Logitech Enhances User Experience for Unified Communications with Peripherals Designed for Cisco Jabber

  Logitech Enhances User Experience for Unified Communications with
  Peripherals Designed for Cisco Jabber

  The Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C Includes Unique Enterprise-Grade
            Keyboard with Integrated Phone and Video Call Controls

Business Wire

NEWARK, Calif. -- January 17, 2013

Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today introduced a unique enterprise-grade
keyboard with integrated phone and video call controls, designed exclusively
for Cisco Jabber, making it fast and easy to communicate through a computer or
thin client in virtual workspace environments. The Logitech UC Solution for
Cisco 725-C brings together three new products: the innovative Logitech UC
Keyboard K725-C with dedicated keys for managing calls on a computer or
virtual desktop, the full-HD Logitech C920-C Webcam and the ergonomically
shaped Logitech M525-C Wireless Mouse.

Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C (Photo: Business Wire)

Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C (Photo: Business Wire)

As a Preferred Solution Developer in the Unified Communications category of
the Cisco Developer Network, Logitech has completed interoperability
verification testing required by Cisco for the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco

The Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C has nine dedicated phone and video-control
keys for quickly answering, ending and muting calls, directly from the
desktop. The call answer/end key blinks to show incoming calls, giving users a
visual cue even when they aren’t looking at their screen, and the
voicemail-message key glows steadily to indicate when new messages are
waiting. There’s also a built-in LCD display screen that shows caller ID for
incoming calls, as well as the duration of calls in progress and all
traditional information found on the telephone today.

Because the Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C interoperates directly with Cisco
Jabber, it manages calls for any user who is signed into the system. This
makes the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C ideal for “hot desking” work
environments, where users don’t have a permanently assigned desk or cubicle.
In addition, for more traditional users working from dedicated desktops or
telecommuting from home, the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C enables
users to create their own customized virtual workspace, with new collaboration
options to increase productivity and work more effectively.

“We created the Logitech UC Keyboard to replicate the familiar physical
controls of a traditional desk phone, giving UC users new options to
collaborate using soft phones and video,” said Eric Kintz, senior vice
president and general manager of Logitech for Business. “The Logitech C920-C
webcam further enhances this experience with true-to-life HD video clarity,
while the Logitech M525-C mouse represents Logitech’s heritage in
human-centric peripherals that boost user productivity and satisfaction. We
are delighted that Cisco shares our vision and has given us the opportunity to
design products for Cisco Jabber.”

Cisco Jabber is a unified communications software client that gives users
access to presence, instant messaging (IM), voice, video, voice messaging,
desktop sharing and conferencing, allowing collaboration anywhere on any

“We value Logitech’s design expertise and innovation in developing
enterprise-grade peripherals that help enrich the collaboration capabilities
of Cisco Jabber software,” said Phil Sherburne, vice president of Enterprise
Smart Solutions at Cisco. “The keyboard call controls, in particular, are an
important new approach for bridging the gap between the physical and virtual
worlds of unified communications – making users more productive and thus
increasing return on investment for UC deployments, including those within
Cisco’s VXI virtual workspace environments.”

“Presenting a simple and familiar user experience is critical to the success
of unified communications deployments,” said Rich Costello, senior research
analyst for unified communications at IDC. “Products such as the Logitech UC
Keyboard K725-C can play an important role in helping users make the
transition from hardware-based to software-based communication and

The Logitech C920-C Webcam offers up to 1080p high-definition video at 30
frames a second, a wide 78-degree field of view, omni-directional dual stereo
microphones, a privacy shutter and Logitech RightLight^™ 2 technology that
automatically compensates for poor lighting conditions. The webcam also has
onboard H.264 encoding technology, which can free up system bandwidth by
performing video processing within the camera.

The Logitech M525-C Wireless Mouse has a micro-precise scroll wheel and an
ergonomically shaped design with soft rubber grips. The mouse comes with a
Logitech Unifying ^ receiver, which plugs into the USB port on the Logitech UC
Keyboard K725-C.

The Logitech UC Keyboard K725-C features Logitech’s PerfectStroke™ key system,
making every key stroke comfortable, fluid and whisper-quiet.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C, which includes the keyboard, webcam
and mouse, is expected to be available worldwide beginning in March 2013 with
a Manufacturer’s Suggested Resale Price (MSRP) of $269.99, from selected
resellers who specialize in supporting Cisco Collaboration customers. The
Logitech C920-C Webcam is expected to be sold separately with an MSRP of
$109.99. These three products are to be compatible with Cisco Jabber in
virtualized environments beginning in March 2013, with full support for Cisco
Jabber on Windows PCs expected within the first half of 2013. For more
information on the Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C, please visit
www.logitech.com/cisco. For other Logitech products for business, please visit

The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of
hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint
customers. (Interoperability testing is designed to simulate typical customer
configurations, and does not replace the need for on-site testing in
conjunction with actual implementation.) As a Preferred Solution Developer,
Logitech has worked closely with Cisco to deliver enhanced solutions that
deliver greater interoperability with Cisco networking solutions. Logitech
also shares Cisco’s strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction,
has completed interoperability verification testing based on criteria set
forth by Cisco, and can provide their customers 24 hour, 7 days a week
customer support. For more information on Logitech UC Solution for Cisco 725-C
interoperability go to: https://marketplace.cisco.com/catalog/products/3167

About Logitech

Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people to the digital
experiences they care about. Spanning multiple computing, communication and
entertainment platforms, Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or
enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social
networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security
and home-entertainment control. 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).

Logitech, the Logitech logo, and other Logitech marks are registered in
Switzerland and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners. For more information about Logitech and its products,
visit the company’s website at www.logitech.com.


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