With new webcams and headsets optimized for Microsoft Lync, Logitech (News - Alert) is bringing new solutions to its line of unified communications services. Logitech, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, is bumping up its UC offerings with new solutions that are in sync with Microsoft’s (News - Alert) new UC software. Logitech no doubt noticed the rapid increase in businesses adopting UC solutions and saw a unique opportunity to expand its offerings in the marketplace.
The webcams and headsets are accompanied by a portfolio of enterprise video conferencing products from Logitech’s LifeSize (News - Alert) division. The Web conferencing solutions make business communications that much more simple with software that can live on an individual employee’s desktop or in a conference room.
Businesses want to make the most out of their UC investments, and have begun to “refresh their communications infrastructures and implement UC to improve cost savings and productivity,” according to some reports. A February Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) report predicted that businesses with installed bases of fully integrated UC solutions will grow from 2.1 million users in 2009 to 50 million by 2015. Anyone who jumps on that train is going to be quite happy in a few years.
Revealed at the Microsoft Lync launch in New York, the expanded line of headsets and webcams from Logitech arrives on the heels of Microsoft’s announcement about its next-gen Office Communications server. With more than 15 years of experience developing webcams, Logitech has been at the forefront of the UC industry. Ashima Singhal, group product manager, Microsoft Lync stated, “Logitech’s suite of UC devices optimized for Lync provide users with a quality communications experience making it easier for people to connect and collaborate, anytime, anywhere.”
The Logitech B910 HD Webcam is already available, as of today, in the U.S. and Europe for $99.99. Logitech plans to introduce Lync optimized corded and wireless headsets in early 2011.
Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.
Edited by Juliana Kenny