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Logitech Announces New Webcam

February 13, 2013

Logitech (News - Alert) is providing the most advanced webcam yet, with the Logitech Webcam C930e. This camera includes many industry-first features, designed to provide the clearest and best video experience possible.

The Logitech C930e provides 1080p HD video, with a 90-degree field of view, although its lens is designed to avoid distorting the image as many wide-angle images tend to. It has support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards, and is optimized for Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync, while still compatible with most UC and videoconferencing applications.

Also featured is a digital pan-tilt-zoom feature, providing a clear image at up to four times magnification, so the view can shift from a person to a whiteboard and back without losing focus.

Lighting conditions are also no problem, with the Logitech RightLight 2 technology automatically adjusting in low-light to provide the best visuals possible.

“We designed the Logitech Webcam C930e to meet the demands of our business customers for the highest-possible video quality and for features that enhance face-to-face collaboration,” said Eric Kintz, senior VP and GM of Logitech for Business. “At the same time, we implemented standards such as H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 to deliver maximum performance, even when available bandwidth is low or the PC’s processor is heavily burdened.”

The webcam is compatible with Windows 7 and 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.7 and higher.

It will be made available in May 2013 for $109.99.

Given the vast improvements in video conferencing, and video technology as a whole, one needs a camera that can keep up with and ahead of the curve. This webcam can provide great quality, a wide angle view for larger meetings and easy controls, making it a great piece for those who often find themselves in video chats.

Edited by Braden Becker

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