Digital products company Logitech today announced its new Logitech ConferenceCam Connect, which is a portable all-in-one videoconference solution with a new design for small and medium sized rooms.
It works with any computing device with a USB connection (PC, MAC, or Chromebook), with virtually any videoconferencing software (Microsoft Lync and Skype, Cisco Jabber and WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, Lifesize, Vidyo, Zoom, etc.), and it can be easily moved from room to room.
“For about the cost of an office chair, businesses of all sizes can now afford to quickly connect with customers, vendors and remote employees anytime and anywhere with the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect,” said Jason Moss, general manager of the Collaboration Group at Logitech.
The ConferenceCam Connect has PC and Mac compatibility for videoconferencing, and mobile connectivity for screen-mirror projection through Miracast technology.
Windows and Android users can connect wirelessly to the ConferenceCam Connect to screen-mirror presentations, spreadsheets, videos or Internet content from a mobile device to a TV screen through an HDMI connection. It automatically connects to the display, eliminating extra steps like TV input selection.
The ConferenceCam Connect allows you to clearly see objects and everyone in the room via a 90-degree field of view with digital pan and tilt, mechanical tilt control, 4x digital Full HD zoom, and ZEISS optics with autofocus.
The speakerphone supports both mobile and USB audio calling with features such as Bluetooth wireless technology, near field communication and a USB port. With 360-degree sound, users can hear and be heard within a 12-foot diameter range while full duplex sound, acoustic echo and noise-cancelling technology delivers conversational realism.
Enabling the flexibility to work from anywhere, the ConferenceCam Connect runs on AC power or battery. On a full charge, users can run a videoconference for up to 3 hours or use the speakerphone for up to 15 hours, and its LED indicator shows the battery charge status during use.
The solution is optimized for Microsoft Lync 2013, Cisco Jabber and is WebEx compatible and Skype certified, ensuring broad-based UC compatibility and usage with most desktop videoconferencing programs so that users are free to use the application of their choice.
The Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is expected to be available worldwide in March 2015 at a suggested price of $499, €499 and £449.