Since video conferencing seems to be the next big thing that is going to hit enterprises everywhere, Logitech decided to take a short leave of absence from the consumer world and concluded it's time for a quick foray into the corporate market, the company just announcing they will deliver a variety of unified communications (UC) solutions for the business sector.
These new offerings will come as business HD webcams and headsets optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010 to form a broad range of video communications solutions, suited for different uses, from the employee's desk to the conference room.
Together with this announcement, Logitech also brought enterprise customers the Logitech B910 HD Webcam
, which offers 720p video (30 fps) conferencing and stereo sound.
Featuring an 5MP image sensor, this new Logitech
offering makes use of a Carl Zeiss glass lens and comes with an autofocus system, a 78-degree wide-angle field of view, built-in dual microphones with RightSound Technology as well as USB connectivity.
Its universal retention system fits all sort of devices including laptops, LCD displays as well as old-school CRT monitors.
Furthermore, Logitech plans to introduce other Lync optimized offerings, such as corded and wireless headsets, in early 2011.
“Part of our effort to bring seamless HD video
communications to anyone, anywhere, on any connected screen, includes supporting collaborative communications in the enterprise as well as their integration into business processes,” said Eric Kintz, vice president and general manager of Logitech’s video business.
“With this lineup of UC products optimized for Lync, we’re helping to bring the value of UC to life – enabling businesses to take full advantage of their UC investments.”
Available today in the U.S. and Europe, Logitech's first step into the Lync optimized UC world, the B910 HD Webcam, is available for $99.99 making this an particularly expensive option among HD webcams.