|[February 13, 2013]
Logitech Takes Desktop Video to the Next Level with Its Most Advanced Webcam for Business
NEWARK, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Logitech (News - Alert) (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the Logitech®
Webcam C930e, taking desktop video for business to the next level with
industry-first features that include an extra-wide 90-degree field of
view, support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards and
high-definition digital pan-tilt-zoom.
Logitech Webcam C930e (Photo: Business Wire)
The full 1080p high-definition Logitech C930e delivers enterprise-grade
video collaboration with the widest field of view available in a desktop
webcam for business, making it possible - for example - to show a full
whiteboard on an office wall during a brainstorming session. The Carl
Zeiss®-certified glass lens is engineered to avoid the "fish
eye" distortion that often detracts from wide-angle images.
Optimized for Microsoft Lync, compatible with Cisco (News - Alert), Skype™
and most unified communications and videoconferencing applications, the
Logitech C930e provides a digital pan-tilt-zoom feature that uniquely
maintains a high-definition image at up to 4X magnification. This allows
for smooth shifts in point of view during a video call, such as moving
from a whiteboard to focus on a single individual.
Support for H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding frees up PC bandwidth
by processing video within the camera and automatically adjusting
performance for maximum video-quality when bandwidth fluctuates. The
Logitech C930e offers additional premium features including autofocus,
an external privacy shutter and Logitech RightLight™ 2
technology, which intelligently adjusts the image to improve visual
quality in low-light at multiple distances.
"Logitech complements our video investments in Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync 2013 with
the Logitech Webcam C930e," said Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of
Lync Product Marketing at Microsoft. "By supporting H.264 SVC and UVC
1.5 video, along with full 1080p HD at 30 frames per second, the
Logitech C930e enables great video experiences for more effective
communication and collaboration in Lync deployments."
"We designed the Logitech Webcam C930e to meet the demands of our
business customers for the highest-possible video quality and for
features that enhance face-to-face collaboration," said Eric Kintz,
senior vice president and general manager of Logitech for Business. "At
the same time, we implemented standards such as H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 to
deliver maximum performance, even when available bandwidth is low or the
PC's processor is heavily burdened."
"Videoconferencing is evolving from a travel-avoidance tool to a model
for workplace communications as buyers place more value on the
collaboration, employee engagement, and relationship-building benefits
of using the technology," Forrester (News - Alert) Consulting wrote in "High-Quality
Video Solutions Moving Beyond The Boardroom," a commissioned study and
survey of U.S. IT executives conducted on behalf of Logitech in November
2012. "Going forward, videoconferencing decision makers are thinking
beyond the boardroom and looking at putting the technology in smaller
conference rooms, in ad hoc workspaces, and on employees' desks."
Indeed, the Forrester study found that 60 percent of enterprises have
already implemented desktop videoconferencing and 18 percent are
planning to implement. Cost, video quality and audio quality ranked as
the top three attributes in purchasing decisions.
Pricing and Availability
The Logitech Webcam C930e - compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac
OS X 10.7 or higher - is expected to be available worldwide in May 2013
for a suggested price of $109.99. For more information, 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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