Logitech announced a transformation in team collaboration, providing crystal-clear audio and high-quality HD video conferencing for groups of up to 14 people, or up to 20 people with additions. The Logitech GROUP is an affordable system that enables organisations to use the same room system configuration for whichever unified communications, web conferencing or video conferencing application you already use.
“Until now, people look to collaborate over video were faced with a choice between installing high priced purpose-built systems or crowding around a laptop that’s placed at the end of a table. This resulted in poor experience with coworkers packed together like sardines or falling out of the frame,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager for Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines.”
The Logitech GROUP has a full-duplex, sleek speakerphone delivering sound that is crisp, clear, and can be heard by everyone in the meeting. Its metal case helps improve acoustic performance, and by isolating the microphone and speaker it provides premium audio quality. The combination of four omni-directional microphones, acoustic echo and noise-cancelling technology delivers conversational realism. Conference participants can converse within a 20-foot diameter around the base, or extend the range to 28-feet with optional expansion microphones.
“Logitech GROUP provides the best of both worlds, an affordable solution optimised 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.”
The GROUP is also capable of 1080p video quality and brings Full HD video to conference calls, enabling meeting participants to clearly read expressions, non-verbal cues and movements. A wide 90-degree field of view and smooth pan and tilt controls enhance collaboration by making it easy to see everyone in the room. On board H.264 with scalable video coding frees up bandwidth by putting video processing within the camera, resulting in a smoother video stream, not to mention the 10x lossless HD zoom allows participants to zero in on close-ups of objects and whiteboard content with outstanding clarity.
Logitech GROUP is available from MCL Berhad and M-Link System (M) Sdn Bhd at a suggested retail price of RM5,500, while the expansion microphones are available for RM1,490, both prices inclusive of GST.