Logitech MeetUp – Meetings Have Never Been so Good
Logitech, if you have not already known already is the name that is synonymous with high-quality computing peripherals. They have been the name that everyone goes for when you talk about quality webcams as well. That said the requirements of a webcam is ever-changing and increasingly more demanding. A few years ago, a 1080p Full HD webcam is something of a rarity. It was also the peak of what you could ask for in a webcam. Today though 1080p is a standard expectation while 4K is an added value. On top of all of the top-notch video quality as well, audio is another priority. It has to be decent enough that vocal communication is crisp and clear. That is especially if you use them in enterprise type video conferencing. In a small meeting space also, you would need a webcam with as wide of an angle as possible. That is where Logitech’s new MeetUp conference camera comes into play.
Logitech introduces the Logitech MeetUp conference camera earlier today to especially cater to meetings held in huddle rooms. It is designed specifically for small conference rooms with its 120-degree wide-angle lens for a better view of the room. That also means that you need less space from the webcam to the conference table with the super wide field-of-view. The compact design ensures that there is minimal cable management required with the single USB plug-and-play set up. It really is plug-and-play with no hassle operation out-of-the-box. There are obviously some additional software that might go along with the camera to make it work at its full potential but you do not have to use proprietary software or apps to make it work.
Time for some of the boring parts; the specs. As mentioned, it packs a super-wide 120o Field of View lens that is supposed to pick up a wide-angle view of the huddle room even with a narrower than usual set up. People will not look funny either with Logitech ensuring there are no fisheye sort of distortion to the feed.
The folks at Logitech also manages to fit three omnidirectional microphones for optimum noise and echo cancellation. That is to ensure that everyone could be heard at the other end of the feed. Then there is the custom-tuned speaker that could project through the huddle room so everyone can hear the other side very clearly. Of course, this is a Microsoft Cortana certified product (get ready for plenty of “Hey Cortana” moments).
The lens on the Logitech MeetUp also has up to 5x optical zoom. That allows you to focus on one participants or whiteboards at the back of the huddle room with maximum clarity. It even has motors fitted within the body to pan and tilt the camera so you get maximum coverage of the whole huddle room.
The conference camera lets you stream your video conference and record it at Ultra HD 4K resolution for the best coverage. Of course if you need the system to step down the resolution you can pick Full HD 1080p, and HD 720p. It really depends on your rig.
Best of all is that there is an included remote control for you to fully control the MeetUp without ever touching the webcam. From the remote control you can adjust both the audio and video settings from anywhere in the room; even if you cannot see it.
The Logitech Meetup camera will be available at the end of July 2017. Your enterprises can purchase the MeetUp through Logitech’s certified resellers at MYR4,799 per piece. There will also be an Expansion Mic set up for an extra MYR1,169. It is not cheap, but think of how clear you can see the other person from Canada while sitting in your small meeting room, it will be just like sitting right in front of him/her. Photo gallery, press release and fact sheet after the break.
Logitech Introduces Premier Conference Camera for Huddle Rooms
Amid Growing Popularity of Open Spaces and Small Meeting Rooms, Logitech MeetUp Delivers a Superior Audio and Video Experience
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – June 22, 2017 – Today, Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) announced a premier conference cam offering, Logitech® MeetUp. Designed specifically for small conference rooms and huddle rooms, MeetUp’s 120-degree field of view makes every seat at the table clearly visible during a meeting. With acoustics custom-tuned for huddle rooms and a compact all-in-one design that minimizes cable clutter, MeetUp is USB plug-and-play designed to work right out of the box.
As companies move to open floor plans, huddle spaces are becoming increasingly popular in workplaces today. But until now, the devices in these meeting spaces have been scaled-down versions of large room systems, offering a subpar video experience,” said KP Sim, Logitech Country Manager of Malaysia, Philippines and Brunei. “Logitech MeetUp is purpose-built for the huddle room and its unique video and audio requirements, making sure everyone at the table is clearly seen and heard. It provides a truly remarkable collaboration experience.”
“In our recent State of the State report on Enterprise Video Conferencing, we estimates that there are 30-50 million huddle rooms globally, and that affordability, self service, and ease-of-use will be key factors for video adoption in these rooms,” said Andrew W. Davis, senior analyst and partner at Wainhouse Research. “Logitech MeetUp meets all the criteria for success in these meeting spaces. It’s a sleek, simple, and affordable solution that has been designed from the ground up for small conference rooms. Logitech’s prowess in audio-video for real-time communications combined with the all-in-one design of MeetUp makes it very easy for customers to extend their video conferencing deployments.”
Logitech MeetUp is designed to work with virtually any video conferencing software application and cloud service, including Skype® for Business, Cisco collaboration applications, and all Logitech Collaboration Program partners such as BlueJeans, BroadSoft, Vidyo and Zoom.
MeetUp captures a super-wide 120-degree field of view with the option to pan an additional 25 degrees to the left and right. A Logitech-engineered, low-distortion lens, UltraHD 4K optics, and three camera presets deliver a premium video experience. MeetUp has integrated audio optimized for huddle room spaces, delivering an exceptional sound experience. Three sound-isolating mics and a voice-optimized speaker help ensure everyone is heard as clearly as they are seen. MeetUp is Microsoft Cortana® certified for precision voice commands with any Windows 10 system. For larger rooms, where meeting participants are more than eight feet from the microphone, customers may also purchase the Logitech Expansion Mic for MeetUp.
Logitech also introduced its ConferenceCam Soft Remote, an app that easily turns a smartphone or tablet into a remote control for Logitech MeetUp. ConferenceCam Soft Remote features all the controls available on the Logitech remote. It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and will be available in July free-of-charge from the Google Play or Apple App stores.
Pricing and Availability
Logitech MeetUp will be available end of July 2017. Business customers may purchase MeetUp through the Logitech Video Collaboration reseller network at a suggested retail price of RM4,799.00 (inclusive of GST). Logitech Expansion Mic for MeetUp will also be available at a suggested retail price of RM1,169.00 (inclusive of GST). For more information, please visit http://www.logitech.com/en-my/product/meetup-conferencecam?wt.ac=HPB1-CTA1-meetup
Logitech’s Premier ConferenceCam Solution for Huddle Rooms and Small Conference Rooms
Announcement Date: June 22, 2017
Price: RM4,799.00 (inclusive of GST)
Logitech® MeetUp is the company’s premier ConferenceCam designed for small conference rooms and huddle rooms. Logitech MeetUp captures a super-wide 120-degree field of view with the ability to pan an additional 25 degrees to the left and right. A Logitech-engineered, low-distortion lens, UltraHD 4K optics and three camera presets deliver a premium video experience. Plus MeetUp has integrated audio optimized for huddle room spaces, delivering an exceptional sound experience. Three sound-isolating mics and a voice-optimized speaker help ensure everyone is heard as clearly as they are seen. With acoustics tuned for huddle rooms and a compact all-in-one design that minimizes cable clutter, MeetUp is USB plug-and-play and simply works right out of the box.
- Super-Wide 120° Field of View: MeetUp offers the widest field of view of any Logitech video conferencing solution, without any fisheye lens distortion. This allows everyone in the room to be seen on-screen, even those close to the camera or seated at the edges of the room.
- 3-Microphones and Custom-Tuned Speaker: Three broadside beamforming, omnidirectional microphones with noise and echo cancellation – plus a custom-tuned speaker – are specifically optimized for voice clarity in small conference rooms. The microphones are Microsoft Cortana® certified for voice command precision with any Windows 10 system. An optional expansion microphone increases conversational radius even further in larger rooms.
- All-In-One Design: MeetUp’s compact, all-in-one form factor saves space and minimizes cable clutter.
- Razor-Sharp Optics: Advanced Logitech lens technology delivers remarkable, distortion-free video quality with superb resolution, speed, fluidity, color balance, and detail.
- Motorized Pan/Tilt with Optical Zoom: The motorized lens smoothly pans and tilts, expanding the total field of view to 170° by 105°, while a 5X optical zoom lets you focus on participants and whiteboards with razor-sharp clarity.
- RF Remote Control: MeetUp’s paired remote control lets you adjust audio and camera settings from anywhere in the room, even without line-of-sight.
- Ultra HD 4K Image Sensor: Supports multiple resolutions, including 4K (Ultra HD), 1080p (Full HD) and 720p (HD) to best support the quality offered by your application and monitor.
Logitech MeetUp Camera:
- Width: 15.75 inches
- Height: 4.1 inches
- Depth: 3.35 inches
- Weight: 2.3 pounds
Logitech MeetUp Remote:
- Width: 3.25 inches
- Height: 0.375 inches
- Depth: 3.25 inches
- Weight: 2.5 oz.
Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
Mac® OS X 10.10 or higher
Google Chromebook Version 29.0.1547.70, Platform 4319.79.0 with:
- 2.4 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor
- 2 GB RAM or more
- USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 required for 4k video)
Works with any meetings solution that supports USB audio and video, including for example, BlueJeans, Cisco WebEx, Fuze, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Skype for Business, and Zoom.
- 2-year limited hardware warranty in AMR, EMEA and APAC