The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam comes across as a suitable option for businesses that frequently need video chat options for small groups. The device features an unusual design with an elongated neck, reminding us of a pot plant, and is deemed to be a more comfortable option as compared to cameras embedded in PCs or laptops.
The integrated full HD webcam is equipped with motorized pan, tilt and zoom functions. Although it has buttons embedded on the base, the device also ships with a remote control. Either of these can be used to execute the major tasks like answering or ending calls, adjusting volume or mute settings and more.
“The workplace is rapidly evolving toward smaller and more virtual teams, yet communication tools have not kept pace,” averred Eric Kintz, vice president and general manager of Logitech for Business. “In looking at the needs of our customers, we saw a gap in solutions that bring audio and videoconferencing to small groups. The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam fills that gap by combining a webcam and speakerphone into a single affordable device – transforming PCs and Macs into communications platforms, so businesses can set up more locations for small-group meetings.”
Unlike most regular webcam offerings, the BCC950 has a long neck which should enable comfortable placement and usage. Incorporated with a Carl Zeiss lens, the gadget comes with the Logitech RightLight 2 technology as well. The last mentioned is meant to enhance visual quality in poor lighting conditions.
The Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam price label reads $249.99. Starting May 2012, it should be made available through resellers specializing in the business-to-business market. This webcam from Logitech is not expected to launch through CE retailers.