Working from home or occasionally from Starbucks, I manage to get by using traditional webcams. My Surface Pro 3 has a front-facing webcam, and when I am in my office I use a Logitech C930e webcam perched on top of my monitor. Those are fine for one person, but when a team of people need to engage on a video conference at the same time, you need a more robust tool–perhaps something like the new ConferenceCam Connect Logitech announced this week.
The ConferenceCam Connect has a wider field of view to allow more people to be seen, and 360-degree audio so the whole team can be heard on the meeting. I wrote about the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect in this post:
Logitech is virtually synonymous with webcams. Logitech offers a wide range of webcam options for consumers, as well as high-end models for businesses and boardrooms. Today Logitech announced its latest device designed for videoconferencing—the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect.
Logitech already offers an entry level videoconferencing device in the BCC950 ConferenceCam, and a high-level option with the ConferenceCam CC3000e. The new ConferenceCam connect is intended to fill the gap between these two and also includes a number of unique features and capabilities.
I’ve used the Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e. It is a very nice videoconferencing system—with a somewhat steep price tag. It’s not so bulky that you couldn’t move it if you needed to, but it is cumbersome and definitely designed to be a permanent fixture in a conference room. For smaller organizations, or companies that don’t have the resources or real estate to establish a dedicated room for video conferencing, this new Logitech device looks promising.
One unique aspect of the ConferenceCam Connect is that it is portable. The device is a cylinder about the size of a can of Pringles chips. The remote control snaps conveniently to the front of the unit—acting simultaneously as a lens cap to protect the device’s camera when it’s not in use. It runs off a rechargeable battery, so you can pick it up and take it to wherever you need to host or attend a video conference meeting.
You can check out the full story on Forbes: Logitech Brings Flexibility And Portability To Video Conferencing.