Logitech has introduced the ConferenceCam Connect, a portable all-in-one videoconference solution designed for small and medium sized rooms. It works with any computing device with a USB connection and with most videoconferencing software (Microsoft Lync and Skype, Cisco Jabber and WebEx, Citrix GoToMeeting, Blue Jeans, Google Hangouts, Lifesize, Vidyo, Zoom, etc.).
“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,” says Jason Moss, general manager of the Collaboration Group at Logitech. “We believe there is simply no workspace that should not have videoconferencing capability, and the ConferenceCam allows us to connect to meetings no matter where we are.”
The ConferenceCam Connect offers mobile connectivity for screen-mirror projection through Miracast technology. Windows and Android users can connect wirelessly to screen-mirror presentations, spreadsheets, videos, or Internet content from a mobile device to a TV screen through an HDMI connection.
The ConferenceCam Connect provides 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 enables users to be heard within a 12-foot diameter range and supports both mobile and USB audio calling with features such as Bluetooth wireless technology and near field communication.
The videoconferencing solution runs on AC power or battery. On a full charge, users can carry on 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 Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is expected to be available in March 2015 at a suggested price of $499.