The product will not
be offered by consumer electronics retailers. For more information on
the Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam and other Logitech products for
business, please visit www.logitech.com/business
or our blog.
Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the
digital experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing,
communication and entertainment platforms, Logitech's combined hardware
and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video
entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication
over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control.
Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed
on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in
Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its
products, visit the company's website at www.logitech.com.
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