Logitech MeetUp conference camera with 120-degree FOV launched in Southeast Asia
Logitech has officially unveiled another name under its portfolio of conference cameras through a simultaneous video conference participated by members of the media from the Philippines, Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand – an apt setting to put to the test the capabilities of the new Logitech MeetUp.
Logitech’s answer to video conferencing woes of using web cameras with limited field of view and distorted audio, the Logitech MeetUp attributes its main selling point to its 120-degree FOV, the widest not just for the company but also for the video conference camera market in general.
Looking like a standard soundbar on the outside, the Logitech MeetUp has its camera situated at the center flanked by a speaker on the left and a microphone on the right. Found at its back are its ports for USB Type C, power, and for optional additional microphone.
Designed specifically for small huddle rooms, its wide FOV is complemented with three microphones and one speaker which delivers outstanding audio and clear voice quality with acoustic echo cancellation that eliminates feedback sound. Aside from an optional additional microphone, the Logitech MeetUp can also be paired with a Bluetooth device for audio calls.
The Logitech MeetUp also comes equipped with an Ultra HD 4K image sensor and supports up to a minimum resolution of HD (720p), which according to the company is their move to make the Logitech MeetUp versatile and ready for future innovations. It also has a 5x HD zoom for close-ups of objects and whiteboard content with outstanding detail and clarity.
Aside from seamless installation through plug-and-play USB connectivity, the Logitech MeetUp also promotes easy usage through its RF remote which can be used to control the device and for 175-degree panning from anywhere in the room. Logitech has also included a Kensington security slot within the Logitech MeetUp to provide the camera with anti-theft lock.
According to Logitech Managing Director for ASEAN and India Region Moninder Jain, video collaboration provides a collaborative experience that rummages more than just talking on the phone or exchanging emails, eliminating high costs of performing personal meetings.
“This sets the tone for what the future is like for meetings. It sets the tone for what video collaboration truly is because we’re entering the age where we can collaborate across locations,” said Jain. “I believe meeting rooms should be video enabled. We look at the thousands of meeting rooms across the world and our vision is every meeting room should be video enabled.”
“This builds more communication. You can see each other and you can interact as if the person is in front of you. Also, it’s not expensive. If I was to do a meeting physically and personally, I would have to spend a couple of thousand dollars traveling to Manila,” he added.
The Logitech MeetUp will be available in Southeast Asia starting July 1, 2017. Here in the Philippines, interested parties can avail MeetUp through Logitech’s local corporate IT resellers. The Logitech MeetUp sells for PhP 56,500.