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February 04, 2009

TANDBERG Debuts HD USB Webcam - Enhancing Video Communications

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributing Editor


TANDBERG has announced a beta program with Microsoft (News - Alert) for the TANDBERG PrecisionHD USB Camera. This webcam will offer 720p high definition with 30 frames per second enabling business-quality live video communications over Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2).


Enterprises will benefit from the PrecisionHD USB Camera which is engineered using high quality materials and latest technologies. This camera facilitates business-quality video conferencing by employing a standard USB Video Class driver and is also useful for other PC video applications.

When the camera is plugged into a USB port, it instantly connects to other webcams, video conferencing or telepresence users.
 
The HD video quality, the noise canceling microphone and auto focus ensure a seamless experience even while communicating with non-HD users as the camera can adjust the image quality to ensure better viewing.

“This announcement is the next step in our shared vision of a fully integrated, complete unified communications environment. Together, we’ve already opened the world of standards-compliant telepresence and video conferencing to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 users,” said Fredrik Halvorsen, TANDBERG CEO.
 
“Now, with the TANDBERG PrecisionHD USB Camera, mobile workers using Office Communicator 2007 R2 will be able to connect with each other in business-quality true high definition. Jointly, we are changing the way people communicate.”

Eric Swift, senior director of the Microsoft Unified Communications (News - Alert) Group at Microsoft Corp. emphasized that the combination of Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 and the TANDBERG PrecisionHD USB Camera optimizes the way people can collaborate by offering a rich and integrated communications experience.
 
 
 

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

 
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