Logitech on Monday announced the launch of a new video conferencing solution with set up cost of $999. The target is SMBs.
The set up cost of traditional video conferencing can be around $7,000.
Logitech in a statement said the innovative ConferenceCam CC3000e video conferencing solution is optimized for workgroups of six to 10 people. It offers 1080p HD video, enterprise-quality audio and can connect to a laptop or thin client.
“The number of meeting rooms and collaboration spaces has exploded in new office environments. Yet the cost and complexity of deployment and use of current video conferencing solutions has made it impossible to equip 95 percent of these rooms, forcing employees to revert to voice,” said Eric Kintz, Logitech senior vice president.
ConferenceCam CC3000e features a 90-degree field of view with 10x lossless zoom, a Carl Zeiss-certified glass lens and remote-controlled 260-degree pan, making viewing close-ups and whiteboard details very clear.
Additional touches include noise and echo cancellation, omni-directional stereo or mono sound with 20-foot diameter range, plug-and-play ability to work with any software client and a Kensington Security slot to help deter theft.
Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e, which is priced at $999.99 in the U.S., can connect to a Mac, PC, tablet or smartphone – using USB for Mac and PCs, and Bluetooth or Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity for smartphone or tablet audio streaming.
It is optimized for Microsoft Lync, Cisco Jabber and WebEx compatible, Skype certified, integrated with Vidyo and works with LifeSize UVC ClearSea. The Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e includes a speakerphone, camera, optional wall mount and remote control that connect through a single hub with up to 32 feet of cable, allowing the camera and speakerphone to operate separately if desired.