Logitech for Business Supports Microsoft Unified Communications
FREMONT — May 19, 2009 — To meet the growing demand for video conferencing in the evolving workspace, Logitech for Business (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced that four Logitech for Business webcams are now available as Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator products. Available for large and medium businesses, Logitech for Business webcams enhance the promise of unified communications by making video conferencing an effective strategy for improving business performance and reducing costs, as well as helping to reduce environmental impact and telephony and conferencing expenses.
For small and large businesses operating in a global economy, unified communications puts many of an organization’s communication channels – phone, fax, e-mail, instant messaging and video conferencing – on a single platform. Logitech for Business offers computer peripherals and accessories that help companies adapt to the evolving face of the workspace, including a full line of ready-for-business webcams – for at-the-desk and mobile professionals – with best-in-class technologies and plug-and-play convenience. Available Logitech webcams include Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 9000 for Business, Logitech® QuickCam® Communicate MP for Business, Logitech® QuickCam® Pro for Notebooks for Business, and Logitech® QuickCam® 3000 for Business.
“With more businesses looking for ways to compete in an uncertain economy, unified communications offers a clear way for businesses to cut costs and foster global synergies,” said Huib Ponssen, Logitech’s director of product marketing for business products. “Now, adding a Logitech webcam to your Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 setup – and leveraging the power of video calling – not only can help conserve travel, it’s an effective strategy for getting co-workers, teams, even whole departments, working more collaboratively.”
“Logitech for Business products available as Optimized for Office Communicator offer our customers a rich and integrated communications experience through high-quality webcams,” said Eric Swift, senior director, Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. “Working with Microsoft, Logitech is able to provide Office Communicator 2007 users with new levels of business value as they increase the effectiveness of their individual or group communications and collaboration.”
For smart businesses seeking to stay competitive during the global recession, as well as mitigate uncertain travel expenses, Logitech for Business webcams make it easier for colleagues and clients to collaborate – worldwide. Instead of traveling for in-person meetings, with one click Office Communicator 2007 launches a video call or conference. With Office Communicator 2007, you can easily schedule meetings, quickly determine availability and accommodate multiparty conferences – even up to 200 people at one time.
To make it easy for you to see and hear your clients and colleagues in lifelike detail, Logitech for Business webcams feature a wide-angle lens, Carl Zeiss® optics, premium autofocus and an integrated mic. Designed for at-the-desk and on-the-road working styles, Logitech for Business webcams include a desktop stand and a universal-laptop monitor clip. Logitech for Business webcams available as Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator products are UVC compliant, which means that you can conveniently plug the webcam into the computer and set up a video conference right away.
Pricing and Availability
Logitech for Business webcams available as Optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator include Logitech® QuickCam® Pro 9000 for Business, Logitech® QuickCam® Communicate MP for Business, Logitech® QuickCam® Pro for Notebooks for Business, and Logitech® QuickCam® 3000 for Business. For more information, please go to www.logitech.com/business.
Logitech is a world leader in personal peripherals, driving innovation in PC navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI).
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