Logitech's 'GROUP' Serves For Larger Meeting Room

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Logitech is one of the leading players which cater webcam market by providing solutions as per needs of the customers and the businesses. On the other hand, Logitech is now making a run for top position in video conferencing market with its latest offering, the ‘GROUP’.

The Logitech GROUP supports video conferencing with 10 people. However, the number can be expanded up to 20 people with a pair of optional additional external microphones. The ‘GROUP’ is successor to ‘ConferenceCam’ and it is featured with a metal casing, LCD display, 5 camera presets, a dockable remote control, bluetooth pairing, NFC connectivity, full-duplex speakerphone and four beam-forming omni-directional microphones.

The Logitech GROUP enables HD, 1080p (H.264), video conferencing at 30fps, 90-degree field view, smooth pan and tilt controls makes it easy to see all team members vividly. Additional feature such as 10x lossless HD zoom allows members to focus on everything that is being presented in the conference room be it physical objects or writing on a whiteboard.

The Logitech GROUP is a compatibility king as it supports Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS platforms. Additionally, it can work in conjunction with popular video conferencing packages such as Skype, WebEx, Cisco Jabber, and Lifesize. The GROUP can connect additional laptops and PCs with USB to fill the gap between the compromised webcam-and-a-laptop experience and expensive proprietary telepresence systems.

The Logitech GROUP base system is set to be available in March 2016 at $999 which support up to 10 participants. With $1,249 come two expansion microphones which allocate 20 participants for the meeting. If you plan to buy microphones separately for base system, then you will have to shell out $299 more negating the $50 package savings.

“Logitech GROUP provides the best of both worlds, an affordable solution optimized for large rooms with a wide field of view and crystal clear audio quality. Plus, it works with virtually any UC or video collaboration software and is so easy to use that you don’t need IT support to help get your meeting started.” said Scott Wharton, General Manager, Logitech Video Collaboration Group.