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Logitech Introduces UC Solutions

August 01, 2013

Unified communications in India has a huge potential. But many small and medium companies are reluctant to try this technology because of high initial costs and unfamiliarity with the technology.

Logitech has introduced a new unified communications (UC) portfolio. According to the company, this new portfolio helps users to use video conferencing capabilities on their smartphones as well.

In its new solution portfolio, Logitech has put together UC Solution 725-C for Cisco’s Jabber customers, and business-focused Logitech BCC950 Webcam and C930E Webcam solutions. The solutions are priced at $354, $328 and $163 respectively. This solution comes at a time when the UC market in India is poised for impressive growth.

According to Frost and Sullivan, the UC market in India will grow by 11.8 percent CAGR between 2010 and 2017. With this new portfolio, Logitech is looking to capture the market of small and medium businesses in India, which comprise a large number of businesses overall in the country. The company plans to attract those companies that find the cost of traditional UC communications too expensive.

Logitech unified communications involves Microsoft Lync Optimized Webcams and Lync-Optimized Headsets, and helps companies reduce their three-year TCO by 39 percent. Savings include travel costs, long-distance charges, hardware, services, and IT maintenance costs.

“India is a growing opportunity for conferencing-based solutions. Our intention is to make existing unified communication software easier to use,” said Sam Feng, director of product management at Logitech. “We try to be as platform agnostic as possible. We partner with Microsoft, Cisco, Huawei in China and Skype. We want more people to use the benefits of Unified Communication. The new solutions will also help business users to do personal and mobile conferencing.”

Recently, TMC blogger Tom Keating reviewed the USB Headset 650e "corded" stereo headset, and the H820e "wireless" headset. Both models target unified communications (UC) with some call control functions.

Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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